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by Mr Man
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists
Replies: 100
Views: 1090

Re: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists

:broke: Well that's rather pathetic "censorship" on our part then, if anyone can still read the post, isn't it? I really must have a word to the team, as we really must learn to get better at this whole censorship lark. The thing is people don’t see what is removed. Like my post, which was removed.
by Mr Man
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is it about Hollywood?
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: What is it about Hollywood?

What is it about Hollywood? Why is Hollywood such a cesspool of sexual abuse, drug abuse, paedophilia, misogyny, sanctimonious virtue signalling, fraud, crime, hypocrisy, cultural Marxism, cover-ups, pervertion, hedonism and other forms of moral and spiritual degeneracy? Whilst I'm happy to hear "c...
by Mr Man
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists
Replies: 100
Views: 1090

Re: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists

Chickens come home to roost.
by Mr Man
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists
Replies: 100
Views: 1090

Re: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists

I see no reason to gang up on him like this - seems very strange to me! Agreed. I also am puzzled by the highly personalized comments, such as the following, among others: .. you are too obstinate to understand people's views and too pig-headed to try. Regardless of whether we happen to disagree, c...
by Mr Man
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 109
Views: 2144

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

Are you more concerned with semanthics and perceived mean words, or are you more concerned with deaths, such as in the Manchester attack? Of course people being murdered is significantly more alarming than "semanthics and perceived mean words" but you are putting forward a false dichotomy. Again, t...
by Mr Man
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 109
Views: 2144

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

For exampe, if the UK authorities claim that Robert Spencer is more dangerous than the hundreds of ISIS jihadists that have returned to the UK, then they are doing a clear disservice to the British citizens. Pointing this out is not bigotd or intolerant. It's common sense. Hi Modus Do the UK author...
by Mr Man
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 109
Views: 2144

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

For exampe, if the UK authorities claim that Robert Spencer is more dangerous than the hundreds of ISIS jihadists that have returned to the UK, then they are doing a clear disservice to the British citizens. Pointing this out is not bigotd or intolerant. It's common sense. Hi Modus Do the UK author...
by Mr Man
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 109
Views: 2144

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

For exampe, if the UK authorities claim that Robert Spencer is more dangerous than the hundreds of ISIS jihadists that have returned to the UK, then they are doing a clear disservice to the British citizens. Pointing this out is not bigotd or intolerant. It's common sense. Hi Modus Do the UK author...
by Mr Man
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 30
Views: 474

Re: Chan Buddhism

Essentials of Chan Practice by Master Hsu-yun http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/Master_Hsu-Yun_Discourses_and_Dharma_Words.pdf EMPTY CLOUD The Autobiography of the Chinese Zen Master http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/Translations/Empty-Cloud_The_Autobiography_of_Xu_Yun.pdf "The Zen Teachin...
by Mr Man
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Sound object for concentration meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Sound object for concentration meditation

There is this - The Sound of Silence by Ajahn Amaro

http://www.lionsroar.com/the-sound-of-silence/
by Mr Man
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Common thread in violence in Sri Lanka and Mynamar
Replies: 33
Views: 1270

Re: Common thread in violence in Sri Lanka and Mynamar

Kusala wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:32 am

Here's a timeline...
Hi Kusala
Who wrote the timeline?
by Mr Man
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?
Replies: 109
Views: 2144

Re: Muhammad - Worthy of respect?

Kusala wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:15 am

A very thought provoking video...

Hi Kusala
What thoughts did the video provoke in you?
by Mr Man
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. III. Dealing with Anger.
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. III. Dealing with Anger.

Hi Mike "Where is anger for one freed from anger, Who is subdued and lives perfectly equanimous, Who truly knowing is wholly freed, Supremely tranquil and equipoised? He who repays an angry man in kind Is worse than the angry man; Who does not repay anger in kind, He alone wins the battle hard to wi...
by Mr Man
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 287
Views: 9110

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:30 pm
Mr Man wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:18 pm
Here are the details of the amendment, which also contains some background. - Senate Bill No. 219

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/face ... 20180SB219

The pronoun bit is only one bit of the bill.
Yes, it was posted some way upthread.
Thanks :smile:
by Mr Man
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 287
Views: 9110

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Here are the details of the amendment, which also contains some background. - Senate Bill No. 219

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/face ... 20180SB219

The pronoun bit is only one bit of the bill.
by Mr Man
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 287
Views: 9110

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings Mr Man, What is the connection to mental illness here? & are mental health practitioners obliged to address individuals by any chosen pronoun? I think this has been explained by members and the article in question. I searched both articles for "mental" and couldn't find the word in either...
by Mr Man
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 287
Views: 9110

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings Mike, What ideas or opinions are being suppressed? Not being forced to pander to mental illness? The right to remain silent? When I become mentally ill, my pronouns will be "m'lord" and "master". 8-) If California mental health practitioners don't like that, it's off to the gulag for them...
by Mr Man
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Evola: Dharma for Fascists
Replies: 49
Views: 736

Re: Evola: Dharma for Fascists

Paññobhāso is an American, isn't he? If so, I wonder if we can look forward to this wayward bhikkhu blogging about Evola's views on Americans. ;) I wouldn't be surprised, as Paññobhāso seems equally if not more disillusioned with American culture, especially as it relates to Buddhist practice: Paññ...
by Mr Man
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who are the (modern) protestant Buddhists?
Replies: 68
Views: 1160

Re: Who are the (modern) protestant Buddhists?

Some names, please? As I understand it the movement characterised as "Protestant Buddhism" came about for much the same reasons as protestant christianity, as a laypersons revival and freedom from the clergy as the only authority attitude that had built up over centuries. It is characterised by lay...
by Mr Man
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sunlun Sayadaw method
Replies: 110
Views: 2053

Re: Sunlun Sayadaw method

I remember getting Jack Kornfield's book "Living Buddhist Masters" many moons ago. I was immediately drawn to Sunlun Sayadaw. I guess those who have read that book would probably know why. :)