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by badscooter
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 210
Views: 7759

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

First off, friends, I apologize for not getting into the other discussions on this. Makes me so sick. I had to take some time off. Here is why I hate Trump, and why you should, too. 1) He refuses to recognize facts. 2) He is living in his own, separate reality, in which only he is great--all others...
by badscooter
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sunlun Sayadaw method
Replies: 114
Views: 7726

Re: Sunlun Sayadaw method

All i really got from this thread is to see how close minded retrofuturist and zom are to the interpretations of what establishing mindfulness could mean..
by badscooter
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 100245

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Greetings, Also, the majority of people who voted voted for clinton. I'm not wanting to be making some kind of statement here about anything other than the fact that clinton did get a majority of the vote. Actually, according to CNN as of today, they're projecting Trump to win the popular vote. If ...
by badscooter
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 100245

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Like or not this is the president that the United States of America wants! The people have voted... End of story.. tons of liberals are whining and crying about it like 5 year olds.. Many have taken to the streets, burning property and looting.. still others are physically attacking people who voted...
by badscooter
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 100245

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

:clap: :woohoo: :twothumbsup: :clap:
I am really over the moon thrilled that Hillary is not our president.... now if only we can weather the next four years!!!
by badscooter
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate
Replies: 64
Views: 4744

Re: Pauline Hanson calls for Muslim immigration ban in maiden speech to Senate

slam is the religion, the political system and the law. Now, what people are justifiably worried is about those muslims who take this belief system seriously and want to impose it on others either through direct violence ( jihad) or through propaganda and indirect violence, such as intimidation, fu...
by badscooter
Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 100245

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Re: Hillary Clinton's comments about American voters To make a blanket statement about tens of millions of Americans, to label them all as being "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic", etc, is just plain wrong. Yes, there are people who are racist, and people who are sexist, and so ...
by badscooter
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: To be free from existence
Replies: 34
Views: 2323

Re: anatta, another angle…

cappuccino wrote:
badscooter wrote:What becomes free from existence??
We cease to become anything.
Ok.... Who or what are "we"?

:anjali:
by badscooter
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: To be free from existence
Replies: 34
Views: 2323

Re: anatta, another angle…

cappuccino wrote:If you know existence well… you would want to be free (from existence).
What becomes free from existence??

:anjali:
by badscooter
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If there is no self how can we reincarnate
Replies: 71
Views: 7298

Re: If there is no self how can we reincarnate

cappuccino wrote:Nirvana isn't annihilation… or this would be a suicidal goal.
A suicide for who?
by badscooter
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1891
Views: 100245

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Speaking of hilary's emails....I haven't been following all of the releases of her emails and mostly what I have seen is pretty unimportant stuff. Can someone in the know present here some of the really damaging stuff (from a national security or foreign policy point of view) that was contained the...
by badscooter
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If there is no self how can we reincarnate
Replies: 71
Views: 7298

Re: If there is no self how can we reincarnate

First, remember that the Buddha never taught "no self" but "NOT-self". Very important. Read more here and here Covered by the Buddha in MN 109 and other places which I do not remember right now (remember that all these questions have all been asked at the time of the Buddha and were answered by Got...
by badscooter
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If there is no self how can we reincarnate
Replies: 71
Views: 7298

Re: If there is no self how can we reincarnate

I believe in the "not self" teaching... For if there is "no self", then what lets go of stress? Who lets go of the idea of "self"? Who/what becomes enlightened? Something, a "self", must be able to drop the identity of self! If not, then who or what is letting go of the idea of "self"? If you look a...
by badscooter
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 7 things the Buddha never said...
Replies: 11
Views: 964

Re: 7 things the Buddha never said...

There is a story that was made up, that the story about the Buddha teaching the Abhidhamma to his mother in Tāvatiṃsa was made up. In other words, in the opinion of the speaker, the Abhidhamma was not taught by the Buddha. He has no way of knowing this, it is just his own opinion. By the same reaso...