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by justsit
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why Try At All In Life?
Replies: 23
Views: 284

Re: Why Try At All In Life?

IMO the answer to "how to live?" can be distilled down to the basics - do good, avoid evil, purify the mind. Since we continue to create karma, better to act in as positive a manner as possible in this very life.
by justsit
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender
Replies: 50
Views: 1391

Re: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender

... has also joked and laughed about the ‘self-identifying as an apache attack helicopter’ meme. That's the only trans person I've ever heard of who found that insult amusing. Maybe because he's military he has a thick skin, but trans people in general don't find it anything to laugh about. Or mayb...
by justsit
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender
Replies: 50
Views: 1391

Re: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender

Just a few comments: ..The state of being transgender is the state of wanting to be something other than what you already are. It's craving of such a powerful, painful variety that it makes some people kill themselves. That is not my understanding nor experience. When I transitioned I became what I ...
by justsit
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 859

Re: So, you read pirated books?

... there is something unique to sitting down with that hefty Sunday paper and working through it with a cup of coffee. This exactly. It's what makes a frigid February Sunday morning bearable, and offers at least the semblance of something cosmopolitan for those of us trapped where an evening out m...
by justsit
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 859

Re: So, you read pirated books?

I believe everyone gets 10 free articles a month. If journalism is important to you, consider a subscription to your local paper. Yes, that's true, but no free articles if you use private browsing mode. My local paper I can read online, 10 free articles/day. I'd love to have a print subscription to...
by justsit
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: America is hooked on violence
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: America is hooked on violence

America has always been hooked on violence and has been at perpetual war for years now.... I used to think Americans are evolved beyond the possibility of devolving into a French Revolution sort of orgy of violence, but I'm not at all convinced of that anymore and suspect we might be closer to one ...
by justsit
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Cold Showers

With Polar Bear Plunges there are some pretty crazy physical effects - including cardiovascularly. I'm wondering how much you can change your reactions to it with intentional practice. First, sorry for the double post above, edit went awry somehow. Yes, the body can be slowly acclimated to cold by ...
by justsit
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Cold Showers

justsit wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:44 pm
boda wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:57 am

I haven’t tested it myself, but it’s scientifically proven, I’ve heard, that putting your face in cold water slows the heart rate.
Try an experiment. Get a pan of ice water, put your hand in for 1-2 minutes. See what happens to your heart rate.
by justsit
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Cold Showers

boda wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:57 am

I haven’t tested it myself, but it’s scientifically proven, I’ve heard, that putting your face in cold water slows the heart rate.
Try an experiment. Get a pan of ice water, put your hand in for 5 minutes. See what happens to your heart rate.
by justsit
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Cold Showers

For those with a scientific bent, here's a link to a controlled study in which some participants were coached by Hof. Very interesting results, not a large sample size and limited to healthy young (19-27) subjects, but nevertheless intriguing. Also interesting that meditators were excluded from the ...
by justsit
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Bug
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Zen Bug

Some quick googling came up with a book called Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage To Cold Mountain by James P. Lenfestey. It includes a reference to the Chinese character for "cicada" being made of the character for "Zen" plus the character for "bug." Several other sites referenced the sound of the cica...
by justsit
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender
Replies: 50
Views: 1391

Re: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender

I can say that Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is fully supportive of LGBTQ students. Citation or specifics please From the Tergar (Mingyur Rinpoche's organization) website in "Guidance on Tergar Code of Conduct" section: "Tergar is committed to making the teachings and community accessible to all. Acknowl...
by justsit
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma in Taos/Northern New Mexico
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Nyingma in Taos/Northern New Mexico

tingdzin wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:39 am
Unfortunately, a lot of that Tricycle information is no longer operative.
Do you mean that the stupas are no longer there?
by justsit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 95
Views: 5321

Re: boring questions about losing weight

Interesting. I suppose bodies are different. I'm a grazer, rarely eat what others would call "a meal," total maybe 1200cal/day. Been vegetarian for 37 years with a tiny bit of lacto/ovo, do some cardio-type exercise daily, do yoga, physically active at home (gardening, moving firewood, etc). My body...
by justsit
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 95
Views: 5321

Re: boring questions about losing weight

I have been doing intermittent fasts continuously for more than 20 years now. I eat only once a day (every day except weekends) and feel no hunger during the day. I am now 60 years old and have the same weight I had when I was 20.... You didn't mention, but I am assuming you are not vegetarian? Als...
by justsit
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 3084

Re: Antifa at it again

PeterC wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:22 am
justsit wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:00 pm
May I quote your post on another site I frequent? No name will be used, unless you would prefer attribution.
I would prefer you did not - but thank you for asking
:anjali:
by justsit
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 3084

Re: Antifa at it again

“The only defense against violent, evil people are good people who are more skilled at violence.” I'm not sure it's skill. It's the majority actually revealing itself to be a majority, rather than remaining indifferent....least bad option. +1, excellent summary. May I quote your post on another sit...
by justsit
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Mindfulness Conspiracy
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: The Mindfulness Conspiracy

Nemo wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:27 pm
Is Caitlin Johnstone Kagyu? She certainly sound Kagyu.
Self-described as "Rogue journalist. Bogan socialist. Anarcho-psychonaut. Guerrilla poet. Utopia prepper." :rolleye:

Doesn't sound like any legit Kagyu folks I ever met.

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