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« Reply #125 on: September 05, 2018, 01:43:35 AM »
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« Reply #126 on: September 05, 2018, 10:45:40 AM »
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« Reply #127 on: September 05, 2018, 07:57:51 PM »
I like to think of self-will as love turned around. Love is energy, and self-will is that energy focused on oneself. We can learn to free that energy, and when we do, our lives will fill with love – which is what living in heaven means.

In today’s competitive climate, often those who are aggressive about imposing their will on others are labeled “successful.” But the accomplishments of such people are often sadly short-lived, while the damage they do themselves and others can be far-reaching. When self-will is excessive, we end up offending others, feeling offended, and lashing back, and that undoes everything worthwhile we might achieve.

People with little self-will, on the other hand, seldom get upset when life goes against them. They do not try to impose their way on others, or get agitated or depressed or defensive when people hold different views. Being intolerant of other views, Mahatma Gandhi used to say, is a sign that we don’t have enough faith in our own. To get agitated and angry when opposed shows a certain insecurity. If we really believe what we believe, we will not be shaken when someone challenges it.

– Eknath Easwaran, from “Original Goodness: A Commentary on the Beatitudes”
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« Reply #128 on: September 05, 2018, 08:25:43 PM »
I like to think of self-will as love turned around. Love is energy, and self-will is that energy focused on oneself. We can learn to free that energy, and when we do, our lives will fill with love – which is what living in heaven means.

In today’s competitive climate, often those who are aggressive about imposing their will on others are labeled “successful.” But the accomplishments of such people are often sadly short-lived, while the damage they do themselves and others can be far-reaching. When self-will is excessive, we end up offending others, feeling offended, and lashing back, and that undoes everything worthwhile we might achieve.

People with little self-will, on the other hand, seldom get upset when life goes against them. They do not try to impose their way on others, or get agitated or depressed or defensive when people hold different views. Being intolerant of other views, Mahatma Gandhi used to say, is a sign that we don’t have enough faith in our own. To get agitated and angry when opposed shows a certain insecurity. If we really believe what we believe, we will not be shaken when someone challenges it.

– Eknath Easwaran, from “Original Goodness: A Commentary on the Beatitudes”

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« Reply #129 on: September 06, 2018, 01:09:56 AM »
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« Reply #130 on: September 06, 2018, 06:16:38 PM »
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« Reply #133 on: September 08, 2018, 03:36:53 PM »
Questioner: How should we treat others?

Ramana Maharshi: There are no others.
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« Reply #134 on: September 11, 2018, 02:16:51 AM »
Questioner: How should we treat others?

Ramana Maharshi: There are no others.

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« Reply #135 on: September 13, 2018, 04:42:54 PM »


Was trying to help an old hometown friend get through a rough patch and had been shootin the shit with her via text for a few months only for her to turn around and start fucking judging me and projecting her fucking misery onto me. Like, wow. Flat out disrespect. Cunt was bringing stuff up from forever go when i would rant to air some frustration out. She turns it around and uses that as a way to put me down and make her miserable ass feel better. She's been blocked.

Man do people need Zen.

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« Reply #136 on: September 13, 2018, 05:22:59 PM »
Is this like when Trump complains about someone because he sees his worst qualities in them and hates it?

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« Reply #137 on: September 13, 2018, 05:44:51 PM »
Cunt was bringing stuff up from forever go when i would rant to air some frustration out.

Given the thread, would've been funnier to say "from lifetimes ago."

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« Reply #138 on: September 13, 2018, 05:48:38 PM »
Cunt was bringing stuff up from forever go when i would rant to air some frustration out.

Given the thread, would've been funnier to say "from lifetimes ago."

Bitches about a "cunt" bitching about him


Says she's the one that needs zen

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« Reply #139 on: September 15, 2018, 03:07:21 AM »
Zero emails in Gmail.
Zero notes in Google Keep.
Zero videos in YouTube's Watch Later.
Zero bookmarks in Chrome's "Other bookmarks."
Zero phone notifications.

