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« Reply #300 on: March 14, 2020, 07:55:34 PM »
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« Reply #301 on: March 15, 2020, 06:40:09 AM »
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Now we can concentrate on justice for Julian.
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« Reply #302 on: March 16, 2020, 12:04:45 PM »
Sadhguru's address on Coronavirus at Isha Yoga Center

Here you will find that and more, and jokes - of course.
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It is time, at least now, you do not create makebelief things in your mind. This is reality check as to who we are.
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We are taking every possible step that we can practicly take in the ashram, all of you should cooperate and be part of it...
If you see anybody even a bit little down, immediately you must report them...
Anyway we will check every one of you every 3 days from now on.
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Video description offers time-stamps for topics/questions.

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« Reply #303 on: March 19, 2020, 09:28:33 AM »
Shitty Narrative

   journals: most are shitty
   editors: many are shitty
   journalists: some fine humans there

We should pay more attention to journalists (and their articles) then to a shitty platform they (unfortunately have to) use.

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« Reply #304 on: March 20, 2020, 09:56:01 AM »
Why are poor grown-ups in Africa and Asia full of colour (especially women) and are the rich people in Europe and N-America so colourless? Clothes, house interiors, cars are in general all colourless. I think it is a symptom of a damaged psyche.
"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly" - Bertrand Russell
"It is preoccupation with what other people from your groups think of you, that prevents you from living freely and nobly" - Nanning
Why do you keep accumulating stuff?

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« Reply #305 on: March 20, 2020, 01:36:53 PM »
Not per se.

A photographer friend of mine went to South Africa to shoot a series of photographs and basically Africa itself is really colourful. You have red earth with very green plants and flowers in all colours with blue and white above. The place is just more colourful then Europe.

Then again we had more colourful fashions for the rich when they were kings etc.

Off course the suit is a bit of a uniform. The car colours becoming blander over time is also a general trend. Probably somebody looked into it. When i was young we had red and green as normal colours.

Basically in our culture ´business´ is king. So they all wear business suits. Then again they have colourful toys at home.

OTOH the whole market supremacy is a mental illness but it´s not like people were more sane during the medieval feather craze. 
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« Reply #306 on: March 21, 2020, 10:01:06 PM »

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« Reply #307 on: March 22, 2020, 10:01:02 PM »
Lifefully With Sadhguru in Challenging Times
Join Live Daily - 22 March onwards, 6:00 to 6:40 pm IST


Sadhguru Darshan Live From Isha Yoga Center - streamed live 8 hours ago.

"By not doing anything you can feel hugely satisfied that you have done something wonderful for the world. How is that?
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I have been talking to you for many, many years how to do nothing, tch… I had to come up with various devices, teachings, methods to make you sit for a few minutes doing nothing. But now you have this..."

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« Reply #308 on: April 02, 2020, 02:53:51 PM »
Venezuelan Patrol Ship Sunk Itself After Ramming Polar Cruise Liner With Reinforced Hull
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32853/this-venezuelan-patrol-ship-sunk-itself-after-ramming-a-cruise-liner-with-an-reinforced-hull

In what sounds like it could be an April Fools joke, a Venezuelan Navy offshore patrol vessel recently sank after ramming a cruise liner in the Caribbean Sea. The cruise ship, which had no passengers on board at the time and has a reinforced hull to sail through ice-filled waters, suffered only minimal damage in what the operating company, Columbia Cruise Services, has called an "act of aggression ... in international waters."

The incident occurred in the early hours of Mar. 30, 2020, but Columbia Cruise Services only released an official statement on Apr. 1. The company, which is headquartered in Germany, said the RCGS Resolute was drifting just over 13 miles off the coast of Isla La Tortuga, a Venezuelan island situated some 60 miles off the country's northern coast, when ANBV Naiguatá, also known by its hull number GC-23, approached it. The Venezuelan Navy ship ordered the cruise ship to follow it to Puerto Moreno on Isla De Margarita, located to the east, accusing it of violating the country's territorial waters.

