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by Clueless Git
Sat May 15, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Truly ethical governments: Have there ever been any?
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Truly ethical governments: Have there ever been any?

catmoon wrote:An ethical government could only arise from an ethical population, and such a population would need no government at all.
Exactly!
by Clueless Git
Thu May 13, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?
Replies: 90
Views: 11239

Re: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?

And here is one set of statistics demonstrating that a measurable rise in vegetarianism, at least in 10% of 25-34 US year olds (in 2003), has had no verifiable effect in reducing meat production Kirt 'Lo Kirtu :) That is a very interesting statistic. If I read it correctly it means that an increasi...
by Clueless Git
Wed May 12, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?
Replies: 90
Views: 11239

Re: Eating Meat vs. Drinking Alcohol--Which is worse?

Huseng wrote:Even if the line was inserted, it still holds true to Buddhist ethics ...
Particularly the 'ethic' of wishing all sentient beings to be free from suffering and its causes.
by Clueless Git
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What the...
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: What the...

catmoon wrote:I'm totally boggled by this bit of statuary:
It probably commemorates the succesfull 'milking' of Elvis longer after his death.
by Clueless Git
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Ngawang Drolma
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Happy Birthday Ngawang Drolma

Many happy returns Laura :)
by Clueless Git
Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for my brother in law
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Please pray for my brother in law

Oh dear, I looked up tranverse myelitis and it doesnt sound at all pleasant ...

I definitely wish a swift and full recovery from this for you brother in law uslic001.

:namaste:
by Clueless Git
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Richard Dawkins : "I will Arrest Pope XVI"
Replies: 30
Views: 5074

Re: Richard Dawkins : "I will Arrest Pope XVI"

BFS, Muni .. Your excellent posts made me think ... It is nearly impossible to put the full devastation that comes with the betrayal of children into words. In fact ... The Pope can include strong rules in the chirch's responsability to prevent these cases of innocent children and other easy victims...
by Clueless Git
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Richard Dawkins : "I will Arrest Pope XVI"
Replies: 30
Views: 5074

Re: Richard Dawkins : "I will Arrest Pope XVI"

My non educated guess would be that if me or thee were caught red-handed covering up for a serial kiddy-fiddler that we would face the full wrath of the law. Aiding and abetting, obstructing justice, accessory to the crime ... some charge like that? I think a version of the rule that "if you kill on...
by Clueless Git
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Shingon Sakura
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: Shingon Sakura

Very nice photies Huseng :) Bit poignant that you should have posted those today actualy .... My brother and his missus just returned from Japan, a holiday to celebrate his hard earned early retirement. He would have been showing us all his holiday snaps this afternoon when the family gets together....
by Clueless Git
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: WOMEN ONLY PLEASE!
Replies: 16
Views: 2490

Re: WOMEN ONLY PLEASE!

I see gender as a very temporary condition. This life is a flash in the pan, incredibly short. So any issues that arise surrounding gender in Buddhism make their way past me very quickly (in a spiritual sense). I consider them to be social issues ... Genuine wisdom there, imho! :bow: .. since the o...
by Clueless Git
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The dukha of student loans.
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Re: The dukha of student loans.

What an uncharitable and capitalist way of looking at things. It's like karma, effects may look sometime uncharitable ... Yes, exactly! Please don't think I was advocating the 'uncharitable and capitalist' motives behind the loan as being good things Huseng. I was simply pointing out that it is so ...
by Clueless Git
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The dukha of student loans.
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Re: The dukha of student loans.

However, the purpose of post-secondary education -- in particular in universities -- is not to produce higher income earners, but ... But the purpose of student loans is. As Sonam said .. Any educated student, should understand what is a loan ... an engagement to a particular system that they will ...
by Clueless Git
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The dukha of student loans.
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Re: The dukha of student loans.

'Lo Huseng :) You are not going to like me for saying this, BUT! The 'purpose' of student loans is to deter people from taking an expensive education unless they intend to use it to pay society back by using that education to earn big bucks. Big bucks meaning big taxes, obviously .. I come from the ...
by Clueless Git
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just call me Sönam
Replies: 24
Views: 4312

Re: Just call me Sönam

'Lo Sanam :)

I remember you from eSangha too!
by Clueless Git
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Psychology of trolls by Holmes.
Replies: 17
Views: 2262

Re: The Psychology of trolls by Holmes.

catmoon wrote:It's been said that he who gets your goat should be thanked for showing you where your goats are.
I might be 'borrowing' that for my signature line Catmoon.
by Clueless Git
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A society that supports the Buddhist path
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: A society that supports the Buddhist path

How do you imagine a society would look if it were to be conducive to awakening? :namaste: Anarchist. Not the 'hippy' type of anarchism whereby everyone who wants to be a bum can be a bum and still get food and dope at the expense of others, mind. Thinking of the type of anarchy that could only exi...
by Clueless Git
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Psychology of trolls by Holmes.
Replies: 17
Views: 2262

Re: The Psychology of trolls by Holmes.

'Lo Retro :) Aye I know about the report post feature most estimable matey. Think I have used one of those once to report porn spamming of a site I used to belong to. 'Part from that never have done and never will do. M'sensivity is two fold: First is that my clumsy attempts to share very simple thi...
by Clueless Git
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Psychology of trolls by Holmes.
Replies: 17
Views: 2262

Re: The Psychology of trolls by Holmes.

I get accused of 'trolling' quite a bit muni. Worries me a bit on a couple of counts; One being that I do fit the troll profile in as much as I am argumentative and I long since recognised that I do thrive on attention. T'other count being that 'troll hunts' and 'spot the troll' competitions are a p...
by Clueless Git
Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Fortunate to all sentient beings
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: Fortunate to all sentient beings

Very beautifull! Minds me of my absolutely favourite buddhist prayer ... May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes, May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes, May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering, May all sentient beings be in equanimi...
by Clueless Git
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Non affirming negation
Replies: 93
Views: 10195

Re: Non affirming negation

Fascinating topic to follow gentlemen :bow: I am minded of that monk (Moo Duk Kwan, was it?) who publicly set himself on fire and sat silent and still whilst he burned. Just kinda musing that he must have mastered the art of making things that would be unbearably real to any of us not real to himsel...

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