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by Jesse
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ya don't say...
Replies: 7
Views: 261

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: 138

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: 631

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: 494

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: 534

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: 494

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: 494

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: 499

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: 2728

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: 2728

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: 2728

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: 2728

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: 2728

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: 2728

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: 2728

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: 2728

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: 22
Views: 1283

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: 964

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: 14
Views: 617

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: 2896

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...

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