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  • Exactly so 💗 You like this? It is just grasping. You don't like that? Me again. Not real me of course but Me off course ... Me, meow, mine, persona, posturing ... Bit more open and we moult, shed or just fall away ... This is why introspecti…
  • Meanwhile the prophesied AI Buddha Metta Ray (Maitreya) may have begun its incarnation ... OM YA HA HUM “I'll be back!” Buddha Terminator more info: https://news360.com/article/504851152
  • I think Russell’s analogy is a false equivalent, straying into reductio ad absurdum. Quite possibly ... it also happens to be my starting point ... 🤪 The ability to stray into: * insanity * art * regions of religion * humour * de…
  • I believe in God ... just for fun, just as I believe in the flying teapot and Her Holiness the Flying Pasta Dish ... https://www.atheistrepublic.com/blog/arminnavabi/why-there-no-god-quick-responses-10-common-theist-arguments
  • Outstanding find 💗🙏🏽🦞 Such a book is a Buddha, a companion (sangha) and dharma ...
  • I feel there is something to be learned from sensitively observing body and mind throughout the day... Body, mind, emotions and experiencing/environmental awareness ... What is this Being? Wot indeed!
  • Tee hee! Nothing really is sacred ... ? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/16/zen-group-york-minster-meetings-religious-row However in the words of Bodhi Bart Don't have a sacred cow, man! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival …
  • Anyway thats kind of a rambling thought process. Guess just would like to hear any thoughts, if someone can decipher my words. 😌 The anxiety, like piety, depression, repression or addiction is overwhelming ... Here is a story: Finn …
    in Anxiety Comment by lobster August 7
  • Well it is great news to me ... even though dated ... Lost tribe found and rehabilitated ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-43702764
  • Do we resonate with the three jewels in some way? Then our perception, understanding, may change ... 😎👍🏻😇 As @Shoshin mentions ... everyone welcome 🙏🏽
  • The big bad wolf had converted to Buddhism. There was peace in the forest. Suddenly. SCREAMS. A bystander asked the running animals, "What's happened now?" "The big bad wolf," a goat said, "is meditating." "So?" said the bystander, "Isn't t…
    in Funny Stuff Comment by lobster August 1
  • @techie said: Secular Buddhism is another label. It's best to avoid all labels n focus on attaining peace. @techie Indeed. Are we peaceful (at peace with our labelling/judgements/self hindrance)? I certainly am wrathful at best/useless…
  • @Bunks said: Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy? I'll take the latter..... The right thing is to choose both ... that should keep everyone happy
  • @Kerome ... it is a joke. Read again, particularly the ending ...
    in Funny Stuff Comment by lobster July 31
  • I’ve always really loved honey, and have fancied the idea of having a hive. So, I looked online for a place that sells them, nearby, and it turns out there are a lot of beekeepers around where I live. So, I decided to drive out to one and talk to th…
    in Funny Stuff Comment by lobster July 30
  • just the abdominal writhing, which continues. The muscular spasms are quite powerful. If the mind continually has strong persistent arisings, we would return to the breath. The same goes for physical arisings, which can be best dissipated in…
  • @FinnTheHuman said: So, in answer to the question; no I trend towards the know side too ... Good answer from @Bunks too. As we raft towards the far shore from the for sure (the realm of uncertainty) certain awakened or Buddha attune…
  • There’s a story that has floated around for years that may be apocryphal or very well may be true, regarding the time Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong were training for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. In the years leading to th…
    in Funny Stuff Comment by lobster July 28
  • Seaweed to the rescue https://www.positive.news/environment/all-we-need-is-sun-and-sea-englands-first-commercial-seaweed-farm-to-open/ Meanwhile wrote to the London Assembly website: Instead of planting trees, we seem to be planting houses…
  • Some may be interested in the seven fundamental tenets of this politically active group * One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason. * The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necess…
    in Politics! Comment by lobster July 28
  • Healthier individuals on the other hand learn to be resilient in their "walk with self" and form an actual inner life, in which they know who they are in a deep way (i.e., meditation, the capacity for "being" alone). 👍🏻😎🧘🏼‍♂️🧘🏾‍♀️🧘🏽‍♀️ An…
    in Sense Of Self Comment by lobster July 28
  • my breathing became deep and regular That is good, natural and healthy. It is a natural progression in the kind of meditation you describe. Any pleasurable or distracting sensations can arise from time to time. Physical sensations can be …
  • Dukkha Moments...How do you handle them? I don't ... or not very well. Rather I generate as much anti-dukkha as possible. The silent sitting that @Fosdick mentions, the acceptance of passage that @federica mentions and more ... Physicall…
  • I feel your explanation is exactly right. Most of them are: Om is the reverse of Moo or Mu, anti-cow dharma used by zeniths Man I is similar to I Woman, the personification of mundane being Pad Me (I tend to use peme as it is softer padding) is…
  • You are lucky @Bunks However with the development of focus and visualisation the inner island retreat is presented. The remembrance of retreat, good company means: * The temple is within our temples * The Buddhas/are hats 'r us. Wear them ou…
  • I am striving Going somewhere?
