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by maybay
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment
Replies: 19
Views: 905

Re: Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment

What differentiates humans from animals is exactly this ability to step mentally outside of whatever is happening to us right now, and to assign it context and significance. Our happiness does not come so much from our experiences themselves, but from the stories we tell ourselves that make them ma...
by maybay
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 3538

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: 3538

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: 3538

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: 3538

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: 17073

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: 17073

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: 17073

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: 17073

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: 17073

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 10:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1401
Views: 68342

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

No, I am just pointing out that you are talking out of your ass since you don't read Tibetan and have never met an actual Tibetan nomad. You don't need to read Tibetan or meet a nomad personally to know about their culture. Yeah, actually you do. Otherwise, you are just an armchair bore waffling on...
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: 17073

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 8:41 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1401
Views: 68342

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

The language of Buddhadharma is kitted out in all kinds of martial metaphors. The Buddha, in this dispensation, was after all a member of the warrior class. The Buddha used metaphors in his teachings according to who he was speaking to, not according to the class he was born into. And you are confi...
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1401
Views: 68342

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

You have apparently never met any Tibetan nomads. Thus you suffer from the noble savage bias. Disingenuous correlation. You just want to shout down the idea by painting me as an anachronistic snob. Well its not my idea. No, I am just pointing out that you are talking out of your ass since you don't...
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1401
Views: 68342

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

@ Kim a great blog post by one of my favorite authors. Nevertheless militancy is part of the language of resistance. Without it don't we become doormats? And I don't want to be a doormat. Ghandhi and Martin Luther King were "warriors" of "ahimsa". Paradoxical but true. If the word is in our languag...
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1401
Views: 68342

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

The warrior features prominently in Tibetan nomadic culture where it is not defined by the appearance of violence, but by the quality of bravery. You have apparently never met any Tibetan nomads. Thus you suffer from the noble savage bias. Disingenuous correlation. You just want to shout down the i...
by maybay
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Liberal democracy update
Replies: 9
Views: 450

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: 450

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: 450

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 11:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1401
Views: 68342

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

But as for being a warrior, I think this just needs to be understood in its dignified aspect, and not squandered through the veil of literal thinking. Lao Tzu explains how a true warrior is never angry. The warrior features prominently in Tibetan nomadic culture where it is not defined by the appear...