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by Jesse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Medicine for own heart.
Replies: 3
Views: 202

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: 26
Views: 381

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: 26
Views: 381

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: 26
Views: 381

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 ...
by Jesse
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition

All, or nearly all living things possess some level of "awarity", which, I theorize is the basis for the development of higher levels of cognition and intelligence, or at least, for the physiological apparatus of the brain to occur, with which some kind of consciousness can specifically interact. T...
by Jesse
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Scientists find primitive organisms possess cognition

A very interesting article, studies were done on simple organisms like slime molds, and it has been more or less proven that 'primitive organisms' possess cognition, and can transfer memory, behaviors, etc simply through cell fusion(growing new cells, or fusing two separate cells together etc). They...
by Jesse
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 52
Views: 2020

Re: Two months of writing.

I wanted something real, you stole it all I lost it all, love is perverse, it's meaningless it's all meaningless, I don't care, I don't care I dream, I dream of better days, and let me say It's always been this way; they come; suck you in then leave you bleeding, it's mindless, spineless I'm fine, I...
by Jesse
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: Emptiness

I was once told, it's something you just 'have to get'... It's like a sudden understanding, in a sudden moment of time you will simply see, and experience it, and then your mind will instantly try to conceptualize it, and seek it out, and thus begins the path. read as much about it as you want, you ...
by Jesse
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why do Buddhas never joke?
Replies: 19
Views: 572

Re: Why do Buddhas never joke?

I honestly don't think there's a much better antidote for sadness, or being overly serious than to just laugh.

It might just be my impression of enlightened beings, but I tend to view them as typically joyful, compassionate, and quick to joke, and laugh as to ease the suffering of others.
by Jesse
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2212

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

To be fair there are quite a few extremist liberals out there. It's what made me start calling myself a socialist/independent.
by Jesse
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 53
Views: 1741

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

Isn't that a question for your teacher? even if someone here could guide you, you didn't really give enough information about your practice for anyone to make any suggestions. :shrug: But seeing as this is a Mahayana forum, you could always practice Bodhisattva training. The perfection of ethics, co...
by Jesse
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service
Replies: 13
Views: 555

Re: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service

Don't take it too seriously. There is a lot of work behind it, I am sure. The sheer number of the gurus is stunning. Hundreds of them, whom I have never heard of, or maybe even close to one thousand. There is a message in their number, and in the attitude and treatment of them. You could never do t...
by Jesse
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 165
Views: 4295

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Something not as much talked about in the "Russian Meddling" in our elections, is how they did it. The end result is much scarier than swaying an election. The real story is the use of advanced artificial intelligence to commit state-sponsored information warfare, and if you think Russia are the onl...
by Jesse
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Humanity's decline
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Humanity's decline

While the education system, at least in the USA is in pretty bad shape, if not wholly irrelevant at this point, there have been significant strides towards making education accessible, and available to anyone who desires it. You could almost wholly educate yourself online these days, every single to...
by Jesse
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1978
Views: 162663

Re: Music time



Probably one of my favorite electro-industrial songs(and bands) ever, it's too bad that youtube doesn't have support for hi-fidelity music, or subwoofer support. Music that makes the house go boom and rumble <3
by Jesse
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 32
Views: 1132

Re: My new neighbor

Hello again everyone.. someone might remember me from a couple years ago. If not, that's ok. I just moved into a new place the beginning of May(almost a month and a half ago). I'm single and the first day I really connected with the women who lives right next to me, these units are veeery close tog...
by Jesse
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Losing track of everything in meditation.
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Losing track of everything in meditation.

I couldn't say what death is like. Maybe no one can. It may be that there is no such thing, at least not the way we think about it. The meditation I'm familiar with involving the lower dan tien is quite similar to my standard sitting practice, which comes straight out of the suttas/surtas on Ānāpān...
by Jesse
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Losing track of everything in meditation.
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Losing track of everything in meditation.

Torpidity It's possible to get some high-quality rest this way however, so I don't want to come down negatively on it. I can occur anywhere during meditation, in a wide variety of psychic or altered states, or simply the normal "consensual state" Sharpen your awareness, it mean you want to go deepe...
by Jesse
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.
Replies: 58
Views: 2511

Re: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.

Can each and every sentient being be liberated? Yes. Will each and every sentient being be liberated? How would an answer to this question lead a person to freedom from suffering? When we ourselves are liberated, all beings are liberated, and it really is true... Non-Duality. Simultaneously, we tak...
by Jesse
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1978
Views: 162663

Re: Music time

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:39 am
this is veeery very good
I love dead can dance....




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