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by greentara
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Has medicalization gone too far?
Replies: 139
Views: 12256

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: 427

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
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Dangerous Myth of Corporate Spirituality
Replies: 18
Views: 2391

Re: The Dangerous Myth of Corporate Spirituality

Of course corporate spirituality is a dangerous myth, a sham, it doesn't exist. Another name for it is the wellness industry with its many spin offs. Big money to be made...apparently it makes approximately three times the profits of the pharmaceutical industry according to recent reports heard on r...
by greentara
Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Simone de Beauvoir: A Nazi, a pedophile, and a misogynist
Replies: 13
Views: 3017

Re: Simone de Beauvoir: A Nazi, a pedophile, and a misogynis

I never got the impression that De Beauvoir was anti semetic but having affairs with young vulnerable girls and then passing them onto Sartre is something I have read about before. It appears the need to please and pleasure Jean Paul Sartre a man she adored perhaps played havoc with her sense of wha...
by greentara
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Media
Topic: a video about domestic violence
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: a video about domestic violence

A different slant. A different perspective, very interesting.
by greentara
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Understanding why ISIL beheads
Replies: 205
Views: 22457

Re: Understanding why ISIL beheads

Could not understand why ISIL so hated the poor Azidi's, why were they being terrorized? Apparently the enmity goes back, back....lost in the mists of time. Muhammad's grandson Husayn Ibn Ali was killed by the Azide and thereby made a martyr and his memory much revered in Iran. The masses still flag...
by greentara
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 45380

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 11, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 198
Views: 12365

Re: Inequality

Of course only in the non dual is there equal eye and true equality. What we would like is more equality, not just this trickery of the weak trickle down affect which obviously only benefits the powerful and mega rich.
by greentara
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 198
Views: 12365

Re: Inequality

Zhen li, What if there are many Beggars? Perhaps many, many mouths too Feed? When to give and when to say I just cannot anymore....who chooses who is most worthy of your charity.
by greentara
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: animal liberation
Replies: 32
Views: 3733

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: 6221

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: 2087

Re: Dharma should not have a price on it

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by greentara
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma should not have a price on it
Replies: 35
Views: 2087

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: 2087

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: 2087

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: 1591

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: 6885

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: 397

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: 11334

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: 28116

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.