Hi there everyone! How is living in Salisbury East, Brahma lodge and Para hills like? My main concern is the air traffic noise.
Any info is appreciated.
Let me know what you are looking for and I can see if I have it.
Beating the meat and fingering is not the only release in life. Please, being horny is not the only emotion. Can we have a day where we talk about the greatness of mankind and womankind. Imagine it, a single day where we stop thinking about sex and we start thinking something more constructive. That is my dream.
If you don't know what Brahma Sutra is, please watch What is Brahma Sutra?
Brahma Sutra is a logical examination of Vedic statements before settling on a particular interpretation. I thought it would be good to examine one sutra in detail so we can get an idea of the depth of this analysis. Brahma sutras typically cover statements where there is some doubt about the interpretation; if the statement is clear, there is no need to discuss it in Brahma Sutra.
Let's pick a simple one - Sutra 1.1.22, which is one topic in itself. The sutra itself is very short - only one word, and cryptic. Luckily we have intellectual giants like Shankaracharya who provide commentary and help us out.
>Brahma Sutra 1.1.22 Akasatallingat
>Translation: the word Akasa (space) should be understood (as Brahman) due to the characteristics mentioned
This Sutra is referring to a Upanishadic statement, which is not mentioned. With a Guru's help, we get to know the source statement under discussion - it is Chandogya 1.9.1.
>Chandogya Upanishad 1.9.1 "What is the support of this world?" asked Silaka. "The akasa," said Jaivali. "For all these beings are created from the akasa and return to the akasa. The akasa is superior to everything. Akasa is the greatest support."
We need to consider Chandogya Sections 1.8 and 1.9 to understand this Sutra. Two Brahmins, Dalbya and Silaka, along with King Jaivili, have a discussion about what is great and noble. Dalbya mentions a series of items in order of increasing greatness: Sama Mantra, Svara, Prana (life energy), Annam (food), Aapaha (water), and finally Svarga Loka, which Dalbya says is the greatest. Silaka says Bhu Loka (Earth) is greater, since the Devas in Svarga Loka depend on offerings from humans in Bhu Loka. Jaivali interjects that Bhu Loka is not the greatest, so Silaka asks the question in 1.9.1. Jaivali says Saguna Brahman is greater, but uses the word "Akasa". If Jaivali had used the word Brahman, there would be no problem, and this verse need not be included in Brahman Sutra. Normally Akasa is understood as Space; but in this case, Sutra 22 provides logical justification for interpreting "Akasa" as "Saguna Brahman" or "Isvara" due to the mentioned characteristics.
What are the characteristics mentioned?
Could anyone please refer me to a sutta I recently read but cannot now find?
It encourages the practice of the 4 brahma viharas and to use them for jhana, and after that to practice the 4 tetrads of satipatthana?
Appreciate any help! Thanks.
Yeah, this is a bit scatterbrained. I’m a mobile user, and this is the first time I’ve dealt with an entitled person.
I’m an animal person, especially with dogs, cats, and farm birds. I own more than a dozen girls, and started raising them since November of last year. Four Brahmas, five Australorps (used to be six, but the sixth was a runt and didn’t live very long), three Golden Wyandotte’s, and a Barred Rock named Lynn (used to have a sister, but she was killed by the dog when she attempted an escape).
Since quarantine started, a lot of people started raising chickens themselves, so I won’t be surprised if some end up giving them away after lockdown’s over.
Now, on to the story.
I was just hanging out with the girls, sitting on some ‘clean’ grass as they climbed all over me and dug up loose dirt for dust baths. I look up, and see a strange woman outside the chicken run, someone I had never seen before.
Karen: I love your chickens!
Me: Well, thank you. (I have a soft spot for my girls, so when they get compliments, my pride gets swollen)
Karen: I wish I had some of my own. /She enters the run and leans down to pet Dinah, the social one\ Are you open to selling any?
Me: (I’m a little insulted, as they are like my children, but I brush it off) No. If you have a chicken, I might be open to swapping, but that’s all.
Karen: /A little ticked\ Why not?
Me: I’ve raised them since they were chicks, and they are like daughters to me. Again, no selling.
Karen: They’re just chickens! They can’t reciprocate feelings! /She picks up Dinah by her neck and tail, which makes her panic and sends Lynn into a frenzy. Lynn proceeds to attack Karen and Dinah runs to me, hopping into my arms to calm down.\
Me: What was that you said about feelings? /I ask with a smug smile on my face\
Karen: /Visibly pissed, she grabs one of the Brahmas and tries to leave\
Me: Oh, no you don’t! /I drop Dinah and, with Lynn’s help, I grab the Brahma from her and comfort the clucking chicken\ It’s OK, you’re with me now, sweetie.
Karen: How dare you! I demand that you give me that bird!
Me: No. The only thing I should give you is a good punch in the face. /My anger is leaking into Lynn, who purrs angrily and puffs up her feathers\
Karen: /Takes out her phone\ I’m calling the police!
Me: Fine. We’ll see who gets arrested.
After a few minutes of Karen screaming and my parents asking about the situation, the police arrive. It’s just one officer, but I recognize him from the protest... keep reading on reddit ➡