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by Khalil Bodhi
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump in trouble?
Replies: 43
Views: 704

Re: Trump in trouble?

25th Amendment...he's giving all the signs that he's not fit to govern.
by Khalil Bodhi
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Kahlil Bodhi
Replies: 9
Views: 85

Re: Happy birthday Kahlil Bodhi

Thanks everyone!
by Khalil Bodhi
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Happy New Year from Donald Trump...
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Happy New Year from Donald Trump...

I hope the lokapalas are ready to do some OT.
by Khalil Bodhi
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 33995

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

He's a dangerous, mendacious man and I don't doubt that he'll get us all killed. Anicca vata sankhara...
by Khalil Bodhi
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Italy!!
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Hello from Italy!!

Welcome! Benvenuto! I don't know where you are but there's a Buddhist vihara in Reggio Calabria now. Fammi sapere se hai bisogno di aiuto e guarda qui per piu' risorse in italiano: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=14968
by Khalil Bodhi
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 2480

Re: We've been here all along.

Nothing fancy. Just plain old greed, hatred and delusion resulting in the terrible oppression of people of color in South Africa. To call racism selectiveness seems to do a disservice to the very real harm it causes. Can you explicate your reasoning behind that? Selectiveness is a general term with...
by Khalil Bodhi
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We've been here all along.
Replies: 151
Views: 2480

Re: We've been here all along.

So the appartheit regime in South Africa was there because the White folk didnt wanna hang out with the Black folk? and/or viceversa And they decided to shorthand that with a whip? What else? Do you think there is some fancy transcendental reason for it? Nothing fancy. Just plain old greed, hatred ...
by Khalil Bodhi
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pledge to prevent discrimination.
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Pledge to prevent discrimination.

ACLU
Southern Poverty Law Center
by Khalil Bodhi
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 33995

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Alright man. Good luck to you.
by Khalil Bodhi
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 33995

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

To all the white guys (I'm a white guy by the way) arguing about being triggered and safe-spaces and the like let me ask you this: how would you feel if your wife were harassed just for being her? How would you feel if your son was physically assaulted? These things are happening here, now, in the U...
by Khalil Bodhi
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?
Replies: 122
Views: 6514

Re: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?

Are you looking for some kind of guarantee before you commit yourself? Who doesn't? Why should it be so bad to want some kind of guarantee before committing? Hi binocular, Here's my two cents, please take it for what it's worth: commit to practice, any practice provisionally. Set yourself a goal, o...
by Khalil Bodhi
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Dāna
Topic: The World's Top Ten Most Generous Countries
Replies: 19
Views: 1573

Re: The World's Top Ten Most Generous Countries

I think it rather suspicious that in a BBC article, 6 English speaking countries make it into the top ten, But the BBC is merely the messenger here. The data’s source is the Charities Aid Foundation. Search Google News for “CAF World Giving Index 2016” and you’ll have the pleasure of reading exactl...
by Khalil Bodhi
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Student Of The Path
Replies: 127
Views: 12351

Re: Student Of The Path

:anjali:
by Khalil Bodhi
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Husserl's own words on reading the suttas
Replies: 18
Views: 936

Re: Husserl's own words on reading the suttas

Btw: Has anyone here (or in the various "phenomenology" threads) ever read Husserl's own writings?


:hello: Hand shown...I studied philosophy in college and Husserl along with Merleau-Ponty were some of my favorites...
by Khalil Bodhi
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Husserl's own words on reading the suttas
Replies: 18
Views: 936

Re: Husserl's own words on reading the suttas

Javi,

Great find! Thanks for this! :anjali:
by Khalil Bodhi
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from a past member
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Greetings from a past member

Welcome back Kourtney!
by Khalil Bodhi
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 64
Views: 2341

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

I regard the suttas like prose and the sutras more like poetry, but I think there is great insight in many Buddhist texts. My favourite Buddhist text is still the Heart Sutra. I like the Heart Sutra except I've never been able to get over Avalokiteshvara teaching Ven Sariputta. It just throws the w...
by Khalil Bodhi
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 64
Views: 2341

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

I regard the suttas like prose and the sutras more like poetry, but I think there is great insight in many Buddhist texts. My favourite Buddhist text is still the Heart Sutra. I like the Heart Sutra except I've never been able to get over Avalokiteshvara teaching Ven Sariputta. It just throws the w...
by Khalil Bodhi
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: Hello

Welcome!
by Khalil Bodhi
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Some towns in France ban burkinis
Replies: 136
Views: 2991

Re: Some towns in France ban burkinis

Most people who support the bans that have been interviewed on the streets by the media say they do so because they see the burkini as a regression in terms of women's rights, many calling it "medieval" in the pejorative sense. Has anyone asked Muslim women what they think? :thinking: Sad...

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