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by catmoon
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered
Replies: 28
Views: 639

Re: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered

I was just thinking (always dangerous) about the Project Orion nuclear pulse type of propulsion. If you build the thing in orbit, and successfully get it farting small nukes - wouldn't that EMP half the planet? Could any satellites survive the radiation? Would you want to be in a jet at 35,000 feet ...
by catmoon
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Becoming a moderator?
Replies: 26
Views: 936

Re: Becoming a moderator?

Wow my eyesight is really going to the dogs,. It's so bad that, to me, your white robe looks like a grey sweater with blue stripes. Well. I shouldn't be trusting appearances anyways.
by catmoon
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered
Replies: 28
Views: 639

Re: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered

‘Only 20 light years’. The famous little probe that passed out of the Solar System after having travelled for 30 years or something - point it towards that planet, and it will take hundreds of millions of years to get there. A light year is an astronomical distance. We’re never going to get there i...
by catmoon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Duck?
Replies: 58
Views: 1471

Re: What is a Duck?

Lukeinaz wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:12 pm
I like this duck.

Image


But that's not a duck, it's a rabbit!
by catmoon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?

Hmm. Nobody ever answered any of my questions about how to set up a stupa. Curious.
by catmoon
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 73
Views: 4314

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Mantrik wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:09 pm
catmoon wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:55 pm
I couldn't help but notice the title of this thread refers not to heavyweights but rather to heavy weights. :rolling:
Yes. Personally I can lift over 100Kg - every time I stand up!
That's nothing. I lift a whole planet every time I stand up. It's all about your frame of reference you see.
by catmoon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?

I posted the screenshots you asked for....
by catmoon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 73
Views: 4314

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

I couldn't help but notice the title of this thread refers not to heavyweights but rather to heavy weights. :rolling:
by catmoon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 54
Views: 1732

Re: what do we mean by faith?

I think we agree on principle but not wording. Where you say faith, I would say belief. This matters because there are Buddhist traditions in which faith is central to practice. If you don’t have clarity and trust and confidence in Amitabhas vows, you are not a pure land practitioner. I don’t think...
by catmoon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?

Sadly I am having no luck at all with Imgur. Apparently the deal they are offering is free image hosting in exchange for extensive data mining of your personal information. However there is another alternative. You can come visit the stupa and wander around in and on it. Here's how. 1. Buy Minecraft...
by catmoon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?

I have some more screenshots and will slowly, agonizingly , using the arcane and ridiculous procedures of Win10, try to post them. For instance: [media][/media] 2018-02-16_18.24.45.png Of all the screenshots I took, this is the only one small enough that DharmaWheel will accept it. All the rest are ...
by catmoon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?

So I suppose u copy the precious mantras and paste them on the books. Then u put the books in the chest? Btw that’s so cool man. You should probably have a multiplayer realm for dharma buddies ! :) I like being out among the general public too much to confine it to dharma buddies. So you were close...
by catmoon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 54
Views: 1732

Re: what do we mean by faith?

You seem to be using the word "faith" to indicate what I'd call make-believe: the act of actively believing in something in order to satisfy some imperative. I was wondering how you might respond to this use of the word, as a gloss for sraddha: Śraddha, as I mentioned already is a mental factor. It...
by catmoon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma in the context of the Dharma Wheel Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Dharma in the context of the Dharma Wheel Forum

I wonder how that will work with a group of millenials. I imagine the Mars mission agenda will look like: 1. Complain about bad cell service. 2. Play Angry Birds on the phone. 3. Complain about being bored. 4. Watch some porn videos. 5. Get triggered by a routine suggestion from Mission Control and ...
by catmoon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 54
Views: 1732

Re: what do we mean by faith?

Suppose you were to ordain as a monk and travel the world as a dharma teacher. Let us further suppose that every person you taught anything to killed their families and then committed suicide, all on the very day you passed on your teaching. Finally, let us suppose that you taught a hundred people a...
by catmoon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Duck?
Replies: 58
Views: 1471

Re: What is a Duck?

If it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, yes it's a duck. Either that or it's an alien scout preparing for invasion while wearing some very advanced camo gear. Or it might be something Noonian Singh built. Or it could just be that you are seeing ducks everywhere and ne...
by catmoon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?

Thanks :) There is a little dock just out of sight so people can take a rowboat out to visit. Or, if they want to circumabulate, just stay in the boat and row your way around at high speed. The interior is not yet open to the public, but I have finished a nice inlaid floor and some smaller Buddhas. ...
by catmoon
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?

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Sorry having an awful time with oversize images, stupid Win 10. This is the best I could do.
by catmoon
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Taking the Dharma to ... Minecraft? Rly?

Buddhists do the strangest things. Like me for instance. As a longtime practitioner of Buddhism and Minecraft, it had to happen. One day it occurred to me, why not build a stupa? The benefits are inconceivable, after all. I play a lot on a public server and soon found some prime real estate and star...