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by lobster
Sat May 06, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Considering returning to forums for a bit.
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: Considering returning to forums for a bit.

Practice welcome :twothumbsup:

I have been using and finding the free insighttimer app useful. :thumbsup: Hope you find something to inspire you :twothumbsup:
by lobster
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhists against racism
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Buddhists again racism

Hello brothers and sisters, ... Is it effective? Why yes, why no? https://youtu.be/1nf0HnRXuFc No. :shrug: I watched the first 30 secs If you are going to talk about something. Do so. You have to grab peoples attention. I do not accept the arbitrary distinction of race. I consider myself Adamic, th...
by lobster
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Kurdistan
Replies: 14
Views: 1989

Re: Hello from Kurdistan

sarwanov wrote:Hello!
I am Sarwanov and I am from Kurdistan.Does anyone welcome me and accept me as a new member??
Welcome. :smile: Is there much dharma in your part of the world?
by lobster
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddism without buddism
Replies: 143
Views: 9264

Re: Buddism without buddism

tomschwarz wrote:so my question is what is there, other than symbology and reincarnation, which differentiate secular ethics and Buddhism?
Practice :popcorn:
by lobster
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you overcome anger and hate?
Replies: 23
Views: 1466

Re: How do you overcome anger and hate?

joy&peace wrote:Love alone overcomes hate.
Can it be true? :bow:

Seems like a plan :hi:

:namaste:
by lobster
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectual Knowledge Dazzles Most People.
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Intellectual Knowledge Dazzles Most People.

maybay wrote:Well there is also craft, which is not knowledge in the typical sense.
Exactly so. Without craft, no travel, no skill, no Way ... :alien:

Dazzle, glitter, common and uncommon sense are meaningless without skilfull means ... :woohoo:
by lobster
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: If you could only have one Dharma object.
Replies: 22
Views: 2464

Re: If you could only have one Dharma object.

A consort is not an object, even if one sits on them. :roll:

:focus:

I would like a skull ... with my brain still in it :hi:
by lobster
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Tolerance for other religions
Replies: 411
Views: 26645

Re: Tolerance for other religions

How you can be tolerant for religions which sacrifice animals to God/gods? I suppose I could contact these religions and offer myself as a sacrifice or to come back as a chicken to be used in their rites. :twothumbsup: However I am more interested in my personal yidams and the tolerable practices o...
by lobster
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Playfulness and Dharma
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: Playfulness and Dharma

Play for the sake of play is healthy enough ... and fun :woohoo: What of plafulness that moves us on? That of course requires skill. Not so easy when others set the rules they feel are worth playing by ... :shrug: Must be time to find a bigger playground! :juggling: ... and now back to the spectator...
by lobster
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Love
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: Love

Whenever you see this lobster, hope you have a wonderful day. :) :thanks: Will do my best. First some cyber running up and down :woohoo: Then virtual popcorn :popcorn: So far so good. :twothumbsup: Compassion - the Buddhist continuum from the kind to the kindness of tough love is a bit too indulgen...
by lobster
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: in need of support
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: in need of support

May you be well and find peace :namaste:
:consoling:
by lobster
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello users
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: Hello users

Infinity wrote: But until then does anybody else have any good book suggestions?
Hi :popcorn:

Anything on Buddhism is usually good. :reading:
May seem trite but there are few bad dharma books, you really have to look hard to find those ;)
by lobster
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Efficacy of Vajrayana Skillful Means
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Efficacy of Vajrayana Skillful Means

I voted for 'who cares' :woohoo:
because of the non-dharma saying 'Who Cares Wins' :rolleye:

Thanks for poll :thumbsup:
by lobster
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Playfulness and Dharma
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: Playfulness and Dharma

:woohoo:

Can I play? :popcorn:
by lobster
Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: What I Feel Now
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: What I Feel Now

Wonderful prayer. Reminds me of a gentler version of the 8 verse mind training ...
http://next.berzinarchives.com/collecti ... d-training

:twothumbsup:
by lobster
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Demonfeeding
Replies: 18
Views: 2754

Re: Demonfeeding

Ayu wrote:How do you know I have no compassion for him?
LOL :thanks:

:woohoo: Demon fed and luvved :twothumbsup:

Next picknicking in the hell realms, bring a lama, old friends to meat ... :popcorn:
by lobster
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Demonfeeding
Replies: 18
Views: 2754

Re: Demonfeeding

Excellent news :woohoo: Demon feeding is fun but rightly so requires a stabilised practice. :popcorn: My main demons are anger/fear part of the same complex. On the simplest level we can dedicate our toilet waste material to the hell realms. They love that shit :twothumbsup: Another simple practice ...
by lobster
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to help people the quickest?
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: How to help people the quickest?

As people have rightly suggested 'the how' comes with realisation. Everything else is just guesswork. I am helping by talking, by not talking, by [insert ignorant 'compassionate', 'wise' behavour of choice]

Realisation then :hug:
by lobster
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: realisation benefits.
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

Re: realisation benefits.

Others have given good answers also consider ... I would like to understand more the benefits of realisation, not just in terms of what you avoid, but in terms of what is 'gained'. You gain what you have lost. Ignorance is lost. Conjecture, wish fulfillment, fantasy dharma. 'Empowerment'. Jewellery,...