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by Dave The Seeker
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attachment to a girl
Replies: 25
Views: 4207

Re: Attachment to a girl

greentara, I'm 42 years old. And to be a bit more clear on the relationship, if something happens it happens. But that's really not the relationship I'm seeking. If I wanted physical relations there's plenty of women in the area that would be willing to be part of that. Sad, but true. Justsit, I hav...
by Dave The Seeker
Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attachment to a girl
Replies: 25
Views: 4207

Attachment to a girl

Well as it says in the title, I'm becoming very attached to this great girl I met. As some of you know I'm an alcoholic in recovery, she is an addict in recovery. I've been told to keep my distance because two people in early recovery will usually mess each other up. I never plan on or want to drink...
by Dave The Seeker
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: The Lowly Pun
Replies: 5
Views: 2462

Re: The Lowly Pun

Thanks Will, those really brightened my day! :rolling:
by Dave The Seeker
Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Avoiding the stream?
Replies: 57
Views: 10735

Re: Avoiding the stream?

In my understanding, which is quite limited, there are no bodies that can remain indefinitely. These four Arahants who the Buddha asked to remain until the arrival of Maitreya will cease to exist at that time. It may be eons, but their bodies/existence will physically end. Nothing is eternal as we u...
by Dave The Seeker
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Breaking the Ego and arrogance
Replies: 12
Views: 2204

Re: Breaking the Ego and arrogance

catmoon wrote:I got something quite helpful from a bumper sticker. It said:

"Don't believe everything you think."
Ahh bumper sticker wisdom, it is sometimes the greatest teacher that day.

Thanks cat :twothumbsup:
by Dave The Seeker
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Breaking the Ego and arrogance
Replies: 12
Views: 2204

Re: Breaking the Ego and arrogance

Thank you so much for all the great replies. I guess I have a lot to work with. Yes I do feel very fortunate to have come into contact with the Buddhas teachings, and have the rest of this life to practice. I do feel that through practice I will be able to overcome at least some of the challenges I ...
by Dave The Seeker
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Breaking the Ego and arrogance
Replies: 12
Views: 2204

Re: Breaking the Ego and arrogance

Thank you both for the input. I will do these things and try to be more attentive to the actions that involve the ego.

:namaste:
by Dave The Seeker
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Breaking the Ego and arrogance
Replies: 12
Views: 2204

Breaking the Ego and arrogance

I know I still have an ego, sometimes too big.
I was told I was an arrogant person yesterday, I asked a few who knew me if I was. They said once in a while.

These are things I need to overcome and am asking advise from my friends here.

:namaste:
by Dave The Seeker
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism and alcoholism and my experiences
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: Buddhism and alcoholism and my experiences

That is a really good posting. Thank you. I rejoice in you becoming sober and realizing these things at your young age. I am also an alcoholic, and in 5 days will be sober a year. I drank heavily longer than you've been alive. Buddhism is also what is helping me stay sober. You seem to have a great ...
by Dave The Seeker
Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alayavijnana - Dharma For Dummies
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: Alayavijnana - Dharma For Dummies

Hello my friend, Karma is actions. That is the actual meaning. So is the action wholesome or unwholesome? So for each of our actions there is a consequence. That is Karma coming "ripe" of fulfilling the reaction to the action. Have you looked here: http://lamayeshe.com/" onclick="window.open(this.hr...
by Dave The Seeker
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Richard Dawkins: If I met god when I die
Replies: 48
Views: 7931

Re: Richard Dawkins: If I met god when I die

undefineable wrote:
Dave The Seeker wrote:And how can you be certain there's a god or satan?
Moreover, whatever happened to agnosticism? :toilet: :thinking:
good point
by Dave The Seeker
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: trying on different outfits
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Re: trying on different outfits

Visiting different centers of different traditions is fine in my opinion. You need to find your own path, no one can point it out for you. Why formally leave the Zen center? If you like sitting there, then go sit there. If you enjoy the other center, then visit that one more often. Do what feels rig...
by Dave The Seeker
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Altar in Bedroom
Replies: 50
Views: 9958

Re: Altar in Bedroom

Thanks for all the additional input on this topic.

some great points.

:namaste:
by Dave The Seeker
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Richard Dawkins: If I met god when I die
Replies: 48
Views: 7931

Re: Richard Dawkins: If I met god when I die

Alex123 wrote:
undefineable wrote:The difference with the 4NT atleast is that they're easily verifiable claims about 'a priori' experience, rather factual claims about the outside world.
How can we be certain that this a priori experience isn't planted by God (or Satan)?
And how can you be certain there's a god or satan?
by Dave The Seeker
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Richard Dawkins: If I met god when I die
Replies: 48
Views: 7931

Re: Richard Dawkins: If I met god when I die

Even Buddhists are believers. 1) We Believe in Historical Buddha, though there isn't foolproof evidence that Historical Buddha Gotama existed. Even if He existed, we can't prove for certain that 2) He was full Awakened. Even if he was, we can't prove that he 3) He didn't say un-truths, for whatever...
by Dave The Seeker
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator: JKhedrup
Replies: 15
Views: 4655

Re: New Moderator: JKhedrup

Thanks for stepping up to help Venerable
:namaste:
by Dave The Seeker
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Respecting Dharma books
Replies: 17
Views: 2534

Re: Respecting Dharma books

Thanks for all the repies. As I said, I just wanted to b :namaste: e sure that itwasn't being disrespecful.
by Dave The Seeker
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Respecting Dharma books
Replies: 17
Views: 2534

Re: Respecting Dharma books

Thanks Seishin. I understand the respect aspect, but was really just asking to be sure. I wasn't sure if the glove box would be disrespectful. I will find something to protect the bool/s as well.

:namaste:
by Dave The Seeker
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Respecting Dharma books
Replies: 17
Views: 2534

Re: Respecting Dharma books

As usual, thanks Padma :namaste:

So I'm taking it as it's a ok :twothumbsup:
by Dave The Seeker
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Respecting Dharma books
Replies: 17
Views: 2534

Respecting Dharma books

This time of year, harvest season, I'm in my truck for hours and hours on end. Sitting a lot of the time. I was wondering if keeping a book I'm reading in the glove box of the truck would be disrespecting the Dharma. I have time to read and just don't want it bouncing around or falling in the floor ...

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