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by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Greetings Lyndon, Maybe you're not one of the people that stands to directly suffer from Trump's policies, I am!! I'm just curious which policy or outcome of the Trump presidency is causing you to suffer? Is it... - The highest unemployment rates since 2001? - The lowest consumer confidence since 20...
by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 83
Views: 1289

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings binocular, But much to my surprise, and even bewilderment, it has happened several times that some people criticized me for this, and put forward an attitude of "This is the politics section, the Dhamma isn't to be discussed here" or "This is the politics section, a place where we can fina...
by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Greetings Lyndon,

If it's "love" borne of attachment and greed, then it may well be.

Yet, if it's borne of openness / loving-kindess, compassion or wisdom, then it's a very good thing.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Greetings,
lyndon taylor wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:32 am
I think from a Buddhist perspective, hating evil is better than loving Trump!!
From a Buddhist perspective, hate is evil.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Greetings,

Aversion is akusala, whether one regards it as righteous or not.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Worry about kids - is there any way to avoid it, or is this just life?
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Worry about kids - is there any way to avoid it, or is this just life?

Greetings manas,

I tend not to worry unnecessarily about my children. I see that worrying would not improve their welfare or the quality of my parenting, so I don't do it.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Greetings, DooDoot, Are you a Trump supporter? Obviously DooDoot is best positioned to speak on this, but my understanding (from this and other topics) is that there are aspects of what Trump has done that DooDoot approves of. There are aspects of what Trump has done that DooDoot doesn't approve of....
by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 83
Views: 1289

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Mr. Man, In my opinion now more than ever this forum is being driven by an ideological agenda. So you say. ...and say..... and say... :roll: The old admin was removed and so was one moderator. From staff, yes... and the admin was offered a moderator role, if he wanted to moderate according to the Te...
by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Greetings binocular, Here is why I hate Trump, and why you should, too. This post is clearly against the TOS: 2. Speech g. Attacks against the Buddha, Dhamma, or Sangha, which violate the Intention of this forum (See Section 1. Intention for details) It looks like he will get away with it on a techn...
by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Greetings,
Pseudobabble wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:27 am
I won money on a bet that Trump would be elected 8-) People are too predictable.
Likewise. It's the only time I've ever bet any money on anything other than a few dollars on the Melbourne Cup horse race.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 56
Views: 740

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Greetings,

Nowadays I generally don't tell people how great Trump is, because they either already know, or they don't want to hear it. People have had enough time to decide for themselves how they feel about the matter.

:hug:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 84
Views: 1310

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Greetings,

The hospital is still there...

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 83
Views: 1289

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings, I just wanted to say something rather personal, that I'm sure will resonate with some long-term members, which I think is quite relevant to much of what has been said in this topic to date. About roughly 4 years ago (possibly in line with Bhikkhu Bodhi's growing interest in activism?), th...
by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Only one more week to the winter solstice!
Replies: 17
Views: 214

Re: Only one more week to the winter solstice!

Greetings,

Also, feel free to give the Earth's axis a nudge, if you have the means to do so... balancing out the seasons a bit would be nice.

(I can just imagine the climate change activists recoil in horror at my suggestion...)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 83
Views: 1289

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings Eelco, This type of inquiry comes up every so often after a Forum has had a chance to develop to some maturity over time. As people come and go the dynamics of the forum and the outlook/incentive to participate of "older" members change, So a better question other than making a forum more ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 83
Views: 1289

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings,
lyndon taylor wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:18 am
Forgive me, but doesn't this sound just a tad bit authoritarian??
It's OK, Lyndon. I forgive you.

:group:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 78
Views: 1628

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

Greetings,

OK... Chechnya only came up as a point of comparison... let's not get distracted by it.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana cessation of being?
Replies: 16
Views: 184

Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

Greetings Spiny,
Spiny Norman wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Could you be more specific about which sankhata dhammas cease in your view?
All of them, but as you know from previous discussions you have a different understanding of what constitutes a sankhata-dhamma than I.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 84
Views: 1310

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Greetings,
oncereturner wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:55 pm
Despite the complicated procedures, I will go into psychiatric hospital or rehab.
I respect your determination... It will serve you well.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Only one more week to the winter solstice!
Replies: 17
Views: 214

Re: Only one more week to the winter solstice!

Greetings, Down under it's the opposite, of course... long days and plenty of sunshine! (Which I really appreciate given that I tend to briefly get Seasonal Affective Disorder around our Winter solstice, so this is the complete opposite) I love this time of year, because Christmas is coming up (whic...