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    卧虎藏龙 wuo hu zhan long

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  1. What are you listening to?

    Claypool can do wrong. My biggest inspiration for ever picking up a bass.
  2. What are you listening to?

    Saw him in Vancouver around 2 years ago now... amazing show. Very fortunate to have seen such a legend at my age.
  3. What We Think We Know

    Say it louder.
  4. Synchronicity and the flow of time

    That sounds amazing @Spotless ! i'm sure this goes without saying, but enjoy yourself. there will be without a doubt plenty to learn, and unlearn respectively. I wish I knew more about physics and it's overlap with various practices within daoism /other traditions, but i'd most likely end up using it as some kind of intellectual ammunition to convince people I'm not completely woowoo My spidey senses do however tingle when I read certain things about physics, even when I don't understand them intellectually.. Hard to explain. I am still fairly young and have time aplenty to learn more. There is just so much I don't know!
  5. Synchronicity and the flow of time

    This is a great TED Talk ( unsurprisingly it was flagged by TED like all of the good ones ) , that is semi related to this topic but I think everybody would enjoy it regardless of it's overall relevancy. My friend shared it with me last night. Anyways, the synchronicity he mentions is rather uncanny in my opinion, and I just can't at this moment in time chalk it down to coincidence or randomness, along with some very strange ones that have surfaced in my life.
  6. Synchronicity and the flow of time

    Of course there is such thing as synchronicity, however you can find things in all the wrong places if you are constantly looking for them. The truth usually lies somewhere in the middle, and IMO the most profound bouts of synchronicity for myself anyways, seemed to just fall into my day to day life without any thought. Just what I needed when I needed it. Something just instantly clicks, no intellectualizing required and no seeking required, if that makes any sense. It is always so weird when you hear about something for the first time, and then it keeps coming up that day. Like when you read something new, and then the topics come up randomly from someone you'd least expect or... I don't really believe in pure coincidence. What we call random or coincidental is generally just the word we assign to phenomena or effects that we can't find the cause for with our feeble human brains. It seems to me that everything operates according to very precise laws of nature, and follows a domino like course of cause and effect, however we do not have the operating system ( at least at this point in time ) to compute all the variables that would lead us to understand exactly why things happen the way they do. Randomness has never made sense to me, although a lot of things do seem random to me because I can't yet make sense of them. Hope this made sense
  7. What are you watching on Youtube?

    this is a beautifully shot and intimate peak into the life of real mountain hermits,that i am currently rewatching "Ten thousand things, All in this breath, Grasping hold of emptiness, There's really nothing to say..."
  8. My Journey (A request for guidance)

    I came to this forum in a very similar predicament my friend. I think you've showed up to the right place to try and hash out some of the confusion you have. Our fellow bums are rather helpful and filled with insight, I have benefited immensely from joining. I came here after a very intense psychedelic experience in which I was not ready for, that you can compare with your own experience if you want to read my long winded intro post. I think a lot of people have joined this forum in very similar situations! It was really nice to engage with people who didn't think I was bonkers. I have had to learn to keep my mouth shut about these affairs with my family and friends, so it is very lovely that I get to share conversations here with people who pick up what I put down. Community is important, and as much as it pains me to admit sometimes... no man is an island Cheers to all the future discussions you're bound to take place in, and welcome home !! Your brother in Dao, Kyoji @vismundcygnus34
  9. Travels in the False World

    what was that jiddu krishnamurti said about it not being any sign of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society?
  10. It's not that I disagree with what you have to say.. but I just feel telling people this from the get go generally doesn't help get them anywhere closer to REALizing this as much as it does help them conceptualize it... do we really need to give modern people another concept they have no experiential basis for ?
  11. Ahaha, I could have, but I think I would be found out pretty quickly, some of my training partners are rather slick ! I'll just have to earn my stripes I guess, I reckon it is better this way And as for the picture attached, jiu jitsu rolling comes first, doobie rolling comes when I get home, after some grown ass men have been cranking my neck for a few hours !!!
  12. that works too hehe thank you friend, enjoy your weekend.