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by Mr Man
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 256

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: 166

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: 1229

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: 74
Views: 1496

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: 322

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: 282
Views: 8614

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: 282
Views: 8614

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: 282
Views: 8614

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: 282
Views: 8614

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: 589

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: 1033

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: 107
Views: 1705

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. :)
by Mr Man
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 63
Views: 1134

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

The brother of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock speaks for a second time https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/the-brother-of-las-vegas-gunman-stephen-paddock-speaks-for-a-second-time/ A rather unsettling but compelling 30min + interview. We live in a world seriously lacking in compassion and empathy :gro...
by Mr Man
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Guilt and Shame
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Guilt and Shame

If we have a firm conviction that bad actions will bring bad results. Having a fear of doing wrong and a heightened sense of dis-ease at doing unskilful action would seem natural.
by Mr Man
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: When otherwise non-political entities become political
Replies: 35
Views: 545

Re: When otherwise non-political entities become political

Having a commintment to racial harmony is not political activism....it is moral activism. chownah However the whole story does have a political aspect to it, in my opinion. Manchester United had, apparently come under pressure from "Kick It Out" a campaign group and the Football Association. The ch...
by Mr Man
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: When otherwise non-political entities become political
Replies: 35
Views: 545

Re: When otherwise non-political entities become political

Two other stories that have been in the news recently Chelsea condemn anti-Semitic Alvaro Morata chant from fans at Leicester http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41216477 Romelu Lukaku: Striker says it is time to 'move on' from controversial chant http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41356197 United ...
by Mr Man
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness as non-judgmental awareness revisited
Replies: 84
Views: 1553

Re: Mindfulness as non-judgmental awareness revisited

How about observation with non-proliferation?
by Mr Man
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Defrocked anti-muslim buddhist monk was ‘national security threat’
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Defrocked anti-muslim buddhist monk was ‘national security threat’

Human rights activists said that while they disagree with the hate Apichat Punnajanatho preaches, they deplore the way security forces handled the monk. “The behavior of Phra Apichat isn’t something to be admired. He’s a loudmouth asking for trouble and an extremist Buddhist,” rights lawyer Anon Na...
by Mr Man
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 97
Views: 1533

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

Hi Sam
Sam Vara wrote: Yes, I have a good understanding on what the "alt-right" is, thanks.
Okay I guess I misunderstood what you meant by this -
Sam Vara wrote:Or is this one of those cases where Wikipedia can't help us, and you can steer us to a clearer understanding of the conventional meaning of "alt right"?