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by greentara
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Has medicalization gone too far?
Replies: 139
Views: 20221

Re: Has medicalization gone too far?

If we can't see through this, there really is no hope: an insidious attempt to legitimate both science and spirituality placing them hand-in-hand, part of society's self-deluded urge to continually hoist psychology as truth to the highest altar. There is no scientific basis for the spiritual - it ca...
by greentara
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A wandering monk
Replies: 0
Views: 640

A wandering monk

A Day in the Life, Wandering Monk ABC presented by David Rutledge "In the first of a series of programs that tracks the intimate lives of remarkable people over one day we meet Jason Chan the wandering Buddhist monk. He's rather radical because apart from walking barefoot from far north Queensland t...
by greentara
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Media
Topic: a video about domestic violence
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: a video about domestic violence

A different slant. A different perspective, very interesting.
by greentara
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 71498

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Its interesting that in these times of the neo conservatives proliferating and draconian clampdowns, persecution of whistle blowers ...the powers that be can do nothing about porn? Obviously they want it to flourish, to diminish the reasonable man to nothing but a voyeur of flesh, to be a weakling, ...
by greentara
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: animal liberation
Replies: 32
Views: 5540

Re: animal liberation

Indeed, besides Lakshmi the cow and the blessed crow Ramana also had an encounter with a mongoose so extraordinary that the Maharshi declared the animal a siddha
by greentara
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine
Replies: 148
Views: 13312

Re: Towards a resolution in Israel and Palestine

I really don't see a solution to the endless conflict. The eyes of the world are glued on the area. There are many serious problems around the world but not that much attention is given to conflicts in Syria, Africa and countries bordering Russia. Where was the world when the war in Sri Lanka went o...
by greentara
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma should not have a price on it
Replies: 35
Views: 3699

Re: Dharma should not have a price on it

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As requested.
by greentara
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma should not have a price on it
Replies: 35
Views: 3699

Re: Dharma should not have a price on it

One bright spark said, the more money you pay, the less dharma you get.
by greentara
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma should not have a price on it
Replies: 35
Views: 3699

Re: Dharma should not have a price on it

Jesse, The Buddha lived in the real world. Let's call a spade a spade. We all have to look at the situation clearly and stop making excuses.
by greentara
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma should not have a price on it
Replies: 35
Views: 3699

Dharma should not have a price on it

"The Buddha gave the Dhamma freely to all. He often underwent difficulties and inconveniences and on occasions even risked his life, in order to teach the Dhamma to others (Ud.78). The monk Punna was prepared to teach the Dhamma in a district where the people were known for their violence and where ...
by greentara
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Interview with the Arahat
Replies: 12
Views: 2445

Re: Interview with the Arahat

The arhat conversation with Buddha at the gas pump was interesting, at times idealistic, even good fun but lots and lots of chatter.
I'd much rather listen to Ajahn Sumedho.
by greentara
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: The cost of our cheap clothing
Replies: 39
Views: 11391

Re: The cost of our cheap clothing

The poor definitely suffer but we in the west are impacted as well as most of the clothing is impregnated with formaldehyde, its a no win situation. You buy new clothing but have to wash it thoroughly before wearing because of the cancer causing chemicals in the fabric.
by greentara
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The pet craze
Replies: 3
Views: 744

The pet craze

I'm rather fond of both dogs and cats and love watching birds and parrots. Lately though i think the pet craze, especially when it comes to dogs has reached a whole new level. Outside any restaurant or cafe there are numerous dogs sitting tethered or enjoying the sun with masters in tow drinking cof...
by greentara
Thu May 22, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions
Replies: 224
Views: 20297

Re: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions

Dear JKhedrup, The beautiful old saying 'as you are so is the world' is so apt here. If people see most monks and religious institutions as sinister places, if they see no goodness.... well let them have their half baked ideas. Its really not worthy of a serious response.
by greentara
Thu May 22, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 41285

Re: Celibacy

Rory, You pointing out which path is possibly right for me is interesting to say the least. Most practitioners have a devotional side and a discriminating side. Without a devotional pull the practice becomes arid and can falter.
by greentara
Wed May 21, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 41285

Re: Celibacy

Indrajala, I'm not that interested in intellectual work or some boffins interpretation. Who cares how clever or cerebral he is? I'd much rather listen to a monk or nun I respect and hear of their own direct experience, sit quietly and bask in their presence. Be still, I know its hard but its not roc...
by greentara
Mon May 19, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 41285

Re: Celibacy

I've always been drawn to monks and nuns in the east or the west and have found despite renunciation their humour infectious, their outlook on life insightful, compassionate; hence the amount of people who gather around them happy to sit quietly or eager to hear them speak.
by greentara
Sun May 18, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 41285

Re: Celibacy

Narendra Modi the new Prime Minister of India is an interesting man, The 63-year-old is celibate, has no children that we know of, and seems ascetic and honest. He has had no powerful connections or relatives looking out for him. He's from a small town and was once a tea seller (Chai wallah) has not...
by greentara
Sat May 17, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reaching the unconscious mind
Replies: 114
Views: 8812

Re: Reaching the unconscious mind

Talking about the conscious or the unconscious mind matters little as the belief that I am 'in here' and the world is 'out there' is a subjective truth and many mere novices, let alone so called boffins, experts and teachers simply cannot get passed it.
by greentara
Mon May 12, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 41285

Re: Celibacy

"Just as a fully liberated person will have thoughts, feel thirst etc" The way I see it...thoughts and thirst will be there but it won't be my thoughts or my thirst or any sort of emotional personal narrative. A calm wisdom will prevail.

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