The 403-foot-long Resolute, which is flagged in Portugal, reportedly had a gross tonnage of around 8,445 tons at the time. The  RCGS Resolute is a purpose built polar expedition vessel of the highest ice class, rated 1A Super, designed to operate in difficult ice conditions.

The Naiguatá, which is just over 262 feet long, is a Guaicamacuto class offshore patrol vessel and displaces around 1,720 tons with a full load.

"While the Master was in contact with the head office [in Germany], gun shots were fired and, shortly thereafter, the navy vessel approached the starboard side at speed with an angle of 135° and purposely collided with the RCGS Resolute," the statement continued. "The navy vessel continued to ram the starboard bow in an apparent attempt to turn the ship’s head towards Venezuelan territorial waters."

Whatever the case, the steel-hulled patrol ship suffered severe damage from repeatedly ramming the cruise ship, began to take on water, and ultimately sank. Columbia Cruise Services says Resolute remained in the area until it was clear its services were not required to help in the rescue of the 44 crew members. It then continued on, as planned, to the Port of Willemstad in Curaçao.

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Insensible before the wave so soon released by callous fate. Affected most, they understand the least, and understanding, when it comes, invariably arrives too late

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« Reply #309 on: April 09, 2020, 10:38:24 PM »
The Era of the Virus

Captain Paul Watson: "With the Era of the Virus upon us, without urgent changes to our habits and lifestyle, combined with climate change, we will see more events such as this outbreak occur. But there is hope. Everyone can play a part to solve this problem. Listen to me here explain more on this..."

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« Reply #310 on: April 09, 2020, 11:07:23 PM »
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Great Video


It the Capt. ever needs a double, let him know that I'm available. 8)


Hope everything is well.
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« Reply #311 on: April 24, 2020, 08:32:20 AM »
The Rolling Stones: 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's, 10's, 20's



Seems they are working on a new album .


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« Reply #313 on: April 26, 2020, 12:01:57 AM »
Inclusive Education

Indian Universities in Challenging Times

   

Vice-Chancellors Interact with Sadhguru, 2020-04-25

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« Reply #314 on: April 27, 2020, 10:02:12 AM »
Clean Sky


Source:https://twitter.com/thekiranbedi/status/1252872706191536130
@muni_harinam·Apr 22: "Birds are flying and Humans are in Cage."

UNCCD Land Ambassador Baaba Maal released a new song persuading people to stay at home and change their habits, Jam Leeli Jam Yo. Enjoy!

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« Reply #315 on: April 28, 2020, 05:11:27 AM »
Life Compass Within

Do you sail the sea of life without a compass ?

Human Competence

! With Sadhguru in Challenging Times - 18 Apr !

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Why don't you be human enough to say, "I do not know."
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« Reply #316 on: May 08, 2020, 03:35:32 PM »
Never forget!


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« Reply #317 on: May 10, 2020, 05:25:21 AM »
This is a great read and, more importantly, sheds a light on the nature of humans before they become grownups.

My understanding from research and decades of personal observations (I was in teenage friends groups as a non-grownup from 1986-2011) is that the transition from child/youth to grownup is not natural but a grownup-cultural-adaptation. After this transition almost all have cut the link to who they were as a child/youth. They have forcefully identified with grownup culture in order to belong, to be seen as a grownup, to adhere to what's expected of them. Grownup morals and group culture is much different from child/youth morals and group culture, although the transition seems to be starting ever earlier because of school results, tests, social media, commerce and fear.

I found it wonderful to find yet another piece of evidence for my understanding/theories/research/worldview. Just like the beautiful documentary youtube-film about the San people from Southern Africa did.

