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by kayy
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Spiritual Women Have More Sex
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Spiritual Women Have More Sex

Hmm...well, it hasn't worked for me so far!
by kayy
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Understanding Engineers
Replies: 41
Views: 3408

Re: Understanding Engineers

The graduate with a science degree asks, 'Why does it work?' The graduate with an engineering degree asks, 'How does it work?' The graduate with an accounting degree asks, 'How much will it cost?' The graduate with an arts degree asks, 'Do you want fries with that?' INDEED! From a jobless, penniles...
by kayy
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Mindfulness and exercise/sports
Replies: 25
Views: 3643

Re: Mindfulness and exercise/sports

Well done Kate! I'm still swimming laps in the pool but not as often as I like. I find if I don't have to share a lane with anyone (which is rare), my mindfulness increases as I just use the black line at the bottom of the pool to anchor my mind and my stroke. kind regards Ben Lately I've been tryi...
by kayy
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Music
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Music

This may be a bit unorthodox, but I'd like to share with you my experience of music and ask you for your own experiences and feelings about it. My preferred type of music is classical. I find that it expresses something...emotions, life...in a beautiful, beautiful way. Take Chopin's piano music... p...
by kayy
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Mindfulness and exercise/sports
Replies: 25
Views: 3643

Re: Mindfulness and exercise/sports

I do a fair amount of running and find that my mind wanders far less when running than when doing other activities. I get into a rhythm and often end up in a slight trance-like state. I dunno whether that's particularly useful for anything, but I always feel great after running, decreases my levels ...
by kayy
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Mindfulness and exercise/sports
Replies: 25
Views: 3643

Re: Mindfulness and exercise/sports

Hi Ed Please don't laugh at what i am about to tell you...Its so 'buddhist geek'... For a while there I used to play my teacher chanting suttas via my earpieces while on the treadmill/stationery bike/rowing machine. That didn't last long but i maintained awareness of sensation without reacting duri...
by kayy
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ha ha ha
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: ha ha ha

Great, thanks!

May your day be filled with silly puns.

Katy
by kayy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ha ha ha
Replies: 2
Views: 324

ha ha ha

Are there any examples of humour in any of the scriptures? (and no, that's not a joke!)

What part, if any, does humour play in your understanding of life, and in your practice?

For me I guess it amounts to not taking things so seriously... laughing at myself...

:jumping:
by kayy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Super Bowl today!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1479

Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Annabel wrote:What did the Buddha say

Is that the start of a joke?
by kayy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: illusion
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

illusion

I read and hear a lot of Buddhists talk about the world as "an illusion." What exactly does this mean? Am I right in thinking that it would be more accurate to say that our view of the world is an illusion (that is, unless you're a Buddha) ? I fail to see how the world is an illusion. OK - nothing i...
by kayy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Do you have to abstain from sex to achieve jhana?
Replies: 76
Views: 10305

Re: Do you have to abstain from sex to achieve jhana?

what is sex? does it somehow fall outside of nama and rupa? if not how then is it different from plowing a field or getting all worked up over a political debate? or take for instance a sports match, there is the physical side of it while there is the lust and craving to win. can athletes not achie...
by kayy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Snakes & Ladders
Replies: 11
Views: 2104

Re: Snakes & Ladders

I just discovered that Snakes and ladders originated in india! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakes_and_ladders" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Snakes and Ladders originated in India as a game based on morality called Vaikuntapaali or Paramapada Sopanam (the ladder to salvation).[3] T...
by kayy
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hi from Bennett
Replies: 76
Views: 9081

Re: Hi from Bennett

Hi Bennett!

You can get a dhamma wheel super mario game?! That is my dream!

If you have any super mario game websites, please can you put the link on here? I LOVE mario.

Thanks :jumping:

Katy
by kayy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the Dhamma without rebirth: amoral and what else?
Replies: 107
Views: 8457

Re: the Dhamma without rebirth: amoral and what else?

Nowheat, Another (and to my mind deeper) argument is that without rebirth, there's no urgent reason to seek total liberation from samsara. If it's just a matter of getting through one's present life, we could just as well learn to manage samsara better, or achieve a higher-quality samsara. What is ...
by kayy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Guess who you're thinking of
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Guess who you're thinking of

didn't get it.

It said "is your character human?"

answer: yes.

Then it asked "does your character stand on two legs?"

Er.... ?
by kayy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: what the buddha taught
Replies: 55
Views: 4324

Re: what the buddha taught

Apologies to all for the slight detour into depression and whatnot...!

:focus:
by kayy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: what the buddha taught
Replies: 55
Views: 4324

Re: what the buddha taught

Maybe some people would tell me that by returning to my worldly attachments, I was just running away from my suffering, trying to find solace in impermanent things. This is true. But when you suffer from depression, and when you are suicidally depressed, it is simply not a viable option to delve in...
by kayy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: what the buddha taught
Replies: 55
Views: 4324

Re: what the buddha taught

Katy, In reading through your response to me and your “depression” msg, I think I see what you are struggling with. One teacher that I had would say: Keep it light and easy . Do not get so grim about it. Part of the problem is that you are looking at texts that are directed at monastics, and the Bu...
by kayy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In Love - what to do about it?
Replies: 82
Views: 8646

Re: In Love - what to do about it?

Point taken about TNH, Batchelor, Goldstein etc. In order to teach a lay community effectively, though, I would still argue that it is necessary to have real experience as a lay practitioner, so as to gain a real understanding of the things we have to deal with living in society, having jobs, relat...