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by LG2V
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: HHDL on Interdialog Between Theravadin & Tibetan Buddhists
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: HHDL on Interdialog Between Theravadin & Tibetan Buddhists

That's awesome. HHDL has made amazing efforts for interdialogues during these past few decades. I've visited his Religion-Science institute at Emory University, and it's a marvelous testament to the power of interdisciplinary cooperation. I would love to meet him someday.

Thanks for sharing this.
by LG2V
Tue May 29, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 117
Views: 3027

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Here's an interesting nugget: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Intelligence_Test_of_Cultural_Homogeneity It's called the BITCH test (lol). It's a 100 question verbal test in which the questions were based off of 1970's African American vernacular, instead of the typical White American diction. As...
by LG2V
Mon May 28, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 42
Views: 918

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

DooDoot wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:18 am
at 9:00 Peterson says he believes the fundamental religious truth that: "life is suffering".


Thanks for sharing :smile:
by LG2V
Wed May 23, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buying flowers online is a cheap and easy way to make merit.
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Buying flowers online is a cheap and easy way to make merit.

LG2V, Have you seen the Dana Sutta? (https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an07/an07.049.than.html) It talks about various motivations for giving. The motivation you say that you respond to is included there as "'When this gift of mine is given, it makes the mind serene. Gratification & joy a...
by LG2V
Tue May 22, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buying flowers online is a cheap and easy way to make merit.
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Buying flowers online is a cheap and easy way to make merit.

If it is something to do with the quality of the flowers then exactly what quality is it which creates the enhancement? chownah By quality, I mean healthier, larger, and more beautiful flowers. For example, a bouquet of lotus flowers like the ones in the picture below can be bought for as little as...
by LG2V
Tue May 22, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 42
Views: 918

Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

Here's a very provocative video of one of Jordan Peterson's lectures. In it, he discusses some of the problems with atheism as construed by contemporary intellectuals such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins:

by LG2V
Tue May 22, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

Greetings LG2V, I'll try to keep this site in mind for when I think there's a suitable opportunity to refer people through to it. Good luck. :thumbsup: Metta, Paul. :) Thanks a bunch Paul. :) Good luck with the forum. You might want to advertise it at the Africana Buddhists facebook group: https://...
by LG2V
Mon May 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

mikenz66 wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 8:34 pm
Best Wishes for your Forum LG2V!

:heart:
Mike
Thanks Mike!
by LG2V
Mon May 21, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buying flowers online is a cheap and easy way to make merit.
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Buying flowers online is a cheap and easy way to make merit.

If you pay for the delivery of the flowers but no flowers are delivered do you still get the merit? I mean, this is thailand......land of "mai pen rai" ("it doesn't matter") and corruption. "Are there some flowers at the tooth temple?.....yeah, lots there already.....no need to deliver more.....tha...
by LG2V
Mon May 21, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

I'm curious, because: a.) I'm the only Black buddhist who I personally know, save for one woman who I met at a Nichiren info session nearly 8 years ago and b.) I'd like to meet more, discuss dhamma and integrate it with our specific cultural issues. Also, I made a cool new forum: https://ebonyloka.c...
by LG2V
Sun May 13, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Today is Mothers Day
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Today is Mothers Day

Wait, are you the lady in your profile photo? It's kinda rare that people use their actual photos. Also, you mom was beautiful.
by LG2V
Sat May 12, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 2247

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

Do you mean regular birth control or Plan B? IMO, the former wouldn't be infanticide, but the latter would .
by LG2V
Fri May 11, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Meditating When Going to Sleep
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Meditating When Going to Sleep

Sure, go for it. It helps to practice in the lying posture. I've been doing it on and off for years and it hasn't adversely affected my sitting meditation.
by LG2V
Wed May 09, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buying flowers online is a cheap and easy way to make merit.
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Buying flowers online is a cheap and easy way to make merit.

It feels good, too. I've recently begun sending flowers to the Temple of The Tooth in Sri Lanka via http://lassanaflora.com/ . The bundles are cheap, and you get free delivery if your order is $14 or larger. Just a few clicks, and your flowers end up in front of Buddha's relics. Just a quick tip for...
by LG2V
Tue May 08, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: mail dhammapadas to prisoners or prison libraries
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: mail dhammapadas to prisoners or prison libraries

It's a brilliant idea. Hopefully, the prisons (slave plantations) will allow inmates to read them.