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/09/the-real-lord-of-the-flies-what-happened-when-six-boys-were-shipwrecked-for-15-months
  by Rutger Bregman


  Final two alinea's:
It’s time we told a different kind of story. The real Lord of the Flies is a tale of friendship and loyalty; one that illustrates how much stronger we are if we can lean on each other. After my wife took Peter’s picture, he turned to a cabinet and rummaged around for a bit, then drew out a heavy stack of papers that he laid in my hands. His memoirs, he explained, written for his children and grandchildren. I looked down at the first page. “Life has taught me a great deal,” it began, “including the lesson that you should always look for what is good and positive in people.”

• This is an adapted excerpt from Rutger Bregman’s Humankind, translated by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore. A live streamed Q&A with Bregman and Owen Jones takes place at 7pm on 19 May 2020.
"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly" - Bertrand Russell
"It is preoccupation with what other people from your groups think of you, that prevents you from living freely and nobly" - Nanning
Why do you keep accumulating stuff?

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« Reply #318 on: May 15, 2020, 10:04:16 AM »
Leadership Dilemmas in Healthcare during COVID-19 crisis - 14th May, 8:30 pm IST

Participiants:
   Maya Hastie, Intensivist, Columbia Universuty, NY
   Lachlan Forrow MD, Internist, Beth Isralel Harvard Med School
   Carin Hagberg MD, Chief Academic Officer, MD Anderson, Houston
   KJS Anand MD, Pediatric, Critical Care, Stanford
   Sadhguru
Moderator:   
   Balachundhar Subramaniam, MD MPH, Harvard Med School
   
Qst time marks given by Kumar C in comments:
11:14   How do we embrace the suffering that is happening now and how do we plan for the next stage of healing process ?
25:14   Dealing with two ethical challenges:
            1. Equal right to ventilators, ICUs, etc.
            2. Responsibility towards elderly who are more vulnerable
50:25   How can hospitals collaborate rather than compete after this pandemic is over ?
57:50   How do you make decisions (with mind, heart or gut ?)
1:03:21 What is the state of mind in which a doctor should approach a patient ?
1:04:33 How does a doctor sense what a patient is going through ?
1:09:48 How do I become a healer to my patient ?
1:13:45 We have to make imperfect decisions sometimes. How do we cope with the moral distress of such decisions ?
1:19:46 Doctor's research on benefits of Isha programs like IE and BSP.
1:25:02 Doctor's explanation on how COVID-19 virus will infect a patient  (stage by stage)
1:29:31 Doctor's analysis on how meditation (especially samyama) is helping fight viral infections.
1:37:40 Medical professionals are under severe emotional stress while treating COVID patients. How do we help them stay safe and motivated ?


Where there is a problem there is also an opportunity

Evolve, consciously.


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« Reply #320 on: May 19, 2020, 11:13:33 AM »
Dissident Circles Too Often Become Another Nerdy Hobby Group
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It’s important to hold an acute awareness of why you got into this stuff in the first place. Whatever your individual ideological position, you got into this because you want to actually change things; to change the world, to cause a movement away from humanity’s unhealthy patterns and toward health. It’s not about petty vendettas against opposing factions or subfactions or individuals who don’t see things exactly the same way you do. And your energy expenditure should reflect this.
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This thing is about changing the world, and changing you. That’s it. If you’re not actually, concretely doing one of those two things in any given moment while engaging in dissident circles, you’re just participating in another nerdy hobby group, with about as much consequence.
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https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2020/05/19/dissident-circles-too-often-become-another-nerdy-hobby-group/

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« Reply #321 on: May 19, 2020, 07:29:16 PM »
Peter Kalmus @ClimateHuman

"After the pandemic, the media must focus on climate breakdown the way it's focusing on the coronavirus: all day every day.

The fact that the media ignored it for decades and then chose to report "both sides" contributed to humanity's complete lack of action."
https://twitter.com/ClimateHuman/status/1261735484566323201



https://twitter.com/Tav_assoli/status/1262056890743259142


Poll: How much wealth should we allow one person to have?
currently 1,004 votes · 8 hours left
https://twitter.com/ClimateHuman/status/1262566999462260736

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« Reply #322 on: May 21, 2020, 11:09:08 PM »
pause-break :), to report on just watched:


covid-19, microbiome, virome, exposome, hypoxia, pollution ...

