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by ford_truckin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 580
Views: 33124

Re: Great Vegan Debate

For the meat eaters here, when cell-cultured meat becomes available, will you eat it? Considering that it will reduce animal cruelty by a considerable extent and the ongoing degradation of the environment. https://newfoodeconomy.org/cell-cultured-meat-usda-fda-regulatory-framework/ gassho Rory As l...
by ford_truckin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 1635

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

Quitting alcohol permanently will be the best choice your ever made in your life and complete abstinence is also what the Buddha recommended. I hope you succeed and maintain strong discipline.
by ford_truckin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 political compass
Replies: 20
Views: 751

Re: POTUS 2020 political compass

This can't be right :o

Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.92
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by ford_truckin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2769
Views: 263540

Re: Music time

by ford_truckin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2769
Views: 263540

Re: Music time

by ford_truckin
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 159
Views: 37078

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by ford_truckin
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Indonesia bans extramarital sex
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Indonesia bans extramarital sex

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:30 pm
How exactly will it be policed? :popcorn:
Not sure but it seems like they are getting close to Sharia.

I wonder what the reaction would be like if something like this happened in a place like America or Australia.
by ford_truckin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 52
Views: 2208

Re: C.S. Lewis and Shin

My preference seems to go in the direction of mixed practice - self and other power. Devotion is a wonderful wonderful quality, but I also find self-practice methods very important, but there aren't many people around who do both it seems.. Really? I thought that was standard mahayana Not many West...
by ford_truckin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: 8 Precepts taking
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: 8 Precepts taking

Thanks Dhammanando
by ford_truckin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: 8 Precepts taking
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: 8 Precepts taking

What do you think about this? Is there some textual resource to back it up? The general idea that undertaking and observing the eight precepts can impede the ripening of unwholesome karmas is found in many texts, but I don't recall seeing one that specifies sexual misconduct in particular. "O great...
by ford_truckin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1734

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

The Vipaka from shooting a man is likely to be experienced as negative. No, it depends on what your intention is behind shooting the man. If you are shooting the man so he doesn't rape your wife and steal your belongings then your intention is good, resulting in neutral or positive vipaka. If your ...
by ford_truckin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 897

Re: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol

Nagarjuna also mentions complete prohibition of alcohol in Letter to a Friend. Link? Well, either here http://www.rigdzindharma.org/uploads/6/9/5/6/6956478/nagarjunalettertoafriend.pdf as it says (10) When one gives up causing harm, thieving, sexual activity, lying, Alcohol, and attachment to eatin...
by ford_truckin
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 897

Re: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol

Miroku wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:25 pm
Nagarjuna also mentions complete prohibition of alcohol in Letter to a Friend.
Link?
by ford_truckin
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Admin comings and goings
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

Re: Admin comings and goings

purple rose wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Kim O'Hara wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:01 am

Welcome back, purple rose, and thanks for taking on the role.

:namaste:
Kim
Thanks for the welcome. :smile:
Good luck purple rose. Hopefully you can last longer than a month :)
by ford_truckin
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Admin comings and goings
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

Re: Admin comings and goings

DNS wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Greg has stepped down as admin. Thank you to Greg for all his hard work over the years! He has perhaps done the most moderating and admin duties here of any moderator!
:crying:
by ford_truckin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World peace
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: World peace

If you look at it from a more realistic perspective there will never be world peace because the majority of beings will always be afflicted with the three poisons
by ford_truckin
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 1346

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

When the rhetorical you encounters Buddhism and you decide that Buddhism seems like a good idea and then decide you are a 'Buddhist' and you encounter those less fortunate than you, you have two choices. You can chose to say This is called, monks, difference of faculties, on account of causes and c...

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