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person · Don't believe everything you think · Veteran

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  • comrade
  • My initial reaction as a lifelong daydreamer who likes living within my mind, I find much of my life satisfaction as a result of my internal world rather than what I accomplish in the outer world. Also, I'm not sure that that sort of practice doesn'…
  • I hope the water was fresh. 😬 I know someone who dropped hers into yellow water, I laugh thinking of that split second moment where your brain tries to battle out your craving to save the phone vs your aversion to sticking your hand in it.
    in Funny Stuff Comment by person July 17
  • Face of Boe
  • Scientists are working on agricultural crops that could capture up to 4 times as much carbon. Not only would they suck up CO2 but it would help produce more nutritious soils. A machine has been built and launched that cleans plastic from the oc…
  • In the case of Ikkyu, he was living in a culture that was very regimented and orthodox. So I think it can be argued that his contrarian behavior was a useful example for his time and place.
  • I was listening to Sharon Salzberg's podcast today. The archetype of the spiritual warrior came up. The image is that of standing straight with a firm back and an open heart. The context was that in the spiritual world many often find the open heart…
  • Wheaton
  • Got my nephew good with that one.
    in Funny Stuff Comment by person July 5
  • Woop, lets go dump some tea in the lake.
    in Funny Stuff Comment by person July 4
  • @Jeffrey said: My second thought is why is plant based meat expensive? Its about the quality. There are plenty of less expensive varieties, but a lot of tech goes into making the impossible "meat".
  • I've somewhat recently tried the beyond burger and the impossible burger. The beyond burger was meh and the impossible burger was pretty good, very meat like. Though it was $3 more for a single patty vs a regular burger double. In general I think…
  • @federica said: I'm not entirely clear on what @person means by 'environment'... Learned behavior, basically anything that doesn't come from biology. @Kundo said: @person said: Well, parenting …
  • @federica said: No, I was just being funny; but there will always be, in Human nature, the exception that proves the rule. It's all very well conducting research into the developmental stages of children, but each child is a unique individual, an…
  • @federica said: @Person, not sure if you have kids or not....? In my opinion, and I'm speaking as a woman who was the primary carer, I'm of the mind that all these studies are all very well, but there's nothing quite like a hands-on experi…
  • @federica said: @person said: @Kerome said: Well, how much does our memory form our personal inclinations? As a baby there isn’t much there beside sleeping and holding on, even smiling we learn. Almost everything…
  • @David said: @Bunks said: @Kerome said: But I still find I have questions around rebirth. For example, if our memory and our personal inclinations don’t survive death, then how much of “us” is left? Can y…
  • @Kerome said: Well, how much does our memory form our personal inclinations? As a baby there isn’t much there beside sleeping and holding on, even smiling we learn. Almost everything we learn from social contact. I’d say all that and more is born…
  • @Kerome said: But I still find I have questions around rebirth. For example, if our memory and our personal inclinations don’t survive death, then how much of “us” is left? Can you really call you still you after losing that, or is what wande…
  • @Kerome said: I find the whole cosmology difficult to credit. From what we now know of the awesomeness of the physical universe, the richness of the history of the earth revealed through the layers of rock, it sounds like the spiritual realm shou…
  • @Kerome said: But a section from @pegembara’s quote does seem to indicate a hundred thousand or more human births... one birth, two births, three births, four, five, ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, one hundred, one thousand, one hu…
  • @Kerome said: @pegembara said: Even arahants don't know. It would seem so... not everybody who gains release gets that experience of having had many births. It also doesn’t appear to gel with the number of people on th…
  • bivalves
  • @Lee82 said: It’s funny, I have to work harder and earn more, to have more money to be able to do less, take it easy and not concern myself with money! I would love to have a caravan in SW Scotland, my favourite place in the world with som…
  • The thought that came to my mind was that it might not be that it is better, you aren't going deeper. It may just be that it seems that way because you are at a shallower level from not having meditated and can quickly get back to a deeper level. So…
  • @federica said: Actually, it is proven that threes have a level of basic consciousness in that they definitely communicate with one another, and can calculate according to their surroundings and fellow species of tree, whether their seeds should …
  • Just a quick 2 minute read. If the reasons for mutual hatred are rooted as much in mutual misunderstanding as in genuine differences of values, that suggests Americans’ divisions should in principle be easy to remedy. It’s all just a matter of…
    in Politics! Comment by person June 23
  • charismatic
  • I'm somewhere center left in US terms. Though I believe quite firmly that we need differing political temperaments to govern society effectively, we each can see certain important aspects of the world that others aren't so attuned to. The problem…
    in Politics! Comment by person June 23
  • @opiumpoetry said: @person said: @opiumpoetry said: Here are the 14 Precepts of Engaged Buddhism: http://viewonbuddhism.org/resources/14_precepts.html They're quite a counterpoint to the view that Buddhism…
  • constellation
  • I'd just say that it is more important in some lineages than in others. That the belief in it, or at least the belief in the possibility of it, can act as a strong incentive to practice and behave ethically. And that the logic of it along with karma…
  • I think it is useful to try and make a distinction between hate and anger. Simply put I see anger as an emotion that comes and goes depending on circumstance. I see hate as a more sustained attitude of anger that needs an ideology or some sort of be…
  • Others have made good points. That letting go is a skill and some things are easier to let go of than others. Also, we don't need to hate to act, we can act out of care and concern for others or other justifiable reasons. Even care for those who har…
  • @opiumpoetry said: Here are the 14 Precepts of Engaged Buddhism: http://viewonbuddhism.org/resources/14_precepts.html They're quite a counterpoint to the view that Buddhism is a religion of self-absorbed navel-gazers. And I'd say they're tanta…
  • @Jason said: @person said: @lobster said: @FoibleFull said: The side-effect of mindfulness is compassion. Is it? Some have noted that minedfoolness makes…
  • @lobster said: @FoibleFull said: The side-effect of mindfulness is compassion. Is it? Some have noted that minedfoolness makes us potentially a better stock exchange shark, sniper, Mistress of Zen or consumerist unb…
  • That is something I've never felt I've been able to get to the bottom of, why some people succumb to their pain and others use it to do better. I once knew a Vietnam special forces vet, who was one of only 5 out of a company of over 100 that made…
  • This isn't intended as an excuse but rather an attempt at explaining deeper causes and conditions that allow for such behavior, particularly by advanced spiritual practitioners. People need to be held accountable for their harmful actions, but by un…
  • I think its true that that is what mindfulness does, but... 1) “Where would I find enough leather To cover the entire surface of the earth? But with leather soles beneath my feet, It’s as if the whole world has been covered.” That idea goes…