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we don't need a revolution, we need an evolution, we need to evolve past our fear and we need to find love and love is not a thing
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Zach talks fast, auto-transcript available.

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« Reply #323 on: May 23, 2020, 12:59:45 AM »
Diversity


"is the basis and strength of Natural Existence. It should also be a fundamental element of a vibrant social structure."

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« Reply #324 on: May 24, 2020, 11:55:10 PM »
ISF2020: Vandana Shiva & David Suzuki: The Virus is a Wake-up Call
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Legendary environmental warriors Vandana Shiva and David Suzuki, come together in this rare conversation across continents. Both are past winners of the ‘Right Livelihood Prize’ often referred to as the ‘alternative Nobel’, and have had enormous local and global impact through their work.

Now, in the middle of a global pandemic, they invite us to consider the opportunity we have to change our ways of being as a species, and how we must truly be “all in this together”.
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Partially fits ASIF topic "Lessons from COVID-19".

Vandana Shiva: "We need to regulate Big Money, Big Oil, Big Ag, Big Pharma, Big Tech, Big Finance", by Charlie Smith on May 23rd, 2020.

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« Reply #325 on: June 02, 2020, 08:06:52 AM »
About consistency of arithmetic symbols.
(I write % here as o/o)

o/o  = percent = per 100
o/oo = permille = per 1,000
o/ooo = permyriad = per 10,000  (perhaps drop this one)

I suggest an expansion of these symbols and a change to the permille symbol:

o/k = per 1,000
o/m = per 1,000,000 (ppm)
o/b = per 1,000,000,000 (ppb)
o/t = per 1,000,000,000,000 (ppt)

Or

A lesser alternative imo:
o/o3 = per 1,000
o/o6 = per 1,000,000
etc.

What do you think?
"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly" - Bertrand Russell
"It is preoccupation with what other people from your groups think of you, that prevents you from living freely and nobly" - Nanning
Why do you keep accumulating stuff?

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« Reply #326 on: June 02, 2020, 12:48:43 PM »
Good idea, nanning.
Which of course means it likely won’t be adopted  :(
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« Reply #327 on: August 13, 2020, 10:12:10 PM »

Auto-transcript, 07:56 >

"this is pre-covet about one in five americans child or adult will experiencea mental illness in a given year that is about twenty percent more than half of this will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in our lifetime that's a staggering number one in 25 office will have a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia bipolar disorder or major depression no small thing
42 million people with anxiety disorders 60 million people with major depression 6 million with bipolar disorders 2.4 million with schizophrenia these numbers are all u.s numbers and imagine..."

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Mental Health Impact of the COVID Pandemic​ - Sadhguru with Medical Experts​, Premiered 7 hours ago


Conversation with:
   Prof. Murali Doraiswami, Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist, Duke University
   Dr. David Vago, Director of Research, Osher Institute, Vanderbilt University
   Dr. Vijava AppaReddy, Child and General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Presidental Appointee under Bush and Trump
Moderated by:
   Balachundhar Subramaniam, MD MPH, Harvard Medical School


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« Reply #328 on: August 18, 2020, 08:11:19 PM »
Oneness vs. The 1%

#VandanaShiva at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Mar 14, 2019



"World-renowned eco-feminist and "rock star of the environmental movement", Vandana Shiva, presents her latest book "Oneness vs. The 1%", equal parts a sobering warning on the dangers to human rights and biodiversity of the elite-led extractive economy of our time, and a profound reflection on why this is a unique moment to collectively correct the false construction of capital as the sole force of wealth (and well-being). Her presentation opened the second day of UNRISD conference, "Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization"."

