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by Hazel
Mon May 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is there a dharma poetry mega-thread?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Is there a dharma poetry mega-thread?

Hello all, So I looked for a mega-thread where people posted dharma poetry (they wrote or otherwise), but I could not find one. I've been writing a fair amount of poetry lately and would love to start sharing it with other dharma practitioners and also reading the poetry of others. So three question...
by Hazel
Mon May 18, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Am I Enlightened Yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Am I Enlightened Yet?

What is a realization? I really want to know. And if I get a realization, Will I have to let it go? That kinda seems unfair The realization's mine! At least it will be if I get it on time I need to get one soon I have other things to do And I only have 3 minutes left And then my session's through Th...
by Hazel
Wed May 13, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 96
Views: 10951

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

I am so happy I did not give in to craving. The spike in cravings passed and I'm feeling thankful for my new sober life.

Thank you all for the support!
by Hazel
Tue May 12, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Making Dharma Friends (quarentine edition)
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: Making Dharma Friends (quarentine edition)

:group: :group: :group: :group: :group: :group: :group:

I wish there was a DW Discord. Unfortunately it'd be more work for the moderators if it was a public thing. So I'll just wish for that and infinite mod time/energy.
by Hazel
Tue May 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 96
Views: 10951

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

What dharmic practices do people recommend for strengthening resolve/determination when overcoming addiction? I am on day 3 of not drinking and it's about now I throw in the towel and start drinking again. I'd like to take a break for awhile to see what it's like, but I am just thinking about it in...
by Hazel
Mon May 11, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Making Dharma Friends (quarentine edition)
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Making Dharma Friends (quarentine edition)

Hello all! I would like to make more dharma inspired/virtuous friends. My original plan was to just show up at dharma talks and meditations and hope to meet people. However, that's sort of out the window for the time being (and I'm likely going to be socially distant for a bit longer than required a...
by Hazel
Mon May 11, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 96
Views: 10951

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

You should fear the deep disappointment in case of failure. Keep going! Thank you for the advice and encouragement! I think in the grand scheme of things I am still early into this journey and should expect some hard day's. I think it was Johnny at some point who was mentioning developing preparedn...
by Hazel
Mon May 11, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 96
Views: 10951

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

I'm back in the rhythm of things with practice, and the course I'm taking at Sravasti Abbey is awesome, but... The last two days of alcohol sobriety have been the hardest yet and I have no clue how I got through them. I really hope this lets up soon. The re-establishing of a daily practice I think h...
by Hazel
Thu May 07, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?
Replies: 23
Views: 726

Re: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?

Fun fact. Sometimes in electronics the brightness or dimmness of an LED is controlled by changing how fast you're pulsing between on and off.
by Hazel
Wed May 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: White Robes, Matted Hair...
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: White Robes, Matted Hair...

And a long jacket...
by Hazel
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Working for a Gambling Company
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Working for a Gambling Company

Many years ago, I worked for an online casino. At the time I had all kinds of justifications for how what I was doing was morally sound, but over time those justifications have sort of seemed less honest. While I believe poker is a game of skill and more of a sport (and there are numbers that prove ...
by Hazel
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering bowl water and pets
Replies: 64
Views: 1810

Re: Offering bowl water and pets

Okay can anybody here actually cite some credible source if it is actually bad for a cat to take a sip? If you go to credible sources, you find the opposite being stated. From the following: https://consciouscat.net/2019/08/19/why-hydration-is-critical-to-your-cats-optimal-health/ Water is critical...
by Hazel
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Karma in the animal realm?
Replies: 27
Views: 1089

Re: Karma in the animal realm?

My cat knocked over my altar and sent my Buddha statue tumbling to the ground...
by Hazel
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 96
Views: 10951

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

Mental process last night "wow, this bleeding thumb is scaring me, I wish I could get drunk... Oh that's probably a good thing I'm not going to."

Not making dumb decisions out of craving is great!
by Hazel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Language
Topic: ཁོང་ང་རང་གི་གྲོགས་པོཉིང་པོ་རེད། meaning
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: ཁོང་ང་རང་གི་གྲོགས་པོཉིང་པོ་རེད། meaning

Why does the sixth syllable have two vowel markers? Another spelling error on my part there should be a ་ after the པོ In terms of your comment about typing superscribed and subscribed letters, with at least a few Tibetan keyboard layouts the "m" key is used to stack letters. You type the letter th...
by Hazel
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1101
Views: 46760

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Even China is admitting this started in mid November now. https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3078417/how-chinas-fake-news-machine-rewriting-history China is so doomed once this is over. The entire world will want justice. Lying takes this from an accident to a crime. An...
by Hazel
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 96
Views: 10951

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

Gedun wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:10 am
Best of luck, and congratulations on getting to day 172 Hazel. These things are never easy, but the more time passes, the better it gets. You will find new and enjoyable ways to live and appreciate life you may never have considered!
Thank you!
by Hazel
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 96
Views: 10951

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

Day 172 (wow). My practice is getting back on track. I scheduled some time on my work calendar for every day at the same time of day and hold true to it like I would a work meeting. It's my appointment with Buddha (to steal Venerable Thubten Chodron's wording), and I better not be late! When I was i...

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