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by saltspring
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Dalai Lama's Solution to Overpopulation
Replies: 98
Views: 5669

Re: The Dalai Lama's Solution to Overpopulation

To get to the heart of the matter when the rubber hits the road, every sperm is sacred.
by saltspring
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition
Replies: 87
Views: 5628

Re: 1500 Architects & Eng. say WTC7 was controlled Demolition

Again, thanks for fighting the fight Tilt, I don't have the energy its to depressing.
by saltspring
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: conspiracy theory threads
Replies: 38
Views: 1832

Re: conspiracy theory threads

I agree, conspiracy theories promote negativity and seem to take up peoples lives in unwholesome ways. I have seen this with family members and its just tiresome and sad. Thanks for this thread Tilt.

Chris
by saltspring
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 258469

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Attached to my views, maybe. Still If you want to stop farm animals from being butchered stop eating meat. You are a part of the killing chain, if you eat meat,deal with it.
by saltspring
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 258469

Re: the great vegetarian debate

I don't care what anyone says. If you buy meat you share in the kamma of the farmer who raised the animal for consumption. A farmer does not keep livestock for kicks, they do not grow on speculation, they grow for demand, you stop buying they stop producing end of story. All of you are eel wriggling...
by saltspring
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"
Replies: 150
Views: 11596

Re: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"

You are right Cooran, you are Kearny's only student, but you are wrong if you think only Nana has trouble with Kearny and his ilk.

Kind regards
by saltspring
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"
Replies: 150
Views: 11596

Re: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"

Thanks Nana for your heroic efforts in this thread, particularly when you come up against some of Kearny's students.
by saltspring
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 258469

Re: No One Was Ever Enlightened/Unenlightened By Lunch.

Its an observation I appreciate being made. Thanks for making it Peter.
by saltspring
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?
Replies: 356
Views: 42797

Re: Does illegal downloading violate the 2nd precept?

Did anybody here make copies in the 1980's or 90's using cassete or VHS tape? I hope not. Three Hail Mary's and two Our Father Who Art in Heaven's for all the Buddhist stone casters in the crowd.
by saltspring
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Other traditions
Replies: 13
Views: 1219

Re: Other traditions

Hello gingercatni I think you have hit the nail on the head. I have strayed all over the buddhist landscape in the last twenty years, but when it gets right down to it there is really nothing more compassionate out there than the path layed out by the Buddha. It offers anyone the opportunity to lead...
by saltspring
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Extreme is the New Normal
Replies: 284
Views: 19205

Re: Extreme is the New Normal

The world is impermanent, yes thanks for pointing that out Poto. Now how about addressing human induced climate change. Is extreme the new normal? the science suggests to me that it is.
by saltspring
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Extreme is the New Normal
Replies: 284
Views: 19205

Re: Extreme is the New Normal

Alex Take a look at the link Kim provided for you. Your numbers are as Alan said irrelevant to the issue of human induced climate change. Do you really think that people on this board and the scientific community are not aware that there have been huge swings in the earth's climate throughout histor...
by saltspring
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Extreme is the New Normal
Replies: 284
Views: 19205

Re: Extreme is the New Normal

Alex

Did you look at the link Kim provided? I think it might be worth your time, your graphs and figures are irrelevant to what we are currently dealing with which is human induced climate change.

Cheers
Chris
by saltspring
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tipping Point: Collapse of economy and food supply
Replies: 88
Views: 4973

Re: Tipping Point: Collapse of economy and food supply

Hi Blackbird Have you come across Jeffery Rubin's ideas regarding peak oil. His take is that we are indeed rapidly running out of cheap easily accessed oil, but that there is alot of oil out there in places like Alberta and Venezuela in the form of tar sands. It will be expensive to mine and oil wil...
by saltspring
Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 48
Views: 2883

Re: Sarah Palin

One has a law degree from harvard the other a journalist diploma from the bottom of a cracker jack box. Give me a community organizer over a semi separtist former govenor anyday of the week.
by saltspring
Tue May 25, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now
Replies: 24
Views: 2232

Re: Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now

Dhamma Wheel is a Theravadin discussion board, so its not the best place to discuss Tolle. Clearly he is not a Buddhist although he does draw from the Buddhas teachings, and I believe he did spend some time with Ajahn Sumehdo. I think he's fine and he can actually help bring people towards Buddhism ...
by saltspring
Sun May 23, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A non buddhist book about meditation ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1867

Re: A non buddhist book about meditation ?

Usually Im in agreement with tiltbilings, but I disagree with him regarding Tolle. I have enjoyed his books and found them helpful in daily life. Yes he has made alot of money, but he is not a monk. But he does seem to annoy alot of Buddhists, Christopher Titmuss nearly blew a gasket in one of his e...
by saltspring
Fri May 14, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11944
Views: 569405

Re: Word Association Game

whey
by saltspring
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine
Replies: 41
Views: 20152

Re: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine

Thanks Dmytro, I missed empty universes site, good to see its back up and running. Now we just need to get Geoff posting here at Dhamma Wheel.

Chris