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by boda
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation - How to stop trying too hard??
Replies: 19
Views: 4595

Re: Meditation - How to stop trying too hard??

Being able to relax in meditation is key. I’ve found over the years that a ‘cognitive’ approach to achieving this is not as effective as what I’ll call a ‘bodily’ approach. I’ve found breathing from the diaphragm, for instance, an effective technique for relaxation. Hypnosis for relaxation has also ...
by boda
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

Re: Letting go

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:37 pm
This of course is a question of the definitive or absolute meaning..relatively we have to accept and reject things and continue on.
Either we suffer or we don't, that's definitive. :sage:
by boda
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Exercise and weight loss - waste of time?
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Exercise and weight loss - waste of time?

As others mention, exercise is healthy for the body and mind, and should be made a habit regardless of weight, assuming there’s a desire to be healthy and vital. Also as others mention, diets don’t work. The only thing that works is a lifestyle adjustment to compensate for an aging metabolism, or wh...
by boda
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Dave Rubin interviews Tucker Carlson

I could stand about 12 minutes and, surprisingly, it was worse than I thought it would be. Not worth commenting on.
by boda
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3536

Re: Greta Thunberg

tatpurusa wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Something seems to be fishy.
What’s fishy is that there are not more people speaking out as Thunberg does.
by boda
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3536

Re: Greta Thunberg

Simon E. wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:44 pm
Watching her address to the UN I worried for her personally.
I think that's kinda the point, it's young people, and future generations, that we should be worried about.
by boda
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 984

Re: Cold Showers

I haven’t tested it myself, but it’s scientifically proven, I’ve heard, that putting your face in cold water slows the heart rate. Try an experiment. Get a pan of ice water, put your hand in for 5 minutes. See what happens to your heart rate. I tried this with a hand and no change. And yes, I’ve go...
by boda
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 984

Re: Cold Showers

Actually, in Sowa Rigpa, cold water is great for the head and face. Have heard the same in Zen circles I know, where splashing cold water on the head and face is a remedy for certain conditions. RE the subject in general, may be interesting also to remind about takigyo (waterfall training) in Japan...
by boda
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 984

Re: Cold Showers

Wim Hof claims it’s natural and healthy to subject ourselves to temperature variations, as we did through the vast majority of human evolution, because it kind of exercises the arteries when they expand and contract. I also generally follow this mindset. I always rinse off with cold water at the en...
by boda
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 984

Re: Cold Showers

Wim Hof claims it’s natural and healthy to subject ourselves to temperature variations, as we did through the vast majority of human evolution, because it kind of exercises the arteries when they expand and contract.
by boda
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Second Democratic Debate (July 30-31)
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: First Democratic Party Debate (June 26-27)

To my chagrin, I am now official an Elizabeth Warren fan. I think she came up strongest in tonight's debate. The other candidates looked wishy washy and she had the passion and clarity needed to put up a good fight against Trump. I like being surprised. She made an impression on me too, and of all ...
by boda
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Zen Practice

Yeah, the understanding you express is not surprising after having read Alan Watts.

Like Sentient Light, I also recommend The Rinzai Zen Way by Meido Moore.
by boda
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

So it was a rhetorical question and Grigoris was struggling to say that he can't explain the ch-ch-ch-ch-changes? Eight Worldly Dharmas. I'll remember that the next time I claim something is false but can't explain why it's false. It's ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the Eight Worldly Dharmas......
by boda
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

So it was a rhetorical question and Grigoris was struggling to say that he can't explain the ch-ch-ch-ch-changes?
by boda
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

The question is: do you understand your statements (plural). I made the statements, so obviously I understand them. How do you explain Christianity going from being considered progressive and revolutionary to conservative... How did communism go from being a force for revolutionary change and freed...
by boda
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

Anyway, this whole progressive vs conservative thing is a complete fabrication. Christianity was once considered progressive and revolutionary, now it is a force of conservatism. You're saying that's how Christianity was/is considered, but it's a fabrication? Quite an enduring falsehood. Force of c...
by boda
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

Most of these definitions and musings are not relevant to today's political climate at all. Exactly JD. Kirk and other cultural conservatives were not and are not 'political', neither in motivation nor practice. As the first page says: Conservatives distrust “abstractions”— that is, absolute politi...
by boda
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

Anyway, this whole progressive vs conservative thing is a complete fabrication. Christianity was once considered progressive and revolutionary, now it is a force of conservatism. You're saying that's how Christianity was/is considered, but it's a fabrication? Quite an enduring falsehood. Force of c...
by boda
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

You could, of course, try to argue that TNH is reforming Buddhism, but I don't think you'll be able to convince anyone. We could also argue that each one of us, every day, reforms Buddhism. It's true, too, since every time we choose one text over another, one interpretation of the precepts over ano...
by boda
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 76
Views: 2445

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

It would if the rule were something like: all conservatives are religious and all liberals are atheists. That would be a stupid rule. The evidence shows that conservatives tend to be religious, or at least identify as religious, at around double the rate as liberals. Source? Pew Research Center. I'...

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