Archive for April, 2007

Drugs vs Meditation: Do You Want To Be A Buddha or a Buddhist?

April 21st, 2007 No comments

I’d go for meditation every time. Except at parties then I’m strictly an MDMA man. The electric kundalini buzz, high’s and lows of meditation, sorrows, profound understandings and misuderstandings of life need all to be explored. There is only one question one needs to ask and only two outcomes as to how one travels and where one arrives.

Why are you meditating? If your answer is “to become a Buddha”. Then you have understood why the Buddha bothered. If your answer is not then you may have misunderstood why the Buddha taught and what he taught.

There was an early distinction in Sangha during the Buddha’s life. There were members of the Sangha who were renunciants and lived the life of the Buddha and there were lay persons. The renunciants were all definitively answering “to become a Buddha”. Some of the lay persons also answered in this way and practiced with diligence and attained the goal.There were several hundred Arahants (goal winners) in the Sangha at the death of the Buddha. Several hundred Buddha’sThe main difference between being a Lay and Monastic Buddhist that each person is more likely to more quickly attain the goal in the monastic community.

So if you really really want to be a Buddha, the whole point of following his way, you need to just sit and eat a bit o rice pudding every now and again, when offered, untill you let go enough to be who you really are. And that probably means no drugs, realistically. The Pali cannon certainly has numerous texts where the Buddha makes reference to intoxication so one can assume it isn’t helpful on the whole. Were he here today he might be an advocate for LSD or Heroin or who knows what. But I doubt it. They had most of that stuff or something similar in his day anyway.

So how about you? Do you want to be a Buddha?

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God Bless America – And According To Their TV He is Doing So, Driving Round In A Four By Four (SUV), Viewing Real Estate In Which To Invest His Instant Get Rich Quick Profits.

April 18th, 2007 No comments

I really loved California – at least that little bit I saw.  Not their TV though. According to American TV God is blessing America, driving round in a four by four (SUV), viewing real estate in which to invest His instant get rich quick profits.

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A Perfect Spine?

April 17th, 2007 No comments

Last week I returned from California with 3D scans of my body as I knew I was getting nowhere fast with the NHS and wanted to help them along with a little evidence.

Unfortunately the spinal surgeon I saw last week claimed he was unable to open the disk on any of the computers in the department so they couldn’t look at them Instead they took three X rays .. an Axial and Lateral Plane whole spine and one of my pelvis. I was told all is fine.

In fact the twists and turns (scoliosis) in my spine are worsening noticeably very quickly as all the supporting muscular structures progressively fail. This image shows nicely what is happening in one part of my spine, the Thoracic – i.e relating to chest.


Interestingly you can also see from this why my spine is so stressed and all over the place … my shoulder blades are in the wrong place as all the muscles in the back of my body have stopped working bit by bit. My chest has collapsed as my shoulders have collapsed over the front of my chest.

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