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by The Cicada
Sun May 20, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 564
Views: 21056

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I dunno, Greg. I mean, it seems like countries with greater gun constraints also have more constraints on other things, too. Aussies have more constraints on both guns and on the internet, for example. I think that essentially equals less freedom. Children scared of being shot dead while trying to ...
by The Cicada
Sun May 20, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If you had to explain what Buddhahood is....
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: If you had to explain what Buddhahood is....

How long is a string? It seems to either stagnate or derail once i sense that it's coming. Very hard to explain. I agree about the dose being the poison. Did I say the dose was poison? Lol. "Good medicine tastes bitter," though I really have no idea of knowing what you've actually been doing. ...Ha...
by The Cicada
Sun May 20, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1839
Views: 149028

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by The Cicada
Sun May 20, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1839
Views: 149028

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by The Cicada
Sun May 20, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If you had to explain what Buddhahood is....
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: If you had to explain what Buddhahood is....

To enter ultimate reality and see things as they really are. Awakening to the infinite perfection of life. Never coming back to suffering again. But have you heard that samsara and nirvana are ultimately the same? Indeed. It's always been that way. But difficult to grasp in a storm of vasanas and a...
by The Cicada
Sun May 20, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 275
Views: 5775

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

PS: not saying it has to be interpreted this way, I'm just saying those passages don't neccessarily have to be taken literally. And thus begins the program of interpreting sūtras and tantras according to what one wishes they said, instead of what they actually say and what authentic masters such as...
by The Cicada
Sun May 20, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1839
Views: 149028

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by The Cicada
Sun May 20, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 564
Views: 21056

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

One school shooting is already one school shooting too many as far as I am concerned. Some here may be happy to give some leeway and say that it is okay for one school shooting a month, for example, but I really fail to see the logic behind this thinking. And it is not just a case of instituting bu...
by The Cicada
Sun May 20, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If you had to explain what Buddhahood is....
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: If you had to explain what Buddhahood is....

Wicked Yeshe wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 9:20 pm
To enter ultimate reality and see things as they really are. Awakening to the infinite perfection of life. Never coming back to suffering again.
But have you heard that samsara and nirvana are ultimately the same?
by The Cicada
Sun May 20, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1839
Views: 149028

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by The Cicada
Sat May 19, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1839
Views: 149028

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by The Cicada
Sat May 19, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 25
Views: 899

Re: Two months of writing.

Society They'll burn you at the stake Laugh, scoff, attack, berate And attempt to deconstruct you If you won't go along Then, one day, their minds change A wave of energy shifts in the mass And whatever was attacked before Is the new normal I accept that you're all assholes Who think you're really ...
by The Cicada
Fri May 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 22
Views: 320

Re: Enlightenment

Queequeg wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:34 pm
shanyin wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 am
How do you attain enlightenment in Mahayana Buddhism?
Nothing to attain.

:buddha1:

:rolleye:

Sorry. Bad, cryptic Dharma joke.
Divide by shunya.
by The Cicada
Fri May 18, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1839
Views: 149028

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by The Cicada
Fri May 18, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1839
Views: 149028

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by The Cicada
Fri May 18, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1839
Views: 149028

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by The Cicada
Thu May 17, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1839
Views: 149028

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by The Cicada
Thu May 17, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1152

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Our civilization is about to end and who knows what will arise instead of it. My money's on: https://media.serious.io/4b14d93cc2a886ed/serious.gif I could be overly dramatic but I think we're in the perfect storm. With climate change, poisonous oceans, the ruination of the landscape due to neoliber...
by The Cicada
Thu May 17, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1839
Views: 149028

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by The Cicada
Wed May 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1839
Views: 149028

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