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by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 55
Views: 658

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: 19
Views: 2422

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...
by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Only one more week to the winter solstice!
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Only one more week to the winter solstice!

No cold and no snow here. It's been around 72 degrees F (22 Celsius) and sunny. Global warming, I guess, we've been having very nice winters the past few years, but then we pay for it in summers with temps over 100 F.

8-)
by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 66
Views: 1382

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

... That article appears to be wrong. I don't see any mention of Nalanda being destroyed in recent years. See the timeline here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalanda_University#Timeline I like Nalanda Univ., I even have a license plate frame commemorating Nalanda, but it is not the first universit...
by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 62
Views: 3789

Re: The case against coffee (important)

Coffee gives me the runs, so I can't drink it anymore. In situations like that I like to ask, "What would Wally do?" dt090409.gif :lol: As we get older, there is a tendency to get constipated. The elderly are five times more likely than younger adults to develop problems related to constipation. ht...
by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 55
Views: 658

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

DNS: I see there are currently about 89 active topics over the last 7 days. Eleven of these topics are in the News sub-forum, so about 12% of all topics. The vast majority of topics are in the other sub-forums on various Dhamma topics; meditation, jhanas, precepts, etc. What about number of posts, ...
by DNS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 55
Views: 658

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

I see there are currently about 89 active topics over the last 7 days. Eleven of these topics are in the News sub-forum, so about 12% of all topics. The vast majority of topics are in the other sub-forums on various Dhamma topics; meditation, jhanas, precepts, etc. I still see no reason why those wh...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1896

Re: Political Compass

DooDoot wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:01 pm
I am also a 'wog'.
Is that Australian slang for person of color? If you don't mind me asking, what is your ethnic background?
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 288

Re: Religion quiz

Oh, okay, it could be the assigning the neutral value to some of the questions. I'll have to tweak some of my answers so I can 'score' as high as you did on the Dharmic traditions; so I can be a better Dharma Paths administrator :D

:yingyang:
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 913

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

I moved the political compass posts and posts relating to where the Dhamma fits in politics to the political compass thread here:
viewtopic.php?f=54&t=25405

For behavioral analysis and meta-discussion, continue here, if you must. :tongue:
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1896

Re: Political Compass

Expressed more briefly, I suppose Western politics historically was primarily about economics or how to allocate wealth (where most people generally held the same sexual values). But, more recently, sexual morality appears to have become an aspect of politics. Thus, it terms of economics, I lean to...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1896

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

To conclude, as an Australian, my political compass is generally not the political compass Judaic intellectuals & mass media have largely created for the American public. As Australians, our political compass is not dominated by Jewish narratives. Okay, now that you explain in greater detail your p...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 288

Re: Religion quiz

binocular wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:35 pm
DNS wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:39 pm
I like your results. How did you get those results? I like how they're all Dharma Paths. I run the forum Dharma Paths but your results are better suited than mine to run Dharma Paths.
Did you see how many 0% I have?
So you made up your results? :tongue:
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 54
Views: 1896

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

limited role for government - probably not buddhist; while buddhism would not support big govt, it does support govt rather than law of the jungle limited social programs - yes & no buddhist; buddhism supports self-reliance but also a charity safety net promoting traditional social values - very bu...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 288

Re: Religion quiz

Dhammanando wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:57 pm
1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2. Jainism (99%)
:thumbsup: Cool, further evidence for my theory that Jainism is the closest religion to Theravada. Sometimes I think Theravada has more in common with Jainism than it does with Mahayana.

https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Buddhism_and_Jainism
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 288

Re: Religion quiz

Coëmgenu wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:44 pm
Orthodox Judaism 53%
Theravada Buddhism 49%
You scored higher on Orthodox Judaism than Theravada? :jedi: :guns: What are you doing here?

Just kidding :tongue:
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 288

Re: Religion quiz

Your top result is Hinduism SelectSmart.com Your Complete Results: 1. Hinduism (100%) 2. Jainism (100%) 3. Mahayana Buddhism (100%) 4. Sikhism (100%) 5. Taoism (100%) 6. Theravada Buddhism (100%) Ha ha. I wonder what their methodology is. I like your results. How did you get those results? I like h...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 55
Views: 658

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

The vast majority of topics here, including recent topics are Buddhist, it is just that the contentious, behavioral analysis ones, meta-discussion ones have the most conflict and most views, so appear to be currently dominating the forum, when actually the majority are still Buddhist focused. https:...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 288

Re: Religion quiz

I removed some of the priority markers and left them all at medium and then I think I also missed the last question, thinking it was about worship of nature, but see that it includes reverence for nature so I checked agree and then noticed that the Jainism numbers went to the top 5 with Theravada st...
by DNS
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 913

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Perhaps a more "silent majority" around here? I don't know, not necessarily, for example I see members supporting Bernie Sanders (esp during the election year), Jill Stein, that global warming is real, supporting gay marriage, supporting pro-choice for women regarding abortions, speaking out agains...