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by DNS
Fri May 18, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 2558

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

No_Mind wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:23 pm
What about dressing up as a Nazi officer?
It was a costume party. I personally would never do that. Everyone makes mistakes, that's why pencils have erasers (Lenny Leonard).

Bad taste perhaps, but not a serious sin.
by DNS
Fri May 18, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca
Replies: 103
Views: 2558

Re: Harry, Meghan and my Papañca

No_Mind wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Whatever I may feel about her grandson .. I have always respected the Queen ..
Harry? What's wrong with Harry? He likes Vegas, after all. :tongue:

I think it's pretty certain he won't be frolicking around Vegas any more.
by DNS
Thu May 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter
Replies: 33
Views: 1177

Re: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter

The UN. What civil law would prevail under the UN? Well, that was the plan under the 1947 UN agreement, so I'm sure they'd figure it out as they go. :tongue: It's not my original idea, although it's perfect, in my opinion. Jerusalem always has been and always will be the stumbling block to stop all...
by DNS
Thu May 17, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter
Replies: 33
Views: 1177

Re: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter

A lot has changed since the partition plan though. Israel, as a political entity, did not exist before 1948. The partition plan was an attempt to create it. There was a Kingdom of Israel back in biblical times. Actually there is virtually no country on earth today that has a definite historical peo...
by DNS
Thu May 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter
Replies: 33
Views: 1177

Re: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter

Getting back to Jerusalem, even if we want to make it as international city, what would be the nationality of the residents of the city? I imagine they would be able to choose from either Palestine or Israel. who would control its sovereignty? The UN. who would be entitled to benefit from the incom...
by DNS
Thu May 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter
Replies: 33
Views: 1177

Re: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter

But the real legitimate question which is resurfacing again and has been ignored for a long time: why there is a border between Israel and Gaza in the first place? And there is also a border, big wall separating the West Bank from the Jewish areas. In my opinion, just use these barriers and walls t...
by DNS
Wed May 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Attachments in human life.
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Attachments in human life.

What is your thought of the importance of letting go of everything? If you take that to the extreme, you might even let go of your clothes, like the Digambara Jain monks do. Middle Way is best. 8-) " Monks, these two extremes ought not to be practiced by one who has gone forth from the household li...
by DNS
Wed May 16, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Hello

Welcome to DW!

:toast:
by DNS
Wed May 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why did the Buddha's monks shave their heads & beards?
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Why did the Buddha's monks shave their heads & beards?

It has to combed, brushed, groomed, styled (okay maybe those are all the same thing), colored (if you're old); all related to vanity and identity. When you're bald, you just shave it, no styling or coloring needed. It takes time to shave my head every day, but I still prefer it to the time it takes ...
by DNS
Wed May 16, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter
Replies: 33
Views: 1177

Re: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter

What is scarey is how Israel will deal with the demographic reality of a majority Arab Israeli population. I'm not 100% sure, as I'm not an expert on Israeli law and their Constitution, but I think they have that figured out by only granting limited rights to non-Jews. They can run for office, but ...
by DNS
Tue May 15, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter
Replies: 33
Views: 1177

Re: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter

Israelis were never like that. When the Sabra and Shatila Massacre that took place during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the 1980s, more than 400,000 Israelis demonstrated against it Yes, this is true. I've seen them go more hard-line and violent over the years. The days of David Ben-Gurion, Yi...
by DNS
Tue May 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.
Replies: 44
Views: 1416

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

Whether she was racist or not, we don't know. We do know that she created a very dangerous situation over a trifling matter. I agree, we can't know from the information we have. If she would called the police on white people doing the same thing, then it would appear race is not an issue. If she on...
by DNS
Tue May 15, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter
Replies: 33
Views: 1177

Re: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter

Judah had already divorced itself from Israel. The Hebrew individuals that remained from the Ten Tribes of Israel (mostly Benjaminites) were absorbed into Judah, with their Levite priests. Therefore, the nation created in 1948 via funding the new US President Truman should probably be called "Judah...
by DNS
Mon May 14, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter
Replies: 33
Views: 1177

Re: Ivanka Trump arrives to watch the slaughter

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Israel & Judah, 9th century BCE

The "true" capital is in Shechem. Jerusalem was the capital of Judah, not Israel, but Judah dominated in the end and made Jerusalem the capital for the whole kingdom.
by DNS
Mon May 14, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 2676

Re: If mind = brain

It's a good question (the OP). If it's all matter, nothing supernatural, does that negate all religions? Does that make it all materialism, instant parinibbana at the death of everyone (enlightened or not)? These are legitimate questions, imo. Buddhism has anatta, so has this appeal to nihilists and...