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by mindfullmom
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator
Replies: 44
Views: 5644

Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

I don't post often but I do read here often. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to learn from everyone here and Retro has been been one of my favorites. Thank you for your thoughts and your style of expressing them! :bow:
by mindfullmom
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 197
Views: 15266

Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

I'm not a Utopianist either. In the article that started the blog, "The Buddha And Occupy Wall Street" , the author stated, "What's happening now, with the incomes of the rich soaring and those of the ordinary person falling - is unsustainable." I'm not sure where Time obtained their information for...
by mindfullmom
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 197
Views: 15266

Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

There are so many responses with some really great links that it kept me busy for a while reading/watching it all. :thumbsup: I would like to respond to each individually but I have little time (full-time working mom with 2 little ones) so please excuse me if my points are not as clear as they could...
by mindfullmom
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 197
Views: 15266

Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Thank you Kim. I did actually read that first and I have just re-read it and the first few pages of the discussion and no one has put forth the question, do you think that more government involvement limits our personal freedom? Jason would like to see us move further into a socialist type of econom...
by mindfullmom
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 197
Views: 15266

Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Thank you for that Daniel. Why is it important for you to know this? Daniel :heart: I asked what party people align with or who they voted for to understand where you or the people participating in the movement stand, what your thoughts are. I wanted to know if the 99% is a blend of people of all po...
by mindfullmom
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 197
Views: 15266

Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Thank you for answering. I asked because I am genuinely interested and you genuinely answered. Up until now I had not understood as completely as I do now. I agree that our collective current state of affairs is in need of great reform but as to the solutions, Jason, I will respectfully agree to dis...
by mindfullmom
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 197
Views: 15266

Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Alan - Which opinions do you want me to back up with fact?
I agree, Jason's response is very thoughtful and well laid out but he is not referencing facts, he is referencing ideas and events that he believes in.
by mindfullmom
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 197
Views: 15266

Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

retrofuturist wrote:It's a classic example of "imperial overstretch"... Imperial Overstretch: Is A Bloated Defense Budget Weakening the U.S.? http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/252813/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ning-u.htm The Buddha did not encourage spending beyond one's mean...
by mindfullmom
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 197
Views: 15266

Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

I've been following Occupy in the news and reading along here and I have some questions if someone would like to answer them. I guess I'd call myself a fiscal conservative with some liberal leaning tendencies in other areas. I'm wondering if liberal thinkers and conservative thinkers could come toge...
by mindfullmom
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Global Warming & Climate Change and Ecological Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 7344

Re: 350: Global Events for Climate Action, Real Change

I agree with the positive changes that could come from using alternative energy technologies but I would be more comfortable with less government involvment for the above reasons. Can anyone more knowledgable than me lay out both sides of the global warming issue? There are many scientists for it bu...
by mindfullmom
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Global Warming & Climate Change and Ecological Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 7344

Re: 350: Global Events for Climate Action, Real Change

I'm all for caring for the earth, bringing our awareness to how we think, speak and act in all aspects of our lives. Clearly we need to focus on our need for consumption (greed) and as a community rethink our lifestyles. But to make policy that will effect each and every one of us without an equal s...
by mindfullmom
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Struggle of Letting Go
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: The Struggle of Letting Go

Hi Zavk, I see exactly what you mean and I am working on that too. It's hard to strike that balance between what I want for someone vs letting things be and take their course, especially when I think I'm helping them or saving them from misery. They need to learn in their own way, in their own time....
by mindfullmom
Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Struggle of Letting Go
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: The Struggle of Letting Go

Thanks Chris, I really enjoyed that too. Can anyone elaborate on this part: "I couldn't bear to see the pup so ill. He was such a lively bundle of fur, prancing and tumbling about with the others. They are all such a joy to see." "You are letting your notion of an ego come into your concern for the ...
by mindfullmom
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 41
Views: 2880

Re: What is Truth?

To me the raft is pragmatism in the sense that its true since it works and anti-realist since its to be abandoned and so not ultimate truth, yet doesnt this go against kamma which is realist since the statement "infanticide is ok" is ultimately wrong according to traditional buddhist ethical teachi...
by mindfullmom
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Mindfulness and exercise/sports
Replies: 25
Views: 3610

Re: Mindfulness and exercise/sports

When I was younger (much younger) I was a competetive gymnast. Spent 6 days a week, 4-6 hours a day at the gym. Focus, sustained concentration, energy, will, and effort all played a large role in any success you could have in that sport. First you would need to "block out" or "turn off" any external...
by mindfullmom
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN 38. Mahātaṇhāsankhaya Sutta
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: MN 38. Mahātaṇhāsankhaya Sutta

Thanks Jechbi - for me understanding that one line meant the difference between having the misunderstanding of Sati and having right understanding. This part of the tread you referred me to made all the difference: Re: The mechanism of gandhabba by Dhammanando » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:36 am Hi Stuka, st...
by mindfullmom
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN 38. Mahātaṇhāsankhaya Sutta
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: MN 38. Mahātaṇhāsankhaya Sutta

If there is the union of mother and father and it is the season of the mother but the one to be born is not present - then there is no descent to the womb
What does this mean please? :shrug:
by mindfullmom
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN 22 Alagaddupama Sutta: The Snake Simile
Replies: 28
Views: 4191

Re: MN 22 Alagaddupama Sutta: The Snake Simile

For someone of limited understanding, namely me, this discussion is very confusing. I am confused about the difference between no self and non self and this section of the Notes: 13.Annihilationism is one of the two extremes of wrong view criticized most heavily by the Buddha (the other is eternalis...
by mindfullmom
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Evolution and Intelligent Design/Creationism
Replies: 152
Views: 8112

Re: Evolution and Intelligent Design/Creationism

Thank you so much Nathan and clw_uk! :thumbsup:

It will take me days to wade through it all but I'm looking forward to it!
by mindfullmom
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Inspirational quotes and poetry
Replies: 16
Views: 1781

Re: Inspirational quotes and poetry

"Living Your Life as a True Master" “Be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don’t torment them with your doubts and don’t frighten them with you faith or joy, which they would...