Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by SarathW » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:50 pm

He will retreat to the forest.
This is incorrect and I agree with Mike.
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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by Grigoris » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:31 pm

No_Mind wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:55 am
Self-centered means to be preoccupied with oneself and one's own affairs. It has nothing to do with "self and no-self" in Buddhism.
Self-cherishing behaviour (selfish behaviour) arises from self grasping (ie clinging to the khandha as a source of self). Self-cherishing requires self grasping as it's basis. If there is no grasping to a sense of self then self-cherishing behaviour cannot arise. In plain words: knowing that the khandha are not self (overcoming ignorance) how how the afflictions arise? Tghat is what paṭiccasamuppāda is all about after all.
ye dhammā hetuppabhavā tesaṁ hetuṁ tathāgato āha,
tesaṃca yo nirodho - evaṁvādī mahāsamaṇo.

Of those phenomena which arise from causes:
Those causes have been taught by the Tathāgata,
And their cessation too - thus proclaims the Great Ascetic.

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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by alfa » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:53 am

SarathW wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:50 pm
He will retreat to the forest.
This is incorrect and I agree with Mike.
Practicing Brahma Vihara is a key aspect of Buddhism.
Didn't the Buddha (and many others after him) leave the world?

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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:11 am

Greetings Alfa,
alfa wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:53 am
Didn't the Buddha (and many others after him) leave the world?
This doesn't mean to hide in a forest, or board a spacecraft...

:alien:

Rather, they "abandon" (or more specifically, "lay down") that which could be described as "the world"
SN 35.82 wrote:Then a certain monk went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there, he said to the Blessed One: "'The world, the world' it is said. In what respect does the word 'world' apply?

"Insofar as it disintegrates, monk, it is called the 'world.' Now what disintegrates? The eye disintegrates. Forms disintegrate. Consciousness at the eye disintegrates. Contact at the eye disintegrates. And whatever there is that arises in dependence on contact at the eye — experienced as pleasure, pain or neither-pleasure-nor-pain — that too disintegrates.

"The ear disintegrates. Sounds disintegrate...

"The nose disintegrates. Aromas disintegrate...

"The tongue disintegrates. Tastes disintegrate...

"The body disintegrates. Tactile sensations disintegrate...

"The intellect disintegrates. Ideas disintegrate. Consciousness at the intellect consciousness disintegrates. Contact at the intellect disintegrates. And whatever there is that arises in dependence on contact at the intellect — experienced as pleasure, pain or neither-pleasure-nor-pain — that too disintegrates.

"Insofar as it disintegrates, it is called the 'world.'"
Metta,
Paul. :)
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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by Kamran » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:10 am

The Syria bombings mean huge reconstruction contracts for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's construction companies.

Iran is now rebuilding Syria’s infrastructure, and is the main exporter of goods to Syria.

"The Fruits of Iran's Victory in Syria"
https://www.lawfareblog.com/fruits-irans-victory-syria
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Post by DooDoot » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:13 am

:roll: No chemical attack?
“Mendicants, there are these eight ignoble expressions. What eight? Saying you’ve seen, heard, thought, or cognized something, but you haven’t. And saying you haven’t seen, heard, thought, or cognized something, and you have. These are the eight ignoble expressions.”

https://suttacentral.net/an8.67/en/sujato

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Post by DooDoot » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:33 am

Another video about this boy, with an appearance by James M. Tour @3:38, a synthetic organic chemist, specializing in nanotechnology. Dr. Tour is the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, and Professor of Computer Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas, United States.

I wrote to Dr James Tour last year about the previous alleged chemical attack & Dr Tour replied to me. I knew of him because I held some shares in a technology company Dr Tour was associated with.


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Post by DooDoot » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:22 am

Russian delegation to Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) holds press briefing.



"THIS IS ILLEGAL!!" Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's BRILLIANT Takedown of Trump's Illegal War in Syria


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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by DooDoot » Sat May 12, 2018 12:39 am

This thread has gone quiet. Another hoax quickly forgotten by minds controlled by short term media amusements. Lies & war generate lots excitement it seems but not truth. Anyway, perfectly logical video below by an apparently truthful & sane man:



Genocide in Aleppo: :roll:


What's happening in Aleppo is 'genocide,' activist claims - USA Today
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... /95398436/
Dec 13, 2016 - A Syrian activist described a “genocide” unfolding in the streets of Aleppo Monday, hours before reports surfaced that pro-government forces ...

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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by Sam Vara » Sat May 12, 2018 6:58 am

DooDoot wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 12:39 am
This thread has gone quiet. Another hoax quickly forgotten by minds controlled by short term media amusements.
Maybe. Or perhaps people reading it are still concerned and compassionate, but find the tone of discussion on this thread to be uncongenial.

