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by Lindama
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 350
Views: 12370

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

let's be fair, SCOTUS is no better. Let's start with Citizens United, the loss of our civil rights..... etc, etc. None of them have earned any slack. Right out here in so-called liberal Sonoma County CA, the neighbors have just succeeded in uprooting a homeless motor home camp on a county owned park...
by Lindama
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 350
Views: 12370

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

sorry, the USA has betrayed everything that I hold decent, domestically and internationally. This evil empire has not satisfied it's thirst for empire and world dominance... not to mention the hundreds of thousands of civilians who have been killed by our bombs. We have no idea how much of the world...
by Lindama
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 350
Views: 12370

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Amerika needs to be called out for it's sh*tty foreign and domestic policy. If more Amerikans spoke out against it, then you would find that there would be a hell of lot less Amerikan hating out there in the rest of the world. yes! :namaste: linda ps, my friend Shakti Das, the first and last activi...
by Lindama
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 350
Views: 12370

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

ofc, gun control

Violence reaps violence.... sad to say that karma is coming back to the USA. War and killing in the name of empire returns to us/US. The USA was founded on violent and is in danger of ending on violence.
by Lindama
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 41
Views: 985

Re: Psoriasis

inflammation is usually caused by stagnant lymphatics.... diet of fruits and veggies to address cause.... best is fruits alone til it clears, a few veggies, salad for lunch if needed. herbals will help, need good kidney and adrenal energy
by Lindama
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Zen Space Forum down hard?
Replies: 22
Views: 540

Re: Zen Space Forum down hard?

The members only divided forum was discussed at ZFI. Personally, I'm not in favor of it. It's a big solution for a small problem.... purity is not a solution in my mind.... it creates division and perhaps a certain addiction to perfection. Zen is full of stories of a simple cook or gardener becoming...
by Lindama
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?
Replies: 39
Views: 1022

Re: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?

yes, wisdom is inherent. It needs no cultivation tho it may appear so. Wisdom, like all dharmas, arises naturally like boxes and lids.

As I hear it, the highest teaching in zen is.... "make a response".

The teaching is upside-down: to go deeper, make a response (ofc, this is not about will)
by Lindama
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 267
Views: 5336

Re: Weed is now legal in California

It never agreed with me, but up here on the Russian River in Northern CA, it's a staple as it is farther to the north. I've met ppl who grow small amounts to pay the rent when jobs are scarce. Nothing is hidden .... Neighbors know neighbors who grow. Far worse, there is meth, no secret where it is.....
by Lindama
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Yetis are real, but are Himalayan brown bears
Replies: 17
Views: 457

Re: Yetis are real, but are Himalayan brown bears

Great thread!

ofc, Yetis are real.... I'm practicing frolicking bear in my qi gong class! ... especially for winter cold and hibernaton....
by Lindama
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Misfortune (Please Advise)
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: Misfortune (Please Advise)

It seems as though I have been exclusively generating demerit in my practice which results in unpleasant circumstances manifesting for me. This isn't entirely unanticipated mind you. Nichiren says in one gosho that the daimoku has the effect of drawing negative karma to the surface to be dealt with...
by Lindama
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 6032

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

idealogy, ideology.... whose the fairest of them all? it appears that marxism produced communism? ... is it true? I'm no expert but the nuances could be examined....

so, the USA elected a populist? haha
by Lindama
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Upside Down Thinking
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: Upside Down Thinking

I was puzzling as to where to post this.... it is both related to what Barry said .... and just right for Zen for the Hollidays. Snowball I made myself a snowball As perfect as could be. I thought I'd keep it as a pet And let it sleep with me. I made it some pajamas And a pillow for its head. Then l...
by Lindama
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Upside Down Thinking
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: Upside Down Thinking

Hi folks, I am posting this here for the benefit of anyone who might be browsing these fora. Not really looking for a discussion, they just seemed like useful words. We have this idea and it’s part of our culture. This idea has been created in this culture. That is “if we practice properly we can g...
by Lindama
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 6032

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

the prob is not hateful people per se.... repuganant yes, unlawful at times, yes. .... it get's votes. they don't care..... except for the votes. I don't know how love and compassion works with social engineering which is power driven.... the poor folks trapped in this hatred are not the problem, pe...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: The Six Lamps
Replies: 46
Views: 2306

Re: The Six Lamps

This means i see no objections in reading "secret" Dzogchen text as preparation to the actual to follow upcoming related teachings. In that way Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche wrote Heart Drop of Dharmakaya, a very secret Dzogchen book. He knew that future students will come to ask him more about Dzog...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: The Six Lamps
Replies: 46
Views: 2306

Re: The Six Lamps

heartdrops fell off the shelf 25+ years ago, lucky life. have you ever talked to your root guru in person? just what does this all mean? forgive, I obviously don't understand. I can't comprehend how we can judge what we are ready for. Tashi delek L, Yes it was some time ago (22 years), since the pu...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sweet Home To Alabamians.
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Sweet Home To Alabamians.

Johnny nailed it. ofc, I'm relieved that Moore lost, but any change in the DNC is still a dream. I'm encouraged that people who don't normally vote will take a lesson by example. Blacks turned out in unusually high numbers... and they saw what a diff they made. esp ironic, since I've seriously consi...
by Lindama
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food

Agree with Kim.... it goes without saying, it's step by step, relax. I'd say no.... careful with fruit, only organic peanut butter, if at all .... and no fruit juice.
by Lindama
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food

justsit has some good suggestions. Agree, more water. Plan ahead what to eat when you get hungry, esp at night. Adding good quality essential oils will help to curb hunger.... coconut oi., olive, nuts and seeds ,.. not canola or fish oil. I like to soak a handful of raw almonds overnight, they are s...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1824

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

whoa, the article in the OP is written by a minister out of touch with what is happening. and this, from Chris Hedges .... https://www.truthdig.com/articles/zero-hour-palestine/ Wednesday’s announcement by President Trump, who finds a soul mate in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that he w...