Lost in Translation

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  1. Interesting video. Highly relevant to many of the conversations here.
  2. Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away

    https://dianalorence.com/words/ It appears the house was built on a benefactor's land. I don't get the impression that she or her husband are rich, but rather they are influential.
  3. Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away

    Taken from toward the end of the video.
  4. Year of the Pig

    Cthulhu, anyone?
  5. Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away

    Perhaps this would make a good thread.
  6. Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away

    Thank you for this. Did you write this just now or is this something you had worked on before?
  7. Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away

    To be a sage is to be changed - that I wholeheartedly agree with, but why would the fate of a sage be different than the fate of anyone else?
  8. Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away

    Excellent point!
  9. Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away

    Perhaps if that cabin were a bit larger and had solar panels on the roof? At least then there could be one power outlet and the ability to run a radio or a laptop when needed. Perhaps even a small gasoline generator in the shed?
  10. Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away

    For the same reason that some prefer cinnamon tiramisu while others prefer french vanilla..?
  11. Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away

    I agree. I know an acupuncturist who is also a very wise man. He once said that large cities are the best places to achieve enlightenment since such places test you on a daily basis.
  12. Year of the Pig

    Could we get a thread with copies of the previous TDB banner images? It would be fun to have a Dao Bums Chinese Zodiac.
  13. Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to take away

    I think this goes hand in hand with the thread from several weeks ago about simplicity. The allure to a simple life like this is strong, but no electricity? No hot water? Thank you, no.
  14. Year of the Pig

    But he's dancing! happy, happy pig! Gong hay fat choy!
  15. Frank Herbert's Dune series and related philosophical discussion

    This mantra has helped me out of many difficult situations since I first read Dune when I was 15.
  16. Frank Herbert's Dune series and related philosophical discussion

    I think that's a bit harsh. The Blade Runner sequel was not good but it did not damage the brand. Now The Last Jedi,... that's quite possibly unrecoverable.
  17. Year of the Pig

    I love it!
  18. What are you watching on Youtube?

  19. Spelunking!

    OMG! Never. Never, never, never! I have nightmares about getting pulled into sinkholes and buried alive, and don't get me started about the sudden subterranean flash-floods. No, no, no, thank you!
  20. My life only really began changing when I discovered mindfulness. Living in the moment, here, now - aware of my own thoughts, my own feelings, my own actions. Insanity creeps back in when I forget to be present, but the "insanity events" are getting shorter, and fewer, and more time passes between them.
  21. Getting our Meditation off the mat

    And feeling! Pay attention to what you are feeling.
  22. Getting our Meditation off the mat

    I heartily agree. Watching, observing, being mindful, being present, living in the moment, living in the now - whatever you choose to call it - is the key. This is 24/7 - like breathing, except unlike breathing one can forget for a long time.
  23. Good, growth, positivity, love, happiness...

    There is no darkness. There is only shadow. Light can exist without shadow, but only when there is nothing to shine upon. As soon as there is something to shine upon then shadow is born. A good question to ask is why cling to shadow? Why fear the light?
  24. IIRC it takes 15 posts to fully unlock that area. Hun Dun are the sewers of the Dao Bums. Make sure you have hip-waders before you spend time there.