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by justsit
Fri May 15, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47199

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

In the last few years, Yeats' "Second Coming" has seemed more and more prophetic: "Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The cerem...
by justsit
Thu May 14, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47199

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

... I think we'll see a shift back to bigger governments - maybe some things being re-nationalised, big infrastructure projects etc. Not necessarily more regulation. Or it could be even worse. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/may/13/naomi-klein-how-big-tech-plans-to-profit-from-coronavirus-pan...
by justsit
Tue May 12, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47199

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I'm a bit with Dan74 on this: I think the numbers are a really significant demonstration of the oft speculated decline of the Anglo-American age. They show a kind of political-social-economic dysfunction that has been there all along, growing, and is now kind of viscerally visible. The veneer of th...
by justsit
Sun May 10, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?
Replies: 20
Views: 793

Re: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?

The only thing that is true in "300" is that all Greek men have six packs... fat greek guy.jpg I don't think a Dharma forum is an appropriate place to post semi-nude pictures of yourself. I mean you may be looking for love and that's fine, but is this really the right venue? That's not Greg. It's a...
by justsit
Fri May 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brief members bios - please contribute!
Replies: 118
Views: 58442

Re: Brief members bios - please contribute!

Okay, we get it, Spike, you've had a sheltered and uneventful life. :tongue: ( Refrain: "Down in the Sewer" ) Glad you are here, my brother :cheers: Read your bio, our paths seem to parallel quite a bit. Got my first Beemer, 1971 R75/5, in 1976, have had several others since then, was a serious ral...
by justsit
Sat May 02, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How To React When Things Doesn't Go the Way They are Suppose To?
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: How To React When Things Doesn't Go the Way They are Suppose To?

Nice one, DNS, never saw it before. To OP: Everything you mentioned is an opportunity to practice. That is exactly what is supposed to happen. It will keep happening until you get the message. The more you get frustrated, the worse it will get. You have an expectation of an outcome - practice teache...
by justsit
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47199

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

If the South won the Civil War, somebody ought to tell the troops to stand down.
by justsit
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Early morning musing ...
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Early morning musing ...

Moment...moment...moment....

Is there something that moves?

by justsit
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47199

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Yes, there are two not-ever-very-United States. June 16, 1858 - speech by Senator (not-yet-President) Abraham Lincoln: " "A house divided against itself, cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not ...
by justsit
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: About sitting
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: About sitting

"Just sit" - hahahaha :twothumbsup: Caveat: per TOS, if you have mental health issues, see a pro. This post is strictly anecdotal, not meant as professional advice. This image may not work for anyone else, but I think of my cushion as the throne of my enlightenment. That's where I do some of the mos...
by justsit
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47199

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

... Have there been any examples of this? I'd like to think there were. Also interesting that so much money can be freed up by governments in this situation which could not be used for those in severe poverty during more normal times etc. etc. Yes, can see the graph now, thank you. I don't know of ...
by justsit
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1106
Views: 47199

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Yes, we are dealing with the most significant social and political event any of us have ever seen in our lifetimes. This can't be overemphasised. This graph shows the impact of the virus on unemployment in the US, so it's not at all surprising people are freaking out about the economy being shut do...
by justsit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Modernity and its many faults and problems
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: Modernity and its many faults and problems

Plotting many measures of human activity and its effects on the world on graphs, it is interesting to note the so-called "Great Acceleration" that occurred in the Twentieth century. Not only is change occurring rapidly, but the rate of change is increasing. This level is unprecedented in human histo...
by justsit
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 4864

Re: Soul Integration

... You know the expression, “I’m the person I used to be”? Well, you are not the person you were three seconds ago. But the changes take place so imperceivably slowly, and with this moment so closely replicating the immediately preceding moment, it feels like a you are an unchanging agent. That ev...
by justsit
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The World’s First Poor Rich Country
Replies: 60
Views: 1802

Re: The World’s First Poor Rich Country

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:36 am
justsit wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:01 pm
"Too Much Is Not Enough."
I'm partial to the ring of "I got mine!"
:thumbsup:

Or, as my father used to say, "In God we trust; all others pay cash."
by justsit
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The World’s First Poor Rich Country
Replies: 60
Views: 1802

Re: The World’s First Poor Rich Country

I wonder why the present differences between us are so great. One big one, surely, is that you had to fight real wars to get the English out, and then to unify your country. Is this where your gun culture comes from? The two things that come to mind are that Australia is still connected to the stab...
by justsit
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The World’s First Poor Rich Country
Replies: 60
Views: 1802

Re: The World’s First Poor Rich Country

This article is two years old but it certainly belongs in this thread. ... Interesting. Upon reading, a few random thoughts: The old gods are gone, Americans give lip service to "In God We Trust," but it's always been the Almighty Dollar that rules. The motto should read, "Too Much Is Not Enough." ...
by justsit
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 220
Views: 7267

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

I was told that reincarnation continues with the same mindstream, and rebirth does not. Whoever told you that is mistaken. In Sanskrit, there is only one word for both: punarbhāva (yang srid). But there is no conscious awareness while in the womb, correct? It depends on whether you are a sentient b...

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