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by egon
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why do Buddhas never joke?
Replies: 19
Views: 1906

Re: Why do Buddhas never joke?

Miroku wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Thus have I heard.

Once the Blessed One, the Tatagatha was dwelling at Vulture's Peak when he has made an amazing joke about jew, muslim and a catholic walking into a bar. I can't really tell you it would not be funny without the context.

Sarva mangalam
:rolling:
by egon
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 8091

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Here's my bleeding-heart-liberal take on this issue, as it relates to the USA (I'm not familiar enough with other cultures to make any assertions about them): - IMO, any religious dogma which includes damnation or any other synonymous dehumanization of people based on: sexual or gender orientation, ...
by egon
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: What type of empathy leads to action?
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: What type of empathy leads to action?

empathy (n.) 1908, modeled on German Einfühlung (from ein "in" + Fühlung "feeling"), which was coined 1858 by German philosopher Rudolf Lotze (1817-1881) as a translation of Greek empatheia "passion, state of emotion," from assimilated form of en "in" (see en- (2)) + pathos "feeling" (from PIE root...
by egon
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: What type of empathy leads to action?
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: What type of empathy leads to action?

empathy (n.) 1908, modeled on German Einfühlung (from ein "in" + Fühlung "feeling"), which was coined 1858 by German philosopher Rudolf Lotze (1817-1881) as a translation of Greek empatheia "passion, state of emotion," from assimilated form of en "in" (see en- (2)) + pathos "feeling" (from PIE root...
by egon
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 142
Views: 38014

Re: Thread with no words

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by egon
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: What type of empathy leads to action?
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: What type of empathy leads to action?

Mantrik wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Empathy is just a modern term, cobbled together and meaningless.
I'm going to have to agree to disagree, but I respect your opinion.
Investigate Compassion.
Thanks for the advice!
by egon
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: What type of empathy leads to action?
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: What type of empathy leads to action?

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:46 pm
My suggestion is you look into the Lojong (mind training) and the practice of Tonglen for a Tibetan Buddhist take on the subject.
Thanks, I will!
by egon
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: What type of empathy leads to action?
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

What type of empathy leads to action?

So... I've been thinking a lot about empathy lately. I've been trying to figure out why I know people that are simultaneously emotionally empathetic and completely devoid of motivation to take action to help. Serendipity! I listened to an episode of the podcast Radiolab entitled "How to Be a Hero" w...
by egon
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 165
Views: 11940

Re: TRUCK FUMP

There are over 7000 refugees just on the island where I live (the island had a total population of 86,000). Hungary (total population of 9.9 million), with it's current ultra-right wing anti-migrant hysteria, only took in 4,691 in 2016 (at the peak of the refugee/migration wave). I was told by a Sl...
by egon
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 10597

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

You take seriously the concerns of the Trump base that led them to vote for him in the first place, which are primarily economic. You stop calling them morons, stupid, deplorables, and racists, which alienates them further and keeps reconciliation at bay. If you use these insults around dharma cent...
by egon
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 10597

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Just wait for round two when he blames the coming global depression he has "engineered" on the liberal enemies within and Europe. We are truly at a place where civil war is the least bad option. Oh really? The least bad option? If that's true, are you going to be the first one who signs up for the ...
by egon
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Greetings!

I've been to a local zendo a few times and I'm trying to learn more. That's good! :smile: Kevin... I haven't wrapped my head around the ritual of it, and certainly felt odd chanting things that I didn't understand. But I did love the meditation. The ordained person was friendly enough, but he wasn'...
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Greetings!

Hi folks! I'm very curious about Mahayana, specifically Zen at the moment. I've been to a local zendo a few times and I'm trying to learn more. Also, my metta practice has been aided by learning about other people and what's important to them, so I'll be lurking around here quite a bit, I imagine. ...
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Greetings!

Hi folks! I'm very curious about Mahayana, specifically Zen at the moment. I've been to a local zendo a few times and I'm trying to learn more. Also, my metta practice has been aided by learning about other people and what's important to them, so I'll be lurking around here quite a bit, I imagine. I...
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 35
Views: 6917

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:48 pm
That was my initial assessment, not my final one.
Fair enough, thanks for the clarification!
by egon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 35
Views: 6917

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

Hello everyone! I'm pretty active on DWE and I've registered here at DWM in an effort to explore the Mahayana tradition... which I only have a very basic understanding of. My practice is only a few months old, so really I only have a basic understanding of the whole shebang. Mostly modern Insight mo...

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