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by SunWuKong
Fri May 31, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "I didn't ask to be born."
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: "I didn't ask to be born."

I can see how someone who is intending to end their life might say "I didn't ask to be born" but that's just an attempt to rationalize the intention. The elegant solution around understanding the motivation suicide is found in this: that the pain of living outweighs all the other reactions to living...
by SunWuKong
Fri May 31, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 4077

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Sun - "it’s a policy issue I support to make parents responsible for their genetic offspring regardless of marital status, in the form of paternity law and maternity law." Good luck, but as the old saw goes "Morality cannot be legislated." Therefore it is not a 'policy issue'. I'm not planning to l...
by SunWuKong
Fri May 31, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30230

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02481466 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29807048 This is what proofs look like. Vegan diets saving lives, and reducing deadly disease. No one is saying it is for everyone. No one is promoting a fad. Its just published science. Maybe DGA thought no one wou...
by SunWuKong
Fri May 31, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30230

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

https://www.uclahealth.org/lifestyle-medicine/workfiles/Ornish_LiteratureReview.pdf So, when prescribed by a doctor, some vegan diets are not an eating disorders. It's following a doctors orders to save your life. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK219620/ https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT...
by SunWuKong
Fri May 31, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30230

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

It’s not good, because the NIH link is not even about veganism. DGA came to the debate with no evidence. The original Ornish diet scientifically proved beyond a shadow of doubt that his diet lowers cholesterol and reduces heart disease. Ditto for Dr. Jenkins. Currently plant based diets are showing...
by SunWuKong
Fri May 31, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30230

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Oh MAN, this is going to be good. :popcorn: It’s not good, because the NIH link is not even about veganism. DGA came to the debate with no evidence. The original Ornish diet scientifically proved beyond a shadow of doubt that his diet lowers cholesterol and reduces heart disease. Ditto for Dr. Jenk...
by SunWuKong
Fri May 31, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30230

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Oh MAN, this is going to be good. :popcorn: It’s not good, because the NIH link is not even about veganism. DGA came to the debate with no evidence. The original Ornish diet scientifically proved beyond a shadow of doubt that his diet lowers cholesterol and reduces heart disease. Ditto for Dr. Jenk...
by SunWuKong
Fri May 31, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30230

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Oh MAN, this is going to be good. :popcorn: It’s not good, because the NIH link is not even about veganism. DGA came to the debate with no evidence. The original Ornish diet scientifically proved beyond a shadow of doubt that his diet lowers cholesterol and reduces heart disease. Ditto for Dr. Jenk...
by SunWuKong
Fri May 31, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 168
Views: 7739

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

I’d like to talk with serious Mahayana people who see the advantage of unifying with Theravada. Personally I don’t see any advantages. And this is in spite of the fact that the Thien tradition I’m in borrows quite a lot from Theravada.
by SunWuKong
Fri May 31, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3483

Re: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism

I’m not sure Mahasi Sayadaw will be helpful in a Zen context, but that’s not to say it’s not worth knowing. Zazen is not either Samatha nor Vipassana, however maybe 1000 years ago Ch’an practice was considered to be both calm and insight, but both practiced together not separately. Just not in the m...
by SunWuKong
Fri May 31, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 4077

Re: Precious human Life

When I suggested men play a role in how these pregnancies start, in how families are formed and supported, and in men's responsibility towards their own offspring, here on DW, i was shouted down. Even though i agree with you on rights of unborn, i find this blindness to reality and inability to lis...
by SunWuKong
Thu May 30, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 4077

Re: Precious human Life

https://www.michaelpramirez.com/uploads/3/4/9/8/34985326/mrz052819-color-1-4-mb_1_orig.jpg When I suggested men play a role in how these pregnancies start, in how families are formed and supported, and in men's responsibility towards their own offspring, here on DW, i was shouted down. Even though ...
by SunWuKong
Mon May 27, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 168
Views: 7739

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

None of these men ever practiced Zen. Although sometimes Zen monks were accepted as students in their sanghas. Maybe that’s the confusion. But that in and of itself does not show even an interest in. ZEn or Zen practices.
by SunWuKong
Mon May 27, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Just As I Was Begining To Worry.
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Just As I Was Begining To Worry.

Glad to hear this! I’m in the USA and we no longer have honey bees in our yard, in fact I haven’t seen any in years.
by SunWuKong
Mon May 27, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 19057

Re: Socialism & Communism

dharmagoat wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 12:52 am
Nicholas Weeks wrote:The secular ideologues of much of the Left still prefer political so-called solutions to try and fix samsara.
We have brakes. Do we leave it to spin wildly?
I samsara was a leftist plot. Now I have proof. Nothing tops DW!
by SunWuKong
Sat May 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?

Another reason to like Mu Soeng’s translation: he sees these texts as authentic Indian Mahayana culture and not as something like Chinese fractured fairy tales
by SunWuKong
Sat May 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Craving
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Craving

Emptiness (sunyata) is not the equivalent of “nothing” and to suffuse the mind with emptiness restricts, reduces, and removes craving. There really isn’t another way that I know of
by SunWuKong
Sat May 25, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?

If I was at home i’d upload some jpgs to you, but I’m out in Kentucky right now for about a week
by SunWuKong
Sat May 25, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?

I actually heard a teacher make disparaging remarks about Red Pine. It’s rather pathetic as I feel his translations are very approachable
by SunWuKong
Sat May 25, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?

Thank you all. I think choosing whichever one resonates with you and sticking with it would likely be the most beneficial. The imprint is the same. Good point. Mu Soeng Do you know where I could read a sample of his translation? Not exactly, he is a former Korean Zen monastic, of India national ori...

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