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by Vanda
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)
Replies: 63
Views: 6000

Re: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)

It's an easy slope to go down, and there's enough people who already don't have the respect or understanding of these sacred symbols.


Let’s become a Buddhist… Awesome…:

http://sajha.com/sajha/html/images/biz/ ... tattoo.jpg
by Vanda
Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)
Replies: 63
Views: 6000

Re: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)

If I came off harsh in any way, that was not my intent. As I stated it is just my personal opinion, that it seems strange, in regards to tattooing the words anicca and anatta onto the body. No ill will is meant. We must be careful though in terms of not disrespecting the image of the Buddha.
by Vanda
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Asking a coworker if they are Buddhist
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Asking a coworker if they are Buddhist

How about using a "knock knock" joke of some kind.
by Vanda
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)
Replies: 63
Views: 6000

Re: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)

D.N. Snyder, Why not? The body is impermanent isn't it? The body is not-self, isn't it? If you don't want a tattoo, don't get one, but why criticize those who choose to get one? In terms of the Anicca and Anatta word tattoos, I just find it a little strange, a personal opinion, I am not criticizing ...
by Vanda
Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)
Replies: 63
Views: 6000

Re: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)

Aloka, Vanda wrote: I am speaking here in terms of proper respect for the image of the Buddha.... Key point here is: ... proper respect for the image of the Buddha.... It is what the image represents. People may choose to act how they wish. Some may be flippant, some may just see it as a trendy imag...
by Vanda
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)
Replies: 63
Views: 6000

Re: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)

For people who are new to Buddhism, or perhaps a bit sheltered, not knowing the rich history of Buddhism outside of the West and the reverence given to these images:
http://www.knowingbuddha.org/dos-and-donts/
by Vanda
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)
Replies: 63
Views: 6000

Re: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)

Mkoll,

I agree. As it is in Thailand, Sri Lanka, and many other places.
by Vanda
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)
Replies: 63
Views: 6000

Re: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)

What is proper and respectful for one person is improper and disrespectful for another. We all have different upbringings, different backgrounds, different histories. Each of us have our own ideas about these things. Understanding and respect are relative, not absolute, concepts. I am speaking here...
by Vanda
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)
Replies: 63
Views: 6000

Re: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)

Mkoll,

It's a matter of proper understanding and respect. I think that is what people here are trying to convey.
by Vanda
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)
Replies: 63
Views: 6000

Re: Thai traduction (3 marks) + Buddha tattoo (backpiece)

Why on earth would you tattoo the Buddha's image on your body? I find it to be in poor taste, to see the image of the Buddha tattooed on someone's body. That doesn't seem appropriate, in my opinion. Putting the Buddha's image on sneakers, t-shirts, or on your body like that, may offend some who are ...
by Vanda
Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Explaining in a Few Short Sentences
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: Explaining in a Few Short Sentences

Everything is caused and conditioned. Everything happens in consequence of causes and conditions.
Avoid evil, do good, purify the mind.
by Vanda
Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Post Mortem Survival in the Corpse as a Corpse
Replies: 44
Views: 3490

Re: Post Mortem Survival in the Corpse as a Corpse

Pondera: I have long had a nagging suspicion that when we die and are buried (as opposed to cremated), we might find our selves semiconscious or with some type of luminous consciousness, in the corpse Mind consciousness, the mind door, is gone, as are the other consciousnesses, eye, ear, etc. Read S...
by Vanda
Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bunch of personal anaylsizing + Does true compassion really exist? Isn't everything egocentric?
Replies: 70
Views: 7262

Re: Does true compassion really exist? Isn't everything egocentric?

True compassion exists. One must completely shed the idea of "self" though, that a "self" exists.
by Vanda
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4716
Views: 406078

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Seeker, Natural sustainable animal farming for everyone, is just an ideal that simply cannot be realistically achieved. It's not even an option. You can't produce 128 billion pounds of beef, annually, with natural sustainable family farming. It's impossible! Then people need to eat less meat, and pe...
by Vanda
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4716
Views: 406078

Re: the great vegetarian debate

SDC,

Lol..... I suppose you are right.. I should've taken the word "debate" as a hint to what would be in store for me.

:)