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by ford_truckin
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 1 year in ...
Replies: 23
Views: 3381

Re: 1 year in ...

Don't worry about temporary worldly happiness. Practice for permanent happiness/buddhahood.
by ford_truckin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 10156

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

From the reading I've done and the few practicing Buddhists I know, I would gather that Buddhism leans to the right socially/politically, but online I see a lot 'hate' toward conservative points of view. Does Buddhism require you to be a liberal? Thanks According to Dharmawheel, yes. Best not to ex...
by ford_truckin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 10156

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Best not to express your views too openly if you happen to be a conservative. A pro-life, pro traditional marriage stance will get you banned fast even though you can find support for these viewpoints in Buddhist texts. Stop exaggerating. No one has ever been banned for expressing pro-life or pro t...
by ford_truckin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Eminem darkness
Replies: 21
Views: 2055

Re: Eminem darkness

100% pro gun here but I like the video. I think the message is more about mental illness than guns.
by ford_truckin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 10156

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

From the reading I've done and the few practicing Buddhists I know, I would gather that Buddhism leans to the right socially/politically, but online I see a lot 'hate' toward conservative points of view. Does Buddhism require you to be a liberal? Thanks According to Dharmawheel, yes. Best not to ex...
by ford_truckin
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 96
Views: 12906

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

Good on you Hazel, keep it up.
by ford_truckin
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Too many deleted posts
Replies: 56
Views: 5816

Re: Too many deleted posts

8-) This is dharmawheel. All posts that the mods don't personally agree with are deleted right away. Nothing new really. How dare you! Have a merry Christmas! :heart: This is hate speech.You should be saying "happy holidays" not "merry Christmas". Don't want to be offending non Christians. How dare...
by ford_truckin
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Too many deleted posts
Replies: 56
Views: 5816

Re: Too many deleted posts

This is dharmawheel. All posts that the mods don't personally agree with are deleted right away. Nothing new really.
by ford_truckin
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Breakfast cereal
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Breakfast cereal

by ford_truckin
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Surviving my wife’s PMS?
Replies: 15
Views: 888

Re: Surviving my wife’s PMS?

Life is too short to deal with people like that. Divorce her.
by ford_truckin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 627
Views: 61053

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: 96
Views: 12906

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
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3162
Views: 363069

Re: Music time

by ford_truckin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3162
Views: 363069

Re: Music time

by ford_truckin
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 63761

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by ford_truckin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 76
Views: 7978

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: 2255

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: 2255

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: 3356

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 ...

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