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by manas
Sat May 26, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 42
Views: 919

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

In fact, the Western God ultimately is sourced in the Biblical Old Testament, which is a book that does not exactly exemplify a turning away from evil (despite its lip-service to moral law). The problem with Theism: "Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how ...
by manas
Tue May 15, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.
Replies: 44
Views: 985

Re: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.

rename it to woman harassed for enforcing park policy? It's fashionable atm to demonize white folks at the slightest suspicion of racism, even when all the facts are not known, just as mere accusations of sexual assault (often a decade or so after the alleged event), are destroying the careers of m...
by manas
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1240

Re: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?

Today, Muslim countries are becoming more Muslim because of what the West has done, militarily, to Muslim nations. Since it is Western ideology causing many of these problems, why do you think a Western approach will solve them? Often Western charity has strings attached. If Western countries & peo...
by manas
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: keep liberalism out of buddhism
Replies: 126
Views: 3199

Re: keep liberalism out of buddhism

In an age and culture in which women and girls were in effect the property of the men in their lives, the Buddha not only accepted women as disciples capable of enlightenment, but even ordained them. If the masculine pronoun is mostly used in the Pali suttas, it's most probably for the sake of conve...
by manas
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2648

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

I don't see why someone can't participate in both Forums at once. Sectarianism gives me spiritual indigestion. I'm more interested in improving myself, than in clinging to the notion that "Only this Path is correct, all others are false (or misleading, incomplete, distorted etc). I'm leaning more n...
by manas
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2648

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

There are much more profound critiques out there regarding Lamaism but thank you. There sure are. As I mentioned in an earlier post, all of them were written in the 19th century when there was virtually no genuine knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism. The very word "Lamaism" is rooted in that period of al...
by manas
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: i am so gullible, wow
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: i am so gullible, wow

Don't pay the scammers another cent, get your bank account details etc changed, and get legal advice asap.
:anjali:
by manas
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Ajahn Brahm and the strange bottles of Pepsi!
Replies: 30
Views: 702

Re: Ajahn Brahm and the strange bottles of Pepsi!

Firstly, what is the source for this story? How do we know this actually occurred? Even in it did, I think it just demonstrates the power of the mind, or positive thinking. Doesn't need to be anything supernatural.
by manas
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 137
Views: 10410

Re: Inspiring Words

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by manas
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Regarding a Tibetan chant
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Regarding a Tibetan chant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j3akwctH4A is a pretty version and comes with words :smile: but Lama Yeshe seems to be putting an extra word at the start. Asking on the :spy: other :spy: Wheel may be more productive. :coffee: Kim Haha...I will check out your link first, before going undercover to ...
by manas
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Regarding a Tibetan chant
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Regarding a Tibetan chant



Does anyone here know what these words mean, and is there a guide as to how one should correctly pronounce them?
by manas
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why being a loner may be good for your health
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: Why being a loner may be good for your health

Thank you everyone, but this is my particular kamma-vipaka to deal with. I'm sure others, have their own versions of suffering peculiar to themselves, also. I appreciate the good wishes, but really, it helped bring me to the Dhamma. This dukkha is one of the reasons I began searching for answers, ba...
by manas
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 137
Views: 10410

Re: Inspiring Words

Kusala wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:15 pm
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Wonderful quote. :thumbsup:
by manas
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2648

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Tibetan tradition is not really Buddhism. Your opinion? Edit: My first post had a wrong link. Sorry about that! https://dharma-documentaries.net/lama-osel-hita Not only has that child in the video grown up, he has also become a top-notch Buddhist teacher. Indeed he has. In the talk below, he begins...
by manas
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why being a loner may be good for your health
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: Why being a loner may be good for your health

Isolation causes depression. This has been clinically proven. That is my experience. Being unusual-looking, I cop a fair amount of ridicule from strangers, especially teenagers in groups (and some adults also, which surprises me). I'd say I get laughed at or put down by total strangers, about once ...