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by DNS
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?
Replies: 37
Views: 143

Re: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?

As polarbear noted, having hate is not going to solve anything, if you don't want him reelected, then you can get involved in organizations and things looking to remove him from power and/or to find a suitable Dem candidate for 2020. There are a number of organizations callings for his impeachment, ...
by DNS
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?
Replies: 37
Views: 143

Re: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?

Schiff/Hoelzle 2020. Make America Smart Again. Adam Schiff? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Schiff Nah, let's vote for the intelligent one this time: Harambe The dead gorilla had 5% support in late July 2016 (ahead of Green Party nominee Jill Stein) and 2% in August 2016 (tied with Stein). https...
by DNS
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?
Replies: 37
Views: 143

Re: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?

Yeah, All the Jews should not be angry, they should not be hateful. They should not fight back! Better to just give in, Right? I had anger but never hate. Before the war, I was too busy studying to hate. After the war, I thought, What's the use? To hate would be to reduce myself. Elie Weisel We hav...
by DNS
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 7
Views: 31

Re: Merry Christmas!

¡Feliz Navidad!
by DNS
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Buddhists and politics
Replies: 24
Views: 325

Re: Buddhists and politics

There is a view of recent Buddhist history in the west (and the US in particular?) that says that a number of early adopters of Buddhism in the US interpreted or privileged elements of the dharma that favored their leftist leanings. That form of western Buddhism would naturally be more attractive t...
by DNS
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to
Replies: 34
Views: 714

Re: list wrong views that you might say 'smh' to

Ikeda is a Mahayana - SGI Buddhist teacher and author. I wouldn't expect him to have a Classical Theravada or even a Modern Theravada view of nibbana and enlightenment. His view is probably the mainstream view of his religion - sect.
by DNS
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gym and Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Gym and Buddhism

Say you are eating 2-3 eggs per day, that is 60-90 eggs per month or 1080 eggs per year. That means more eggs from eggs industry and more killing of male chicks. I fail to see "moderation" in this eating habit. Do I miss something? Thank you. That is a different topic than moderation in food. You a...
by DNS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 79
Views: 869

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

DooDoot wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:12 pm
Personally, I just judge based in good & bad kamma performed, as taught in the Holy Koran, where, on the Day of Judgment, each atoms weight of good & evil performed will be weighed up.
So you are a Muslim?
by DNS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 79
Views: 869

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

The fact he approaches it on an issue by issue basis, rather than on a basis of general like and dislike (and their associated knee-jerk reactions) is something I have appreciated, and it makes for more interesting reading and conversation. Yeah, it could be Trump's brash personality that makes peo...
by DNS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 44
Views: 643

Re: How much happy are you?

I notice you have a 100% category but no 0% category. Anyway, hopefully no one is 0% but if we define 100% as someone being an arahant, then 0% would be more common than 100%.
by DNS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 10 perfections?
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: 10 perfections?

I think I read somewhere (maybe Buddhavamsa or a commentary) that in a distant past time both Gotama and Metteyya were contemporaries and Gotama was getting well established in all paramitas, but especially wisdom while Metteyya was most developed in metta and karuna, which is why Gotama became a sa...
by DNS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 79
Views: 869

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

.... DooDoot, Are you a Trump supporter? I thought you were a leftist, at least economically? You often quote about the Jewish conspiracy stuff regarding Zionist agendas, international banking, neo-cons, etc. You do know Kushner is Jewish, Ivanka converted to Judaism and Trump moved the embassy to ...
by DNS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gym and Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Gym and Buddhism

I'm wondering does this mean some exercises/sports are not compatible with Buddhist practice? For example, if you do gym, you need a certain amount of protein intake, I think more or less that is not eating in moderation. Can you practice Buddhism and live your lay life happily at the same time? Th...
by DNS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 79
Views: 869

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

But alan . . . . why don't you tell us how you really feel? Come on, don't be shy. :tongue: It looks like the GOP tax plan is going to pass. It will lower corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. And then there are numerous other tax cuts in that bill. How are they going to pay for it? We just got out of...
by DNS
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 414

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

All precepts should be kept, they are all good. But I'd say there is a reason not killing is the First Precept. Killing any living being is the worst thing you can do to a person. No one should lie, but if you lie to someone, they are still alive.
by DNS
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 414

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

I think those are false dilemmas and a sign of lacking creativity. There are more options as to what to say than lying, saying Yes, or being silent. One could say, for example, "I have nothing shameful to hide." Yes, I've heard Ven. Thanissaro say that as an option. That might work and could be wor...
by DNS
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 414

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

And I know some will say these hypotheticals are not realistic in today's world, but is that really so? Genocide and totalitarian regimes still exist. In those cases, they are not realistic in the sense of not accounting for the likely (or even standard) reaction of those seeking the refugees. But ...
by DNS
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 414

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

Here we go again, with the famous / infamous Jews hiding in the attic scenario. :popcorn: "Don't lie when Nazis come asking for jews to murder", I think that's a very one sided view of the situation. It only considers the kamma made from lying and doesn't consider all the kamma being made. It ignore...
by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 88
Views: 1336

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

From another thread on nibbana and cessation: I've nothing to add to the substance of this debate, but the above exchange might profitably be read by those who think there is something wrong with this site: too much politics, personalised stances, etc. Two people engaging in a civil discussion about...
by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Taking Refuge and Precepts
Replies: 22
Views: 2514

Re: Taking Refuge and Precepts

Unearthing this old topic (and there are other similar ones too if you look around) for binocular: If one doesn't have a teacher one make use of the 5 precepts and the 3 refuge :( How can one take refuge without a teacher? -- Anyway, this is for another thread ... :thumbsup: One can take the 3 Refu...