Epikur

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  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/world/europe/germany-helmut-lethen-caroline-sommerfeld.html
  2. @AlphaAbundance So basically it might help to be able to stimulate the brain in that way that it opens up other areas of the body. Some do it with drugs I did it with music and sport combination. I had to pay a price for it my brainpower went down for deep thinking but my general energy level was amazingly high. It came close to the term ignorance is bliss. When you get difficult problems and you need your brain it may then be shocking to do deep thinking. Might feel depressing but it is worth a try if nothing else works. Sounds like tons of fun. What would be the benefits/purpose of this? (Fun? Energy levels?) It seems like a valuable endeavor however how does it connect to the problem of suffering from effort, having to work to live? Oh I see, are you saying like this might help to deal with the emotions or like "get my mind off" or give me some breathing room when considering this problem? Yes basically it's the feeling when you do sport with music. You have lots of energy for menial tasks. I could find a job where I did not have to think much. Then you can keep a high energy level. Once you have to start to think deep you get problems because you can't concentrate much but as long as the job is not intellectually demanding it can be nice. Physical work has some therapeutic effect. Modern life expects sometimes too much intellectual work from us. That might give you some time to recover and then you can try normal life again.
  3. Life doesn't have meaning but it can make sense. As English is a germanic language the words sense and 'sinn' have the same meaning. In Germany we say das macht Sinn. Same in English that makes sense. So basically it might help to be able to stimulate the brain in that way that it opens up other areas of the body. Some do it with drugs I did it with music and sport combination. I had to pay a price for it my brainpower went down for deep thinking but my general energy level was amazingly high. It came close to the term ignorance is bliss. When you get difficult problems and you need your brain it may then be shocking to do deep thinking. Might feel depressing but it is worth a try if nothing else works.
  4. @Etherial Cat Thanks good insights
  5. Swiss fact: some Swiss women had to wait until 1991 to vote https://lenews.ch/2017/11/25/swiss-fact-some-swiss-women-had-to-wait-until-1991-to-vote/
  6. @invictus Good input. Feel free to drop more info and your thoughts.
  7. I have some Turkish background so I observe it a bit. Things are quite complicated in this case. Imagine Turkey who wants back Jerusalem and is the enemy of Israel is on the same side that is pro Aserbeidchan. As you said Russia is also favoring Aserbeidchan. It seems because Aserb. buys a lot of weapons from them all. For Russia it seemed a problem that Armenia went closer to the West. Georgia had a phase like that which resulted in a war with Russia. Russia wants some chaos in that region so the west loses more influence in that region. Turkey is traditonally an enemy of Armenia. Turkey fights Armenia in order not to have to pay reperations in the future because of the genocide. Erdogan wants to win the election so he tries to get it with some wars is another argument. In this case the Aseris seem to have the law on their side. Normally the Greeks would help the Armenians but they are weak lately because of the economy. So basically you have everything in this drama.
  8. Just don't be racist. Joke aside I would think about getting in touch with places that are promising like chess clubs, movie clubs, theater clubs, book clubs.
  9. That would be an idea to become a spiritual motivator. With a spiritual bootcamp. Where you get shouted at. Leo is not to bad at it. At least he is insulting consistently not like Tolle where you get bored out of your mind and try to harm yourself though maybe that is the pass to suffering and being aware of the painbody. In Zen meditation you get at least a light beat with a stick so you don't fall asleep.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhIVarkAXas
  11. I guess there are ways to deal with it. One can for example watch some Seinfeld for every 5 minutes being in the forum. Till one gets to the next level that is 10 minutes or so. Btw. Seinfeld could be the series for non-duality.
  12. @No Self I was playing table tennis and badminton at a club. I thought to play for fun like I played with my brothers though we were a bit competitive. At the club there was quite a hierarchy. It was quite strange for me. Since then I try to create a playful environments while doing sports. What I found is it's ok to be competitive to get to a certain level and then operate on a lower level mainly for fun. Little bit like in capitalism. You put alot of effort to earn money at the beginning later you can take it easier. In the spiritual world theoretically if you have the playful mindset other competitive members should not bother you. In realitiy I am not so shure about it.
  13. This seems to be not too bad: