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by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How is it to actually live in ultra-PCness ?
Replies: 23
Views: 472

Re: How is it to actually live in ultra-PCness ?

I don't even know what is meant here, because I have not been given a real idea of what those fellows who OP mentions were coping with while working in America. They had to do something or fear doing something to flee at the worry of getting sued in the first place.
by Wizard in the Forest
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's an American to do?
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: What's an American to do?

I've sort of had the works on my part. I'm a girl so I've had men threaten to rape me before, I'm a Hispanic American so I've had people tell me to go to my own country (!) or I'd be beaten, I've had an aunt tell me I'm going to hell for rejecting Christianity, and I've been told my sicknesses both ...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: keep liberalism out of buddhism
Replies: 126
Views: 2726

Re: keep liberalism out of buddhism

me neither honestly!

But yeah, Dhamma does make the condition of equanimity very clearly opposed to apathy.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: keep liberalism out of buddhism
Replies: 126
Views: 2726

Re: keep liberalism out of buddhism

See but Nyanaponika Thera, whom Nibbida and I quoted is a conservative! As in Conservative Buddhist Theravadin Monk, well versed in Dhamma, and if you look to the Dhamma alone, you can see where he has understood these concepts! To abandon the words of the Dhamma means... You are Buddhist, aren't yo...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: keep liberalism out of buddhism
Replies: 126
Views: 2726

Re: keep liberalism out of buddhism

Certainly, but part of this is understanding the difference between apathy and equanimity. And it was one of the first questions I ever asked around here. I remember Nibbida explaining it to me as follows Love [i.e. metta] imparts to equanimity its selflessness, its boundless nature and even its fer...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: keep liberalism out of buddhism
Replies: 126
Views: 2726

Re: keep liberalism out of buddhism

I don't remember there being a 'succession' at all. The Brahmaviharas are the four illimitables.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How is it to actually live in ultra-PCness ?
Replies: 23
Views: 472

Re: How is it to actually live in ultra-PCness ?

There's nothing 'ideological' about respecting women in the workplace. Either you are respectful, or you aren't. If you aren't respectful of women in the workplace you will rightfully be sued. This means keeping the workplace professional, because just because five guys agree to get drunk doesn't me...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: keep liberalism out of buddhism
Replies: 126
Views: 2726

Re: keep liberalism out of buddhism

The Theravadin idea of equanimity is still in play here, actually. I remember the near enemy of equanimity is still apathy.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How is it to actually live in ultra-PCness ?
Replies: 23
Views: 472

Re: How is it to actually live in ultra-PCness ?

What do you mean by ultra PCness? I can only contribute correctly if I know what you mean. If you mean that Americans demand a respectful workplace, then yes, I agree. It's a requirement on most people's part and lawsuits happen when a violation of that respect exists. This means no attempts to trol...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's an American to do?
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: What's an American to do?

You absolutely enforce it. You're here aren't you? What makes you so insignificant? Even if someone tells you you're insignificant, that doesn't alter the impact you make just by virtue of being in this country. You're not wrong, but the problem is that I don't enforce the nationality concept on an...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's an American to do?
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: What's an American to do?

It's not I who enforces this nationality, it's others, and it's real in its consequences even if it's not ultimately real.
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?
Replies: 33
Views: 975

Re: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?

I think people confuse "depression" with depression actual depression is a disease caused by malfunctioning neurotransmitters. It's like confusing an alcoholic with a guy who drinks. We all can feel depressed at any particular moment in life, but to have depression is actually have the body induce t...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: keep liberalism out of buddhism
Replies: 126
Views: 2726

Re: keep liberalism out of buddhism

And I'm saying that 'Equanimity is not Apathy'. They're enemies of each other. Another view that is well known by someone who is deep in suttas. If you forget the altruistic mindset of kindness and compassion then this is apathy. Equanimity involves non-interference with the natural flow of subjecti...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's an American to do?
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: What's an American to do?

Truth be told, for me it started when the people tried to elect Al Gore, and that didn't happen, but afterwards it became a downhill slump. More and more immoral people continued to get elected and President Obama was just a breath of fresh air (with his attempt to insure all Americans) but not all ...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's an American to do?
Replies: 25
Views: 511

What's an American to do?

I felt like I was the quintessential American. My parents were immigrants who worked their way from poverty to the middle class. They learned English, they became citizens, and I was born as one. I was raised awash in patriotism and was taught to love people regardless of ethnic, religious and socia...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: keep liberalism out of buddhism
Replies: 126
Views: 2726

Re: keep liberalism out of buddhism

Egad, I never thought I'd feel almost compelled to step in on what appears to be a discussion I'm not meant to be a part of, but as a person who actually is Hispanic, American, and a woman; let me drop my two cents here. I am aware of how the world is. That doesn't mean I should simply surrender my ...
by Wizard in the Forest
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: If samsara is beginning-less, why are we not all enlightened
Replies: 28
Views: 2452

Re: If samsara is beginning-less, why are we not all enlight

You can see the vexation in the multitude of answers and how they don't adequately provide a clear answer to the paradox. :alien: :buddha1: I always found the inference that aliens are going to be smarter than us to be an interesting conclusion to draw primarily because I do not see any reason to b...
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1975
Views: 171312

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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Sweet dreams everybody.
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11959
Views: 611393

Re: Word Association Game

Confusion!
by Wizard in the Forest
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)
Replies: 20
Views: 2564

Re: Sensual Desires and Aversions (Advice)

If you've attempted to practice mindfulness, how exactly did you practice it? What kinds of trouble you were facing while you are doing so? If you've not practiced it, you would not know or fully understand how the practice of four establishments of mindfulness it, would you? This depends on what y...