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by Jesse
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ya don't say...
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Ya don't say...

Here, Since this article is behind a paywall, I did a bit of searching and found a TED video by the same author, on the same topic.

by Jesse
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Facebook funds AI mind-reading experiment
Replies: 0
Views: 352

Facebook funds AI mind-reading experiment

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49165713 University of California San Francisco scientists asked the patients to answer out loud a list of simple multiple-choice questions ordered randomly. And the algorithms learned to identify: the question they had been asked, 75% of the time their chosen ans...
by Jesse
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What brought you to the dharma & what's your biggest challenge?
Replies: 15
Views: 1119

Re: What brought you to the dharma & what's your biggest challenge?

I always had an interest in Spirituality; and I always enjoyed Buddhist ideas, and concepts when I ran into them. Early on I'd say it was mainly Alan Watts; then from there I'd say the main things that 'brought' me to the path were, a few people on this forum a very long time ago, combined with visi...
by Jesse
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation techniques taught in paid meditation apps vs real mediation
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Meditation techniques taught in paid meditation apps vs real mediation

1. If you pay attention to an app, you are not meditating, just cheating yourself. 2. If you have learnt not to pay attention to thoughts, emotions, internal and external objects, you are meditating but might be making unnecessary effort in order to ignore that app. .. You can meditate just fine wh...
by Jesse
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha
Replies: 8
Views: 1418

Re: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha

Om mani padme hum is what I typically use.
by Jesse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation techniques taught in paid meditation apps vs real mediation
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Meditation techniques taught in paid meditation apps vs real mediation

I learned meditation without applications, but I have used some from time to time, mainly for the relaxing sounds. I recently purchased an EEG headset, that has a meditation application(phone). This one works exceptionally well, it's based on neurofeedback. https://choosemuse.com/muse-2/ The applic...
by Jesse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation techniques taught in paid meditation apps vs real mediation
Replies: 10
Views: 1127

Re: Meditation techniques taught in paid meditation apps vs real mediation

I learned meditation without applications, but I have used some from time to time, mainly for the relaxing sounds. I recently purchased an EEG headset, that has a meditation application(phone). This one works exceptionally well, it's based on neurofeedback. https://choosemuse.com/muse-2/ The applica...
by Jesse
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Mother has entered hospice
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

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
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 22
Views: 3091

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: 1647

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: 16
Views: 2115

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: 81
Views: 5274

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: 27
Views: 2664

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: 2994
Views: 319358

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: 22
Views: 3091

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: 2185

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: 22
Views: 3091

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: 22
Views: 3091

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: 266
Views: 23125

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,...
by Jesse
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2994
Views: 319358

Re: Music time

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