Search found 444 matches

by lostitude
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3389

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

In any case, it does not change the fact that many Russians and Ukrainians (to take the examples I know) hate the Blacks for being disgustingly black full stop. And blacks quite likely think whites are disgusting. Many yellow Asians believe whites are disgusting. Traditional Indians/Hindus think wh...
by lostitude
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3389

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

@Binocular Positive discrimination in Europe? I'm not doubting what you say but for me it's a first, I have only ever seen that in the U.S. In any case, it does not change the fact that many Russians and Ukrainians (to take the examples I know) hate the Blacks for being disgustingly black full stop....
by lostitude
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3389

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Politically correct people are just very skilled at masking their hatred and violence I have yet to meet a Russian who would be willing to marry a black woman. I am sure they exist, but they are definitely not the majority and by far. Conversely, close to no Western Eurepean would feel uncomfortabl...
by lostitude
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3389

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings, Given the prevalence of violent racism and homophobia in countries such as Russia, maybe those cockroaches are not so bad after all. Please, no making this about politics, in and of itself. I'm sorry if I gave the impression that this was a political issue. Hate and intolerance are defin...
by lostitude
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food

Nicolas wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:02 pm


Fruit juices and sugar-water are allowable in the afternoon.
Oh, I see, thank you. No wonder, then...
by lostitude
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food

Sugary drinks in the afternoon? is this legit?
by lostitude
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3389

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

From my experience surely Asians have less cockroaches in mind, they perceive everything in more simple way, for example approach of sanuk and sabai in Thailand. As for some western ideas, they might sometimes create more stress for people as example this video https://youtu.be/iKcWu0tsiZM Given th...
by lostitude
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: An Islam Christian debate.
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: An Islam Christian debate.

The thing is, the teaching is worthless if it has no authoritative source, especially when it contains so many elements which must be taken on faith (unlike buddhism). Hence the importance of establishing that the texts are as divine as possible...
by lostitude
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 11102

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

1/The tax they paid came in replacement of the zakat, which is what the Muslims had to pay. 2/They were exempted from military service and their freedom to practice their religion protected, as long as they paid this tax. Don't you pay tax in exchange for law and order, in your country? This is mis...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 11102

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

In face of the problem we're having with islamic fascism there are 3 options: (1) Ignore/deny the problem; (2) Try to talk about the problem and solve it as peacefully and democratically as possible; (3) Solve it through force. I follow option (2) Sorry to be blunt, but this is just a rosy misrepre...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 11102

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Historical reality proves the above is absolutely wrong because under the Islamic Empire people were free to practise their religions. ... and pay a tax for doing so. That's not exactly "freedom to practice one's religion." 1/The tax they paid came in replacement of the zakat, which is what the Mus...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 11102

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Modus said a lot of things, many of which are in direct contradiction to Islamic teaching, for instance he is in complete denial of the common Islamic teaching that there is no compulsion in religion But this is a Meccan revelation. Members of the "heretical" Muslim sects referred to in my earlier ...
by lostitude
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 11102

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Well if you live in an Islamic country and publicly assert that half the Koran is heresy, maybe you would be charged with heresy. I'm not saying there is anything ideal about Islam, but stick to the facts don't make up fake interpretations to fit your own prejudices, the Koran is very difficult to ...
by lostitude
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 11102

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

If they believe that God (who instated their religious doctrine) is just, then, by implication, they think it is just and look forward to everything God did, does, or will do, including burning "infidels" in hell forever. If they hope that God's justice be done, and God's justice includes burning "...
by lostitude
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 180
Views: 11102

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

It is pointless to accuse any community of embracing their historical heritage when their perception of said heritage doen't match your own. And it doen't matter which one is more accurate: the only one that matters is theirs, not yours. Really? You completely misunderstood me, I'm sorry if I was n...