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by boda
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 33
Views: 551

Re: Psoriasis

boda is probably right when he says that anyone can be a sucker if given the right strokes: A sucker is, for example, someone who voted for Trump. Being susceptible to suggestion simply suggests that our minds are constantly taking in information, the vast majority of which is beneath our conscious...
by boda
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 213
Views: 5531

Re: Random Thoughts

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by boda
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 33
Views: 551

Re: Psoriasis

Clinical hypnosis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnosis "Treating skin diseases with hypnosis (hypnodermatology) has performed well in treating warts, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis." Hypnosis, you say. https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=25863#p393625 Afterward, the researcher told me that...
by boda
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?
Replies: 28
Views: 540

Re: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?

I think I understand. She's telling me that all of Zen Buddhism is complete nonsense and I need to spend my time doing something else. No. You have not understood at all. If you are in the habit of jumping to conclusions like this, you will probably have a hard time learning. Strangely, so appear t...
by boda
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 37
Views: 500

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

No I googled it. It used to be more commonly spelled with an s in Britain, but they’re finally catching up with the leaders, in spelling emphasise at least. Well, if Google says it. You suspect a clandestine plot to control the minds of Google searchers, via spelling? Those rascally Russian! If I k...
by boda
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 37
Views: 500

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

I doubt regional data is written into the Grammarly algorithm. In any case you’re wrong, it’s more commonly spelled with a z in Britain. Yeah, right, whatever... You would know; being an Englishman like Simon, or somebody with a Tertiary education from an English colony, like me. Right? No I google...
by boda
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 37
Views: 500

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:17 pm
boda wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:06 pm
I take it you mean that in hindsight that you should have emphasized it.
Only if you are Amerikan.
I doubt regional data is written into the Grammarly algorithm. In any case you’re wrong, it’s more commonly spelled with a z in Britain.
by boda
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 37
Views: 500

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

Whether 'the world' is getting worse I have no idea..I suppose it depends on what you mean by the 'world' and 'worse'. I think we can be sure however that samsara remains samsara. And that samsaric sentient life is characterised by dukkha, anatta, and anicca. Just as it always has been. The parts o...
by boda
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The world is getting worse and worse
Replies: 41
Views: 1396

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

Whether 'the world' is getting worse I have no idea..I suppose it depends on what you mean by the 'world' and 'worse'. By 'world' the meaning is what is important to people: the survival of people. By 'worse' the meaning is the decreasing likelihood of the survival of people. End of lesson. Somehow...
by boda
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The world is getting worse and worse
Replies: 41
Views: 1396

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

Simon E. wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:04 am
Whether 'the world' is getting worse I have no idea..I suppose it depends on what you mean by the 'world' and 'worse'.
By 'world' the meaning is what is important to people: the survival of people. By 'worse' the meaning is the decreasing likelihood of the survival of people.

End of lesson.
by boda
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 102
Views: 1645

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:57 pm
boda wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:18 am
Via conceptualisation.
I’m in good company then, but why single me out as the bad guy?
I didn't. You asked a question and I answered it. If anybody else had asked it (including me) I would have given the same answer. Don't be paranoid!
Don't neglect the context! :tongue:
by boda
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 102
Views: 1645

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

I consider you to be a thoughtful enquirer and, at least for the past several months, quite civil in your presentations. I've noticed lately that I get riled up on this forum more than anywhere, from just talking about things. I believe that is because I care about the subject matter on a deep leve...
by boda
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 102
Views: 1645

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

I didn't know that Queequeg had an issue with my interest in the topic but now that I do know I'll try to not bring it up in the future. The admin can run the site however they like, it's their house and I'm just a visitor. You can unbunch your panties. No particular issue with your interest, just ...
by boda
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 102
Views: 1645

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

I think you’re a very good gadfly; thanks for that. No, you're wrong, I've merely been pursuing a line of inquiry that interests me. My mission isn't to upset the status quo or corrupt the innocent. That is pure fantasy . And this is not a temple, it's an online discussion forum. Granted it's a rel...
by boda
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 102
Views: 1645

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:26 pm
Comedy gold in man's search for meaning captured in three minutes:
I think you’re confusing the search for meaning with the effects of good drugs.
by boda
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 102
Views: 1645

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:18 am
boda wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:56 am
How do I reduce something like emptiness to meaning?
Via conceptualisation.
I’m in good company then, but why single me out as the bad guy?
by boda
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 102
Views: 1645

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

The problem isn't with "meaning". The problem is with the primacy that Boda tends to ascribe to it, here and everywhere. Everything is reduced to meaning for him. To the extent "meaning" is the lens used to interpret Buddhism, that's just not a very helpful perspective IMHO. YMMV. How do I reduce s...
by boda
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 102
Views: 1645

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Dharma is not meaningful in and of itself; it is only meaningful as an exit strategy –- the raft that gets abandoned. Nothing exists in and of itself according to dependent origination. When does this abandonment happen? This is a particularly pertinent question for the Mahāyāna tradition in which ...
by boda
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 102
Views: 1645

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Dharma is not meaningful in and of itself; it is only meaningful as an exit strategy –- the raft that gets abandoned. Nothing exists in and of itself according to dependent origination. When does this abandonment happen? This is a particularly pertinent question for the Mahāyāna tradition in which ...
by boda
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 102
Views: 1645

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:11 pm
While these observations might find acquiescence at some level...
Lol, and I was hoping you would try to argue explicitly against them. Darn!