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by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Raptors !!!! We The North
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Raptors !!!! We The North

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:14 am

This game, right?


:stirthepot:
Kim
Yeah that's the one. It's an old photo but I'm pretty sure people still play it sometimes.
by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: A small practice but a good one

There is a certain weirdness in Westerners greeting other Westerners in such ways, but then people bow in Japanese martial arts, make Christian gestures etc. and our cultures are now full of diversity. It might be unusual but then.... "goodbye" is a contraction of the phrase "God be with you" and i...
by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 153
Views: 35742

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Raptors !!!! We The North
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Raptors !!!! We The North

I think he's talking about basketball. You know, basketball. That thing where people try to to throw a ball though a ring and pretend it's important or something.
by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: A small practice but a good one

well wisher wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:13 pm

Anyways, is it OK if I say namaste just quietly in my mind, especially after social encounters with strangers or those of other faiths?
:namaste:
Your practice is your practice, you must therefore do what you think best. There is no right or wrong way, if you travel the path with good will.
by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Is it wrong to control the mind?
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Is it wrong to control the mind?

I really enjoy The Simile of the Cup by Ajahn Brahm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd0haCapIpE&list=PL9Hy-j453agmziMv8NYfim6NAzEa2h0mI&index=3&t= my anecdotal understanding is we do chose letting of the mind's grassing though the mind's desire to grasp so pervasive it requires constant practice of...
by catmoon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Did the Buddha and/or other ancient masters face mockers?
Replies: 20
Views: 820

Re: Did the Buddha and/or other ancient masters face mockers?

...And of course one must expect a schism at any moment, in which the Dharma Burger Kings head off to pursue the Path of Bacon and Cheese independently, all the while complaining about the Krocpa sect's worship of the wrathful protector Ronaldma. Meanwhile, vegans in both sects will be working hard ...
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 137
Views: 22538

Re: Thread with no words

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by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 78
Views: 7311

Re: Peeling the onion

I think the whole point of the onion analogy is that if you keep peeling the onion, layer after layer, suddenly you find you have nothing in your hand. The onion has no core.
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: A small practice but a good one

I have enough problems seeing the Buddha within me, let alone inside others! :tongue: Do you aspire to enlightenment? Look at the part of you that does. Have you ever felt compassion for the suffering of another? There sits the Buddha. Same pretty much applies to anyone who has ever tried to be a b...
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 919

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Well isn't this odd. I've devoted way more of my time here to humour than I should, but I didn't make the list. Maybe because a lot of it was Lolcat memes. Just ask Greg, he will testify that most of my many posts here are funny, if not outright laughable... BTW I think you missed an important sourc...
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

A small practice but a good one

I have for some years been in the habit of ending each social encounter by saying "Namaste". I was told that it essentially is an acknowledgement of the Buddha within the person you have been talking to. That may or may not be accurate, but hey if you want accuracy you can always ask Malcolm. Now it...
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tongue touching palate in Dzogchen?
Replies: 24
Views: 2085

Re: Tongue touching palate in Dzogchen?

I have always followed the practice of placing the tip of the tongue at the place where the gums and front teeth meet. I was originally told that this helps to get the winds flowing the right way, but I really don't know about that. What i have noticed it that it cuts down on mouth breathing, helps ...
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Calling the Lama From Afar
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

I have this silly idea, but I'm not QUITE sure it's silly.

If you are serious about calling the guru from afar, wouldn't it be correct to start with directory assistance?
by catmoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Certificate problem
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Certificate problem

Sorry, I didn't see the reply and it appeared to me the thread had been lost. In any event today's login went smoothly.
by catmoon
Wed May 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Certificate problem
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Certificate problem

According to Firefox this site's security certificate has expired. I have to do quite the run around, bypassing security functions, to get here, It's been this way for at least a week now.
by catmoon
Mon May 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 6593

Re: For the science and religion crowd

This was a great discussion before it got off track. So sad I missed it. The article quoted in the first post was right on the money, I think. Although I have been accused of being a hard core scientific absolutist, I have always been very much aware that there seem to be some subjects that just don...
by catmoon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand

I see this striking resemblance to some of the wilder pentecostal services I've seen. I suppose this kind of thing has been going on since the imes of the Greek oracles. It was probably ancient even then.
by catmoon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 2135

Is idiot compassion a thing?

This is a topic of ongoing debate be me and a friend. The specific case keeps coming up of a beggar asking for ten dollars. The beggar is a known, active drug user and is known to have begged money for other purposes, such as food or overnight shelter, then spent it on drugs. My friend says it's not...
by catmoon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 2938

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

No he did not. He chose to have Right View. It is just that Right View is not contained within the four extremes. Your view flirts dangerously with nihilism. I recommend you go read Chandrakirti (since you are so enamored of him) Madhayamakavatara, especially the section on Wisdom, Chapter 6 "Clear...

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