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by manas
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?
Replies: 47
Views: 995

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
Topic: keep liberalism out of buddhism
Replies: 126
Views: 2726

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
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2103

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
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2103

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
Topic: i am so gullible, wow
Replies: 7
Views: 356

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
Topic: Ajahn Brahm and the strange bottles of Pepsi!
Replies: 30
Views: 533

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
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 137
Views: 9275

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: 275

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: 275

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
Topic: Why being a loner may be good for your health
Replies: 18
Views: 499

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
Topic: Inspiring Words
Replies: 137
Views: 9275

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
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2103

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
Topic: Why being a loner may be good for your health
Replies: 18
Views: 499

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 ...
by manas
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2103

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Interviewer: "Are you happy being a monk?"
Lama Osel: (pause...) "Better not...answer this question, please. I don't lie."
Interviewer: "Do you think you'll always be a monk?"
Lama Osel: "I hope so."

Whether or not he really is the incarnation of Lama Yeshe, he's honest and likeable.
:anjali:
by manas
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: A Teen Who Regularly Uses Guns
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: A Teen Who Regularly Uses Guns

I came across this opinion piece in the NY Times, titled "Why I Didn't Join My School's Walkout." I own firearms not only because I think they are cool, but also because they are considered a tool in my family. I have been brought up around guns all my life. Yes, I have used AR-15 semiautomatic rif...
by manas
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: RIP Stephen Hawking
Replies: 30
Views: 974

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

His body could not move, but his mind could encompass so much. I really enjoyed his book, 'A Brief History of Time', which opened my mind to new possibilities. Vale, Stephen Hawking. May he journey on well.
:candle:
by manas
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking
Replies: 121
Views: 2127

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

dylanj wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:54 am
bodom wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:34 am
A great mind.
Did he keep the precepts?
How could any of us here know? You would have to ask him, and I think it's a bit late for that.
by manas
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 196
Views: 6314

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Journalists? They are political activists and blocked by a conservative govt. And Assange? Why doesn't he leave the Embassy? Indeed, the Embassy he currently resides in, is luxurious as compared with being locked up in a U.S. jail for years on end. No wonder he dare not venture out onto the street.
by manas
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 8835

Re: Criticism of Islam

That my government so obediently supports the United States in their foreign wars, who sell weapons to the Saudis, who have created the horrors being experienced by many thousands of Yemeni men, woman and children - the children are suffering the most - appalls and disgusts me. So much for 'Western ...
by manas
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 8835

Re: Criticism of Islam

History shows the whole world as butchers par exceclence, and the europeans as the first civilized area of the world who managed to stop slavery, stop wars, invent democracy and improve living conditions for the whole world through the french revolution and industrial revolution. Without the europe...