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by Marge
Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Feeling grumpy is good for you
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Feeling grumpy is good for you

It makes me happy when Ben cusses, if that tells you anything.
by Marge
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Discernment vs Empathy
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: Discernment vs Empathy

Anicca,

I think I caused myself some bad Karma today because I tried to get offerings and respect, mostly.

Man, letting go is hard. The emotional roller coaster is right.

Thank you so much for this.
by Marge
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Discernment vs Empathy
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Discernment vs Empathy

I was listening to some reflections on the dhamma today, and the topic was discernment vs empathy. Working on empathy for yourself and others, and maybe especially others that might have made you angry or jealous or whatever, is important. Knowing the interdependence of all things is important, but ...
by Marge
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The human/animal realm
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

Re: The human/animal realm

Hi Laurens, I also believe we have a lot of animal traits that are wrapped up in our psyche. As you said, some of them are useful, but many can hamper our more logical mind. In fact, probably most of our so-called evil thoughts are animal thoughts. Buddhism, and Christianity, and probably most relig...
by Marge
Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big Mind Big Heart
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Big Mind Big Heart

This is true. Thank you for reminding me.
by Marge
Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big Mind Big Heart
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Big Mind Big Heart

I need to have compassion and equanimity for someone that makes pain arise in my heart each time I hear their voice or see them. They may drop by tomorrow, and I have been anxious for the last couple of days. I will need to be so very mindful. I need to take responsibility for myself, as annica said...
by Marge
Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?
Replies: 74
Views: 5579

Re: MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES?

Buddhism has many things in common with most religions. Except, unlike some religions with a god, the buddha himself should not and did not want to be idolized, revered. It is a practice, not a dogma. He is a representation only to remind us of a path we can try out for ourselves. Why is it importan...
by Marge
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Buddhist Introvert Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Re: New Buddhist Introvert Introduction

Well, I was raised as an atheist, strangely enough, for having grown up in Utah and I have never been part of any group (until this one). I live in the suburbs (hate now the kids are grown) and I don't know anything about my current relationship. I have a kind of weird sense of humor, as you all wil...
by Marge
Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Buddhist Introvert Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Re: New Buddhist Introvert Introduction

Thank you for the welcome.

I am looking forward to getting to know each of you much better. I can see that while you're a an offbeat group, you're friendly enough. I am happy to be here.
by Marge
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Buddhist Introvert Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

New Buddhist Introvert Introduction

Hello, My name is Marge and I am somewhat new to Buddhism. This is the first time I have ever posted anything on the internet. It will take a little practice, I'm sure, to get into socializing in this way. I am looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone and talking more about buddhism and du...