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by ihrjordan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Gradual Yoga training
Replies: 9
Views: 8049

Re: Gradual Yoga training

You want to learn real yoga? Protip: don't go to like 99% of locations in any western nation as they fail to even abide by two of the most primary rules of Yogasana. These of course being only exercising to half of ones capacity (one should stop when sweat appears on the forehead or one is forced t...
by ihrjordan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Gradual Yoga training
Replies: 9
Views: 8049

Re: Gradual Yoga training

You want to learn real yoga? Protip: don't go to like 99% of locations in any western nation as they fail to even abide by two of the most primary rules of Yogasana. These of course being only exercising to half of ones capacity (one should stop when sweat appears on the forehead or one is forced to...
by ihrjordan
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What does the "Red Pill" mean
Replies: 156
Views: 21671

Re: What does the "Red Pill" mean

Yes they are, as men also. If it would be that easy to get beyond that conditions - Buddha would not be necessary and his teachings. and your argument is already explained here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srw3lGoXOY0 The wholesome impulses are mostly arising from those condition which are unwho...
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What does the "Red Pill" mean
Replies: 156
Views: 21671

Re: What does the "Red Pill" mean

Swallowing the Red Pill: a journey to the heart of modern misogyny https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/14/the-red-pill-reddit-modern-misogyny-manosphere-men Has anyone come across the Red Pill? What is the meaning? Are there implications for our community? I am not sure this is misogyny...
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi responds to Trump victory
Replies: 98
Views: 71933

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi responds to Trump victory

Sorry but facts do not constitute opinions, by the Buddha's clear words on what a good ruler would do for their people, Trump (and many others) are not great leaders, you can call that an opinion if you want, time will tell that its is more than just an opinion. Or maybe the Buddha's instructions a...
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: What does the "Red Pill" mean
Replies: 156
Views: 21671

Re: What does the "Red Pill" mean

I must admit, I find a lot of the links between the evolutionary behavior of the female and male species to be very interesting as there are so many parallels between our species and our supposed closest primate relatives. Such as hypergamy wherein it is in a woman's interest to "marry up" on the so...
by ihrjordan
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi responds to Trump victory
Replies: 98
Views: 71933

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi responds to Trump victory

The thing with laws is that they are -by there very design- meant to be broken. One who breaks a law is to be punished as authority sees fit but retribution nor justice play any part in buddhism. Should we make it illegal to abort your child? I don't think so. Why? Because this necessarily entails p...
by ihrjordan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi responds to Trump victory
Replies: 98
Views: 71933

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi responds to Trump victory

This is a really touchy subject. Is it even possible to rule over a country without killing or inciting others to kill? The Buddha pondered this question and I don't recall him ever coming to a conclusion. Even Asoka caused harm after his conversion to Buddhism. (As far as I know he still permitted ...
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 23930

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Wouldn't Hillary effectively be barred from running in the general election again considering that she failed to win the presidency?

Here's hoping other TV stars throw their name in the ring.
Stephen Colbert 2020.
by ihrjordan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 32140

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

Its littered throughout the canon. If the Buddha wasn't addressino monks then was probably addressing kings like king Pasenadi or king bimbisara, if not them then Brahmins, if not them then wealthy laymen, if not them then leaders of religious sects etc. Go through the majhima nikaya and tell me wh...
by ihrjordan
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 32140

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

I do recall reading at least one scholar who said that most of the Buddha's followers came from the brahmin and kshatriya classes. That's not to say he didn't teach those who belonged to other classes, quite the contrary. But class, i.e. social status, is besides the point. The Buddha would teach t...
by ihrjordan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 32140

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

No because you aren't intent on listening but rather defending your own viewpoint. The honest eye will see that the majority of the Buddha's encounters were with either monks or people of high social standing. I don't have anything specific to site because one could probably open up to a random sutt...
by ihrjordan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 32140

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

It is none of those things. My point in saying the above was to emphasize that the Buddha focused on teachings those with sufficient merit, rather those who merit pity. Could an outcast posses merit enough to alight on the dhamma? Absolutely, but the odds are not stacked in their favor. It is much ...
by ihrjordan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 32140

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

It is none of those things. My point in saying the above was to emphasize that the Buddha focused on teachings those with sufficient merit, rather those who merit pity. Could an outcast posses merit enough to alight on the dhamma? Absolutely, but the odds are not stacked in their favor. It is much m...
by ihrjordan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 32140

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

So people who are generous, kind, or a calm nature etc. and get fortunate rebirths are not really praise worthy ? I think we should be careful not to let leftist politics make us become envious of wealthy people and deny their merits. Envy is said to make a person become non-influential. http://www...