Three browser tabs open (in a single window.)

True zen is the careful caretaking of the digital zen gardens inside all of our phones and computers. 🙏🏻

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« Reply #140 on: September 15, 2018, 03:17:58 AM »
I have over 2,300 unread emails in my primary Gmail folder.


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« Reply #141 on: September 15, 2018, 12:14:31 PM »
Hey Tasty boi, check out this screen shot I just took for you


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« Reply #142 on: September 15, 2018, 12:34:57 PM »

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« Reply #147 on: September 22, 2018, 04:20:47 AM »
That's complete bullshit though. :wtf

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« Reply #148 on: September 22, 2018, 05:43:10 AM »
I went to a zen center for years. I never converted but I almost was going to make my rakusu. Zen Buddhism made me appreciate religion. I went in as an atheist wary of things like “tradition”, ritual, and even organized religion. It taught me that faith wasn’t weak or even necessarily bad. I haven’t meditated in a long time. I’d like to purchase a zafu but given how fucking popular cribbing the religion is these days for hipsters it’ll probably cost like 200 bucks now. Used to be 100. A lot of the pictures here make me miss it, zen. I should visit and say hello. Since I’m black the cacs won’t remember my face. They didn’t even remember me despite having gone for years to dharma talks. But the abbot I view as a mentor and a friend, and one friend left to japan to become a monk. 

I should stop by for meditation some day. Not as a religion but just meditation every now and then. The incense. :lawd That gong. :lawd Bao and ginger tea. :lawd Hour long meditation sits. :gladbron
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« Reply #149 on: September 22, 2018, 05:52:19 AM »


Such a pretty rakusu on top of that white.
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« Reply #150 on: September 25, 2018, 11:53:16 PM »
I went to a zen center for years. I never converted but I almost was going to make my rakusu. Zen Buddhism made me appreciate religion. I went in as an atheist wary of things like “tradition”, ritual, and even organized religion. It taught me that faith wasn’t weak or even necessarily bad. I haven’t meditated in a long time. I’d like to purchase a zafu but given how fucking popular cribbing the religion is these days for hipsters it’ll probably cost like 200 bucks now. Used to be 100. A lot of the pictures here make me miss it, zen. I should visit and say hello. Since I’m black the cacs won’t remember my face. They didn’t even remember me despite having gone for years to dharma talks. But the abbot I view as a mentor and a friend, and one friend left to japan to become a monk. 

I should stop by for meditation some day. Not as a religion but just meditation every now and then. The incense. :lawd That gong. :lawd Bao and ginger tea. :lawd Hour long meditation sits. :gladbron
I thought about going. The constant sound of negativity going wom wom wom besides my head while being in this place is deafening, it's honestly defeating me. I keep going to bed questioning all my decisions.

This is such a self-hating culture around here where everything is shit, and no one is getting out of this shit, and it's just this shit constantly. I'm not even totally part of it, but I still feel it and it then backfires and makes me think about all my mistakes, and if I'm making the right choices. It's brutal. I need zen just to keep from falling into a pit of darkness.

But man today I'm defeated and I feel like giving up and just quitting all this, packing up my shit and heading back to good ole US of A. I don't care if I start from scratch in something new.

The level of self-hate people have around here is too much.

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« Reply #151 on: September 26, 2018, 12:07:38 AM »
Where are you? Haven’t read the thread
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« Reply #152 on: September 26, 2018, 12:09:06 AM »
Where are you? Haven’t read the thread
South America.

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« Reply #153 on: September 26, 2018, 12:24:56 AM »
Your life is really short, dude. Don't waste it in a place you hate.
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« Reply #154 on: September 26, 2018, 12:46:32 AM »
Your life is really short, dude. Don't waste it in a place you hate.
Problem is I don't know what I want.

