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by Queequeg
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Words

“I have lots of things to teach you now, in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree in North Carolina on a cold winter moonlit night. It said that Nothing Ever Happened, so don't worry. It's all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don't...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Backyard Astronomers?
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Backyard Astronomers?

:twothumbsup:

Thanks!
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Another new introduction

Howdy!
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Backyard Astronomers?
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Backyard Astronomers?

Someone just gave us a telescope, and I've been meaning to get it out. My son has been falling into astronomy youtube holes lately and is asking a lot of questions - mostly about the sun eventually exploding - but a lot of more immediate questions, too. I'd like to get him looking through the teles...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Backyard Astronomers?
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Backyard Astronomers?

Someone just gave us a telescope, and I've been meaning to get it out. My son has been falling into astronomy youtube holes lately and is asking a lot of questions - mostly about the sun eventually exploding - but a lot of more immediate questions, too. I'd like to get him looking through the telesc...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 867

Re: What is meant by no self?

I'll admit I started on Buddhism by picking up one of those Idiot's Guide books because I wanted to learn about world religions. After reading it it sent me into spiraling depression and sucked all the joy from my life. It was very life denying, essentially saying everything I did was wrong. It rui...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 867

Re: What is meant by no self?

Are you sure its "brain chemistry"? You don't know that. No one does. Its an article of faith that doesn't stand up to analysis. It's not faith it's pretty much demonstrated to be a fact. All "Spiritual experiences" (which is the term for such occurrences) can be replicated in the lab with magnets,...
by Queequeg
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 867

Re: What is meant by no self?

I don't think you grasp what I meant. You are right. You have not expressed yourself very articulately. What part of anything I said had to do with death or a fear of death? I didn't mention anything about a fear of death, nor did anyone else. You've now brought it up. Nothing I said had anything t...
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 867

Re: What is meant by no self?

I should point out, there are some teachings that maintain a sybaritic life is wholly compatible with the Dharma path.
by Queequeg
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 867

Re: What is meant by no self?

That sounds awful. Honestly it sounds like a recipe for stasis and stagnation, kind of like a robot. It wouldn't make me any different from my laptop at that point. I'm not sure if this is in a similar vein to not self or just a poor understanding of Maya and biology: https://www.huffpost.com/entry...
by Queequeg
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 867

Re: What is meant by no self?

Let’s see what Buddha Shakyamuni says about it: http://buddhasutra.com/files/anattalakkhana_sutra.htm That sounds awful. Honestly it sounds like a recipe for stasis and stagnation, kind of like a robot. It wouldn't make me any different from my laptop at that point. I'm not sure if this is in a sim...
by Queequeg
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 867

Re: What is meant by no self?

That sounds awful. Honestly it sounds like a recipe for stasis and stagnation, kind of like a robot. It wouldn't make me any different from my laptop at that point. I'm not sure if this is in a similar vein to not self or just a poor understanding of Maya and biology: https://www.huffpost.com/entry...
by Queequeg
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 867

Re: What is meant by no self?

Can someone explain to me "not self"? I saw someone post this on it: "Let it be seen that you are nothing. And in knowing that you are nothing... there is nothing to lose, there is nothing to gain. What can happen to you? Something can happen to the body, but it will either heal or it won't. What's...
by Queequeg
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time for new friends?
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: Time for new friends?

First rule of administering first aid is make sure you're safe. If you can encourage others to follow a positive path, do it. If they're not receptive so be it. Everyone has to walk their own path. What's your big goal? Is it Buddhadharma? Then follow it, gently and persistently. The rest will fall ...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Accelerated Meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Accelerated Meditation

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by Queequeg
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Words

:roll:
-me
by Queequeg
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 46
Views: 4420

Re: Quitting smoking

I sometimes chanted. I don't know which specific one suits you. The one that centers your attention on the mind-moment. To quit successfully, you just have to keep quitting. Don't think about a cigarette as the termination of your effort. It's just a glitch. Just rededicate again. Like meditation - ...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: 6 senior priests / why?
Replies: 67
Views: 855

Re: 6 senior priests / why?

I spent a lot of time in the rabbit hole. I left out the most important part about this - IME, the time spent in the rabbit hole brought me no closer to understanding anything other than these arguments that really just boil down to claims of lineage. It looks like all the other tales temples have ...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: 6 senior priests / why?
Replies: 67
Views: 855

Re: 6 senior priests / why?

Have him/her translate this for you: Merely translating doesn't establish competence. That may or may not be true. What it does is show what was written. That is a starting point for a discussion. To call it following a rabbit hole shows a lack of compassion and a lack of seeking the truth. You see...
by Queequeg
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: 6 senior priests / why?
Replies: 67
Views: 855

Re: 6 senior priests / why?

Ask yourself if its worth fighting fights of people who have been dead since the time when knights were running around trying to take Jerusalem. I don't think we should fight. I think we can lay out and discuss what we think the true and correct teaching is and avoid arguments and fights. The spiri...

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