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by Jesse
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2216
Views: 176000

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: 945

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: 44
Views: 1088

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: 425

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: 682

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: 682

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: 682

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: 28
Views: 682

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: 28
Views: 682

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: 53
Views: 2626

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: 615

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: 726

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: 2918

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: 78
Views: 3021

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: 649

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: 5329

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: 659

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: 2216
Views: 176000

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: 1424

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: 589

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...

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