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by Thundering Cloud
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

I try to follow the no-arguing policy.... Warmly I think you're great and glad you are here.. :thumbsup: Its really best not to argue if we can.. Lots of reasons but yeah. :) Shantidevas Siksa Samuccaya is pretty enlightening on the issue. May all be happy, healthy and at peace Thank you, that mean...
by Thundering Cloud
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

It makes intuitive sense to me that women are more interested in religiosity than men for the basic reason that women are physically more positioned to be caregivers to children and must therefore be at least somewhat more naturally nurturing. Religiosity is conducive to community cohesiveness and ...
by Thundering Cloud
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

:shrug: Anyway, assuming the Pew Research Center's data is reasonably accurate, we might generally attribute the relatively low interest women have in Buddhism to its traditionally patriarchal framework, or it could be something else entirely. Apparently researchers are still unable to determine wh...
by Thundering Cloud
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

I don't see your reasoning. What ideas I recall you mentioning were not convincing, and I gave reasons why. :shrug: Anyway, assuming the Pew Research Center's data is reasonably accurate, we might generally attribute the relatively low interest women have in Buddhism to its traditionally patriarcha...
by Thundering Cloud
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

Dishonest, heartless, and now slow. As if just being a man weren’t bad enough. :lol: But seriously, I’m curious why you apparently find the idea that women may be less interested in enlightenment so... unacceptable. Do you find the idea that women may be less interested in, say, being Saved by Chri...
by Thundering Cloud
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

In our short dialogue you’ve accused me of dishonesty and now heartlessness, and all the while claiming that men are more contentious. Curious. I apologize; have I been mean to you? Sometimes I can be a little bit impatient with people. It's one of my flaws. I get at things fast and become annoyed ...
by Thundering Cloud
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

I wonder because I don’t know the truth of the matter and I value truth. Also, I have no desire to believe one way or the other. If there were definitive studies done that showed men are less interested in enlightenment than women it wouldn’t bother me at all. I can’t imagine why it would. Don't yo...
by Thundering Cloud
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

I’ve been to many different Buddhist temples and groups, and the rule is that men are always more abundant. Even in my immediate relashionships, like that of my longtime girlfriend, I’ve been interested in enlightenment for many year and practice, whereas she has only a moderate interest, if that. ...
by Thundering Cloud
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

I don't think this forum is unwelcoming to women at all. And most of the practitioners at the places I go in the US <California to be exact) are women, although I don't have real proof of that. Like others said, I don't think women are less interested in enlightenment or Buddhism, but often the pri...
by Thundering Cloud
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

And others suspect that it's because women are less interested in enlightenment. We don't know which is true. We don't have any evidence to support an argument either way. Is that what you think? Honestly? I’ve been to many different Buddhist temples and groups, and the rule is that men are always ...
by Thundering Cloud
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

Ironically contentious. I think muni is right that I was over-generalizing just a tad. But my words aren't starting any arguments that can't be swiftly finished without hard feelings. And I think that's important to strive for. Put a different way, I think the gender ratio on this forum is skewed b...
by Thundering Cloud
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

It is interesting that the male to female ratio on this forum is severely skewed to the male, in this supposedly modern egalitarian age. I may have something unique to add here, being transsexual… Do you know why the ratio is skewed? If most women are like me, they despise arguing. There is entirel...
by Thundering Cloud
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

I may have something unique to add here, being transsexual… Do you know why the ratio is skewed? If most women are like me, they despise arguing. There is entirely too much of that on this forum. Discussion doesn't require cantankerousness. I'm a woman and enjoy arguing as a child my pro-women pare...
by Thundering Cloud
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1671

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

3) On the internet, there seems to be more male practitioners of Buddhism, more male practitioners of Daoism than females. It is interesting that the male to female ratio on this forum is severely skewed to the male, in this supposedly modern egalitarian age. I may have something unique to add here...
by Thundering Cloud
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Dilemma of Privilege
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The Dilemma of Privilege

If a teacher have a good dose of constructive sympathy and care for the students, then I think that teacher is on the right track: :consoling: Read these article below for more proof of the dangers of going to far in extreme for "perfection": https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/bouncing-back/20...
by Thundering Cloud
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Dilemma of Privilege
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The Dilemma of Privilege

If you have a knack for teaching maths, this is a rare and wonderful thing! And I am telling you this as a maths teacher, likely less talented at teaching and more jaded than you. But most of all, I sense, it is important to get grounded, feel the earth under your feet, maybe even take the shoes of...
by Thundering Cloud
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Dilemma of Privilege
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The Dilemma of Privilege

Capitalized? C'mon. Look at the language you're using. "Whilst I had such power and good fortune, yet I thought: `When an untaught ordinary man, who is subject to ageing, not safe from ageing, sees another who is aged, he is shocked, humiliated and disgusted; for he forgets that he himself is no ex...
by Thundering Cloud
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Dilemma of Privilege
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The Dilemma of Privilege

As a fellow prone to humble bragging myself: Stop it. How do you ensure you are not wasting your life, knowing you likely have gifts to bear for others, but being unsure of what they are? You sound young. I assure you, its a passing condition. Life will happen to you soon enough and all these thing...
by Thundering Cloud
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Dilemma of Privilege
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The Dilemma of Privilege

yes, in the context of how Dharma appears to me, it doesn't make sense. Please elaborate? Please accept my apologies but I can only refer you to qualified Dharma teachers. I am not a teacher and using words that appear appropriate from within my sphere of experience may be utterly misleading since ...
by Thundering Cloud
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Dilemma of Privilege
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: The Dilemma of Privilege

stevie wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:50 am
Thundering Cloud wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:34 pm
stevie wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:56 pm
'wasting one's life' is a very strange concept for me.
Is it one that doesn't make sense?
yes, in the context of how Dharma appears to me, it doesn't make sense.
Please elaborate?

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