A student of the dhamma
@jarededwards10 Thanks Jared, bless you!
2 years, 1 month ago on Meditation, retreats, and McDonalds
@mindfulnurse Thank you Jerome.
@Jim Schuessler Well put Jim, thanks for sharing that!
2 years, 1 month ago on Managing your expectations
@wpankey57 Thank you Brother.
2 years, 2 months ago on Please don’t tell anyone that I am Buddhist
@b fleming Beautifully put b fleming, thanks so much for your comment. Metta, David
@Craig Pearson Thanks for sharing Craig!
2 years, 2 months ago on May I be well, content, and peaceful
@ParkRidgeDDS You're very kind Claudia. Thank you so much for your comment!
2 years, 2 months ago on A “Like” button for life
@jhana Sorry but I don't understand.
2 years, 2 months ago on Churritos for breakfast
@jhana Dhamma is Dhamma right. No culture no dogma's.
2 years, 2 months ago on Seeing through the eyes of the dhamma
@jhana Thanks for your thoughts Jhana.
2 years, 2 months ago on I am the Buddha
@TonBil Glad you enjoyed it TonBil, and thanks for reading!
2 years, 2 months ago on Struggling with addiction
@Anthony_Kable Nicely said Anthony, thank you so much for your comment.
2 years, 2 months ago on Seeking light in the darkness
@jekail So glad to hear you weigh in on this Jim, and I think you are right on target. Its easy to meditate when we are healthy and happy, but perhaps often less insight is acquired.
2 years, 3 months ago on The illness of a weak mind
@jekail @WHPDave Well if you find out, please do a follow-up for all of us.
2 years, 3 months ago on The purpose of meditation
@jekail Can I ask where you found this Jim?
@kmfriman Thank you so much. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Bless you!
@DharmamitraJeffStefani Sukha-citta: 'the perception consciousness or view of happiness' in what is actually suffering dukkha sukha-saññā i.e. any form of existence, it is one of the perversions vipallāsa.
2 years, 3 months ago on I am the Buddha
@jekail Very interesting perspective Jim, thank you.
2 years, 3 months ago on My truths about God
@wpankey57 I'm happy to hear that William. I like what Bhante Sujatha says... "there's no struggling in Buddhism". :)
2 years, 3 months ago on Why do we meditate?
@Sandrak Thank you so much for your thoughts Sandra.
2 years, 4 months ago on Intentions become delusions
@wpankey57 You make a very good point William. But I think we can be wise and skillful without judging. The man with the tattooed face is a convicted murderer. But my point is really that he is still a human being and deserving of our love and compassion. And I always think about the story of Angulimala as a reminder of this. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/hecker/wheel312.html
2 years, 4 months ago on A Tattooed, Biker, Vegan Buddhist
@jekail Thank you so much Jim!
2 years, 4 months ago on Observing illness
@wpankey57 Thank you William.
2 years, 4 months ago on In pursuit of happiness
@Ariston Farm Thank you so much Patricia, and your comments have me thinking as well! :)
@TonBil Thank you so much.
2 years, 4 months ago on Waiting in line
@wpankey57 Thanks William, and bless you my friend!
2 years, 4 months ago on My special purpose
@jekail So glad you liked it Jim, and thank you so much for your comment. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving my friend!
2 years, 4 months ago on Precious moments and the Triple Gem
@Jim Schuessler Perhaps it's one of the many benefits of getting old Jim! ;)
2 years, 5 months ago on The truth about Muslims
@jekail I think that every monastic and lay person who follows the teachings works to accept and understand this.
2 years, 5 months ago on Are you perverted?
@jekail You said it Jim!
2 years, 5 months ago on Interview with a Bhikkhuni
@wpankey57 Thank you William, you are a Noble friend indeed!
2 years, 6 months ago on New found selfishness
@GabyKogut So glad that you enjoyed it Gaby. Blessings my friend!
2 years, 6 months ago on Interview with a Bhikkhuni
@jared.a.edwards Thank you Son.
2 years, 6 months ago on Thank you Mom and Dad
@RamyaTennekoon You bring a smile to my face, and a tear to my eye. Thank your dearest Ramya.
@ocomichael Your welcome and thank you Michael!
@jekail I really like that quote Jim, thank you!
@TonBil Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
@wpankey57 How wonderful William. Thank you my friend!
2 years, 6 months ago on Misconceptions about meditation
@jekail Thank you Jim!
@Craig Pearson All three are really great quotes Craig, and so true.
This experience, for me, has actually been a richly rewarding one. I would not ask for things to be any other way. How wonderful this life is, and rich with experiences!
2 years, 6 months ago on Dark night of the soul
@shiracoffee Don't think too much. ;)
@ocomichael Bless you and thank you Michael.
@Sandrak Thank you so much for your thoughts Sandra. And I am glad you enjoyed the article!
2 years, 6 months ago on Being me
@ocomichael Sounds like a great day Michael. Thank you for your comment.
2 years, 6 months ago on That was now, this is then
@Craig Pearson So glad you enjoyed it Craig.
2 years, 6 months ago on The Full Moon
@jms_kail "I think labels and categories are like fire." And that is exactly right Jim.
2 years, 6 months ago on The label maker
@Craig Pearson Great one Craig! Thanks for sharing that.
@Craig Pearson That is some excellent advice Craig. Thank you my friend!
2 years, 6 months ago on My best friend
@jms_kail As unconscious entities, plants have no subjective, conscious interest that would be morally relevant to whether we kill them for food or other sufficient reasons (e.g. removing/killing them to build a shelter). We should respect plants in the same sense in which we respect the beauty, complexity, and wonder of insentient nature and natural phenomena in general, which entails reducing our impact on them as much as is reasonable, and not destroying them gratuitously. Our moral obligations regarding plants, however, do not compare in kind to our direct moral obligations to vertebrates, whose sentience and conscious, intentional striving for life and survival is obvious to us.
2 years, 7 months ago on Where does compassion begin?
@Anusittha I really like your example of the poisonous spider. But aren't we just as deadly since we can easily just step on the spider as if it were insignificant? I see that as potential for drawing another line in the sand for compassion.
But you are 100% correct that it is not for us to judge others or how they behave. I think that each of us can only teach through example, and allow others to determine their own path and actions.