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by catmoon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand

I see this striking resemblance to some of the wilder pentecostal services I've seen. I suppose this kind of thing has been going on since the imes of the Greek oracles. It was probably ancient even then.
by catmoon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 803

Is idiot compassion a thing?

This is a topic of ongoing debate be me and a friend. The specific case keeps coming up of a beggar asking for ten dollars. The beggar is a known, active drug user and is known to have begged money for other purposes, such as food or overnight shelter, then spent it on drugs. My friend says it's not...
by catmoon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 1767

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

No he did not. He chose to have Right View. It is just that Right View is not contained within the four extremes. Your view flirts dangerously with nihilism. I recommend you go read Chandrakirti (since you are so enamored of him) Madhayamakavatara, especially the section on Wisdom, Chapter 6 "Clear...
by catmoon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 211
Views: 17302

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Miroku wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:14 am
:D Veganism is an eating disorder but carnivore diet is the real stuff. Ofc... :tongue:
Nah I'm pretty sure that one IS an eating disorder. Some people (like me) get very sick very fast on such diets.
by catmoon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 1767

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

stevie wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:43 pm


Nagarjuna chose to have no views. I will follow his example.
For a guy with no views, he sure wrote a lot of books.
by catmoon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

Yup there was the one guy whose work often seemed more like commercial illustration than actual art.... was that Lauren whatsisname?

At any rate I think The Jack Pine shows a nice sense of depth. That's Tommy Thompson, right?.
by catmoon
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

Briefly looked at the group of 7... they are definitely influenced by the impressionists, and I would not be surprised if they were also influenced by ukiyo-e. The flatness of the paintings definitely echoes the woodblock prints. Well there would at least be a Japanese influence through the classic...
by catmoon
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Amitabha Buddha Statue on its way to rural Alberta
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Amitabha Buddha Statue on its way to rural Alberta

That statue looks like a very fine piece of craftsmanship, but the photo seems to have been shopped. What is that blue thing?
by catmoon
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 1767

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

That may be the case, but it doesn't mean theories about those deceptions can't work and be extremely useful. Well, see: Do not touch the hot plate. It can be extremely useful to follow this advice. Nevertheless it is based on deception. Well why not just say, the hotplate is a deception, my hand i...
by catmoon
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 211
Views: 17302

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Ok, so which does a Buddhist give priority to, the suffering of worms and bugs or the suffering of people? Which is more deserving of our attention and concern?
by catmoon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 1767

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

Such considerations may be conventional deception, but ohms law works regardless- much like gravity and leaky roofs. Perfect conventional deceptions. That may be the case, but it doesn't mean theories about those deceptions can't work and be extremely useful. The simple fact that anyone can learn t...
by catmoon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 1767

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

catmoon wrote: ↑Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:17 am: "My beliefs are anchored in first hand experience in the lab, and an understanding of those experiences, and an understanding of mathematics." All of which are nothing more than concepts in your own mind. IOW, everything you know and think about science an...
by catmoon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

"Pont Argenteuil" by Monet This is art. Thank you catmoon ! I love Monet too !!! Here is something I found which comes from your part of the world ... (I would love to know what you think) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GROUP OF SEVEN * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * For example : 1. What is the differ...
by catmoon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: HHDL: sixty years in exile
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: HHDL: sixty years in exile

I'm definitely not in the political stuff, taking party and making bands, politics, truly are not an efficacious way for applying boddhicitta. Well if you want to apply bodhicitta efficaceously, how about starting by not sneering at other's efforts to practice it? You know the consequences of disco...
by catmoon
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Object of Meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Object of Meditation

:namaste: Most of the time Buddhist literature and teachers ask you to focus on the breath. Is there any other meditation object that may be quite as effective in creating jhanic states like piti or sukha? :anjali: The various meditation subjects that the Buddha prescribed for the development of se...
by catmoon
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

What is art?


Image


This is art.
by catmoon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 42
Views: 2084

Re: proof of nirvana?

I don't know if there is a gradual reduction of hatred that ever reaches nirvana. If we were to graph it: y=hatred x=mental training y=1/x y never reaches 0, hatred never reaches nirvana. That's why I think the sudden is the only viable path. Nirvana: Just do it. :sage: :rolling: No , clearly the a...
by catmoon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: PRC is ridiculous
Replies: 23
Views: 639

Re: PRC is ridiculous

While they are at it, why don't they try to appoint the next Pope? They seem to like doing stupid things.
by catmoon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: experience of piti and sukha
Replies: 34
Views: 614

Re: experience of piti and sukha

Let's suppose I am walking in the desert. Now, I know I am thirsty (i.e know there is a knot). But, the water/knot I am seeing is just a mirage. Every time, I try to untie but get entangled. :shrug: If you see the mirage accurately, you do not see water. You see an interesting atmospheric deflectio...
by catmoon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: New to buddhism

Welcome aboard! This board can fulfill some of the functions of a Sangha, but it should be borne in mind that this is still the Internet and things can get pretty crazy sometimes. A real Sangha is a more committed thing, and perhaps more stable, with more consistent teachings. A post here often gets...

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