Meditation is Dead Show more
@ShaunBartone Vipassana (aka mindfulness) meditation is its own particular brain workout that has its own set of effects as people develop that neural pathway. I know of no substitutes, and as Master Ta-Hui wrote: "If you think you have found even one shortcut in Zen, you have already stuck your head in a bowl of glue."
Khruangbin Show more
@ShaunBartone Modifying cornerstones like that reminds me of @BuddhistHulk@twitter.com: SENSE OF HUMOUR IS ELEVENTH PARAMI. https://twitter.com/BuddhistHulk/status/13359878294736898 (In reply to my saying “All dharmas are LOLdharmas.”)
Consciousness and Death Show more
@ShaunBartone Individual consciousness dissolves every time we go to sleep, and rearranges itself for minor things like getting hungry or tired or drunk. Our very food preferences can change as the result of an organ transplant! Meditation helps us recognize the impermanence of the self.
@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/
Welcome to the multiverse Show more
@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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