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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: 1006

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: 651

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: 651

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: 2030

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: 2030

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: 459

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: 1090

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...
by ford_truckin
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 1090

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

:shrug: Are we supposed to have some kind of sympathy? You reap what you sow as they say. 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 c...
by ford_truckin
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2773

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

No, I don’t. They do not teach, either in philosophy or experientially, the same view of emptiness. That’s abundantly clear for Sufism and Gnosticism. For Vedanta, as countless discussions on this site have shown, that tradition’s habit of borrowing Buddhist terminology makes the discussion a littl...
by ford_truckin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2773

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

No - the language makes it very clear that we’re talking about totally different things. You think Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, Gnosticism doesn't lead to enlightenment? I severely doubt that. No, I don’t. They do not teach, either in philosophy or experientially, the same view of emptiness. That’s abu...
by ford_truckin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2773

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

PeterC wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:26 pm
ford_truckin wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:58 am

Could be possible the're all pointing to the same thing but using different language to explain it?
No - the language makes it very clear that we’re talking about totally different things.
You think Sufism, Advaita Vedanta, Gnosticism doesn't lead to enlightenment? I severely doubt that.
by ford_truckin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 2773

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

I’m not sure you’re fairly representing either the Buddhist perspective - even the East Asian version, which is way more substantialist than its Indian antecedents - or the Christian/Islamic/Talmudic perspective. One of them has a creator god, an immortal soul, no reincarnation, sin. The other has ...
by ford_truckin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cartoons
Replies: 18
Views: 1215

Re: Cartoons

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by ford_truckin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 56
Views: 2114

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

“Householder, there are these five things that are wished for, desired, agreeable, and rarely gained in the world. What five? Long life, householder, is wished for, desired, agreeable, and rarely gained in the world. Beauty … Happiness … Fame … The heavens are wished for, desired, agreeable, and ra...
by ford_truckin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 3065

Re: Antifa at it again

I feel no qualms appearing menacing to Nazis and giving freedom from fear to oppressed minorities. It prevents predatory violence. I also clap my hands or yell at hawks trying to eat my squirrels. Pacifism is sometimes a luxury and not the most ethical choice. Indeed. The gandhi approach wouldn't h...
by ford_truckin
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Antifa at it again
Replies: 91
Views: 3065

Re: Antifa at it again

“The only defense against violent, evil people are good people who are more skilled at violence.”
by ford_truckin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: First Democratic Party Debate (June 26-27)
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: First Democratic Party Debate (June 26-27)

如傑優婆塞 wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:41 am
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by ford_truckin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Levitation during meditation - video
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Levitation during meditation - video

fake as hell

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