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mental strength by Cornelius Dartbury - Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:13:15 EST ID:xMmvmjRR No.193110 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This is probably the most appropriate board to ask this, but how do you become mentally strong?
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Charles Bremmerbury - Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:46:17 EST ID:z+d9UZyr No.193158 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Ian Bunwill - Thu, 01 May 2014 00:01:40 EST ID:jgUq9TXB No.193217 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I try to understand every situation to the best of my ability. Knowledge is confidence. Confidence is strength.
Eugene Seddlestud - Fri, 02 May 2014 23:14:21 EST ID:PMR6/8EW No.193313 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't see how you could draw that conclusion at all, when I disagree with absolutely everything in your post. If you see any similarities between our posts, then you must have meant to convey something which you failed to convey.
Fanny Mallerham - Sat, 03 May 2014 01:07:21 EST ID:AuxujMuC No.193319 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How do you become mentally weak? is the reverse-answer to this question. What is "strong" and what is "weak"? What are you actually asking, or is the question just empty? Sometimes we ask empty questions without even realizing it, we attach significance to a certain way of thinking ("strongness", "weakness"), but they are, like, just subjective as hell.
Angus Buzzshit - Wed, 07 May 2014 04:56:13 EST ID:1+z1I/+g No.193363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Mentally strong in what aspect and context?

the opposite by Phoebe Gecklelick - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:31:54 EST ID:xMmvmjRR No.193034 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Isn't zen the complete opposite of philosophizing?

One requires to think and the other requires to be thoughtless.
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Caroline Suggleshaw - Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:59:55 EST ID:5q+Zf1cH No.193099 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Google it?
I ask because I want an insider's perspective. Dry definitions mean nothing to me in this case.
Simon Cunningsere - Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:57:55 EST ID:JNRmwY9n No.193100 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>Anyway, the ethics are fairly standard: don't kill, rape, lie, steal, cheat etc. Also don't do drugs.

What about killing in self-defense?

What about punitive rape for rapists?

What about lying to save someone's life?

What about stealing to feed yourself if you'd otherwise starve?

What about cheating someone who just cheated you?

And what about amphetamine, caffeine, and other drugs that don't cause inebriation in small doses?
Nicholas Dartman - Sat, 26 Apr 2014 17:03:46 EST ID:tfECjuoE No.193101 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>What about punitive rape for rapists?
Alice Cloblingwitch - Sat, 26 Apr 2014 17:24:39 EST ID:tr9La7Bc No.193104 Ignore Report Quick Reply

These moral conundrums don't have a lot of weight in this environment. It's generally accepted that nobody can uphold the precepts without flaw, but we try to do our best. For serious offenses there's always repentance.

I still don't understand the point of punitive rape. And drinking but avoiding intoxication is rather normal. Heck, drinking to the point of reckless intoxication isn't that uncommon among historical Zen monks.

The only one on there that I can give a definite answer on is the cheating. To cheat in retaliation is a waste of time and energy.
Cornelius Wicklekudging - Sat, 03 May 2014 00:17:15 EST ID:Lhp1yiVw No.193317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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the more buddhist or zen I try to be or think or not think and then type, the less text happens.
i suspect that when i am zen or buddhist enough, i do something else... or at least not answer to the thread

How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't real by MAdTRIX - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:38:50 EST ID:etrPzAHm No.191880 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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but how can our eyes not be real if real eyes realise real lies
XIɹ┴p∀W - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:42:52 EST ID:etrPzAHm No.191881 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sophie Saddlewadging - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:36:50 EST ID:aJEuVlHt No.191883 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Kocoayello !jxaL03vL/Q - Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:26:26 EST ID:AK4Vkp84 No.191890 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Reuben Brublingstone - Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:56:05 EST ID:0wF2Jier No.193172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
jaden smith said this!
Martha Billingman - Fri, 02 May 2014 16:30:23 EST ID:aKb+Zeyo No.193308 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Look at the real image examples.

Buddhism for beginners? by Humphrey Bogart - Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:15:10 EST ID:WBZlg0AD No.193153 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've always been interested in reading up on Buddhism. Anyone have any recommendations on where I should start. It can get pretty overwhelming at times trying to understand it all. Thanks!
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Jenny Hudgemirk - Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:34:18 EST ID:5lgSpqXm No.193166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Read the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and start Zen meditation. :)

That's what I did, and it's lovely.
James Bunhood - Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:24:55 EST ID:dDnfuO1m No.193186 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck these guys. Read Schopenhauer if you want to gain a sense of what Buddhism is actually about. And stick with Theravada, Mahayana a shit.
Terror Incognito - Thu, 01 May 2014 03:21:02 EST ID:DXNlsTrC No.193225 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Not OP. But I am also very interested in Buddhism. Even so, which book by Arthur Schopenhauer would be the best to start with? I was thinking The World As Will and Representation would be a good start. Correct me if I may be wrong... Also, I have been reading a bit of the Upanishads. I'm not sure how well I will learn more of Buddhism from this, but I'll still read them anyway because they're quite interesting to me. Also, I have been practicing meditation for the past few months now.
Ian Clummlestutch - Thu, 01 May 2014 12:09:33 EST ID:ODId6GzL No.193292 Ignore Report Quick Reply

the world as wlll and representation is fucking out of control good but actually is not really about buddhist type stuff, i mean all of philosophy is related but he has other works that focus directly on eastern philosophical analysis, he's got a bunch of essays that tend to be in schopenhauer compilations, and many of them talk about buddhism
David Bonderfot - Thu, 01 May 2014 22:36:18 EST ID:Uvcp/Iyr No.193298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Read some guy who wasn't a Buddhist instead of getting first-hand experience with Buddhism

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