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by DNS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sports gambling
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Sports gambling

"The only way to make money in a casino -- is to own the casino."

Steve Wynn, casino owner, mogul
by DNS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sports gambling
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Sports gambling

By sheer coincidence (luck? :tongue: ) this was posted over at DWM today: Buddhist poker player donates his $660,000 winnings But that is a sheer anomaly, outlier. Most gamblers of course lose in the long-run and that is why the Buddha advised against it. It is not the gambling intrinsically, but wh...
by DNS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Oh no! Sorry to see you leave the moderating role, SV!

Thank you for all your work over the past year!

:thanks: :anjali:
by DNS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Precepts and the capitalist appropriation of surplus labor value.
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: On the Precepts and the capitalist appropriation of surplus labor value.

So if I hire you at $10 an hour, it is because I am making more than that from you, say $15, and taking the extra $5 for myself. Not necessarily, some businesses don't make a profit or if they do, it might be very little. It would be the same in a socialist system as the government owned production...
by DNS
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Theravāda avoid elitist interference in the affairs of others?
Replies: 29
Views: 424

Re: Does Theravāda avoid elitist interference in the affairs of others?

The Buddha wanted his new religion to be spread far and wide: “ Wander forth, O bhikkhus, for the welfare of the multitude, for the happiness of the multitude, out of compassion for the world, for the good, welfare, and happiness of devas and humans. Let not two go the same way. Teach, O bhikkhus, t...
by DNS
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduce Ivy
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Introduce Ivy

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: Theravada is actively growing in the West. What is your take on what the future of that may bring?

Religion in general has been on the decline in recent years and decades. Church, temple attendance has been steadily going down in developed nations. As the under-developed nations become more developed, i.e., no longer third-world we can expect to see declining rates there too. People are moving to...
by DNS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: autistic, ACIM, stages of enlightenment
Replies: 33
Views: 515

Re: autistic, ACIM, stages of enlightenment

Welcome to DW!

Yes, feel free to jump into any of the conversations already posted or you can start a new one.
by DNS
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Ireland!
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Hi from Ireland!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)

I'd say the same for your shirt, but I'd be lying! :jumping: Thanks David! As a token of my appreciation I may be sending you a Jets t-shirt........ It looks like both the Raiders and Jets are in the rebuilding phase with the 4-12 finishes. Nice mala beads! Thanks, they are sandalwood, which accord...
by DNS
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Most famous teacher of all time?
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Most famous teacher of all time?

The Buddha, of course. :buddha2:

If you mean besides the Buddha, then I'd say the 14th (current) Dalai Lama is the most "famous" or well-known.

If you mean the best (in terms of wisdom) teacher after Buddha, then I'd say Sariputta.
by DNS
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Paid advertising Buddhism - 8,898,114 YouTube views
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Paid advertising Buddhism - 8,898,114 YouTube views

That video has almost 9 million views but not a single 'like' or 'dislike'? That seems strange, unless the like feature can be disabled? I have heard that one can promote videos by paying some companies to add views to your videos (making it appear more popular than it is), although I think that wo...
by DNS
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Paid advertising Buddhism - 8,898,114 YouTube views
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Paid advertising Buddhism - 8,898,114 YouTube views

That video has almost 9 million views but not a single 'like' or 'dislike'? That seems strange, unless the like feature can be disabled? I have heard that one can promote videos by paying some companies to add views to your videos (making it appear more popular than it is), although I think that wou...