UNRISD: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

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« Reply #329 on: August 19, 2020, 07:38:15 PM »
Thank you ivica. I have watched it. A clear, well researched and eloquent talk by a beautiful human with a great world view. A 'fighter' for truth and standing with all the deprived humans, saying it as it is, giving a good overview of our global system. Time well spent.
"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly" - Bertrand Russell
"It is preoccupation with what other people from your groups think of you, that prevents you from living freely and nobly" - Nanning
Why do you keep accumulating stuff?

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« Reply #330 on: August 19, 2020, 08:27:54 PM »
Thank you ivica. I have watched it. A clear, well researched and eloquent talk by a beautiful human with a great world view. A 'fighter' for truth and standing with all the deprived humans, saying it as it is, giving a good overview of our global system. Time well spent.
The problem I have with really becoming a true Buddhist (which I will end up doing one day) is that I would have to stop thinking about all the shit that's happening to this world right now...

I would have to stop kickin' ass...

Who am I to set an example by ignoring all that shit in the world? Who would care? Who would notice and listen to me?

Noone...

So I just keep kickin' ass until the day when my dream has finally been realized; A mental healthcare system inspired by Buddhism...

Let's not try to diagnose and fix erroneous thinking, but let's teach people how to stop thinking. Teach them to live in the here and now. On that quantum layer in between the future and the past. The now...

I was there one day after the eighth day of a ten day meditation retreat... I've never felt more love and peace in my heart... It's an indescribable moment... And I want it back!!!!

80% of our mental health institutions in Belgium are in the hands of Catholic organisations...
When I tell the doctor that I can hear God speak to me, I will be diagnosed as mentally ill... A psychoses... And then I didn't even tell them that I can walk on water!@!!!  ;D ;D ;D

This world is completely fucked up! 90% of people in the world believe in a psychoses, while telling those who don't believe in their delusion, that they're unworthy...

People are a virus for this planet, and nature is trying to get rid of us.
I just hope that God isn't too late with his cleansing...
Or was it nature?
Is lightning God or Nature?
What we can't explain, is God, right?
But it's nature...
And when God created people, he fucked up!
We killed all of His "creations"

And now He's trying to get rid of us stupid morons that preach creation but have no idea what the frack that actually means...

NATURE CREATED US YOU STUPID RELIGIOUS MORONS!!!!!

GO MULTIVERSE!
(Yes I'm drunk and stoned again.... Hope I made you think though!)
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If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.
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« Reply #331 on: August 19, 2020, 09:33:25 PM »
"The way you think is the way you feel
and the way you feel is the way you think."


Qst: "Sonakshi Sinha: Dearest Sadhguruji, I have a question for you.
I’m a very emotional person, and I often find it very difficult to emotionally detach myself from a situation that I know that is not good for me. Like I can see that this is not going somewhere where I want it to go, but it’s very difficult to divert my mind and my emotions away from that. How do you think I can handle that situation? I would really like to know your perspective on it."

Ans: Don’t try to resist compulsive Thoughts and Emotions, Just Observe !

04:36 "Questioner: Sadhguru , you have said, "We should know this piece of life to its fullest."
How to know this piece of life to its fullest way? And I feel that I'm full of fear, anger, jealous - all those things. How to go beyond all these things and to know this life to its fullest?
Sadhguru: You don’t have to go beyond all these things; you just have to stop creating those things."


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« Reply #332 on: August 19, 2020, 11:22:38 PM »
The problem I have with really becoming a true Buddhist (which I will end up doing one day) is that I would have to stop thinking about all the shit that's happening to this world right now...

Yeah all that shit happening is not really helping.

The journey is more interesting then the destination. Do try some simple za zen. Just sitting around and thinking about nothing.

It is a good practice. Also thinking about nothing is really hard. You have the obvious outside influence. Technically you can shut out the more abstract worries. Then some sound will ruin that but you just start again.

Then there are things that are harder to shut out. The things that are really bugging you and that need to change. The nothing you try to think about helps you realize there is a big thing you are usually ignoring. If you want to move on to nothing that needs to be addressed.

