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by justsit
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 98
Views: 1091

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

isn't championing women's rights in opposition to the right to respect life even on a cellular level the same as the converse? ... In short, restricting women's access to safe abortions is both short-sighted and lacking in compassion. ^This. I get the impression that some men who oppose abortion on...
by justsit
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 98
Views: 1091

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:47 pm
I suspect most of the participants in the thread are men... just sayin.
Yes, I've often wondered how many men - Buddhist or not - who are so concerned about their tax dollars and "Human life" will offer to raise an unwanted child in order to prevent an abortion?
by justsit
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25291

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

The reality is that would just cause a second wave (and potentially a third, fourth, etc.). "Young people" also have underlying conditions in many cases, and even those who aren't strongly effected just become carriers. It is not a viable option at all. It would also lead to greater economic disast...
by justsit
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25291

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I have had a long hard think overnight and l am going to extend my self isolation to things online in order to concentrate on practice. Wishing you all well, and may all beings find peace. I am going to log off now, and hope to log on again in the Autumn when the world is likely to be quite changed...
by justsit
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: B. i. t.
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: B. i. t.

That's good news, thanks.
by justsit
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: B. i. t.
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: B. i. t.

So glad you're back, and OK. The news here is nothing but COVID and the economy, but I did see that MSF has pulled out of Lesbos. It sounds like a hell realm there; what's the most effective way to help now?
by justsit
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Getting Started with Tibetan Buddhism (Remotely?)
Replies: 29
Views: 2274

Re: Getting Started with Tibetan Buddhism (Remotely?)

Seconding PeterC's suggestions, all are excellent. If you might be interested in a woman teacher, I highly recommend Khandro Rinpoche. She's fully grounded in genuine dharma, extremely well-educated, her teaching style is very clear and concise. I must say I owe you a big thank you for this topic, a...
by justsit
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25291

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Snowbear wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:44 pm
Here's the latest news: Once infected you could have COVID-19 virus FOR LIFE, warns expert
Clickbait - no rigorous scientific evidence presented.
by justsit
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25291

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

http://www.demiurge.technology/blog/demiurge-ai-discovers-the-clinical-benefits-and-risks-of-remdesivir?categoryId=4363 Viral latent Infection: ... Can someone translate this from medicalese? From what I think I'm understanding, it doesn't sound good. Very very basically, the virus can hide in the ...
by justsit
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25291

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

mikenz66 wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:07 pm
justsit wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:38 pm
...
Seems to be common knowledge/rumour on Chinese social media, judging from my WeChat "Moments" and comments by Chinese students and friends...
Ah, thanks, I'm not on any social media, so I missed that.
by justsit
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25291

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

...As for China blowing it they arrested the whistleblower Dr who told the world about it and put him in unprotected quarantine till he died. They arrested 8 others that we know of for spreading hoaxes about what we now call COVID 19. They also destroyed the first samples of the virus on Jan 2. Jus...
by justsit
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25291

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

...Why are so many hoarding toilet paper? There is no toilet paper available at many groceries, membership clubs, etc. I went to two different Sam's Clubs and there was none. No bottled water, which is more understandable, but what's the deal about stocking up on toilet paper? Is there some global ...
by justsit
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 620
Views: 25291

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Handwashing is the most important thing you can do. Make sure you use correct technique, and dry thoroughly.

Another guideline is to try to keep your hands away from your face.
by justsit
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 1335

Re: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism

I can't speak to all Tibetan schools, but the Kagyu is known as "the ear-whispered" lineage. My understanding is that there are teachings that are not written on paper anywhere and only passed on via direct oral transmission from the guru. So books, Internet, whatever, will not ever provide full inf...
by justsit
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhism's class "problem"
Replies: 44
Views: 3272

Re: Buddhism's class "problem"

...However, we just had a three-day series of wangs and teachings at our center here in Colorado and half of the attendees were rag-tag neo-hippies. In fact, the Teacher had to emphasize twice in three days that they needed to get a job. Nothing about their talk or manners suggested that they came ...
by justsit
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is an apology ever not in order?
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Re: Is an apology ever not in order?

it is better to leave the past somewhat unresolved? It may be unresolved for you, but you have no way of knowing if it's unresolved for her. It sounds as though your concern is for your own issues, not hers. Having been in a very similar situation, I approached the other party after more than 10 ye...
by justsit
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibetan art books
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Re: tibetan art books

lelopa wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:58 pm
...
Romio seems to have no clue about iconography...

and his art is not much tibetan, no?
The OP indicates they are looking for a Tibetan esthetic, they didn't mention correct iconography. Hence, my recommendation. I think they're primarily looking for pretty pictures. :smile:
by justsit
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibetan art books
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Re: tibetan art books

Guess it depends on what you consider super expensive... One oversize volume that is quite lovely is Celestial Gallery by Romio Shrestha. It comes in several sizes, the eBay link here is for the largest, 24"x16"; you may be able to find a cheaper copy searching online. The quality of the book itself...
by justsit
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: No new Nyingma head!
Replies: 19
Views: 2286

Re: No new Nyingma head!

Nemo wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:00 pm
Hierarchy is incredibly dangerous. Other than times of crisis it should be avoided like poison. Everything from slavery to environmental destruction depends on illegitimate hierarchies.
Is there a difference between a hierarchy and an illegitimate hierarchy?
by justsit
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Coarse language
Replies: 48
Views: 2885

Re: Coarse language

The use of a swear jar is often very effective. Every time you swear or use whatever you consider foul language, you must take $1 from your wallet and put it in the jar - immediately , no doing it "later." Adhere very strictly to this method - you will stop swearing very quickly (ask me how I know :...

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