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by Phena
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?
Replies: 110
Views: 3471

Re: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?

It's not unskilful to oppose someone who is draconian, divisive and morally vacuous, out of concern and care for ourselves and others. This is rooted in compassion and concern. Yes, speaking up and acting is actually OK, when faced with dangerous individuals and situations. However, it is unskilful ...
by Phena
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 2800

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW? L.N. I think you maybe confusing the views of the majority of the participants with those of the Admin/Mod team, but therein lies your answer. Some people perceive _anyone_ in some position of power as authoritarian/right-wing. Yes, _some_ peo...
by Phena
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 2800

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
L.N. I think you maybe confusing the views of the majority of the participants with those of the Admin/Mod team, but therein lies your answer.
by Phena
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Abortion
Replies: 63
Views: 2080

Re: Dhamma and Abortion

I recall that Bhikkhu Bodhi believes that there is reasonably strong evidence in the Suttas to suggest an in between state. Unfortunately I don't remember which Sutta(s) he was referring to as it was some time ago, but I am fairly sure he mentioned this point twice in his talks on the Majjhima Nika...
by Phena
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Abortion
Replies: 63
Views: 2080

Re: Dhamma and Abortion

Phena - In fact Aloka, there doesn't seem to be many women voices in general on Dhamma Wheel. I wonder why that is? Actually, where are the female Mods and/or Admins? This place has a serious lack of balance. Not just with gender but it seems also to be a prerequisite to have a Moderation or Admin ...
by Phena
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma and Abortion
Replies: 63
Views: 2080

Re: Dhamma and Abortion

Can you tell me which Theravada teachers supported there is an intermediate stage? Others here would know better than I would. I haven't read this yet, but I'm about to - I think it might offer some food for thought: http://santifm.org/santipada/2010/rebirth-and-the-in-between-state-in-early-buddhi...
by Phena
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 109
Views: 5749

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

Not false. How we volitionally frame reality determines 'existence' and what is true to each of us in terms of our subjective experience. When one frames experience through the lens of patriarchy, identity politics, critical race theory and other such frames of reference adopted by those on the lef...
by Phena
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 109
Views: 5749

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

f the meaning of a term is merely conventional, then how are we to know whether we are using it correctly? But that is exactly what the word "convention" pertains to, a shared, common understanding, in the realm of the conceptual and ideas. I think you are trying to point out the arbitrary nature o...
by Phena
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: I am thankful to be an American
Replies: 85
Views: 4033

Re: I am thankful to be an American

Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren't war crimes. Yes they were. It was actually better that way, as it cost less lives than what would have occurred under an invasion of the Japanese mainland. That bit of American propaganda dressed-up as a justification, for the foolish and unthinking to suck-up as a fa...
by Phena
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 109
Views: 5749

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

Well you are using the rhetoric of the alt-right, but I have no idea what label you attach to your extreme right position. Who is to say what is an "extreme right" position? If someone doesn't think that Retro is extreme, how are we to decide who is right? Well, ultimately what is "extreme" what is...
by Phena
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 109
Views: 5749

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Phena,

Are you falsely accusing me of being Alt-Right.

Metta,
Paul. :)
Well you are using the rhetoric of the alt-right, but I have no idea what label you attach to your extreme right position.
by Phena
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 109
Views: 5749

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

retrofuturist wrote:When you look at the world through leftist identitarian lenses, that is what you are bound to see.
The rhetoric of the alt-right. Absolutely nothing to do with the Dhamma and Satipatthana.
by Phena
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 109
Views: 5749

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

Let's cut to the chase. I'm mentally capable of respecting your autonomy and allowing you to have your views without hectoring you about them - do you have the capacity and civility to do likewise? Or is "tolerance" a self-congratulatory virtue the left has abandoned? I do not understand what you e...
by Phena
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 109
Views: 5749

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

To boil it down to nationalism is a crude oversimplification, but one that infuses the psyche of those who try to artificially dilute national boundaries in Europe. From what I can see, I can't say that's a particularly good model. Even as a university student I could see that it was on a rocky cou...
by Phena
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism
Replies: 109
Views: 5749

Re: Buddhism, Socialism/Communism and Capitalism

I was never a fan of nationalism in the past, until I saw what grew in its place. Without a binding commonality between people who live in the same region, they begin to form tribes and creative divisions along the lines of the race, gender, sexuality etc. Nationalism is one of the most dangerous f...