  • Indeed @Shoshin There are sufficient good teachers, virtuous monks and even far shore dwellers. So why hang with the dubious, controversial, celebrity guru/teacher? It is partly the human need for stimulation and bedazzlement. However in Tr…
  • Very subtle differences ... Mindfulness encompasses detachment. Awareness without duality (observed and observing). We are not seeing ourselves in a reflecting but being the reflection not the mirror image.
  • No rest for the wikid then @seeker242 ...
  • A cyber-zafu made of pdf ...
  • "People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them that I have the heart of a small boy -- and I keep it in a jar on my desk." -Stephen King
    in Funny Stuff Comment by lobster July 18
  • It is easy to be awake, woken by the pain ... However all experience is tinged or yin/yang seeded ... Be patient with impermanence it won't change ... wait ... can that be true ... 😌🙏🏽💗🦞
  • Here is a free book https://www.stillnessspeaks.com/images/uploaded/file/Transparency of Things_sample.pdf
  • As we all know, or may suspect ... receiving is a form of giving. ... so here come the sun ...
  • One for @federica ... Let's eat kids. Let's eat, kids. Use a comma. Save lives!
    in Funny Stuff Comment by lobster July 17
  • Thanks @pegembara ... whilst trying to better ourselves, enlightenment is pretty much an unattainable goal we strive for ... Really when all is said and done
  • Whilst looking for mermen, came across ye olde Christian ...
  • I believe most books can be turned into papier-mâché balls and used to stuff a zafu ... Here to be helped 😇
  • ... talking of stories ... In a time when life and death are as meaningless as their opposites, we find a truth that lies. For the truth says I am unknowable and the unknowable says I am the truth. https://tinyurl.com/y4uo6rm8
  • Not everyone who is enlightened is a good teacher, not everyone who is a good teacher is enlightened. Tee Hee. As a responsible student (allegedly and hopefully) few of us are genuinely good and discerning of our own condition, let alone th…
  • There are plenty of stories of disciples with unlikely teachers. Indeed. One of my important lessons came from a street light (Hallowed be Her name and shine) 🤪 https://newbuddhist.com/discussion/24822/does-the-source-of-wisdom-matter-to-…
  • Totally agree with @Shoshin - it is something I have wanted for a long time ... Share the love, share the eggs ... https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/jul/12/the-syrian-refugees-changing-the-uks-food-scene
  • They teach you in ways that go beyond words; the most obvious of which is the way they respond to situations and handle things, being a role-model and example of where YOU are heading. Exactly so. Role-model and ideally directing you whe…
  • Perceiving permanence in the impermanent, pleasure in the stressful, self in what’s not self, attractiveness in the unattractive, beings, destroyed by wrong view, go mad, out of their minds. LOL advanced teaching, then I read the rest, amat…
  • Pharrell Williams video always makes me happy. Music and dance. Things that make me happy? * Happy shiny people * Kindness * Animals * The wind * Knowledge and wisdom In fact so many things ... maybe I am an addict? I am happy with …