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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by DooDoot » Sat May 12, 2018 10:53 am

Sam Vara wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 6:58 am
Maybe. Or perhaps people reading it are still concerned and compassionate, but find the tone of discussion on this thread to be uncongenial.
"There is no companion but love
No starting or finishing, yet a road
The Friend calls from there
'Why do you hesitate, when lives are in danger'


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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by Sam Vara » Sat May 12, 2018 3:58 pm

DooDoot wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 10:53 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 6:58 am
Maybe. Or perhaps people reading it are still concerned and compassionate, but find the tone of discussion on this thread to be uncongenial.
"There is no companion but love
No starting or finishing, yet a road
The Friend calls from there
'Why do you hesitate, when lives are in danger'


Jalaluddin Rumi
"Why do you hesitate...to contribute to this thread and respond to my posts on Dhamma Wheel...when lives are in danger".

I can think of several reasons why they might!

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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by DooDoot » Sun May 20, 2018 8:21 pm

What was Syria like under Assad from 2000 to 2010?

World Affairs - Non-Partisan and Objective

5 months ago

Bashar al-Assad came to power in July 2000. The first faux Arab Spring protests started in Feb 2011. So what was Syria like for those 11 years?

First, during that period, there were no big protests, rebellions, revolutions or civil wars in Syria. Syria was peaceful, secular and quite prosperous under Assad. Sunnis, Shiites, Jews, Christians and other sects co-existed harmoniously. People had free healthcare and free education, including college.

Under Assad, Syria’s GDP tripled from 2000 to 2010. At the same time, Assad reduced the debt-to-GDP ratio from 150% to 30%. Incredible achievements.

In fact, Syria was so stable under Assad that it was the #1 destination for Iraqi refugees (who fled after US invasion). By 2010, there were one million Iraqi refugees living in Syria. This is a testimony to Assad’s kindness.

In 2010 – one year before the proxy war started, 8.5 million tourists visited Syria! Why? Because it was beautiful, historic, peaceful and safe. The New York Times listed 31 best places in the world to visit in 2010, and #7 was Syria! BTW, considering that Syria’s population is only ~20 million, the number of tourists is impressive. And the fact that so many tourists were able to visit and travel also shows that it was a free country and that Syrians were quite happy with Assad. (A truly unpopular dictator would never allow foreigners to freely travel in the country).

Tony Blair (British PM), Sarkozy (French Pres.), the Pope, Jimmy Carter, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry etc. all schmoozed with Assad.

There is a wonderful series of videos on YouTube called “Peter Marshall’s Syria,” that documents Syria through the eyes of a tourist — who also happens to be a famous British historian and writer — in 2009 and early 2011 (just when the protests were beginning). One can see how peaceful and happy the country was.

In a 2009 CNN Arabic poll that included many Middle Eastern countries, Assad won the “Person of the year” title by a large margin — he won 66% of the votes.

In a Zogby Arabic poll in 2009, people were asked which leader they admired the most outside their own country (thus, Syrians cannot choose Assad). In that poll also, Assad came first.

So, that’s the truth. If you want to know the truth about the Syrian war, Please check out my book “Deconstructing the Syrian War

– Chris Kanthan

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/12/10/wh ... ssion=true

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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by DooDoot » Sat May 26, 2018 1:00 pm

From 2017:
United Nations wrote:Aleppo city received the most returnees.


From 2016:
Mass Media wrote:Genocide in Aleppo a failure of Obama's foreign policy




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In the aftermath of the Syrian regime's final assault against opposition-held eastern Aleppo this week, large protests erupted in cities across the world against President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

In London, hundreds marched across through the city waving Syrian flags and sporting huge placards. They stopped outside Downing Street to protest over the "genocide" taking place in Aleppo, and held up traffic demanding the government take action to help Syrians.

Red banners reading "Save Aleppo", "Hand-in-Hand with Aleppo" and "Enough with Assad" were carried across London in solidarity with civilians stranded in war-torn Syria.

A note on the Facebook page for the event, hosted by the Syria Solidarity Campaign, read: "After the renewed assault on Aleppo since mid-November, the Assad regime and its allies are bombarding the city like there is no tomorrow.

"There is a Holocaust ongoing and we urgently need the international community to take action to save lives."

The demonstrations were echoed in Berlin, where hundreds of activists planned a march to Aleppo in protest of the killing of civilians inside the besieged city.

Holding banners saying "The children of Aleppo are calling you!", or "Aleppo is bleeding and the world is watching", around 900 people braved plunging temperatures to gather in front to the Reichstag, the German parliament building.

:roll:


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Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Post by Bundokji » Sat May 26, 2018 1:39 pm

Syria's Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-01/s ... es/9713400
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

This was the last word of the Tathagata.

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