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by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What are common mistakes that beginners make?
Replies: 30
Views: 3779

Re: What are common mistakes that beginners make?

plwk wrote:Start collecting statues, malas, cute mala bags, brocades, books, incense and etc more than one's shelves and drawers can fit...
Not a problem, just get more shelves and drawers.
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human Nature, Politics, and Culture
Replies: 78
Views: 10492

Re: Institutional Buddhism

Aside from science and mathematics, what elements of western culture are important to the human race: hypocrisy, perfected industrial genocide, rapacious capitalism, environmental and natural resource rape, child abuse? What noble attributes of western culture exist? Touché. It is easy to see why s...
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen, Buddhism and culture
Replies: 46
Views: 9212

Re: Institutional Buddhism

by dharmagoat
Wed May 30, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Religion versus spirituality.
Replies: 29
Views: 5092

Re: Religion versus spirituality.

Based on the various people I have met over the years, I find that those that are happy to be classed as "religious" have an air of stability and authority, whereas those that are "spiritual" have a tendency toward naïvety and self-centeredness.
by dharmagoat
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha Booze
Replies: 19
Views: 3806

Re: Buddha Booze

I chose "other" because my drinking habits are such that to answer either "yes" or "no" would be misleading. I very seldom drink, and when I do, it involves such small quatities that any alcoholic effects are usually unnoticeable. I have been a strict teetotaller in the past, and intend to be again ...
by dharmagoat
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy, again
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

Re: Howdy, again

Hello Keith!
It is great to see you here. I look forward to your input. :jumping:
by dharmagoat
Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Getting to Lotus Pose
Replies: 45
Views: 9057

Re: Getting to Lotus Pose

I find that the posture I currently use (Burmese?) ends up placing a lot of weight on my ankles and seems to cause my lower legs to start going numb after about 20 minutes. I too sit in the Burmese posture, and this is exactly what I experience. These days I remedy this by assuming the half-lotus f...

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