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by boda
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?

The fossil record indicates that humans have only existed for around 200,000 years, not 5 million.
by boda
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Basic fitness
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Basic fitness

Then I took up swimming - aimed for 20 x 50 meter laps, i.e. 1 Km. When I first started, I could hardly do a lap, but stuck with it - took about 6 weeks to work up to that. Likewise, had a great physical effect, hugely improved the physique. I still do a 20-lap swim regularly in summer (very slowly...
by boda
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Basic fitness
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Basic fitness

A couple of sets (10-15 reps) for every mussel group a few times a week should maintain good conditioning. Do enough weight where around 10 reps reaches near mussel failure. You’ll only be sore when starting, or if there are big gapes between workouts, like over a week or so. I’ve found that dumbbel...
by boda
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 42
Views: 1344

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

I think if you look at Osho’s eyes you can see some kind of psychosis, perhaps that why Sheila is currently working with the mentally ill. ??? Sheila was the nuttiest one of all and appeared to have no remorse for her actions. Either sociopathic or arrogant righteousness, if there’s a difference be...
by boda
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Solo Retreat

I recall reading some research about how people generally perform better when in the company of others, and that this finding extends to other species. They say even ants have an extra spring in their step when around other ants. So there's that.
by boda
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Last Jedi? What'd you think?
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Last Jedi? What'd you think?

I don't know if it's part of the so called "feminist agendas" take but the Laura Dern casting did seem a bit off for some reason that I can't pin down.
by boda
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is it good not to exist?
Replies: 29
Views: 934

Re: Is it good not to exist?

It's off topic but in short, their is a whole line of comedy that is funny simply because we think "me too". And the term existential while very accurate in this context was in fact new to me in that context. Something like " I fear death too, lol "? "Extremely subtle " is a quote from the Nagarjun...
by boda
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is it good not to exist?
Replies: 29
Views: 934

Re: Is it good not to exist?

So I get what your saying, and I will not forget my interest to escape existential angst )))))))))))))) but this subtle perspective on emptiness is I think more accurate than a hard and fast idea of what does and does not exist, not withstanding the truth of your original statement Grigoris. Both t...
by boda
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Solo Retreat

Camping would be no option for me, because I think nature is able to keep us busy all the time (cooking, moskitos, equipement, too hot/too cold ... etc). All the chores could be part of the mindful practice. But yeah, nature can be unpredictable and potentially distracting. On the other hand, there...
by boda
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Solo Retreat

seeker242 wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:20 pm
It's best to have a prearranged schedule instead of just doing whatever. Essentially, you just take the temple retreat schedule and use that by yourself.
Yeah I was thinking of doing it just like this, and with all meals worked out and everything.
by boda
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered
Replies: 28
Views: 640

Re: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered

Human 'culture' has always existed in some form. Indeed. But aboriginal Australian culture is unbroken/continuous. Can it be said that indigenous Australian's had a civilization? I guess it depends on how you define the term "civilisation". Non-sustainability? In which case our species is screwed. ...
by boda
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Re: Solo Retreat

I don't know why I didn't think of doing a search before starting this topic. There are a few but no one reporting on their experience. Honestly it depends on how long you want to stay in solo retreat. If you want to try something longer I think it is better to maybe go with longer group retreat fir...
by boda
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 471

Solo Retreat

I've been toying with the idea of going on a solo retreat lately and was wondering if anyone here has tried it and what their experience may have been like. I was thinking of camping for a few days, or maybe renting a cheep out of the way place. The basic idea being to remove as many distractions as...
by boda
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered
Replies: 28
Views: 640

Re: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered

Given we are incapable of making something that travels at the speed of light, or that can last 40,000 years*, I guess we have to get our shit together down here on Earth then... *Except for aboriginal Australian culture. That has lasted more than 60,000 years. Human 'culture' has always existed in...
by boda
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Surprises in Buddhism?
Replies: 21
Views: 736

Re: Surprises in Buddhism?

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:42 pm
strings on a lute...
String instruments are hard to play, unfortunately.
by boda
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Surprises in Buddhism?
Replies: 21
Views: 736

Re: Surprises in Buddhism?

We are social beings and have apparently inborn ideas about how the world should be organized. We also have an inborn tendency to crave fat, sweet, and other things that are not well adapted to the current state of affairs. We can consciously suppress these cravings to good effect. Anarchism is a n...
by boda
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Why being a loner may be good for your health
Replies: 20
Views: 597

Re: Why being a loner may be good for your health

Creativity and contemplation may require alone time but isn't this just out of necessity? It's as though the claim is that creatives and contemplatives are naturally happier. I don't think that's the case at all.
by boda
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is it good not to exist?
Replies: 29
Views: 934

Re: Is it good not to exist?

tomschwarz wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:42 am
the question is, what value does Buddhist training in the non-existence side give to you?
It relieves existential angst, to some degree, simply.
by boda
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Discussion/debate/argument
Replies: 61
Views: 977

Re: Discussion/debate/argument

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:35 am
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Kinda like an inverted food pyramid, with most consuming their calories in the form of sugar, fat, salt, and starches.

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by boda
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 230
Views: 8217

Re: Random Thoughts

With my MoviePass I've seen the following: All the Money in the World Downsizing Star Wars Three Billboards Phantom Thread... All for 10 bucks. I walked out on Three Billboards (hey, it was basically free) and Phantom Thread was a long, disappointing movie mostly. Did anyone else see Three Billboar...