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by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed May 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide

I imagine a person's future will be determined according to both the good & bad kamma a person has performed ... ^^^ Then the Venerable Sāriputta approached the Blessed One, paid homage to him, sat down to one side, and said to him: “Venerable sir, the Venerable Channa has used the knife. What is h...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed May 23, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 654

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

binocular wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:36 am
Why unfortunately?
I'm a huge opponent of Buddhism-lite.
:tongue:
The unfortunate part is the "aspiring". I seem to keep on aspiring but not inspiring so this will probably end up with me expiring.

:?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed May 23, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 654

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Meezer77 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:16 pm
DNS wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:09 pm
I'm a super-featherweight (58-59 kg). Not that I do boxing, but that's my weight class. :tongue:
That’s good banter. 😊
Unfortunately I am an aspiring super-heavyweight.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue May 22, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 654

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Flyweights.
Well an anvil can't fly either, friend.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue May 22, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 42
Views: 889

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

Petersen says, "The proposition that underlies Western culture is that there is a transcendent morality." He says that this transcendent morality can also be personified as God, or not; but that he's not making an argument for God. It's that the radical atheists (New Atheists like Dawkins and Harri...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue May 22, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 654

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

binocular wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 6:53 pm
If your intention is admirable friendship, kalyanamittata, then "good humored chatting rather than being serious or dedicated to learning" doesn't seem like part of it.
Dang Buddhists ain't got no soul.

:tongue:
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue May 22, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Topicless Friendly Banter
Replies: 57
Views: 654

Re: Topicless Friendly Banter

Wizard in the Forest wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 4:00 pm
... not have a topic and let people talk ...
My specialty.

The Four Basics for Making Friends
Gifts
Kind words (speaking well of people)
Making one's self useful
Treating all alike according to the same standard


— AN 4 32; AN 8 24

https://tinyurl.com/yatfnyot
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue May 22, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1341

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

James Tan wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 1:24 am
In Buddhism , buddhist sustain that life is meaningless ...
I don't think so.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon May 21, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1341

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

retrofuturist wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:46 am
I don't think it's truly any of the above.
^^^

But Christianity is exclusive.

It forces a person coming into contact with it to make a choice.

Either Jesus was the Son of God, or he was "a devil of Hell", as C. S. Lewis stated.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed May 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: On not caring
Replies: 50
Views: 1010

Re: On not caring

What about metta and the Brahma Viharas?

Delurking for a while, I am honored to encounter this forum to learn, please excuse my delusion in advance.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: dharmawheel offline
Replies: 5
Views: 2302

Re: dharmawheel offline

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That's DDOS.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Drama Wheel
Replies: 51
Views: 4551

Re: Drama Wheel

I actually find strong debate very useful actually since I can instantly discern from both sides what the issues are, what the weaknesses in arguments are, etc. That's why I thought eSangha was a great learning tool for me, even though it was intense.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: U.N. Declares Famine in Somalia
Replies: 39
Views: 4379

Re: U.N. Declares Famine in Somalia

The difficulty in Somalia right now is that a lot of the famine area is under the control of hard-line Islamic insurgent group, al-Shabab which is preventing relief organizations from getting in.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Drama Wheel
Replies: 51
Views: 4551

Re: Drama Wheel

Yes it was horrible. But I learned a lot ...