Trying to make sense of herd immunity.
I, like most of you probably, breathed a huge sigh of relief. My wife and I haven't had the "the talk" yet but I'm pretty sure we'll soon have a discussion about my huge firearm/upgrade/ammo purchases which I've recently had pretty much free reign on leading up to the threat of partisan/racist violence. Anyone here also had a shift in you and your spouse's feelings on the this subject in the last day or so?
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Tilopa was a great Buddhist sage, living at the beginning of 11th century (988–1069) in India and a very mythical person indeed. It is believed he has received Mahamudra teachings from primordial Buddha Vajradhara himself – the primordial essence of all things, the absolute Wisdom and Compassion.
This Mahamudra Song he later transmitted to Naropa near the Ganges river, when Naropa completed his twelve austerities given by his Guru.
Later Naropa gave it to Marpa Lotsawa, who translated these teachings and brought to Tibet. Later he taught it to yogi Milarepa and many other Buddhist masters. It is considered that Mahamudra Song Of Tilopa contains the essence of all teachings.
Mahamudra transcends all words And symbols, but for you, Naropa, Earnest and loyal, I have to say this:
The Emptiness doesn’t need support, Mahamudra rests on nothing. Without making any effort, One can break the yoke Thus - reaching Liberation.
If one sees nothing when staring into space, If with the mind one then observes the mind, One destroys distinctions and reaches Buddhahood.
The clouds that wander through the sky Have no roots, no home; nor do the distinctive Thoughts, which float through the mind. Once the nature of mind is seen, Discrimination stops.
In space shapes and colours form, But neither by black nor white is space tinged. From the nature of mind all things emerge, The mind is not tainted by virtues or vices.
The darkness of ages cannot hide the bright sun Nor the long kalpas of samsara can hide the splendid light mind. Though words are spoken to explain the Emptiness, Emptiness for itself can never be expressed.
Though we say "the mind is a bright light," It is beyond all words and symbols. Although the mind’s nature is empty, It embraces and contains all things.
Do nothing with the body but relax, Shut firm the mouth and keep silent. Empty your mind and focus on nothingness. Like a hollow bamboo relax your body. Without giving or taking, put your mind to rest.
Mahamudra is like a mind that clings to nothingness. Thus practicing, you will reach Buddhahood. The practice of Mantra and Paramita, Instruction in the Sutras and Precepts, And teaching of Schools and Scriptures will not bring Realization of the Inner Truth. If the mind with desire is looking to goal, It only conceals the Light.
He who keeps Tantric Precepts, Yet makes discriminations, betrays the spirit of samaya. Cease... keep reading on reddit ➡
I spent the summer trying to achieve my splits. I was only able to get down the left split and even then I had some days where I couldn’t touch the floor. I stretched 5x a week and by the end of the summer it was still really painful to get into my splits and could only be achieved after a stretching session. For people who’ve experienced this, when does it get better? I’m a dancer, so I want to one day be able to find a bit of ease getting into my split.
I feel like it depends entirely on the day. Some days i fantasize about inflicting or receiving pain, some days I feel entirely separated and emotionless on the topic.