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by maybay
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 8533

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

When racist language is used, it is appropriate to term it racist. The meaning of appropriate is that it should be "suitable or proper in the circumstances", so that it might not be if the circumstances change. What you should say is that it is accurate. For example, there is a so called "men's mov...
by maybay
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 8533

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

Another defiant use of the incendiary term "racist" where "prejudice" would suffice, and is clearly more representative of his post. Moreover, you've isolated the point about social services, the part government plays, which is only part of his grievance, and made a sharp edge of it. In some cases ...
by maybay
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 8533

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

Even though white privilege is a thing, its not all its cracked up to be. Theres draw backs to being a white man... For example in the eyes of society you have 0 excuse for not being successful and wealthy. Oh youre white? If your not wealthy/have a car/have a home then you are somehow a frak up an...
by maybay
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 8533

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

There's this story about a British missionary in India during Victorian times who saw a girl being swept downstream by a river. An old Indian man by the river stood by and watched while the missionary went in to save the girl. Afterwards he asked the old man why he didn't save her. He said it was h...
by maybay
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 33136

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Ok, by that logic then all the people complaining about women's rights, SJW's (never thought I'd be defending them lol), LGBTQ people, BLM, school integration, The War on Christmas, and whatever else can just STFU. Because hey, contentment right? They need to take an honest look at what is effectiv...
by maybay
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 33136

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Tenpa Rinpoche wrote a blog post about how he thought he could engage with anger constructively, and turn it around to his enlightened will. I don't think BIll Cassidy is really someone you want to cite as an example of enlightened will. Interesting blog? Sometimes. Awakened tulku? That depends on ...
by maybay
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 33136

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Malcolm wrote:
maybay wrote:Whether you do nothing or everything, ultimately it doesn't make the slightest difference, and when you recognise that - you have found contentment.
Thus nihilism...
Not nihilism, temperance.
by maybay
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 33136

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

You're failing to explain why your concept of "contentment" applies to the underclass but not others (white folk). Its applies to everyone. Ok, by that logic then all the people complaining about women's rights, SJW's (never thought I'd be defending them lol), LGBTQ people, BLM, school integration,...
by maybay
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 33136

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

boda wrote:You're failing to explain why your concept of "contentment" applies to the underclass but not others (white folk).
Its applies to everyone.
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 33136

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

You are apparently arguing that disadvantaged people in society should accept their situation. A lot of disadvantaged people have, for the most part, accepted their situation. They have their duties and their pleasures and they are not looking for any radical changes. They don't like radical change...
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Liberal democracy update
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Liberal democracy update

we can engage them empowered by the inner mantra that my friend Pancho Ramos-Stierle uses in confrontations with his jailers: “Brother, your soul is too beautiful to be doing this work.” If we can stare hate in the face and never waver from that knowledge, we will access inexhaustible tools of crea...
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Liberal democracy update
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Liberal democracy update

http://charleseisenstein.net/hategriefandanewstory/ This does not mean to withdraw from political conversation, but to rewrite its vocabulary. It is to speak hard truths with love. It is to offer acute political analysis that doesn’t carry the implicit message of “Aren’t those people horrible?” Suc...
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Liberal democracy update
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Liberal democracy update

Coëmgenu wrote:Out of curiosity, what was your motivation in labeling this thread a "liberal" democracy update?
It seems to be the common theme of the issues the articles address.
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When does counting mantras count?
Replies: 163
Views: 11088

Re: When does counting mantras count?

drodul wrote:(And how come, when I try to emphasize a word by using what looks like the italics button above, the program wants to create a quote instead?)
Did you try type the word, then select it, then press "i"?
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 33136

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Malcolm wrote:
maybay wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
You can't do much about the erroneous thinking of others.
You can learn from it.
First you have to make sure your own thinking is not erroneous.
Erroneous thinking is the same wherever it comes from.
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 33136

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Its quite incredible how disturbed people can be by the sense of groundlessness, and how the tendency to fill it with meaning is so addictive. Its worse than heroin. And worst of all is how it goes unnoticed.
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 33136

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

In this forum i care about protecting from the hazards of erroneous thinking. Like desegregation? Curiously, arguing in support of segregation doesn't express an attitude of "contentment," whatever that means to you. I have never argued in support of segregation. I have argued in support of content...
by maybay
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 33136

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Malcolm wrote:
maybay wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Maybe you should examine the hazards of your own erroneous thinking.
Erroneous thinking is the same wherever it comes from.
You can't do much about the erroneous thinking of others.
You can learn from it.
by maybay
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 33136

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

In this forum i care about protecting from the hazards of erroneous thinking. Maybe you should examine the hazards of your own erroneous thinking. Erroneous thinking is the same wherever it comes from. It is more appealing if the person is here to debate, and not some rubbish you've dredged up off ...

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