Just start the journey.  :)
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« Reply #333 on: August 20, 2020, 12:20:25 AM »
Just start the journey.  :)
I can't right now! Trump is the most historical person in my lifetime, and I really do hope he loses this election, because I'm sick and tired of watching his BS and the historical collapse of an empire...

But it's fun, right?

He used to be a horrible fascist cartoon figure. Now he's just a hilarious deadly joke...

6 more months...
2021...  ;)
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« Reply #334 on: August 20, 2020, 12:31:15 AM »
Trouble being a true Buddist .. is they seem to disapprove of budists .  FG .. you were describing your 8th day .. a good bud and singing my heart out does it for me . Then I sleep with a big smile on my face no matter what .
  Here comes Ellen .. she'll be even wilder tomorrow night .. the sort of weather I like to meet head on .. b.c.
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« Reply #335 on: August 20, 2020, 12:40:33 AM »
The problem I have with really becoming a true Buddhist (which I will end up doing one day) is that I would have to stop thinking about all the shit that's happening to this world right now...

Yeah all that shit happening is not really helping.

The journey is more interesting then the destination. Do try some simple za zen. Just sitting around and thinking about nothing.

It is a good practice. Also thinking about nothing is really hard. You have the obvious outside influence. Technically you can shut out the more abstract worries. Then some sound will ruin that but you just start again.

Then there are things that are harder to shut out. The things that are really bugging you and that need to change. The nothing you try to think about helps you realize there is a big thing you are usually ignoring. If you want to move on to nothing that needs to be addressed.

Just start the journey.  :)
After the meditation retreat, I stayed in the temple for a few more days... And one day I was meditating on the mountain while hundreds of mosquitos were eating me...

I simply ignored them... Accepting pain, and you'll be able to ignore it...

It was my second best experience of meditation, and in the end, I didn't have one red spot on my body...

I know the power of meditation. It's insanely powerful. Just ask Luong Pordaeng... The mummified monk...

What he did is impossible. When you die in the tropics, you rot... Yet he's still sitting there after he died almost 50 years ago...

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« Reply #336 on: August 20, 2020, 12:54:47 AM »
Trouble being a true Buddist .. is they seem to disapprove of budists .  FG .. you were describing your 8th day .. a good bud and singing my heart out does it for me . Then I sleep with a big smile on my face no matter what .
  Here comes Ellen .. she'll be even wilder tomorrow night .. the sort of weather I like to meet head on .. b.c.
No buds... Not even cigarettes! Just a wooden bed with a wooden pillow, no talking for ten days, and two vegetarian meals a day...

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« Reply #337 on: August 20, 2020, 03:38:08 AM »
www.wisefoolpress.com  8)

Better dead than red as we used to say ;-)
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« Reply #338 on: August 20, 2020, 11:11:33 PM »
I know the power of meditation. It's insanely powerful. Just ask Luong Pordaeng... The mummified monk...
Beware, Florifulgurator is getting loose and googling Buddhist mummies. Once he had a huge virtual collection... There is e.g. the Japanese art of self-mummification (Sokushinbutsu), there is a Russo-Mongolian master in a salt box, or there is my favorite, Sangha Tenzin from the Indian-Tibetan border, sitting since 500 years, whom I sometimes like to visualize at the beginning of rare sittings.

The article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokushinbutsu stupidly has a photo of Luang Pho Daeng, but no Japanese mummies. They don't look that fresh and cool, but often have gold foil on them. Sokushinbutsu is a prolonged elaborate technique which Luang Pho Daeng likely hasn't practised. But he has prepared himself:

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His skill at meditation was such that he could reportedly meditate for upwards of 15 days at a time, during which period he’d neither move nor consume food or drink. Although the man himself claimed that he needed no nourishment during his marathon meditation sessions, he was frequently warned by physicians that he was causing severe harm to his body through his regular extended bouts of no fluid or food intake.

