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by Epistemes
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Elimination
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

Re: Elimination

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:Everything is very, very easy - just do what your teacher tells you to do.

That's it.
He's dead.
by Epistemes
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: I give up
Replies: 26
Views: 4668

Re: I give up

Virgo wrote:
Epistemes wrote:
No, but that doesn't mean it's not the essential part of my being.
Is that what momma said? :)
It's what textbooks say.
by Epistemes
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: I give up
Replies: 26
Views: 4668

Re: I give up

Which piece of you is the essential part? Where is your essential being? Is it your hair, your nails, skin, teeth? Your feelings? If so is it anger, happiness? Aren't feelings always changing? So where is this essential being? It's my medulla oblongata. In your next life, Epistemes, will you have t...
by Epistemes
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?
Replies: 62
Views: 8776

Re: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?

1. Buddha
2. My girlfriend
3. Saint Francis of Assisi
4. Trungpa Rinpoche
5. Everyone I've ever encountered
by Epistemes
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: I give up
Replies: 26
Views: 4668

Re: I give up

But enough of this, back to Epistemes' whining ... Thank you. I was beginning to wonder.... Which piece of you is the essential part? Where is your essential being? Is it your hair, your nails, skin, teeth? Your feelings? If so is it anger, happiness? Aren't feelings always changing? So where is th...
by Epistemes
Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: I give up
Replies: 26
Views: 4668

Re: I give up

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote: But enough of this, back to Epistemes' whining ...
Thank you. I was beginning to wonder....
by Epistemes
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: I give up
Replies: 26
Views: 4668

Re: I give up

PadmaVonSamba wrote:So........
do you think this feeling is permanent?
Nothing's permanent, silly monk.
by Epistemes
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Elimination
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

Elimination

What forms of Buddhism don't require prostrations, recitations, prayers, yoga stretches, candles, incense, statues, malas and all other forms of external, sensuous practice?
by Epistemes
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: I give up
Replies: 26
Views: 4668

Re: I give up

So now that you have given up are you gonna get the tattoo removed? Yes, and I am thinking of getting it replaced with the White Tree of Gondor http://quenya101.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/tree_of_gondor.gif or something more James Brown http://www.zhippo.com/KaoticEnzymesHOSTED/images/gallery/Jame...
by Epistemes
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: I give up
Replies: 26
Views: 4668

Re: I give up

Virgo wrote:Maybe your practice is working?

Kevin
There's no practice, only shadows.
by Epistemes
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: I give up
Replies: 26
Views: 4668

I give up

I don't give up on Buddhism. Chaz would relish in that a little too much. I give up on myself. I don't know why. I just do. I got a pretty nasty virus Saturday evening - probably the one you have KDT - and I threw up all night long, slept alone and miserable, had stupid 1850s antebellum American Sen...
by Epistemes
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Ayurveda = Smoke & Mirrors
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Ayurveda = Smoke & Mirrors

Breathe like this, breathe like that. Stretch like this, stretch like that. Eat like this, eat like that. Drink like this, drink like that.

And you'll still get punched in the stomach by a virus.
by Epistemes
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What did you do this weekend?
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: What did you do this weekend?

As for me: I worked all weekend long on my dissertation proposal, did chores, &c. What is the proposal? I remember one favorite professor, Bill McGee, who is now professor at Dharma Drum Buddhist College in Taiwan, telling me about this great 700 page dissertation he wrote only to find out that som...
by Epistemes
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What did you do this weekend?
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

What did you do this weekend?

My girlfriend and I went car shopping. She's looking for a new Kia Soul. She'll actually be getting one for her birthday/graduation/christmas present - Shhhh! We then went on a historic trolley tour around Asheville, NC. I watched movies all day on Sunday. The best one was probably "The Emperor's Cl...
by Epistemes
Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Spleen Qi Deficiency
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Re: Spleen Qi Deficiency

So, the term "spleen qi deficiency" could be thought of as a weakness of the spleen/pancreas and stomach - which would manifest mainly as fatigue and poor digestion. Does this eliminate Namdrol's suggestion that this is probably a cold liver ailment as per TM? But there might be dietary sensitiviti...
by Epistemes
Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom": Padmasambhava's Crime
Replies: 110
Views: 11329

Trungpa Rinpoche's "Crazy Wisdom": Padmasambhava's Crime

I am having difficulty understanding this section from "Crazy Wisdom" by Trungpa Rinpoche: "Padmasambhava, having married, became more playful. He even began to experiment with his aggression, finding that he could use his strength to throw things and things could get broken. And he carried this to ...
by Epistemes
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist sadhana practice for non-Buddhists
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Tibetan Buddhist sadhana practice for non-Buddhists

Namdrol wrote: Hail Mary and the Lord's Prayer. You should buy her a really nice new rosary.
I have a nice new black onyx one on a sterling chain which I never used for sale. :rolling:
by Epistemes
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: A Buddhist creed
Replies: 15
Views: 2088

Re: A Buddhist creed

I was just thinking that it would be useful to have a concise formula to recite in order to convey our beliefs to others and something we could use to affirm our faith in the Triple Gem. Something to summarize the many teachings and lists in Buddhism in a simplistic way. Perhaps something starting ...
by Epistemes
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Quick Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: A Quick Hello

Terma wrote:While I don't have the wealth of knowledge and years of practice as some of you do, I hope I might be able to contribute to some of the discussions here.
You have more experience than me, and look how many posts I have!!! :lol:

Welcome.
by Epistemes
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Spleen Qi Deficiency
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Re: Spleen Qi Deficiency

Tara, Could you please move this topic to the Lounge as it has nothing to do with TM? From what I know of Spleen Qi Deficiency, the Spleen is weakened by cold and damp foods, e.g., dairy, gluten-based foods, salads, etc. Does this mean that these foods must be avoided entirely for the rest of one's...

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