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by Jesse
Thu May 03, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 5881

Re: Young people are loneliest?

In one of C.S. Lewis' sci-fi novels, he predicted that men and women would someday lie down not with actual human beings, but cunningly-fashioned images of people, and thus avoid real human contact. In the modern industrialized societies of Europe, America, and East and Southeast Asia, young people...
by Jesse
Wed May 02, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 54
Views: 11053

Re: Two months of writing.

Do you gentlefolk, chicas, and assorted critters mind if I take a crack at this poetry thing? No need to respond—here goes: Pick at You Fat, oval, Pokemon face Brown Pikachu complete with cheeks You and your stupid capris. One of eight daughters, one of two Why did I pay for what was never done By ...
by Jesse
Tue May 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 54
Views: 11053

Re: Two months of writing.

Snowing Ashes ---- I penned a pen bent out of my mind asylum I seek, and of fetid dreams I reek silence dreaded, but it seems it's all she can speak.. should have taken my time, but padded cells they shook us to the core; in our loneliness we held each other in embrace like no-one has ever been hel...
by Jesse
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra: "Until we come to..."
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Re: Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra: "Until we come to..."

Doesn't the Diamond Sutra go into more detail? I thought both sutras were fairly identical in content? I may be wrong. I just thought the content was similar: “Subhuti, do you think that you can measure all of the space in the Eastern Heavens?” “No, Most Honored One. One cannot possibly measure all ...
by Jesse
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 54
Views: 11053

Re: Two months of writing.

Profound Darkness; Exuberant Light -- You know, when the police show up, and take you away; it's imperative to know the narrative, and.... When you know just the right thing's to say, an actor without a conscious, or desire to face the days to come. I'm a pretender, and liar and a fake. snakes slit...
by Jesse
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3244
Views: 398492

Re: Music time

by Jesse
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 54
Views: 11053

Re: Two months of writing.

I fu.cking hate this world I hate everything and everyone in it every single time I put my mind to something and pour out my heart the universe conspires to leave me wanting I fuc.king hate you, and you know just whom you are. I said I wanted to be like you, but I think in the end, I and all those l...
by Jesse
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: An amazing Meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: An amazing Meditation

Glad you have taken up meditation again and that you are enjoying the ephemeral moments Jesse. . :anjali: Me too. The meds im on allow me to actually practice again. whereas before it was rather impossible due to certain mental afflictions. :smile: Left my phone on yesterday and got interrupted haha.
by Jesse
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: An amazing Meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

An amazing Meditation

So, I've decided to begin meditating again. I just ended my second session in a very very long time. I clearly saw that everything that arises creates suffering because the moment it arises we grasp on to it, and in doing so it creates the self. when we become detached from this habitual tendency to...
by Jesse
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: To be somebody, or to be nobody
Replies: 17
Views: 1938

Re: To be somebody, or to be nobody

A nobody ofcourse. I don't own a single thing that identifies me as a buddhist. Secret yogi indeed. Well, you just identified yourself as a somebody: as a secret yogi. Not only that. I do in fact own some buddhist calligraphy that i made myself and a copy of the heart sutra. Yikes! :rolling: Are yo...
by Jesse
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: To be somebody, or to be nobody
Replies: 17
Views: 1938

Re: To be somebody, or to be nobody

To die the death of a nameless faceless animal ---- i think this is what we fear most and what thousands of years of human culture have conspired to avoid and deny this basic reality. i tell myself i am nothing but another amoeba floating around in this petri dish called earth, i will disappear wit...
by Jesse
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Dangers of Meditation?
Replies: 34
Views: 7750

Re: Dangers of Meditation?

Personally, I have experienced psychosis, resurfaced repressed emotions and memories, and have had other misc experiences; some enlightening, others hellish. The best advice I ever received was to simply let go of any, and all experiences that result from your meditation practice. However, if you ar...
by Jesse
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can we write our next lives now?
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

Re: Can we write our next lives now?

Everything decision you make writes the karma of your next life..
I think therefore I am
there I'm reborn.
by Jesse
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: To be somebody, or to be nobody
Replies: 17
Views: 1938

Re: To be somebody, or to be nobody

What I mean here is that, you can not 'rid' yourself of selfhood, as it's simply another thing that co-arises; rather you simply gain wisdom, and armed with that wisdom you are no longer fooled. good point. .... Also the effort thing is a bit counter-intuitive; yes it requires effort--- but that ef...
by Jesse
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: blah blah blah......
Replies: 23
Views: 4996

Re: blah blah blah......

don't make me laugh...my face is stiff with a mask...getting ready for my performance... :crying: perform as you may, let the blah be with you, as blah is, and as blah has always done I shall forever blah with a blah on my face and blah in my heart, so remember the blah, and let blah take you were ...
by Jesse
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: blah blah blah......
Replies: 23
Views: 4996

Re: blah blah blah......

I've transliterated a few blah blah blahs, into a coherent language. I shall provide a cipher dictionary upon request. http://stevenhansen.info/cipher/ aahhhaaaaaaaa$ba!$ahhh$$$$$l$blaaaaablla)($baaah$b$ablaaaaaaaaaaahbahh$$blahhblllllllaaaaabblah$aaabllablah$aaaaaaab$bahhaaaaablaaaaaah$ahhh$blba$ab...
by Jesse
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: To be somebody, or to be nobody
Replies: 17
Views: 1938

Re: To be somebody, or to be nobody

Being "Somebody" is simply the natural way we perceive. We do not have to make an effort to get rid of 'yourself', as the self is already empty from the beginning. It's just a matter of seeing it. This gets back to the discussion of, "is there anything to do?" The answer is yes, the 4rth noble trut...
by Jesse
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 54
Views: 11053

Re: Two months of writing.

Dreams ---- If you faced it, what's left to fear? the searing sound of harmony seeping through madness in trembling tears ringing false scents of roses like men damned to breathing jaded air and everything that's been has crowded thoughts of plagued mindsets beset to foreign dances I see I, and all...
by Jesse
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: To be somebody, or to be nobody
Replies: 17
Views: 1938

Re: To be somebody, or to be nobody

Being "Somebody" is simply the natural way we perceive. We do not have to make an effort to get rid of 'yourself', as the self is already empty from the beginning. It's just a matter of seeing it. When it arises (It co-arises with all perceptions (dharmas).) It requires no effort, other than your no...
by Jesse
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Some of My Stuff ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Re: Some of My Stuff ...

I very much enjoy your art and poetry. Please keep on writing. :heart:

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