As you might imagine, during these sessions, he lost a great deal of weight through muscle, fat, and fluid loss and was often so weakened by his meditation that he needed to nursed back to health via fluid resuscitation and the like, before ultimately he would once again resume meditating.
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2019/12/the-curious-case-of-the-ray-ban-wearing-monk-of-koh-samui/

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« Reply #339 on: August 24, 2020, 11:19:46 AM »
A short video of a Frisian culture sport "fierljeppen" ("far leaping") for children.
(1m38 in Frisian language)
https://www.omropfryslan.nl/nijs/986514-fideo-lefferts-en-zijlstra-ljeppe-fier-op-frysk-kampioenskip-foar-jeugd
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« Reply #340 on: August 24, 2020, 03:27:58 PM »
Thanks, nanning, that looks like fun. It makes sense in a land crisscrossed by small and large canals and irrigation ditches that this sport would develop there.

Combination of running, jumping, climbing and pole vaulting, all in one!

Have you seen it (or done it!) first hand?
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« Reply #341 on: August 24, 2020, 06:41:57 PM »
:) I remember having this sort of talk with Tor a year ago.

Yes wili I have done it once. And it is indeed fun and very atlethic.
But this is a sport that has its origines in "polsspringen" (Frisian "ljeppen"). That's done with a 3-4.5m long wooden pole to cross the ditches and small canals you mentioned. I have my own 'polsstok' (the wooden pole). As in many things, not everybody is good at it :) I dare to say that I am much better than all the people you see in the video's below.

Also please enjoy the beautful bird songs.



One more with children/youth:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OWQyKprEKU?t=??
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« Reply #342 on: August 24, 2020, 07:35:55 PM »
cheers nanning .. you gave me an idea .. :) b.c.
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« Reply #343 on: August 27, 2020, 10:52:22 PM »
Mental Health Pandemic #2

How COVID anxiety and personal distress lead to an increase in depression cases at DW News, Aug 27, 2020:
"The pandemic has turned many peoples life upside down. In many cases the fear of getting infected and losing one's job have led to depression. There's a rise in alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence, panic attacks and suicide..."

more:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=mental+health+pandemic&ia=web
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mental+health+pandemic

previously:
UN leads call to protect most vulnerable from mental health crisis during and after COVID-19 at UN News, 14 May 2020:
"Decades of neglect and underinvestment in addressing people’s mental health needs have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic..."

Mental Health Pandemic #1 at Unsorted, August 13, 2020:
"so what can one do, some of the simple things that the national institute of mental health recommends..."

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« Reply #344 on: August 30, 2020, 10:28:42 PM »
Robert F. Kennedy Jr @RobertKennedyJr · 6h ago :
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From yesterday in #Berlin. #peace #democracy #freedom
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Speaks at Berlin Rally for Freedom and Peace
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more: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/robert-f-kennedy-jr-speaks-at-berlin-rally-for-freedom-and-peace
"Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spoke to hundreds of thousands in the streets of Berlin, Germany, August 29, 2020. With Großer Stern Square and the Siegesäule Monument as a backdrop, Mr. Kennedy talked about government control by fear and spoke out against totalitarianism..."

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« Reply #345 on: August 31, 2020, 10:02:33 AM »
Flying with no carbon footprint.
must've been horrifying for the mother

3yo child catches in kite strings and is lifted high into air in Taiwan

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« Reply #346 on: September 03, 2020, 09:55:04 PM »
International Day of Yoga, 2020

Made no post for 21st june, IDY day, so here it goes:

Yoga Beyond Asanas by Sri M

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The question is, 'Is yoga just doing asanas or pranayam or are there deeper aspects of Yoga? Yoga is defined in Pathanjali's Yoga sutras, as 'Yogas chitta vritti nirodha' which means yoga is the elimination of the distractions, the disturbances and the conflicts of the mind. The angas in the sadhana pada are meant to bring this about because it is not easy to simply sit and say, "I want to be free of the distractions of the mind". It doesn't work like that....
"This online session took place on 21st June, 2020 in Madanapalle."

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