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by Jesse
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Dangers of Meditation?
Replies: 34
Views: 2738

Re: Dangers of Meditation?

Personally, I have experienced psychosis, resurfaced repressed emotions and memories, and have had other misc experiences; some enlightening, others hellish. The best advice I ever received was to simply let go of any, and all experiences that result from your meditation practice. However, if you ar...
by Jesse
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can we write our next lives now?
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Can we write our next lives now?

Everything decision you make writes the karma of your next life..
I think therefore I am
there I'm reborn.
by Jesse
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: To be somebody, or to be nobody
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: To be somebody, or to be nobody

What I mean here is that, you can not 'rid' yourself of selfhood, as it's simply another thing that co-arises; rather you simply gain wisdom, and armed with that wisdom you are no longer fooled. good point. .... Also the effort thing is a bit counter-intuitive; yes it requires effort--- but that ef...
by Jesse
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: blah blah blah......
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: blah blah blah......

don't make me laugh...my face is stiff with a mask...getting ready for my performance... :crying: perform as you may, let the blah be with you, as blah is, and as blah has always done I shall forever blah with a blah on my face and blah in my heart, so remember the blah, and let blah take you were ...
by Jesse
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: blah blah blah......
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: blah blah blah......

I've transliterated a few blah blah blahs, into a coherent language. I shall provide a cipher dictionary upon request. http://stevenhansen.info/cipher/ aahhhaaaaaaaa$ba!$ahhh$$$$$l$blaaaaablla)($baaah$b$ablaaaaaaaaaaahbahh$$blahhblllllllaaaaabblah$aaabllablah$aaaaaaab$bahhaaaaablaaaaaah$ahhh$blba$ab...
by Jesse
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: To be somebody, or to be nobody
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: To be somebody, or to be nobody

Being "Somebody" is simply the natural way we perceive. We do not have to make an effort to get rid of 'yourself', as the self is already empty from the beginning. It's just a matter of seeing it. This gets back to the discussion of, "is there anything to do?" The answer is yes, the 4rth noble trut...
by Jesse
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Two months of writing.

Dreams ---- If you faced it, what's left to fear? the searing sound of harmony seeping through madness in trembling tears ringing false scents of roses like men damned to breathing jaded air and everything that's been has crowded thoughts of plagued mindsets beset to foreign dances I see I, and all...
by Jesse
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: To be somebody, or to be nobody
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: To be somebody, or to be nobody

Being "Somebody" is simply the natural way we perceive. We do not have to make an effort to get rid of 'yourself', as the self is already empty from the beginning. It's just a matter of seeing it. When it arises (It co-arises with all perceptions (dharmas).) It requires no effort, other than your no...
by Jesse
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Some of My Stuff ...
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Some of My Stuff ...

I very much enjoy your art and poetry. Please keep on writing. :heart:
by Jesse
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Two months of writing.

Thank you both very much. I am glad you enjoyed them! Writing is one of the thing's that kept me sane, they are not all worth sharing but, there are quite a few more I'm writing down. Untitled: --- I'm tired... Lonely... The comfort of Someone -- Something --- Somewhere Familiar Is lost on someone l...
by Jesse
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Two months of writing.

While I was away I filled up an entire notebook with writings, and silly little haikus. I hope someone enjoys some of them, I'll post them as I convert them from paper to digital text, it feels like they lose a bit of 'something', when transferred to the computer, but oh-well. Visitation Vacation I ...
by Jesse
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Schizophrenia and parenthood
Replies: 32
Views: 2933

Re: Schizophrenia and parenthood

Psychosis and other mental issues can become intertwined with mental illness, it's can become an almost impossible task to then try to separate them. Sorry, Just now caught this. Should have read: Psychosis and other mental health issues can become intertwined with peoples religious beliefs/spiritu...
by Jesse
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?

Our attachment to sugar and aversion to bitterness subside with time. It's just like weaning yourself off a highly desirable drug. The blitz of sugar and flour in modern diets naturally dulls receptivity to the many, many flavors besides sweetness, and starch apparently has a distinct flavor that w...
by Jesse
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Schizophrenia and parenthood
Replies: 32
Views: 2933

Re: Schizophrenia and parenthood

Mental illness in general is a really tricky topic as it relates to practice. How would a contemporary psychologist, assuming they were 100% honest in their field, diagnose an enlightened being? Or someone who's even attained stream-entry or any of the bhumi? Or someone had simply witnessed the act...
by Jesse
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?

B vitamins—ample doses of choline are particularly effective and admired by biohackers, MCT oil, unprocessed cacao and a cup of coffee only in the morning are some of my staples. Coffee gets a bad rap, but research on not only its caffeine but phytonutrient and antioxidant content continues to show...
by Jesse
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message

The whole documentary is on Netflix, it's actually very good.
by Jesse
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: indian food
Replies: 70
Views: 10717

Re: indian food

I just stocked up on some new/common ingredients and made a pretty yummy lunch. First time I've tried them, but I bought a large jar of Curry Leaves (not a curry spice powder, but the south Asian leaf that comes from a tree) 2 Bottles of Ghee Frying oil (80% Ghee / 20% Grapeseed oil) Cumin Seeds, Aj...
by Jesse
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 2890

Re: What is a Man?

I don't have a problem with it as long as tax dollars aren't used for these surgeries. Very little to be concerned with there. The dollar amounts are absolutely miniscule in relation to say, the tax dollar amounts spent on Viagra for the military ($84 MILLION in 2014), nuclear weapons, degradation ...
by Jesse
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 4377

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Personally, I am glad life has no meaning -- it would be completely depressing if it did. I would have thought that one of the terrible events in this weeks news - the latest mass school shooting - is terrible because of what it means . And it’s also terrible because the perpertrator apparently did...
by Jesse
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 4377

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Even for extremely experienced people, it can be a struggle to shift from seeking for meaning to practicing to relinquish attachments to such ideas. The topic has never been about this. Even newbies know that grasping BAD! Does it seem like a good idea to tell such a person that life is meaningless...