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    卧虎藏龙 wuo hu zhan long

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  1. Are you two beyond becoming? @old3bob @stirling
  2. Perception is always limited. Idk, the Jhanas are pretty darn repeatable. Of course it was always there... But it means jack shit to one, if one never finds it.
  3. "I" like that you're welcome, m'friend.
  4. but does this seeing mean that self must be abandoned just because it is temporary, and not lacking ultimate reality?
  5. It seems to me to be a repeatable experience, and the methods are few.. However, no I cannot say with absolute certainty that I will have that same experience again, although I could certainly recognize it should I. I didn't ask, but I appreciate you stimulating thought/conversation nonetheless Hmm, I do find your thoughts hard to follow 100% , so figure me in my novice ways. Is movement not always present as well? Is the seed of one always contained in the other ? (i.e. the taiji? )
  6. It seems to me that a lot of time voidness and emptiness do indeed get confused for one another... I guess it mostly just depends on context, but what doesn't !!! I saw the emptiness ( I think/believe) in my fleeting glimpse, and I can only conceptualize it after the fact as the all ground of everything in it's unmanifest form, and when the light entered myriad things were born of it. I don't think that makes the realm of the manifest any less real than the ground it emerges from. This is all I can offer further on this specific subject, and I don't know if this remark stays on topic or not. Language is tricky.
  7. I'm not sure I follow really. Is this similar to the idea of two truths, the ultimate and the conventional, and not leaning towards one extremity/ the four extremes? Where is your silence while engaged in thought? Where is your stillness when in motion?
  8. Is it weird to believe in a personal will, and complete determinism at the same time? @old3bob @steve @stirling Is the skill in which we use, adapt, and react to such a force important just the same as our perspective?
  9. White Bird must fly, Or she will die!
  10. An opinion or observation of madness

    Today marks 31 years from the fall of The Berlin Wall. A symbol of the failed system, system that collapsed onto the shoulders of millions of people. Failed system that brought misery, death and wounded entire nations. The scars are still present, we still haven't fully recovered. It was a day when newfound freedom filled with hope hearts of millions of people. The future seemed bright. What an incredible moment to be alive.Today we seem to be slipping again into the same path that brought this wall up on the first place. Will we ever learn from our mistakes?
  11. An opinion or observation of madness

    @Nintendao @manitou it also looks a bit like three red banners to me.... Three Red Banners (Chinese: 三面红旗) was an ideological slogan in the late 1950s which called on the Chinese people to build a socialist state. The "Three Red Banners" also called the "Three Red Flags," consisted of the General Line for socialist construction, the Great Leap Forward and the people's communes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  12. An opinion or observation of madness

    you guys need to stop electing those who would lick the queens foot clean at the snap of a finger before the mocking stops America is being dismantled from within, and has been for a loooong time, and it's sad. Millennials walking around with dirty, smelly, hammer and sickle adorned jean jackets...... identifying as Maoists/Marxists.... Such are the times. It was a good ride. Not much better here in Canada, the leaders of our major parties were just recently celebrating Castro's legacy, so that's where we're at. Those who know anything about history are freaked the fuck out right now, and rightfully so.