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by Lindama
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 267
Views: 4445

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: 420

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: 581

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: 5470

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: 440

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: 440

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: 5470

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: 2141

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: 2141

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: 332

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: 308

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: 308

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: 1662

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...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US
Replies: 68
Views: 1690

Re: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US

whoa, if we're not careful most in house and senate may have to resign. Let's not forget, Presidents are not subject to resignation. So, if Al Franken were you.... does he have the guts to do what you would do if you were him? I don't know much about him. makes good sense, but can he? My only hope i...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1662

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

sadly, I'd say that violence is inevitable.... unless the world at large says no. I think this is a about more than real estate. It's enabling Isreal in dangerous ways.
by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 3698

Re: Trump Tweets

Fuki, as far as I'm concerned, the terrorist propaganda is exactly that. It was created in 2001 as a false flag.... indeed, we have hardly seen terrorist on US soil. Things would have been diff if we hadn't used it as an excuse for war, knowing full well it was false in terms of the attack. Bush and...
by Lindama
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1662

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

oh my, have to agree with most above... except, I don't have any hope that we can learn from our mistakes because, for the deep state, there was no mistake. Isreal has recently fired missiles in Syria which were intercepted... this is dangerous enabling on the part of the US. tears in my eyes. Trump...
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 3698

Re: Trump Tweets

out the door in 2 minutes, perhaps I'll add later. ofc, it seems we agree, I have no prob doing everything I can to keep going, I still am retired working. it's lies upon lies upon lies. not everyone is equipped to see. then there's wishful thinking, hope against hope.... and the illusion that MY vo...
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 3698

Re: Trump Tweets

fuki wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:37 pm
Lindama wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:48 am
. It seems ppl often vote their feelings.
And their "feelings" are often out of self-interest right?
sure, including people whose children go to bed hungry, haven't had a decent job since they lost it, are labeled as deplorable. it's ain't easy
by Lindama
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 3698

Re: Trump Tweets

well, I'd say we can be kind to ourselves. We always fool ourselves until we don't. Only ego thinks it can transcend and become a better person. My zen teacher always said zen is not a self-improvement project. He was not giving license for bad behavior. I have been taught lojon by zen teachers. So ...