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by binocular
Mon May 21, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bangkok's death cafe
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: Bangkok's death cafe

WW2 saying, There are no atheists in foxholes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_are_no_atheists_in_foxholes A Buddhist version of that could be contemplation of death, meditation, and/or praying to Amitabha or other devas (in the face of death). Some atheists have countered that, " There are no a...
by binocular
Mon May 21, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

James Tan wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 6:12 am
Is Buddhism exclusive ? Or all accommodating ?
Tailoring or catering for or available to only a few, selected, restricted , elite and excellent people .
The underlined.
by binocular
Mon May 21, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 84
Views: 1032

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

See what about the fate of Diana? While being part of the RF, she was very unhappy. Rubbish .. The sadness that the Royals face is .. why my brooch is 34 carat diamond compared to my sister-in-law's 50 carat one .. or why did my father give me 200 sq km from his Duchy and my brother 350 sq km. I do...
by binocular
Mon May 21, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: World Bee Day

Yay!
One thing in which Slovenia came first!


In our garden, we make sure that we grow a great number of blossoming plants that are suitable for bees, and such a range of species of plants that there are always blossoms throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
by binocular
Sun May 20, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bangkok's death cafe
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: Bangkok's death cafe

Saengnapha wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 9:44 am
Do you hold that Buddhism is not a missionary religion?
Given how many times I've been told, with missionary zeal (!) that it's not a missionary religion: Yes.
by binocular
Sun May 20, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Jechbi's concerns
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Jechbi's concerns

Has anyone else received a PM from Jechbi, titled "Concerns"?
by binocular
Sun May 20, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 947

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

However, it is obvious that he means they are animals by virtue of their inhuman brutality. If the gang members are human, then what they do cannot be "inhuman brutality". Then whatever they do is simply what humans do. But the vast majority of American youth, the next generation, are so ashamed an...
by binocular
Sun May 20, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 947

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Kamran wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:32 pm
There are no sub-humans. All human beings have the same rights.
Including Trump.

This is why this line of criticism of Trump fails.
by binocular
Sun May 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bangkok's death cafe
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: Bangkok's death cafe

Recollection of death has Deathlessness as its goal and object- "Three minutes later, they appear shaken, stirred, terrified, relieved or blissful ": https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/bangkok-death-cafe/index.html The idea is problematic from the onset, as long as we hold that Buddhism is not ...
by binocular
Sun May 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bangkok's death cafe
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: Bangkok's death cafe

It sounds like a good idea. What are the draw backs? I think such explicit exhortations to think and speak about a potentially delicate topic leads mostly to massive denial, so in the end, such efforts to make people think and talk about death lead to even more denial or superficiality in regard to...
by binocular
Sun May 20, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 84
Views: 1032

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

No_Mind wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 6:38 am
Are there no leftists or communists in Britain anymore?
I'm sure there are. They're just helpless in the face of human nature.
by binocular
Sun May 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 84
Views: 1032

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

Gah! They've said their vows like, three times already, and exchanged rings, Even George Clooney and Amal are looking a bit bored. It's past midnight here and time for bed.... Wait, no, we're all singing God Save The Queen! I know some of the words. And they're walking out of the chapel, wow she re...
by binocular
Sun May 20, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 84
Views: 1032

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

No_Mind wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 1:00 pm
Nein, Nein, Nein!! He wore a tuxedo.
Then at some other important event. It caused a lot of outrage.
by binocular
Sat May 19, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 84
Views: 1032

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:03 am
But poor old Victoria Beckham looks sad.
When doesn't she look sad?
And don't make me turn on the tv!
by binocular
Sat May 19, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 84
Views: 1032

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

No_Mind wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:23 pm
What about dressing up as a Nazi officer?
Some twenty years ago, Steven Spielberg wore a Nazi uniform at the Oscars when his film Schindler's List won awards.
by binocular
Fri May 18, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 84
Views: 1032

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

No_Mind wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:48 am
We wish to .. but can we?
Of course we can.
Drop the Xanax, and then the natural anxiety and tiredness will do the work of ignoring BRF scandals, space shuttle explosions etc.
by binocular
Fri May 18, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 947

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Pseudobabble wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:46 pm
If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they're more than welcome to. Frankly, I don't think the term @POTUS used was strong enough... It took an animal to stab a man 100 times and decapitate him and rip his heart out.
Animals don't use knives.
by binocular
Wed May 16, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 1918

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

it's this that she doesn't want to end up with What are some of the reasons why she doesn't want to end up with "this"? :shrug: Economic burden; social disgrace; a child often being a career hindrance; a child sometimes being an obstacle to keeping the man (since being pregnant, nursing a child, or...
by binocular
Wed May 16, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 1918

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

Any females, especially female Buddhists, want to express their views? Specifically, on whether or not life begins at conception and abortion is always killing. For instance, does the self-referential consciousness that defines what life is at all begin at conception? None of that actually matters,...
by binocular
Tue May 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Labyrinths and Mazes
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Labyrinths and Mazes

Does anyone know of any references (Sutta, commentarial, or modern) to labyrinths or mazes within Buddhism? I'm sorry, I can't remember the exact Dhamma talks where he mentions it, but Thanissaro Bhikkhu once mentions something to the effect that when one walks the path, it sometimes seems to be al...