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by Bundokji
Sun May 27, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Compassion for Women
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Re: Compassion for Women

Being anything is a cause of suffering. Being a woman is accidental, and focusing on what is accidental is missing the point from a Buddhist perspective, at least as i understand it. Have you ever thought why the Buddha did not teach four noble truths for men, and a different set of truths for women...
by Bundokji
Sun May 27, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 2875

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Jordan supported the Syrian hell, which started at Daraa on the Jordanian border. Jordan allowed US military to enter Syria via Jordan. Regardless, I think it is not our role to post negative information about speculative or possible Syrian domestic policy. Imo, we should not be interventionists . ...
by Bundokji
Sat May 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 2875

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Here is the law in its original version on the Syrian government website http://www.pministry.gov.sy/contents/13502/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%88%D9%86-%D8%B1%D9%82%D9%85-/10/-%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%85-2018-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%B6%D9%8A-%D8%A8%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B2-%D8%A5%D8%AD%D8%AF%...
by Bundokji
Sat May 26, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 2875

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Australia's govt ABC has been a leading propagandist against the Syrian govt and thus a promoter of terrorism against the Syrian nation & people. Why would we believe anything the ABC publishes about Syria? They are posting pictures by White Helmets carrying babies, which is propaganda. White Helme...
by Bundokji
Sat May 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 2875

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Syria's Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-01/s ... es/9713400
by Bundokji
Fri May 25, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way
Replies: 59
Views: 448

Re: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way

I think it is when doubt becomes a position rather than a tool
by Bundokji
Thu May 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Historic handshake between Koreas
Replies: 18
Views: 492

Re: Historic handshake between Koreas

Indeed. But the report seems to be about cancellation of talks, rather than the imposition of sanctions. Perhaps Trump thought that more pressure was needed before talks, or that the process was going well enough now that the North Korean nuclear capability has been degraded. Either way, the BBC re...
by Bundokji
Thu May 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Historic handshake between Koreas
Replies: 18
Views: 492

Re: Historic handshake between Koreas

It seems that the US administration decided to further subdue North Korea through sanctions http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44242558 The letter mentions the release of the hostages to give the impression that the US gained something after all, but North Korea had to give something and ended ...
by Bundokji
Wed May 23, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 114
Views: 2643

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

It is and it isn't important, i think evolutionary biology and intelligence in particular is an interesting subject. I can only speak about myself. The term "truth" can be a favorite tool of my unenlightened mind to promote itself. What would be more ego-inflating than conveying an image of an "int...
by Bundokji
Wed May 23, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 114
Views: 2643

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

rightviewftw wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:38 pm
lyndon taylor wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 11:05 am
this thread seems to really appeal to racists, sad!!
do you know what defines a racist? Do define racism
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Is this racist?
I think it depends on the intention of sharing it. Why is this important?
by Bundokji
Wed May 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 268

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

Hi .. I am sort of in the same boat .. single and my mom is my best friend and she is getting closer and closer to that day .. I am not a loner but find the hoi polloi to be unbearably stupid. However I am slightly luckier than you in having two sisters, two brothers-in-law, two nieces and their hu...
by Bundokji
Wed May 23, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 268

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

The Buddha gave us reflections to ponder over everyday to lessen the impact of loss, change and the death of loved ones: "There are these five facts that one should reflect on often, whether one is a woman or a man, lay or ordained. Which five? "'I am subject to aging, have not gone beyond aging.' ...
by Bundokji
Wed May 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 37
Views: 655

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

I've seen a number of articles about Jordan Peterson in very respectable publications of good reputation such as the New York Times. Reading these articles written by professional journalists ( whose careers depend on their reputations for getting the facts right ) my understanding of Jordan Peters...
by Bundokji
Wed May 23, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: Trouble with buddhism view on suicide

Hi I'm looking for some guidance, I have been attending a Buddhism group for a while now and am becoming attracted to it's teachings however I find it's view on suicide very off putting. Unfortunately my farther committed suicide a number of years back which I have had major difficulties with. I'm ...
by Bundokji
Wed May 23, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 181
Views: 8313

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Blimey! I was thinking more along the lines of educating young women so as to liberate them from oppressive ideologies and to access as-yet-untapped mental resources for the solution of problems and their own personal fulfillment. The birth rate comes down quite nicely when this happens, and women ...
by Bundokji
Wed May 23, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 37
Views: 655

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

Petersen says, "The proposition that underlies Western culture is that there is a transcendent morality." He says that this transcendent morality can also be personified as God, or not; but that he's not making an argument for God. It's that the radical atheists (New Atheists like Dawkins and Harri...
by Bundokji
Wed May 23, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 181
Views: 8313

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Yes, I absolutely agree. I very naively put what faith I have in education - especially education for women - to help solve the first problem, as education and liberation from agrarian economies does bring down the birth rate voluntarily, without need for draconian top-down solutions. And as for th...
by Bundokji
Tue May 22, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 37
Views: 655

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

By the way, Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson and Douglas Murray will have an event on the 14th of July.

It is going to be interesting
by Bundokji
Tue May 22, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism
Replies: 37
Views: 655

Re: Jordan Peterson - The Problem With Atheism

Indeed, Peterson would probably agree that mere belief - in any entity - is incapable of changing anything, unless it informs actions as well. Kierkegaard pointed out that Christendom was probably the greatest threat to Christianity, and a version of this particular dichotomy is often to be found i...
by Bundokji
Tue May 22, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 38
Views: 407

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

That type of bad Kamma via the mind I interpret as imagining making love to a married woman or wishing someone dies so that one is rid of ones woes .. Taking it as far as a forum is not valid .. I am not present in the forum .. some electrons are. Such as .. it is impossible to fall in love through...