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by SDC
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.
Replies: 50
Views: 795

Re: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.

....I think it is good to remember that (I think) almost every tibeten man becomes a monk at sometime of his life.... chownah I don’t think thus is accurate. Maybe you are thinking of Thailand where young Thai Buddhist boys become monks , or temporary monks, for a certain period before resuming the...
by SDC
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?
Replies: 32
Views: 522

Re: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?

Pulsar should have not participated here at all, nor will Pulsar respond to DooDoot anymore. ... PS this perhaps is the most I want to engage with DooDoot. If anyone else has a question on my comment I will be happy to respond. :candle: ... Pulsar, feel free to add members who you don't prefer to e...
by SDC
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kauai Buddhist Experiment Summary
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Kauai Buddhist Experiment Summary

Very inspiring story, Bhante. Thank you for sharing it with the forum. :twothumbsup:
by SDC
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.
Replies: 50
Views: 795

Re: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.

Only for those who know...
Craig: "Red told me he smoked a fool for 50 bucks."

Smokey replied:
My thoughts exactly. :D
by SDC
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 1741

Re: Antinatalism

The only thing I would say is that in every layer of society, young women (and I'm still relatively young myself being in my mid-thirties) prefer the confident male to the socially awkward male. Females naturally gravitate toward those males regardless of whether they are shallow supermodels or the...
by SDC
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 1741

Re: Antinatalism

... I also think you may be unaware of the difference between the traits that attract a partner and those that sustain a relationship. The former is surely based on things which are far more primal: looks, confidence, etc. Yet ultimately, those things only carry a relationship so far. In the end, m...
by SDC
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 1741

Re: Antinatalism

... My point is that there is a variability in relationships in terms of the proportion of that primal aspect and how much it matters to either partner, and being in a relationship ultimately brings other variables into play. You claim to have no experience in relationships, yet claim to know how t...
by SDC
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Antinatalism
Replies: 48
Views: 1741

Re: Antinatalism

So therefore women should be coerced into procreating with weaker men so future female generations will select for less aggressive traits in males.  Aggression is not a trait as much as it is position. By that I mean, even if you were to rid of all the males you would deem as "aggressive" the remai...
by SDC
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there a story that Buddha send a monk to a prostitute?
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Is there a story that Buddha send a monk to a prostitute?

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by SDC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

...But if it as bad as you say, this is an abusive situation and terribly unfortunate. Ultimately you know what you can do end it. It is difficult for me, I wrestled with the idea of making this post, and I don't mean to portray the image that this kind of thing is happening all the time or that th...
by SDC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

the essence of everything is what is important the only thing is people cannot handle the essence they prefer to speak a lot instead If I'm in a position to educate people on matters they don't understand, I'm fully willing to take the time to do it. I have no interest in treating this like some un...
by SDC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:59 am
I'm a Buddhist, not Greenpeace

the world will have to deal with itself
Congratulations on yet another wonderfully crafted one-liner. You remind of a magic 8 ball from the early 90s.
by SDC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

I note the facts but from my perspective… you're indulging in drama (feelings) I've seen someone lose the skin on both their hands from negligence. You're relishing in luxury of not knowing what unsafe work practices lead to. I'm glad you can represent the position of indifference here, but it is c...
by SDC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

Try harder to appreciate exactly what I'm saying Buddhism is about how you feel If you're not feeling dukkha , the problem is solved This sounds exactly like the attitude being promoted at this monastery and I promise it will lead to someone being killed. You seem to be under the impression that it...
by SDC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

Wow...quite a bit to digest here... The unsafe work practices hits close to home for me. I not only work around high voltage electricity, but we are constantly dealing with the remnants of a time where the use of hazardous materials (lead, asbestos, pcbs, etc.) were very common. Even though use of t...