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by lobster
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Suchness and then Emptiness.
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Suchness and then Emptiness.

White Lotus wrote:.Seeing is the most exalted paramita, Prajna. the time of seeing is the culmination of any path.

I hope this is clear and helpful.

nothing special,

best wishes, Tom.
It is clear and helpful. I would suggest culmination is a good beginning . . . unless you are not going anywhere . . . :popcorn:
by lobster
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally deciding to come out of my shell and say hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: Finally deciding to come out of my shell and say hello!

Hi :hi:

Hope you are interested in popcorn dharma. If not, no worries. Plenty to discuss and learn . . . maybe even practice . . . :smile:
by lobster
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Forgiveness?
Replies: 17
Views: 4000

Re: Forgiveness?

Excellent thread.

Forgiving is mindful forgetting or letting go. Forgive yourself and spread outwards. We haz plan! :twothumbsup:
by lobster
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Adjusting to Buddhism - keeping cool, argumenents
Replies: 12
Views: 985

Re: Adjusting to Buddhism - keeping cool, argumenents

thanks people, would like to hear your experiences too... I only argue/debate with people likely to win. This way I learn. You on the other hand argue for the sake of it as we both know and you admit. So consider this a statement of fact. If you wish to argue about that . . . find someone else to i...
by lobster
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream-Like Nature of Life
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Dream-Like Nature of Life

Apart from waking up to the consensus dream delusion, or developing wisdom-compassion for the snoozing inside ourself and others . . . I believe it was Bodhi Mantonette who stated in a moment that cost her head:

'let them eat popcorn'
:popcorn:

. . . actually I may have dreamt that . . . :oops:
by lobster
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Dharma practice atmospere"
Replies: 22
Views: 1741

Re: "Dharma practice atmospere"

How do you create this "Dharma practice atmosphere"? :twothumbsup: A very good question. My recommendation would be everywhere and sideways and twice on Sundays. In other words you use everything you can and have. If anyone knows a simpler way to give up the non essential . . . then we are all ears...
by lobster
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Each love is unique
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: Each love is unique

Perhaps.

Is that so unique? :popcorn:
by lobster
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Greetings

actann wrote:Hi, all. I am new here
Well said. Who isn't. :bow:

Hi.
by lobster
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Untraditional zazen?
Replies: 22
Views: 2182

Re: Untraditional zazen?

Some useful encouragement from the guys :twothumbsup:

Untraditional zazen, non Buddhist . . . whatever next . . . heretical Zen perhaps?

After effort, ease, after ease, effort.

We haz plan! :meditate:
by lobster
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: Hello!

Hi,

The wrong place can be the right place for a time. Hope it all works out for you. :namaste:
by lobster
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantras
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: Mantras

The last few days, the mantra has been HIG HIG HIGEDDY HO. However it changes a lot according to circumstance. OM MANE PEME HUM I use a lot. OM YA HA HUM and in a formal setting to keep the family amused I might chant Migtsema, Guru Rinpoche, Medicine Buddha or something that does not scare the squi...
by lobster
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 35
Views: 2064

Re: Enlightenment

When you ask what enlightenment means to me, I guess the first thing that springs to mind is 'unconditional relatedness'. There's a sense of being related to everything and everyone around you. That is one thing. Another thing is experiencing an 'increasing sense of the transparency of thought and ...
by lobster
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: New member

Hi Paloma :hi:

Hope you find what you are looking for :twothumbsup:

Concepts don't drop by magic. I suppose practice might be one way . . . :popcorn:
by lobster
Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Soreness in thighs.
Replies: 9
Views: 1633

Re: Soreness in thighs.

Any ideas or tips for dealing with pain and stiffness in thighs, especially after sitting. I have been doing more sitting of late but am noticing a real stiffness in my thigh muscles...hobbling around for a while like an old man...well I am quite old!!!!!! Try a chair. If you can not sit in a chair...
by lobster
Fri May 30, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Greetings

:twothumbsup:

Hi
by lobster
Fri May 30, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Form Plus Emptiness
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Form Plus Emptiness

Plus Emptiness walk through hintings crumbling as felt asphalt, The sky is clear, tinted, tainted Without consciousness itself Moonlight added to this way chirps become bright crystals Scattered in silence an air herd the mountains Both stolid yet transparent My love glows out and about a couple wat...
by lobster
Fri May 30, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Hello from Texas

DharmaCloud wrote:Hello everyone.
I am trying to accept where I am and start from here.
Hi

:twothumbsup:

Sounds like a sound plan of action . . .

Good luck here and elsewhere :smile:
by lobster
Thu May 22, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time for a universal morality?
Replies: 22
Views: 2157

Re: Time for a universal morality?

Guys,

What form do you feel this required but 'not so simple' morality will take?

Be kind? Is that a moral choice? Do we need to exemplify some realistic ideal? :group:
by lobster
Sun May 18, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My First Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: My First Buddha

:woohoo:

Now we can stop our babies sleeping with crucifixes . . . ah mind training and dogma, the younger the better . . .

OM MANI PEME HUM :stirthepot:
by lobster
Wed May 14, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist)
Replies: 56
Views: 4288

Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist)

:popcorn:

:twothumbsup:

Science is so . . . what is the word? Scientific.

I'll join. :woohoo: