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by Jesse
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Mother has entered hospice
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Mother has entered hospice

My mother entered hospice today. I would appreciate prayers for her recovery or passage to the Pure Lands. :namaste: Kirt I'm so sorry. After just going through it myself I understand what you're feeling a bit. I spent a lot of time angry, or mad for any reason at all, just to avoid feeling other f...
by Jesse
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2271

Re: Antifa at it again

“The only defense against violent, evil people are good people who are more skilled at violence.” Except that once the good people start using violence, they are transformed into evil people. I'm not sure if the word evil really fully covers the topic. Evil is kind of a stupid word. What is evil? U...
by Jesse
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2271

Re: Antifa at it again

When you demonize/attack the people fighting fascists/Nazis, at best you're ignorant, at worst you're actively defending Nazis. I don't know what country you are in, but here in America; these people aren't fighting anyone. They are causing violence in otherwise peaceful protests. Starting aggressi...
by Jesse
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2271

Re: Antifa at it again

I'm not telling you to stop as a moderator. If I was addressing you as a moderator I'd write in green . I'm saying this in my personal capacity. You are defending the indefensible. I know you think you're sticking up for some righteous freedom of speech or thought or whatever, but you've no credibi...
by Jesse
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2271

Re: Antifa at it again

http://www.businessinsider.com/wall-street-journals-andy-ngo-writes-cowardly-islamic-england-2018-8 Not exactly “fake news,” but certainly biased opinion from Mr. Ngo. I don’t condone Antifa violence but this guy’s a magnet. I can't remember the last time violence ever solved an issue like racism e...
by Jesse
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2271

Re: Antifa at it again

http://www.businessinsider.com/wall-street-journals-andy-ngo-writes-cowardly-islamic-england-2018-8 Not exactly “fake news,” but certainly biased opinion from Mr. Ngo. I don’t condone Antifa violence but this guy’s a magnet. I can't remember the last time violence ever solved an issue like racism e...
by Jesse
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2271

Re: Antifa at it again

The only difference between far right Militas and groups like Antifa, are honestly a lack of weapons. That is because you actually have no idea what Antifa stands for. I'm fully aware of what Antifa stands for. They aren't "Good" people. They believe themselves to be so morally superior that their ...
by Jesse
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2271

Re: Antifa at it again

The only difference between far right Militas and groups like Antifa, are honestly a lack of weapons. I would really only take one, or maybe a few catalyzing events. (At least here in the USA), Gun's in the USA are so easy to obtain that it's sickening. We have gun laws, of which not a single one ca...
by Jesse
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 2271

Re: Antifa at it again

Antifa are pretty bad. They are a hostile, violent group; no better than any other hostile political group. They routinely bring weapons to protests, smoke bombs, pepper spray, etc. Not too long ago, they "accidentally" pepper-sprayed a woman wearing a mock "maga hat", it said "make wall street grea...
by Jesse
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Re: Father has cancer.

My father just passed away. He passed surrounded by his family. He was very much loved by all of us.

I would like to ask for some prayers for him. Please. Anything to guide him to a peaceful place.

Thank you all.
by Jesse
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Is it wrong to control the mind?
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Is it wrong to control the mind?

Giving up on controlling the mind (non-grasping) is essentially a method of controlling the mind. No matter what words are used to describe it. Control, Taming, etc. The feeling of needing to 'control' what's happening in the mind results from clinging to mental phenomena. Once clinging is relinquis...
by Jesse
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Thoughts in Samatha Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Thoughts in Samatha Meditation

One of the neatest discoveries is that emotions like boredom, or feeling like doing something else, impatience, or even feeling satisfied with your meditation; are just more momentary sensations, just like the thoughts that come and go. Once everything in the mind is treated the same way as distract...
by Jesse
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2314

Re: What is Art ?

Asking what is art, is kind of like asking what is love? There's no single answer. Art is different things to different people, but I think artists have been writing, paintings, sculpting, singing, playing instruments to try to answer that question for millennia. Personally, as far as writing goes a...
by Jesse
Mon May 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What would you buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1092

Re: What would you buy?

Personally, I would like a small cutting to clone from the official Bodhi Tree. (The one Buddha sat under). I believe the one currently in india is a clone, of a clone from the original tree.

I imagine that isn't something they'd just let someone have though eh?
by Jesse
Mon May 27, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2628
Views: 232499

Re: Music time



Such an amazing song.
by Jesse
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Re: Father has cancer.

I just wanted to post a small update, and to thank everyone again for their prayers, and well wishes. My father is feeling quite a bit better than he did when I posted, and he is now home. His diagnosis has not changed, but he feels much better than he did. I really appreciate everyone's support, it...
by Jesse
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: The Heart Drive Poetry
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: The Heart Drive Poetry

Those things
All those things
Temporal and indifferent
Come pouring maladies in thine cup
and for the moment
all that overflow suggests naught
In this backwards back world of a garden
Rightly parched earth awaits
Silently meandering in such lovely
and lonely melody.
by Jesse
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Re: Father has cancer.

Thank you all so much for your prayers, and also everyone who said a prayer and didn't post, I truly thank you. I have gotten to a point in my life where I am skeptical and hesitant to pray, and hesitant to ask for others prayers. I want to be honest. Today when I came in my father's hospital room; ...
by Jesse
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 21
Views: 1088

Father has cancer.

Hello all. My father was diagnosed with cancer about a month ago. He has stage 4 bladder cancer. Today they had to shut off function to one of his kidneys but can't remove it due to complications with the cancer. He is in the most pain I've ever seen him in. My father doesn't show pain to anyone.. h...
by Jesse
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 240
Views: 14199

Re: Existence

It seems like you really need to define what is meant by "existence", I've seen answers pointing to a number of different topics related to existence. Inherent VS inherent existence (non-selfhood), others pointing to "reality" (EG: what is real, or unreal), and a number of other things. At its core,...

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