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by Fede
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.
Replies: 41
Views: 13453

Re: Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.

Unfortunately, from my PoV it's mainly one-sided... the men i speak of specifically wouldn't know, understand or accept the Dhamma if it jumped out at them with big day-glo-orange foam rubber hands and whupped them over the head... so it's largely a mono-lateral effort.... It's an utterly demoralisi...
by Fede
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.
Replies: 41
Views: 13453

Re: Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.

Please, please believe me when i tell you that honestly and sincerely, i am mindful of that, and have so tried to practice it. Why is it then, that every time i feel i am beginning to conquer my emotional aversion to the male of the species - some dominating, arrogant, heavy-handed male chauvinist c...
by Fede
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.
Replies: 41
Views: 13453

Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.

a spin-off from a current thread elsewhere.... Have you thought some men may feel the same about women for good reason? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGDTDawB4wE&feature=share it's a pertinent point you make, but this kind of brutality is a fairly recently-aired phenomenon. Rightly, it fills people...
by Fede
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Almost silent thread
Replies: 33
Views: 3315

Re: Almost silent thread

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by Fede
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: RIP - Rest in Peace
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: RIP - Rest in Peace

I don't personally buy that notion... not until I get to sit under the Bodhi tree......
by Fede
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: RIP - Rest in Peace
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: RIP - Rest in Peace

I'm very happy to have RIP on my headstone....

Rebirth
In
Progress..... :smile:
by Fede
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Whitney Houston dead
Replies: 22
Views: 1749

Re: Whitney Houston dead

I had no idea this topic had been raised here, and what follows is actually something i posted elsewhere... And I'm completely with retro.... While I assure you I am practising compassion, I practise no more for her - or Amy Whitehouse - than I do for the homeless, freezing vagrant addicted to meths...
by Fede
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha nature
Replies: 55
Views: 7827

Re: Buddha nature

After practicing Zen for a couple of years I have started the practice of Vipassana and Samadha, as I prefer these meditations. For the most part I like therevada Buddhism. However I'm still heavily influenced by the Mahayana and I believe in Buddha nature. I've been told more than once that Buddha...
by Fede
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help! How to raise a child in an inter-faith marriage?
Replies: 72
Views: 8477

Re: Help! How to raise a child in an inter-faith marriage?

Father Christmas is easy to back up, with so much annual visual proof... they're everywhere...on TV, in films, in shopping malls.... and yet - how do we explain so many...? :thinking: Fabricated stories come unstuck the more we try to pin them down.... And out of respect for those who follow a theis...
by Fede
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?
Replies: 28
Views: 4528

Re: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?

I'm sorry, really I am, but this does irritate me. These hypothetical scenarios are utterly pointless. What about the one where you are a transplant surgeon and just happen to be working as a doctor in a small town (maybe an island) with no other medical help. 4 people come in and each has one diff...
by Fede
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help! How to raise a child in an inter-faith marriage?
Replies: 72
Views: 8477

Re: Help! How to raise a child in an inter-faith marriage?

.....My 6 years old daughter is not old enough to deeply question what she is observing. as a 50+-year-old ex-Roman catholic, i can tell you this isn't true. I would be prepared to bet a pound to a pinch of salt that she has all manner of questions in that little head of hers... I did, as did my 2 ...
by Fede
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Science
Replies: 19
Views: 2884

Re: Science

NEXT!! :jumping:
by Fede
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: security
Replies: 16
Views: 3049

Re: security

Kaspersky is fantastic, and was cited as being one of the few security programs that detected potential hackers to online banking accounts.... that's scary, how they get to you..... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; No it's not free, b...
by Fede
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Samsaric Films
Replies: 15
Views: 951

Re: Samsaric Films

tiltbillings wrote:.....I am not even tiltbillings.
....Mother....?


Are you following me.....? :jawdrop:
by Fede
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?
Replies: 28
Views: 4528

Re: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?

Yes, I understand your frustration when certain scenarios will not likely be relevant to you. But for me, I am precisely the Ray Mears type of person. Ok. well then, fair enough, i can see the relevance, to a certain extent. But only to a certain extent. I study Bushcraft as I plan to live in remot...