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by Jesse
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Some of My Stuff ...
Replies: 7
Views: 261

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: 4
Views: 54

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: 4
Views: 54

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: 2920

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: 463

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: 2920

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: 463

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: 536

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: 10702

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: 2873

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: 4302

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: 4302

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...
by Jesse
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 4302

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

eschewing the intricacies of emptiness when someone misunderstands the concept from the get-go is probably the best course of action. Considering a majority of people do not actually understand them anyways. But especially relevant when people find themselves put off to certain ideas due to not bei...
by Jesse
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 4302

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

“It is a double perspective: one understands both the conventional and ultimate without being attached to either one. This is because one sees how meaning exists by virtue of a relative opposite: meaninglessness. In the absence of meaning, there is no substantial non-meaning to cling to either. One...
by Jesse
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 4302

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Simon E. wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:42 am
'Samsara and life are not the same thing' ...

Wrong in so many ways on so many levels its actually funny. Oh boy. :lol:
I ignore toxic people now-days, figured I'd just give you a heads-up.
by Jesse
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 4302

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

If life has meaning, then it would be meaningless to seek liberation from cyclic existence aka life. Can you explain why? Jesse has kindly offered his explanation. My argument is based on the relationship between the purpose of the Dharma and the purpose of life. The Buddha taught that the "source"...
by Jesse
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 4302

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Buddhism is meaningful only because life, i.e. cyclic existence, is meaningless. Buddhism teaches that life is suffering, not that it's meaningless. If I may, Buddhism essentially teaches both, but I think some language should be clarified. Buddhism teaches particularly that Samsara is suffering, a...
by Jesse
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 28
Views: 1768

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

I'm sorry for your loss, I can't imagine how I'd feel if my brother dies before I do. I might be weak, but I think I'd prefer to die first before my family members.
by Jesse
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1061

Re: Dog thread

What's not to love about animals? I tend to like cats more though, well maybe about the same. My favorite thing about animals is their honesty. Outside of a few tricks they learn to get food, and attention they are pretty much purely honest creatures.
by Jesse
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Terrifying Development in AI/Fake News
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Terrifying Development in AI/Fake News

https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/the-terrifying-future-of-fake-news?utm_term=.pl5r1x8Lz#.dvlAev6Qp The scariest thing I've ever read. After seeing how bad it already is with the tools available, I can only imagine where it will go from here. It's already entirely possible that every single sou...