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    Dr.Zork Trust me! I am not a doctor!

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  1. eh...No! This is the exact mentality that will get us there ASAP. You remind me of some communists divorced from reality who, when asked about why communism won't fail here when it has failed everywhere, everytime propose that it will be different this time. No it won't. The reason is simple, people are the same everywhere and expecting something to turn out a different result when the set parameters are the same is the very definition of stupidity as the saying goes. yes it does which is unfortunate. you are ignorant of the cyclical nature of history which is also understood by Taoists and Buddhists alike. If time wasn't like that nobody would care about Plato's Republic or Thucidides' works yet the latter is talked about even in the highest echelons of US goverment. If history doesn't repeat itself it would be pointless. you live in a bubble. This world has gotten worse the last 30 years in every conceivable way.
  2. Qi deviations accrue during training when it is done wrong. What you got was from months of bad training coming into surface.
  3. I can see patterns all right but I don't see any Golden age coming (this comes from someones who sensed things going wrong at the start of 2016 and 2020). Usually stuff like that happens after years of peace that have other prerequisites (good economic and social environment worldwide) or peace that occurs after a major conflict. The prerequisites aren't there so it is either a major war happening or the golden age won't arrive.
  4. I get a lot of shaking during spontaneous five animals and I am sure it is cathartic in one way or the other. Should be ok.
  5. Stop energy training. Find a teacher and only then resume. This is a qi deviation from improper training.
  6. It is you.... It is harder to cultivate now than 30 or 40 years ago.
  7. Am I who you think I am?

    It isn't useful. Give us an example of someone doing that and reaching enlightenment. Compassion is a different thing than trying to be in someone else's shoes.
  8. Am I who you think I am?

    What is your ultimate goal then? Achieving non-duality and realising the world is illusory is a goal for buddhist so as to eventually free themselves from rebirth. Yours may differ. Since Steve is a supposed buddhist i assume that he actively tries to achieve it.
  9. Lovecraft Country

    I absolutely hate revisionism. Don't like a work of art? Don't bother with it. Every country has had moments that was nothing to be proud of and most people have too. That doesn't mean anything by itself, these moments in time won't go away because we choose to ignore them, they are part of history and sometimes wisdom can be gained by reflecting on what went wrong. I really don't understand wtf is going on in the States. Columbus wasn't the best guy ever but he discovered America. No amount of defacing his statues will change that fact. In the UK too many philanthropists were slave traders during the Age of Discovery. Bringing down their statues won't release the enslaved nor diminish their contributions (in whatever form) to the local community. Is anyone in modern Turkey ever admit that the Ottomans had slaves a little more than a century ago?
  10. Am I who you think I am?

    Curiosity for the illusionary world is a dire form of clinging that will keep you rebirthing here for hundreds if not thousands of times. So you can disagree as much as you want, the thing is, you aren't going anywhere with this mindset.
  11. Am I who you think I am?

    Because all this has nothing to offer a practitioner of buddhism for the time required. Simple.
  12. Am I who you think I am?

    Huh? Did I say something that I shouldn't?
  13. Lovecraft Country

    That is what i knew from his bio and his books. It is pretty obvious that he lived as a recluse for most of his life and he wasn't well traveled. What he knew of the East he probably learned from books or reports of expeditions at the time from local newspapers. He appears to have some knowledge of ancient mythology of the middle east which correlates to how he built his Cthulhu mythos.
  14. Am I who you think I am?

    Yes it is true. Why it is true? That is a completely different story. There is no such thing as "I". You know better than that. Ergo, the internet is just another medium for another form of projection. It isn't useful to try to understand how you are perceived by others. It won't help in achieving non duality. In some cases there is no point in even trying. I remember having been accused of sexual harassment at work when I did no such thing. All i did was tell a joke which had sexual connotations but i wasn't referring to anyone in particular (it wasn't aimed at anyone and i am adamant about that). What prompted others to lie about what I said, i don't know and really don't care. It isn't constructive. The fun part is that I wasn't reported by the people i was talking to but a bystander. Yes! Undoubtedly so. What do you expect to gain from walking into a trap that you know exists? The motive is curiosity which doesn't mesh well with buddhism. Does it? I don't think so. Don't mention it.
  15. Lovecraft Country

    Lovecraft as other writers over the centuries is a product of his era, country and culture. One cannot criticise without this context. How would you view the fable of Aesop named "Washing_the_Ethiopian_White" without context? It becomes a racist fable without being intended to be one in the first place.