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by Jesse
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 79
Views: 1928

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: 19
Views: 897

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: 2599
Views: 226177

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: 17
Views: 809

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: 948

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: 17
Views: 809

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: 17
Views: 809

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: 212
Views: 11958

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: 2599
Views: 226177

Re: Music time

by Jesse
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 22
Views: 1552

Re: CBD oil

It can stabilize brain activity, it especially affects the GABA pathways, which cause mild sedation, has anti-seizure properties, and anti-anxiety effects. This is why CBD is so effective with seizure disorders. In people without seizures, it can act as a calming agent. It also has effects on our bo...
by Jesse
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2599
Views: 226177

Re: Music time

by Jesse
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Deepfakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1715

Re: Deepfakes

I am infinitely more terrified of humans than I am of AI. That's exactly my point, Ai isn't 'bad' or 'dangerous' by it'self, it depends on the motives/methods of their creators, and owners. Ai like most thing's can be used for good, or evil, the thing is, AI is insanely powerful, so evil people wit...
by Jesse
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Deepfakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1715

Re: Deepfakes

Deepfakes are the least of our concerns, not that it isn't a concern, however, it's really just one singular method that will be used to write an entire fake history, and completely control society without anyone knowing any better. Here is a fairly long introduction to what's currently going on wit...
by Jesse
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2599
Views: 226177

Re: Music time

by Jesse
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How to achieve a place of inner peace without becoming ordained?
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: How to achieve a place of inner peace without becoming ordained?

Hi Imnels. Through morality, we achieve a state of non-regret, and our mind becomes easeful. This is an important basis for śamatha meditation. Through śamatha we further stabilize the mind (and yes it is possible to practice as a layperson). Based on śamatha, we can develop vipaśyanā which can upr...
by Jesse
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 62
Views: 3327

Re: boring questions about losing weight

So I need to lose probably about 30 pounds. Most people's health would not be effected by the amount of extra weight I have, but with me it puts me in the danger zone for metabolic syndrome as I age. I turned 42 today, it's getting very difficult to eat so little, my metabolism has significantly sl...
by Jesse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Medicine for own heart.
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Medicine for own heart.

Enjoyed it very much
by Jesse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition
Replies: 28
Views: 1311

Re: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition

Worth recalling that the very simplest of organisms are worlds more complex than anything in the inorganic realm. The fundamental attribute of any organism is to seek homeostasis - which nothing in inorganic nature does. I believe that anything living is, on that grounds, ontologically distinct fro...
by Jesse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition
Replies: 28
Views: 1311

Re: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition

"Awarity" I like that. My take is that stuff like this says more about our own concept of our consciousness than it does about the activity of these simple organisms. What I mean by that is we generally take ourselves as the standard and then measure other iterations of consciousness against us. So...
by Jesse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition
Replies: 28
Views: 1311

Re: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition

For example, suppose a tree sends out roots in different directions. The ones which make contact with water will flourish and grow, while the ones that do not contact water will wither and disappear. So, if you dig up the tree a few years later, and look at the roots, it will appear that the roots ...

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