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by Justsit
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 20
Views: 373

Re: Vegetarians and depression

Becoming aware of the fact that animals experience intense suffering in the meat industry, and that the use of animals as food is extremely inefficient for modern societies, is what led me to become a vegetarian 36 years ago. My goal has been to eat wholesome foods, help alleviate suffering, and con...
by Justsit
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Venerable Dalai Lama teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Venerable Dalai Lama teaching

Like many other religious, spiritual, and even secular teachers and famous people, the Dalai Lama is misquoted extensively, and has many statements attributed to him that are not actual quotes. It is prudent to use caution when evaluating random "quotes" from the internet as they are often inaccurat...
by Justsit
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slandering buddha
Replies: 172
Views: 2693

Re: Slandering buddha

AFAIK, there is no requirement to actually be a "Buddhist" in order to post on any of the DW sites. Is it reasonable to expect orthodoxy from non-Buddhists, or even non-Theravadan Buddhists, on a public forum dedicated to discussion?
by Justsit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Shambhala international
Replies: 21
Views: 729

Re: Shambhala international

My formal introduction to the Buddhist path was through Shambhala, a series of five weekend programs with extensive meditation practice, rather like Buddhist boot camp. It was a great foundation for my further studies. Trungpa was a unique master, using very unorthodox methods to convey very orthodo...
by Justsit
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2765

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

https://dharmawheel.org/ If it is still redirecting to DWM or DWT, you may need to purge your cache. Just a few last minute things need to be added including logo and some other things, but you can go ahead and make an account and start posting, if you're interested. If you make an account and it r...
by Justsit
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Odd question for Kiwi friends
Replies: 11
Views: 263

Re: Odd question for Kiwi friends

On Twitter I follow... https://twitter.com/CivMilAir Just passing through and checked out the twitter link. There's a photo of a huge US plane being refueled on flight, described as from Air Mobility Command at Dover AFB. I live about 10 miles from that base; the huge C5's shoot landings every Wedn...
by Justsit
Thu May 31, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: professional cuddling
Replies: 29
Views: 778

Re: professional cuddling

.....Those things you mentioned which can be bought are still not commodities. Just because the choice exists for some in our current societal configuration between paying for it and not having it does't make the choice a legitimate one. A murderer forcing you to choose between a husband and a son ...
by Justsit
Thu May 31, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: professional cuddling
Replies: 29
Views: 778

Re: professional cuddling

saddest thing ever Why? Both people got something they wanted and were happy about it, no one was hurt or injured, no one was taken advantage of or cheated. Some people rent a cuddler, some people keep pets (and spend beaucoup bucks on them) to fulfill a similar need. :shrug: Because human intimacy...
by Justsit
Tue May 29, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: professional cuddling
Replies: 29
Views: 778

Re: professional cuddling

saddest thing ever Why? Both people got something they wanted and were happy about it, no one was hurt or injured, no one was taken advantage of or cheated. Some people rent a cuddler, some people keep pets (and spend beaucoup bucks on them) to fulfill a similar need. :shrug: ETA Just saw this on t...
by Justsit
Mon May 28, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: professional cuddling
Replies: 29
Views: 778

Re: professional cuddling

dharmacorps wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Who wants to cuddle with a stranger anyway? :shock:
At least 34 million people, it seems. :anjali:
https://youtu.be/b3EYOf3euqo

https://amma.org/
by Justsit
Sat May 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 33
Views: 676

Re: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

Question for those who do not live in the US - in general, does your country have public restrooms available? I live in London and the borough where I live has a few (not many) public toilets, which are run by the local council and are free to use. There is also a "Community toilet scheme" which me...
by Justsit
Fri May 25, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 33
Views: 676

Re: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

Question for those who do not live in the US - in general, does your country have public restrooms available?
by Justsit
Fri May 25, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 33
Views: 676

Re: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

A customer can buy one latte or one scone and sit in the store playing on their computer for hours and there seem to be few complaints. Additional paying customers still have to wait for a seat, so there's really minimal difference whether the person buys something or not.
by Justsit
Tue May 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 38
Views: 785

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

...I think that in general people seem to believe that there is the internet and then there is the "real world". It is why people feel they can act like complete and utter todgers when online without considering how this translates into the way they act/react in meat space. The difference being, in...
by Justsit
Tue May 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.
Replies: 44
Views: 1403

Re: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.

I think that it is very difficult for those not living in the US to understand just how deeply racism pervades every level of US society. Our country was torn apart by a vicious Civil War fought over slavery of black people, and the repercussions persist even until today. There is no denying that ra...