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by lostitude
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 31
Views: 2989

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

Ultimately it depended on me to pay attention (...) Not paying attention to your surroundings can be dangerous. Obviously that was not what I meant. (...) fail to understand why their behavior is actually pretty natural and even expected We don't have to tolerate bad behavior. Maybe, but what is ev...
by lostitude
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 31
Views: 2989

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

At the end of the day you can't just blame others for the anxeity you feel. I must mettafully disagree. In the example you provided, your anxiety seemed justified. It was the result of how others treated you, and not solely fabrications of your own mind. Our anxieties wouldn't arise as quickly if p...
by lostitude
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 31
Views: 2989

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

If a Buddhist community doesn't reflect the demographics (genders, races, ages, etc) of the country it resides in, maybe it should do more to reach out to more types of people. I don't think this is how it works. In no religious community will you find the same demographics as in the general popula...
by lostitude
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 31
Views: 2989

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

As a white man who converted to islam in his 20s and lived in Arab countries, I think I can relate to that issue. I was often greeted with some degree of skepticism, sometimes even contempt, on a few occasions I was even refused access to the mosque by some people who thought I had nothing to do the...
by lostitude
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 917

Re: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?

Rely on your doctor's advice and avoid getting medical advice from strangers on the internet :stirthepot: Yes,that is wise. But even doctors are confused about which is the best recipe. When I asked my doctor if may take Saccharomyces Boulardiiwould he said that I should try. But I am the one who p...
by lostitude
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Des francophones svp ?
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Des francophones svp ?

Bonjour, Dans le cadre d'un projet de traduction bénévole en français de textes écrits en anglais par un monastère théravada, je suis à la recherche d'un relecteur plus calé que moi sur le sujet (je suis traducteur de métier, mais un simple débutant passionné qui risque peut-être de comprendre certa...
by lostitude
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3178

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Why do you equate Western Buddhism to engaged buddhism? I certainly on't. Copy-paste where I "equate Western Buddhism to engaged buddhism." No need to, just re-read the title of this thread. Why then do you suddenly criticize engaged buddhism as if it had anything to do with the topic of this threa...
by lostitude
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3178

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

1: Racism and intolerance are expressions, behavioural constructions on the basis of innate human qualities and features, such as in-group psychology and fear of the unfamiliar, As such I don't see any need to distinguish them specifically from any other expression of nastiness, as they all spring ...
by lostitude
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3178

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

In short, he doesn't think that being a socially engaged Buddhist is conducive to making progress on the Buddhist path. And I agree. I think that trying to resolve issues of social injustice, feminism, rights of workers, racism, ecology, and such is not conducive to making progress on the Buddhist ...
by lostitude
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3178

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

1: Doubt it. Cruelty and nastiness are built into people (based on how people have behaved in all places and times, and continue to behave all around us, in all cultures), and require training in order not to be expressed. Hence sila. 2: Definitely not the case. Simple googling will show you much m...
by lostitude
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3178

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Good example. "Women's rights" is a fancy theoretical term that many people do accept, but begrudgingly. In practice, these rights are routinely trampled on, and when a woman fights for them, she might win in court, but suffer other consequences, possibly worse than what she complained about to beg...
by lostitude
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3178

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

In any case, it does not change the fact that many Russians and Ukrainians (to take the examples I know) hate the Blacks for being disgustingly black full stop. And blacks quite likely think whites are disgusting. Many yellow Asians believe whites are disgusting. Traditional Indians/Hindus think wh...
by lostitude
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3178

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

@Binocular Positive discrimination in Europe? I'm not doubting what you say but for me it's a first, I have only ever seen that in the U.S. In any case, it does not change the fact that many Russians and Ukrainians (to take the examples I know) hate the Blacks for being disgustingly black full stop....
by lostitude
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3178

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Politically correct people are just very skilled at masking their hatred and violence I have yet to meet a Russian who would be willing to marry a black woman. I am sure they exist, but they are definitely not the majority and by far. Conversely, close to no Western Eurepean would feel uncomfortabl...
by lostitude
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3178

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings, Given the prevalence of violent racism and homophobia in countries such as Russia, maybe those cockroaches are not so bad after all. Please, no making this about politics, in and of itself. I'm sorry if I gave the impression that this was a political issue. Hate and intolerance are defin...