@craicem It was never particularly busy. I suspect cultivating nonattachment also helps people cut down on their social media time.
Today’s dharma-burger: a prepackaged single serving of cheddar popcorn, from @LesserEvilSnack. Bonus points for making it clear that they’re referencing the Laughing Buddha on the back, rather than Shakyamuni. Gets to “chuckle” on the facepalm-eyeroll-chuckle scale. https://www.lionsroar.com/2015-the-year-in-dharma-burgers/
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@ShaunBartone I think the term “reailty” gets used in different senses and these senses are often confused. One meaning of “reality” is “the measurable physical world”, and another is “a person’s subjective world” (e.g. acknowledging that another’s emotional pain is real to them).
@ShaunBartone Relativity has interesting things to say about how time passes under different circumstances, but it’s still singular, and always subjectively linear. Someone else’s experience may not look linear to you, though.
@craicem The older version of the Jedi Code has a very Taoist feel:
Emotion, yet peace.
Ignorance, yet knowledge.
Passion, yet serenity.
Chaos, yet harmony.
Death, yet the Force.
@craicem The Force sounds a lot like the Tao in other guise. Taoists are much more engaged in the world than Buddhists; the Tao Te Ching is full of advice about wise administration, while Buddhism tends to prefer monastic settings.
@craicem The Jedi strike me as more Taoist than Buddhist.
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@ShaunBartone Also, new technology makes it easier for previously silenced voices to be heard, creating sympathy that bridges lines they used for divide-and-conquer strategies. The authoritarian hierarchy they relied on is under attack, and they are clawing so desperately to hold on to power that they’ve been flushed out into the open.
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