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by well wisher
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thanks guys and apologies!
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Thanks guys and apologies!

I concur with the above sentiments: that any online postings are fine, as long as engaged in good faith. Any mistakes that might occur are part of the valuable learning opportunities. And sometimes further debates can bring about clarity & deeper understandings of the issues. And I do not get the "w...
by well wisher
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: What do you "see" when you meditate please
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: What do you "see" when you meditate please

Meditation does not necessarily have to closed-eyes. I had experiences where some teachers teach the closed eye method (eg. some Vipassana schools), and other teachers teaches the open eyes method by focus staring at the floor directly below and in front of you(eg. some Rinzai Zen schools). For the ...
by well wisher
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 527

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

I just wanted to point out that: traditional Buddhism practices are not limited to the middle-upper class, but maybe tilted heavily in favour of the impoverished, standing up for the rights as champions of the poor and disadvantaged. In that case, the traditional Buddhist style monastics would be a ...
by well wisher
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 34
Views: 682

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

Wow, I am not sure if this news article or the "World Civilization Research Association" is actually trolling or not. I am quite baffled by their linguistic claims, seems to me just cherry-picking co-incidences. There are too many verbal and structural differences between English & Chinese languages...
by well wisher
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies
Replies: 49
Views: 1367

Re: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies

Every time you eat a vegetable or piece of fruit you kill myriad sentient beings. No, not just bacteria or yeasts. Agreed, by just consuming vegetables / fruits everyday, there might been insects inadvertently killed during the harvesting process, something that we cannot avoid either (I believe). ...
by well wisher
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 925

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

Realized Beings manifest in whatever way is most beneficial for their karmically connected disciples. No one way is better than another. They are all pure expressions of wisdom and compassion in action. Similarly, you cannot say that one of the four Enlightened activities is better than another. It...
by well wisher
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: PRAYERS FOR THE AMAZON, PLEASE
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: PRAYERS FOR THE AMAZON, PLEASE

May all the people on earth wise up to realize that environment & daily livelihood is much more important than economic prosperity. As money is totally worthless if the world is destroyed with unlivable conditions, such as: oxygen-deprivation, less pollution absorbent, more famine, droughts or flood...
by well wisher
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Canada has a terrible system of government?
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Canada has a terrible system of government?

Hahaha I love this post! As a Canadian who live in Canada for more than 20 years, I feel I am at least somewhat qualified to chip in. I actually feel the you tube video in OP in quite an accurate critique of the modern Canadian government system. I am going to list out the points I think are true be...
by well wisher
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Is time linear or cyclic?
Replies: 15
Views: 2968

Re: Is time linear or cyclic?

Any infinity is characterized as a circular form. Time is definitely cyclical, and this is why Buddha describes time as beginningless. A circle has no beginning or end. Because of the enormity of the universe, you cannot expect to perceive this with instrumentation. It can only be perceived in yogi...
by well wisher
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Global Warming Solutions (Split from: Reversing Global Warming)
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: Reversing Global Warming

We need a mobilization similar to WWII. I have heard this many times. But then I thought about the cost of stopping climate change. All we actually need to do is seize the wealth of the 6 richest people in the world if we do it this year. That will cover all the costs of switching over the carbon e...
by well wisher
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fear and Loathing from your amygdala
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Fear and Loathing from your amygdala

Nice, great to see more scientific evidence of the benefits of yoga and meditation. Definitely helps in self control and restraint of wild emotions; endurance and reserving of judgment (critical thinking) are definitely very helpful for many situations in life. I'm sure many of us can attest through...
by well wisher
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Astrological marks of a Dharma person
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Astrological marks of a Dharma person

https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/questions/2583/what-is-the-relation-between-astrology-and-buddhism In terms of horoscopes, it is definitely not a Buddhist practice to explain one's future or decisions based on some external forces (planets). However, phases of the Moon have some importance in Bu...
by well wisher
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 229
Views: 17420

Re: Socialism & Communism

Also IMO, poverty-like ascetics are much more noble and better than rulers, no matter how noble the ruler might seem to be. Ascetics are less selfish, less tyranny, and less damaging impact to the world overall. This is why there are differences between Buddhas versus Chakravartis (dharma wheel kin...
by well wisher
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Why Many Vietnamese Workers Die In Japan
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Why Many Vietnamese Workers Die In Japan

Wonderful that a Japanese temple has adapted to meet the needs of these foreign workers in Japan. Its heartbreaking that the deaths of these temporary workers is so significant that they've had to create a special memorial for them. The Japanese foreign worker programs are deeply flawed. IIRC, to r...
by well wisher
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 229
Views: 17420

Re: Socialism & Communism

Now now, I think Nemo make some very good points here. Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. Those who are knowledgeable about history thoroughly might become quite cynical, and rightfully so. IMO, most monarchs & government rulers all along history are heavily motivated by their own s...
by well wisher
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 229
Views: 17420

Re: Socialism & Communism

To me, an economy that is based off of consumption and those who can potentially consume the most, i.e. the wealthy, hold the honor of "success" and/or "power" already seems to be starting off on the wrong foot. In a globalized, technically sophisticated world where abundance is easy to be had, the...
by well wisher
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 229
Views: 17420

Re: Socialism & Communism

Freedom is not free, especially when Communist totalitarian China want to control Hong Kong: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-18/hong-kong-resets-democracy-push-with-peaceful-mass-march-in-rain?srnd=premium-africa Agreed, although this problem is not limited to China alone. In recent...
by well wisher
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?

I also find some ancient philosophers quite inspiring, like Socrates the ancient Greek sage. "Socrates questioned Athenian authorities constantly and insisted to the right of individual freedom of consciousness" - Source from wikipedia "He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the...
by well wisher
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 33293

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by well wisher
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Your favorite quotes.
Replies: 57
Views: 10377

Re: Your favorite quotes.

“Let my doing nothing when I have nothing to do , become untroubled in its depth of peace, like the evening in the seashore when the water is silent.” - Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing. - Lao Tzu So I say to you – This is how to contemplate our ...

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