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by manas
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Trump's tough stance on Nth Korea appears to have worked
Replies: 26
Views: 1288

Trump's tough stance on Nth Korea appears to have worked

Those who can only see the bad in Trump, will probably not acknowledge this, but it appears his strategy of 'talking tough' has worked; for the first time, Kim Jong Un seems to be backing down. Trump might just be about to succeed, where successive other U.S. administrations have failed. If a bit of...
by manas
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Schools are teaching kids empathy and self-control.
Replies: 24
Views: 941

Re: Schools are teaching kids empathy and self-control.

That schools feel they have to undertake this task, doesn't say much for the quality of a lot of parenting nowadays. Empathy doesn't need to be 'taught' as a subject in school, if it is lived and practically demonstrated by the parents from the day a child is born, through his/her childhood and adol...
by manas
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 137927

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

P.S. Make that five. You're wanting to prioritise actual, on the ground observations over computer modelling but actual, on the ground observations can't say anything about the future. For that, we have weather forecasting, which is computer modelling over short terms, and climate science, which is...
by manas
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 137927

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

A question for those who believe in 'Global Warming' is, why the extremely cold Winters, when one of our own esteemed Aussie scientists predicted 'cold Winters will become a thing of the past?" Boy has he been proven wrong in the last few years. Right now across Europe, people are digging their home...
by manas
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Structuring lay life
Replies: 103
Views: 8774

Re: Structuring lay life

Obviously we should re-organize the infrastructure and i have many ideas. Trust me in that if i could, id be ordained, not rotting away here. It is causing me a lot of stress not being able to train in a supportive enviroment and having to endure the lay-state as it is. A group of laymen could pool...
by manas
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Post your original poetry here!
Replies: 105
Views: 16308

Re: Post your original poetry here!

also regarding your use of jhana for insight, imho there is no wrong there, Sati is related to momentary jhanas. It is completely valid therefore. according to me that is anyway. I've been listening to Venerable Dhammavuddho (from Malaysia), he was saying how listening to the dhamma wholeheartedly,...
by manas
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Post your original poetry here!
Replies: 105
Views: 16308

Re: Post your original poetry here!

rightviewftw wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:11 am
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Your poem is a good reminder not to get lost in 'good times' when there is much work to be done, and the 'end is near'. Certainly on a Cosmic scale, the duration of this life is like the blink of an eye.
by manas
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Post your original poetry here!
Replies: 105
Views: 16308

Re: Post your original poetry here!

I'm sorry, Mozart, but ever since
That day I experienced the stillness
Of a calmed mind, albeit briefly
I'd prefer that otherworldly silence
Even over your dulcet tones.
by manas
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Post your original poetry here!
Replies: 105
Views: 16308

Re: Post your original poetry here!

rightviewftw wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:45 am

:twothumbsup:
Thank you :)
by manas
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Post your original poetry here!
Replies: 105
Views: 16308

Re: Post your original poetry here!

"Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your safety belts (virtue) As we will be experiencing some turbulence (the untrained mind) After we have crossed over to more peaceful skies (jhana) We will be able to see our destination (insight) And will, in due course, arrive there (nibbana). May you have a p...
by manas
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 103
Views: 13568

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

Meezer77 wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:33 pm

:lol: Either he thought it was a rubbish joke or just didn't get it at all. Probably the former
I think he didn't get it, because the notion that 'we are all one' is not, despite what New Agers might think, something Buddhists believe, hence HHDL didn't get it for the right reason!
by manas
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 103
Views: 13568

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

by manas
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 224
Views: 14772

Re: Criticism of Islam

Just found a very informative video about why the extreme left won't criticize Islam.
by manas
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice
Replies: 102
Views: 6281

Re: Hindu Practice Vs Buddhist Practice

How similar is it to Buddhist practice (compare practice to practice .. The Buddhist path is lead by wisdom or Right View (MN 117). Without wisdom --- precepts, sense control & samadhi are difficult to achieve. As for ' asana ', in Buddhism, there are four, namely, sitting, standing, walking & lyin...
by manas
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: paṇḍaka
Replies: 42
Views: 8020

Re: paṇḍaka

I think we have to take it that such persons are in fact capable of awakening. Hi, I don't think sexual or gender orientation has anything to do with whether or not one is capable of awakening. We straight folks also identify as 'male' or as 'female' and our attraction to the opposite sex, is based...