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by dharmagoat
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Only 400 PPM? Doesn't that mean we still have 999600 PPM to go? :popcorn:
by dharmagoat
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kensho and Satori
Replies: 54
Views: 6865

Re: Kensho and Satori

Are kensho and satori a matter of degree?
by dharmagoat
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

In the 1950's we had nuclear powered jets(Corvair Crusader) and the gains in nuclear technology for the next 20 years were staggering. Then we chickened out, thanks peaceniks. Research since then has been a joke by comparison. But even so we have two types of reactors that have very little radiatio...
by dharmagoat
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Huseng wrote:I wonder if those scientists drove to work in cars...
Or caught a bus, or cycled to work on a bicycle made using fossil-fuel energy... The problem is that we don't have enough options in place to behave any better.
by dharmagoat
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: 400 PPM: Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross Threshold

Things just keep getting worse. I've accepted this, but still I can't help but look in awe at how this is unfolding. I am the same. It can't be said that we are not living in a very interesting time. I am sad for those who are just starting out in life. When I was young it was the threat of nuclear...
by dharmagoat
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: I'm da illest buddhist you ever seen...
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: I'm da illest buddhist you ever seen...

Anders wrote:"The instructor told us to do a 45 minute meditation. I nailed it in ten."

:rolling:
That's my favourite too.
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What are common mistakes that beginners make?
Replies: 30
Views: 2111

Re: What are common mistakes that beginners make?

I have a common mistake that beginners make: Trying to be Tibetan... or Japanese, or Thai, or Sri Lankan, or Korean... but especially Tibetan.
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What are common mistakes that beginners make?
Replies: 30
Views: 2111

Re: What are common mistakes that beginners make?

plwk wrote:Start collecting statues, malas, cute mala bags, brocades, books, incense and etc more than one's shelves and drawers can fit...
Not a problem, just get more shelves and drawers.
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human Nature, Politics, and Culture
Replies: 78
Views: 6663

Re: Institutional Buddhism

Aside from science and mathematics, what elements of western culture are important to the human race: hypocrisy, perfected industrial genocide, rapacious capitalism, environmental and natural resource rape, child abuse? What noble attributes of western culture exist? Touché. It is easy to see why s...
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen, Buddhism and culture
Replies: 46
Views: 6460

Re: Institutional Buddhism

:smile:
by dharmagoat
Wed May 30, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Religion versus spirituality.
Replies: 29
Views: 3325

Re: Religion versus spirituality.

Based on the various people I have met over the years, I find that those that are happy to be classed as "religious" have an air of stability and authority, whereas those that are "spiritual" have a tendency toward naïvety and self-centeredness.
by dharmagoat
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha Booze
Replies: 19
Views: 2336

Re: Buddha Booze

I chose "other" because my drinking habits are such that to answer either "yes" or "no" would be misleading. I very seldom drink, and when I do, it involves such small quatities that any alcoholic effects are usually unnoticeable. I have been a strict teetotaller in the past, and intend to be again ...
by dharmagoat
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy, again
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

Re: Howdy, again

Hello Keith!
It is great to see you here. I look forward to your input. :jumping:
by dharmagoat
Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Getting to Lotus Pose
Replies: 45
Views: 6575

Re: Getting to Lotus Pose

I find that the posture I currently use (Burmese?) ends up placing a lot of weight on my ankles and seems to cause my lower legs to start going numb after about 20 minutes. I too sit in the Burmese posture, and this is exactly what I experience. These days I remedy this by assuming the half-lotus f...

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