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by well wisher
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Responding to insults
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Responding to insults

Actually I think the verbal exchanges were a good sign: a chance for conflict resolution. WW ? What I got from Ricks post was: Know thy place; do the math! Well the Dinosaurs were isolated for millions of times more than we were around and they didn't even get a warning. So long as no-one end up in...
by well wisher
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Responding to insults
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Responding to insults

While we are on the topic about "anthropocentric, egocentric and ethnocentric", I wanted to share some personal cases of how I dealt with percieved personal insults: - While I was in high school, a classmate insisted he wants to cheat and copy my answer during a memorization test - final exam of the...
by well wisher
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Responding to insults
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Responding to insults

This is a great thread. If i only had heeded more advice akin from this thread when I was younger! Oh well, what is done is done, time keeps moving on. I think another good old wisdom tip to also remember is: action speaks louder than words. As long insulting aggressor does not take any physical act...
by well wisher
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How to make torma to eat.
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: How to make torma to eat.

Hi Prashant: A quick online search shows that Torma are (Tibetian) ritual cake made with butter and flour, then customized moulded. The ingredients should be easy to acquire in any local grocery store, But it also looks like it would be a requisite to visit an Tibetan-related lineage Lama to have it...
by well wisher
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?
Replies: 48
Views: 1932

Re: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?

If Buddhist Dharma centers should rely mostly on farms and soup kitchens, Then logically, shouldn’t all universities, hospitals, and research centres likewise rely on farms and soup kitchens, rather than money? If not, then please explain why not. What’s the difference? If yes, then please explain ...
by well wisher
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2799
Views: 272321

Re: Music time

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by well wisher
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 616
Views: 38102

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Of course in a ideal world, we would not have to eat food at all; or maybe have some sort of super trees that produce fruits that are literally packed with every single nutrient we need, no antinutrients, and not too much fructose. I agree! these would be wonderful solution if it can come true. Aut...
by well wisher
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Hong Kong.
Replies: 92
Views: 2902

Re: Hong Kong.

Have you lived under either of those conditions? I think you underestimate just how terrible anarchy really is. Societies will do almost anything to avoid it, including embracing authoritarianism readily. Anytime people are not heavily regulated or under the watchful eyes or cops or authorities - t...
by well wisher
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy New Year 2020!
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year to all - may all be well.
Another year, another day, the journey of life continues for the living ~
by well wisher
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3589

Re: Our Anti-War President

Sigh, this is truly one of the biggest dilemma and sad crisis of modern times. The never-ending wars (esepcially in Middle East and Africas) and murders bickering, most likely stemming excessive greed from the richest top 0.1% imperialists, supporting genocidal weapons manufacturers & power-obsessed...
by well wisher
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why Don't We Want To Suffer?
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Why Don't We Want To Suffer?

In my opinion and experiences: the topic of suffering is highly subjective and easily differs between different people (with different sets of values and experiences ...etc.). Thus it seems at least a bit of conflict is unavoidable during interactions. That is why negotiations / conciliation is impo...
by well wisher
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6202

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

What a dense and interesting talk. Personally I think capitalism is a Gyalpo now. One of the demons of materialism that Padmasambhava warned would possess at least half of the population. For decades some of my employers murdered anyone who spoke against the demon in dozens of countries. In 1599 it...
by well wisher
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6202

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

OK Boomer. Kids "Hey, you guys knowingly destroyed the ecosystem of the entire planet. Do you at least feel bad about cursing us all to live in the hellscape you created because fixing it was mildly inconvenient?" Boomers "Saying this is an actual hate crime." Again, it is not just boomers who will...
by well wisher
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6202

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

I think the Boomers ended up being the most selfish generation in history. Their only defence is they were brainwashed by laissez faire capitalist doctrine. They climbed up the ladder built by the Greatest generation and then pulled it up after them. They won't live long enough to see the coming cl...
by well wisher
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: Does Buddhism support some types of natural extinction? As inevitable?

Just for consideration: there are many schools of Buddhism (but not all), which taught that destruction cycles - leading to extinctions and emptiness. The destruction comes to upper limit of some deva/heaven-like realms, but it would come sooner to human/animals worlds, including the current Earth/S...
by well wisher
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Faith & logic
Replies: 50
Views: 1063

Re: Faith & logic

Excellent posts and points being made here in this thread. My opinion is that both faith and logic are equally important, at least on the beginning and intermediate steps. Faith is important towards idealistic & moral goals. Logic helps verify the steps in between, make sure not heading down towards...
by well wisher
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Amitabha Buddha birthday
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Amitabha Buddha birthday

Very inspiring photos from cttbusa.org celebrating a great event, thanks for sharing. Forgive my impudence, but may i ask: how were they able to figure out that Amitabha Buddha's birthday is exactly on Dec 12 each year? (eg. some holy divination, or some written sutta, or recorded sayings from some ...
by well wisher
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 47
Views: 2634

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

(Sample solutions: making them adapt to vegetarian diets, or lab grown meat, prehaps more domesticated....etc. Plenty of workarounds possibility out there, just think.) Otherwise - do you actually wish more lions to roam free and eat whoever they want? Feed more villagers to lions? Do you actually ...
by well wisher
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 47
Views: 2634

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

Just curious how might this look if analysed at the population scale instead of the individual organism level? Say, fox and rabbits at the population-scale, they're mutually interdependent and that relationship allows both populations to thrive, no? Interesting point you brought up Jake. Recommend ...
by well wisher
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 47
Views: 2634

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

Addendum: seeing no further replies, nor any further concrete detailed replies (aside from the vague response of "remaining in equanimity"). I think the below basic facts are certain and immutable: - Carnivores requires the act of KILLING other sentient beings for their own sustenance and survival, ...

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