One min I think "oh beautiful beaches are so nice, walking outside in shorts and a tank top with beautiful women in bikinis is great" but then the next min I'm like "fuck this it's too hot, too smelly, this place is a mess, I belong in the mountains somewhere"

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« Reply #155 on: September 26, 2018, 12:48:35 AM »
You really can't transfer back to the states?
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« Reply #156 on: September 27, 2018, 04:13:00 PM »
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« Reply #158 on: November 01, 2018, 08:56:11 PM »
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« Reply #159 on: November 05, 2018, 02:39:19 PM »
it does feel a little more zen yeah
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« Reply #160 on: November 05, 2018, 02:42:49 PM »
Hey Tasty boi, check out this screen shot I just took for you

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« Reply #161 on: November 05, 2018, 02:44:13 PM »
31.6 emails doesn't seem so bad, even if you round it up to 32.

I mean I'd get a mild panic attack if I saw that on my account in the morning or something, but for normies it's probably fine...

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« Reply #162 on: November 05, 2018, 05:06:48 PM »
Not deleting Apple Mail immediately and installing Spark instead

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« Reply #163 on: November 05, 2018, 05:50:23 PM »
Using Tidal.

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« Reply #164 on: November 05, 2018, 06:13:51 PM »
sonos  :yuck

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« Reply #165 on: November 05, 2018, 06:17:37 PM »
Sounds pretty gay tbh

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« Reply #166 on: November 05, 2018, 06:17:40 PM »
loseless audio on a sonos let alone wireless speaker, thx for the laugh. sorry if you're an idiot

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« Reply #167 on: November 05, 2018, 06:23:19 PM »
yea on a 3.5" driver, moron

invest in a real speaker system if you're going to be touting streaming lossless audio you self righteous cunt

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« Reply #168 on: November 05, 2018, 06:32:07 PM »
and yet you're touting streaming flac wirelessly through a stack of 3.5" drivers. you always need to be standing on some sort of pedestal but very cute

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« Reply #169 on: November 05, 2018, 06:34:53 PM »
you have no idea how much play my hair has gotten me :lol

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« Reply #170 on: November 05, 2018, 06:36:05 PM »
Audiophiles are angry, why are you guys angry?

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« Reply #171 on: November 05, 2018, 06:36:06 PM »
naw can't play your way of this one

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« Reply #172 on: November 05, 2018, 06:42:17 PM »
You guys, this isn’t very zen  :doge

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« Reply #173 on: November 05, 2018, 06:48:56 PM »
Kinda like your sonos set up, amirite?

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« Reply #174 on: November 05, 2018, 06:52:46 PM »
naw can't play your way of this one

Out of what?

Out of you wrongly thinking that Sonos re-compresses audio and that it isn't capable of streaming to real speakers? 

1) It doesn't, it uses wi-fi.. so it's up to the service what quality to stream, in the case of Tidal that's FLAC
2) There are multiple Sonos products that are designed for connecting to wired speakers / amps of your choice

And hell, for the bedroom their own wireless speakers aren't bad (and again, they aren't typical "wireless speakers" they are wi-fi recievers w/ speakers on them)

Say more wrong things, and go shave.

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« Reply #175 on: November 05, 2018, 06:54:36 PM »
Kinda like your sonos set up, amirite?

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« Reply #177 on: November 05, 2018, 10:57:37 PM »
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« Reply #178 on: November 05, 2018, 11:24:23 PM »
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« Reply #179 on: November 06, 2018, 02:18:44 AM »
Your Sonos Connect tops out at 16/44.1. And to be fair the hifi tidal touts is 16/44.1. Saying CD quality is lossless will trigger audiophiles like teeepo tho it seems. FLAC is a "lossless" format, doesn't mean the audio contained isn't lossy. Also, who knows what the original recording rates were.

I think the benefits of high res audio beyond CD quality sampling rate and frequency for playback are pretty dubious tho and Sonos Connect seems pretty convenient and dece. I like their interface. HRA is going from one extreme (mp3) to another (24/192). I'm good w the middle ground CD quality, streamable audio and focusing on observable wavelengths. I would bet my life's worth no-one here could tell you the difference between something recorded at 24/48 and 24/192 in a double blind test consistently. 192khz is marketing shite.
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