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The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 7:17 pm
by Queequeg
From time to time, we have laugh out loud, spit-your-beverage-on-your-keyboard posts. Here's where we can collect them.

To post, use the quote function, copy-and-paste, so that source thread can be captured.

To start us off:

From, "Who do Psychics talk to?"
£$&^@ wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Viach wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn.
1) Themselves.
2) Their accountants.

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 4:28 pm
by Aemilius
3. People who are still in the in-between state
4. People who have been reborn as gods or devas of the kamaloka heavens, or as gods or devas in the rupaloka or arupaloka heavens
5. People who have been reborn elsewhere in the wheel of becoming
6. People who have been reborn in the purerealms, i.e. in the realms beyond samsara

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 4:42 pm
by Queequeg
Aemilius wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:28 pm
3. People who are still in the in-between state
4. People who have been reborn as gods or devas of the kamaloka heavens, or as gods or devas in the rupaloka or arupaloka heavens
5. People who have been reborn elsewhere in the wheel of becoming
6. People who have been reborn in the purerealms, i.e. in the realms beyond samsara
Boo.

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:06 pm
by boda
Hmm, the topic seems to confirm my observation that the forum is generally lacking in humor. Taking ourselves too seriously is not a sign of spiritual progress. :|

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:27 pm
by Grigoris
Aemilius wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:28 pm
3. People who are still in the in-between state
4. People who have been reborn as gods or devas of the kamaloka heavens, or as gods or devas in the rupaloka or arupaloka heavens
5. People who have been reborn elsewhere in the wheel of becoming
6. People who have been reborn in the purerealms, i.e. in the realms beyond samsara
What is on the opposite end of the spectrum from gold?

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:02 pm
by DharmaN00b
boda wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:06 pm
Hmm, the topic seems to confirm my observation that the forum is generally lacking in humor. Taking ourselves too seriously is not a sign of spiritual progress. :|
I pulled an all-nighter and trawled through 30 pages of 'the lounge' before falling into a stupor (sadface). I also laugh internally 99% of the time so no coffee came back out.

Jokes on me. :mrgreen:

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:02 pm
by Yavana
Grigoris wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Aemilius wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:28 pm
3. People who are still in the in-between state
4. People who have been reborn as gods or devas of the kamaloka heavens, or as gods or devas in the rupaloka or arupaloka heavens
5. People who have been reborn elsewhere in the wheel of becoming
6. People who have been reborn in the purerealms, i.e. in the realms beyond samsara
What is on the opposite end of the spectrum from gold?
Image

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:56 am
by Aemilius
Queequeg wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:42 pm
Aemilius wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:28 pm
3. People who are still in the in-between state
4. People who have been reborn as gods or devas of the kamaloka heavens, or as gods or devas in the rupaloka or arupaloka heavens
5. People who have been reborn elsewhere in the wheel of becoming
6. People who have been reborn in the purerealms, i.e. in the realms beyond samsara
Boo.
"In the in-between state you will see those that are similar to you (in consciousness)", Bardo Thödol. Similarly in the in-between state of life you will see and be in contact with those that are similar to you. The psychics are also people in the in-between state of life.

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:51 pm
by Queequeg
Aemilius wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:56 am
Queequeg wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:42 pm
Aemilius wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:28 pm
3. People who are still in the in-between state
4. People who have been reborn as gods or devas of the kamaloka heavens, or as gods or devas in the rupaloka or arupaloka heavens
5. People who have been reborn elsewhere in the wheel of becoming
6. People who have been reborn in the purerealms, i.e. in the realms beyond samsara
Boo.
"In the in-between state you will see those that are similar to you (in consciousness)", Bardo Thödol. Similarly in the in-between state of life you will see and be in contact with those that are similar to you. The psychics are also people in the in-between state of life.
Uh huh.

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:25 am
by Aemilius
Grigoris wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Aemilius wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:28 pm
3. People who are still in the in-between state
4. People who have been reborn as gods or devas of the kamaloka heavens, or as gods or devas in the rupaloka or arupaloka heavens
5. People who have been reborn elsewhere in the wheel of becoming
6. People who have been reborn in the purerealms, i.e. in the realms beyond samsara
What is on the opposite end of the spectrum from gold?
The opposite of matter is antimatter. Gold is one of the elements and its opposite would be antigold. Antigold is mentioned in this video about antimatter (at 2min12s)


Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:29 am
by Grigoris
Aemilius wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:25 am
Grigoris wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Aemilius wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 4:28 pm
3. People who are still in the in-between state
4. People who have been reborn as gods or devas of the kamaloka heavens, or as gods or devas in the rupaloka or arupaloka heavens
5. People who have been reborn elsewhere in the wheel of becoming
6. People who have been reborn in the purerealms, i.e. in the realms beyond samsara
What is on the opposite end of the spectrum from gold?
The opposite of matter is antimatter. Gold is one of the elements and its opposite would be antigold. Antigold is mentioned in this video about antimatter (at 2min12s)

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Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:29 am
by PeterC
I get the feeling that this thread isn't really working out as was intended

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:36 am
by Könchok Thrinley
PeterC wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:29 am
I get the feeling that this thread isn't really working out as was intended
Dunno, looks like classic Dharma Wheel to me.

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:40 am
by Yavana
Miroku wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:36 am
PeterC wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:29 am
I get the feeling that this thread isn't really working out as was intended
Dunno, looks like classic Dharma Wheel to me.
Of course.

"Life is one continuous mistake." — Dogen / Japanese proverb

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:20 am
by catmoon
Well isn't this odd. I've devoted way more of my time here to humour than I should, but I didn't make the list. Maybe because a lot of it was Lolcat memes. Just ask Greg, he will testify that most of my many posts here are funny, if not outright laughable...

BTW I think you missed an important source of DW humour.... signatures and taglines.

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:05 am
by Yavana
catmoon wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:20 am
BTW I think you missed an important source of DW humour.... signatures and taglines.

Sergeant Schultz knew everything there was to know.—catmoon's signature

"Speaking" of Sergeant Schultz...

Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Tiantai Doctrine of Evil as the Good: A Response to David R. Loy


Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:55 pm
by Dechen Norbu
:focus:
Queequeg wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:17 pm

Its the Finger-Wagging Precept. "I shall not stop wagging my finger until all beings have been shamed."
:lol: