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by DharmaN00b
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Experiences with Art Therapy?
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Experiences with Art Therapy?

I think the topic title is well worded. This is *experiences with* , as a sentient being could be communicating through the medium of words, pictures, touch, body language, tattoos, dancing etc. There was a talk I watched recently where a computer A.I. was fed data about hundreds of ice cream flavou...
by DharmaN00b
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post Truth World
Replies: 46
Views: 983

Re: Post Truth World

Reminds me of an episode from Rick and Morty. Jerry is a mediocre man with a simple problem: he wants to take a couple of strokes off of his golf swing. Rick, the father in law, and genius scientist helps Jerry by giving him a box, which enables him to summon into existence a being called MeSeeks. T...
by DharmaN00b
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post Truth World
Replies: 46
Views: 983

Re: Post Truth World

Yes, words are customary in everyday conversation but problematic when using teleological language in a biological context (The merits of crop spraying). If we were speaking of, let's say, blind selective pressures and genetic mutations we could be tempted to push meaning and purpose to one side. No...
by DharmaN00b
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post Truth World
Replies: 46
Views: 983

Re: Post Truth World

It would appear you're approaching the :quoteunquote: event horizon of English words.
by DharmaN00b
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post Truth World
Replies: 46
Views: 983

Re: Post Truth World

Do you think Buddhist discourse, particularly on emptiness and anatman has the potential to exacerbate or heal the collapse of truth in our modern society? Prompted by invocation of flat Earth theory here on DW. It depends on the generation. I was told what to do what to think and what to feel all ...
by DharmaN00b
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Nasruddin Tale.
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: A Nasruddin Tale.

Ah, is this the Skool of hard knocks? The teacher has a conceptual view of life: he has the A,B and C,s but has been sheltered! (the path is not the road) Since 'the world' gives the test first and the lesson afterwards the noble truths are experienced directly; that is if one survives to give expos...
by DharmaN00b
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Difficulty Leaving the House
Replies: 27
Views: 714

Re: Difficulty Leaving the House

I hope this isn't so much of a non-brainer but how about calling a few centers for an informal chat? Explain your situation and the obstacles you're facing and see if anything resonates.
by DharmaN00b
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Difficulty Leaving the House
Replies: 27
Views: 714

Re: Difficulty Leaving the House

If taking a full journey seems overwhelming try taking small steps in the direction you want.

Can you peek outside the door and catch a whiff of air? Can you stand outside and look around? Do you feel you could go further? Can you take a short walk down the road?
by DharmaN00b
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is the earth flat according to Buddhism?
Replies: 36
Views: 851

Re: Is the earth flat according to Buddhism?

It would appear that belief is the new 'fiat' in that it has no intrinsic value. Given the fact that likes are the new cryptocurrency on social media truth becomes a matter for the vox populi. If we then ask is the earth fiat, ? Then one might suggest it's not worth the paper it's printed on. :mrgre...
by DharmaN00b
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 159
Views: 37078

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

by DharmaN00b
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 1635

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

my teacher said that essentially you don't just one day notice a sudden change on your own, you see it in your interactions with other people, whether it's you reacting to them differently, or someone flat out telling you. At least that's how it's been for them - they speak in a very humble and per...
by DharmaN00b
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: emotional literacy and accumulation of merit
Replies: 19
Views: 856

Re: emotional literacy and accumulation of merit

There is a wild animal in my room. It's bouncing off the walls and tearing up the curtains. If I chase the thing then I'll get tired and frustrated.

The way to deal with it is to sit patiently for the beast to settle down. ?
by DharmaN00b
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 580
Views: 33123

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Please let us forget for a moment how we identify ourselves based upon our food choices. What if you don't eat fish, eggs nuts or seeds? My point is pick on or try to change the minds of those who do not eat any source of Omega 3 (irrespective of the source). If my brain isn't working properly for a...
by DharmaN00b
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Insect apocalypse
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Insect apocalypse

It depends on what you mean. IN one respect this is the proverbial 'thief in the night'. Everyone asleep; few guardians on watch; slow creep. One thing that springs to mind is a book by Rachel Carson, written in the 1960's. This was very influential for modern environmental activism. If you read aro...
by DharmaN00b
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 580
Views: 33123

Re: Great Vegan Debate

:popcorn: All is fair in love and war. Innocence the first casualty, hence the need for orwellian language. What? :shrug: Why do people post in this oblique and gnomic way? Why not just let your yes be yes and your no be no? The dog bowl metaphor tickled my fancy. People tend to become protective o...
by DharmaN00b
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 580
Views: 33123

Re: Great Vegan Debate

:popcorn: All is fair in love and war. Innocence the first casualty, hence the need for orwellian language.
by DharmaN00b
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 580
Views: 33123

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I did watch and react to the trailer but I believe you mean the full documentary! At the end of the trailer Patrick Baboumian stated: "How did you get as strong as an ox? And my answer was: Have you ever seen an ox eating meat?" This is plain demagogy. Oxen are capable of transforming cellulose and...
by DharmaN00b
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 580
Views: 33123

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Omega3 fatty acids..!? ' There is no plant source for omega 3 fatty acids except for ALA in some seeds. Humans need omega 3 in the form of DH and EPA. The conversion of ALA into EPA/DHA in humans is extremely inefficient (ca. 5% efficiency, basically negligeblle) Omega 3 is needed, among other thin...
by DharmaN00b
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 580
Views: 33123

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Did you see it? I did watch and react to the trailer but I believe you mean the full documentary! At the end of the trailer Patrick Baboumian stated: "How did you get as strong as an ox? And my answer was: Have you ever seen an ox eating meat?" While his statement could be viewed as disingenuous, p...
by DharmaN00b
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 580
Views: 33123

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Biological anomalies are part of the reason we're in such a state and failing as terresTrial stewards. Perhaps the film makers had somthing to prove, just like e eryone else josstling to be on top. There's always an exception; like saying my dad is 90 smokes 50 a day and glugs 20 raw eggs. So if you...

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