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by Donuts Dad
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: George Carlin on 'possessions'
Replies: 2
Views: 782

George Carlin on 'possessions'

by Donuts Dad
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Quotes -
Replies: 23
Views: 2284

Re: Quotes -

"One who can't cast away a treasure at need is in fetters." - Aragorn
by Donuts Dad
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Most Buddhist Song
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: The Most Buddhist Song

A Noel Coward song called "Wait a Bit, Joe".
by Donuts Dad
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The beauty of Reddit
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: The beauty of Reddit

Thanks for the link!
Lots of funny, interesting stuff if you don't mind being grossed out once in a while.
by Donuts Dad
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 41
Views: 3699

Re: What is Truth?

Vladimir Nabokov said something like, "Reality is a word that has no meaning without quotation marks." Real for me might be subtly or drastically different from what real is to someone else. Sure, mathematics can describe an objective truth, but describing is not proving.
by Donuts Dad
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Good movies to watch
Replies: 44
Views: 3680

Re: Good movies to watch

Here are some of my favorite movies, most of which are not very famous. The Shout 1978 - A couple's lives are taken over by Alan Bates as a black magic shaman and/or lunatic. The Tenant 1976 - Trelkovsky undergoes slow dissolution of identity. Long Weekend 1978 - Vacationing couple learn how far peo...
by Donuts Dad
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: "Under my thumb"
Replies: 23
Views: 1711

Re: "Under my thumb"

How about:
Elvis Costello - "Two Little Hitlers"
Iggy Pop - "I Wanna to be Your Dog"
by Donuts Dad
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Neuropsychology & buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Re: Neuropsychology & buddhism?

Dear Admiral, I've had to deal with a lot of doctors and I've never met one who wouldn't have benefited professionally from exposure to the Dhamma. One of my sons is autistic and has epilepsy. Our choices for treatment were always either neurology or psychology, neither of which is especially effect...
by Donuts Dad
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Replies: 17
Views: 2399

Re: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?


Oil, garlic, onion, pepper, CHICKEN, fish sauce, ginger, pea pods, rice, EGG, spring onion.

The answer is chicken.
by Donuts Dad
Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dalai Lama criticises anti-whaling protesters
Replies: 100
Views: 7020

Re: Dalai Lama criticises anti-whaling protesters

I have a great deal of respect for the Dalai Lama as a high profile advocate of non violence and Buddhist unity. However, he is also an exiled head of state and has to play politics as much as any other politician. I think his comments had nothing at all to do with whaling and very much to do with c...
by Donuts Dad
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The human/animal realm
Replies: 15
Views: 1379

Re: The human/animal realm

I think it would be good to remember that 'evolution' is not the same thing as 'progress'. Huge numbers of species evloved into organisms that couldn't survive.
by Donuts Dad
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dana - suggested places to make donations
Replies: 67
Views: 31190

Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

I given recently to the Buddhist Relief Mission and Khmer Buddhist Relief. A positive experience with them both
by Donuts Dad
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to Everyone!
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Hello to Everyone!

I have been reading posts here for some time, now I won't feel so much like an eavesdropper.
Thanks to all for many interesting and informative discussions.
Many are way over my head but I can still read and pretend to understand, can't I?