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by justsit
Sun May 10, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?
Replies: 20
Views: 1498

Re: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?

The only thing that is true in "300" is that all Greek men have six packs... fat greek guy.jpg I don't think a Dharma forum is an appropriate place to post semi-nude pictures of yourself. I mean you may be looking for love and that's fine, but is this really the right venue? That's not Greg. It's a...
by justsit
Sat May 02, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How To React When Things Doesn't Go the Way They are Suppose To?
Replies: 24
Views: 1989

Re: How To React When Things Doesn't Go the Way They are Suppose To?

Nice one, DNS, never saw it before. To OP: Everything you mentioned is an opportunity to practice. That is exactly what is supposed to happen. It will keep happening until you get the message. The more you get frustrated, the worse it will get. You have an expectation of an outcome - practice teache...
by justsit
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Early morning musing ...
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Early morning musing ...

Moment...moment...moment....

Is there something that moves?

by justsit
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: About sitting
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: About sitting

"Just sit" - hahahaha :twothumbsup: Caveat: per TOS, if you have mental health issues, see a pro. This post is strictly anecdotal, not meant as professional advice. This image may not work for anyone else, but I think of my cushion as the throne of my enlightenment. That's where I do some of the mos...
by justsit
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: First rate translators in non-English European languages
Replies: 19
Views: 1655

Re: First rate translators in non-English European languages

Karl Brunnholzl, perhaps?
by justsit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Modernity and its many faults and problems
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: Modernity and its many faults and problems

Plotting many measures of human activity and its effects on the world on graphs, it is interesting to note the so-called "Great Acceleration" that occurred in the Twentieth century. Not only is change occurring rapidly, but the rate of change is increasing. This level is unprecedented in human histo...
by justsit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 8700

Re: Soul Integration

... You know the expression, “I’m the person I used to be”? Well, you are not the person you were three seconds ago. But the changes take place so imperceivably slowly, and with this moment so closely replicating the immediately preceding moment, it feels like a you are an unchanging agent. That ev...
by justsit
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The World’s First Poor Rich Country
Replies: 60
Views: 3024

Re: The World’s First Poor Rich Country

Queequeg wrote: Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:36 am
justsit wrote: Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:01 pm "Too Much Is Not Enough."
I'm partial to the ring of "I got mine!"
:thumbsup:

Or, as my father used to say, "In God we trust; all others pay cash."
by justsit
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The World’s First Poor Rich Country
Replies: 60
Views: 3024

Re: The World’s First Poor Rich Country

I wonder why the present differences between us are so great. One big one, surely, is that you had to fight real wars to get the English out, and then to unify your country. Is this where your gun culture comes from? The two things that come to mind are that Australia is still connected to the stab...
by justsit
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The World’s First Poor Rich Country
Replies: 60
Views: 3024

Re: The World’s First Poor Rich Country

This article is two years old but it certainly belongs in this thread. ... Interesting. Upon reading, a few random thoughts: The old gods are gone, Americans give lip service to "In God We Trust," but it's always been the Almighty Dollar that rules. The motto should read, "Too Much Is Not Enough." ...
by justsit
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 277
Views: 18696

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

I was told that reincarnation continues with the same mindstream, and rebirth does not. Whoever told you that is mistaken. In Sanskrit, there is only one word for both: punarbhāva (yang srid). But there is no conscious awareness while in the womb, correct? It depends on whether you are a sentient b...
by justsit
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 277
Views: 18696

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

No, I am not one of these. My understanding is that only highly realized beings reincarnate; the rest of us are reborn. Those are synonyms. The difference is a highly realized being has choice and a degree of control. A normal being does not. I was told that reincarnation continues with the same mi...
by justsit
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 277
Views: 18696

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

What is this "me" that will be there to experience abortion in the next life? Well it won’t be this identity. My current identity is nothing more than a rat’s nest of misdirected situations, emotions, and perspectives/opinions. The project of this life is to untangle that rat’s nest as best I can s...
by justsit
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 277
Views: 18696

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

It takes at least eight weeks before a fetus can experience pain. Thanks. I didn’t know. With that information all I can say is, if this happens to me in the future, I hope it’s early enough in the pregnancy so that I can’t feel it. Having my body torn into pieces, like being drawn and quartered, i...
by justsit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 277
Views: 18696

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Saying abortion is acceptable undercuts that message. No, it does not. This is an instance where Buddhists ought to put aside what they imagine they read in books and look at facts and data. The fewer unwanted pregnancies there are the fewer abortions there will be. That’s a fact. Yep, that's a fac...
by justsit
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 277
Views: 18696

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

...Not every social interaction between a male and female human being is an expression of patriarchy. smh. ..., said the man. :rolling: :popcorn: Is it? If I'm missing something, I'd really like to know. :popcorn: :smile: Just getting back here now. Reading the thread, I think Malcolm's replies and...
by justsit
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 96
Views: 13628

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

When I was in my prime meditating I would sit around 23 minutes, but now I'm sort of starting from scratch, meditating shorter amounts of time with the goal of reforming a habit... Oh yeah, we've all been there. That's why we call it practice. :tongue: Fall down seven times, get up eight. You can d...
by justsit
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 277
Views: 18696

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Queequeg wrote: Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:17 pm ...Not every social interaction between a male and female human being is an expression of patriarchy. smh.
..., said the man. :rolling:

:popcorn:
by justsit
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 277
Views: 18696

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

isn't championing women's rights in opposition to the right to respect life even on a cellular level the same as the converse? ... In short, restricting women's access to safe abortions is both short-sighted and lacking in compassion. ^This. I get the impression that some men who oppose abortion on...

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