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by odysseus
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 5625

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:12 pm
for a white middle class dude living in the wealthiest and most powerful country in the West
What country is that? Please enlighten me. I will go there but it sounds too good to be true!
by odysseus
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 136
Views: 5549

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

My chiropractor ( which is what he actually is, not a chiropodist :roll: senior moment there) and his family are going to the family cabin in Lapland for 'a real Christmas'! Seems a bit too real to me... :smile: Don't be an as*hole, Simon. We all wish you and your chiropractor a Merry Cristmas! Hop...
by odysseus
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 2991

Re: All is One

Puzzling, but is the Buddha this little frog of yours? Just a challenge.
by odysseus
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 136
Views: 5549

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:45 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:52 am
odysseus wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:45 am


Have you heard about the cannibal who crapped out his neighbour?
I get it,obtuse humor.
He can't help it, he's Norwegian! :P Wait 'til you meet someone from Finland!
It's all good. Not everyone understand our proud mystical viking jokes. :heart:
by odysseus
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 136
Views: 5549

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

amanitamusc wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:33 am
What humor?
Have you heard about the cannibal who crapped out his neighbour?
by odysseus
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wherever a Buddha appears - the world is purified
Replies: 67
Views: 1693

Re: Wherever a Buddha appears - the world is purified

It's invaluable, priceless. Nice to see your sense of humor showing, btw. :) Thanks! I am happy you are coming to your senses too. I'll tell you a short story, that my Buddha statue was bought from my Mother when she was in India. Inside the little container in the bottom, was some Lama medicine an...
by odysseus
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 136
Views: 5549

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

Don´ t worry about the Buddhists. Everybody knows that E-sangha and Dharma-hell have a heart made of stone. It's still interesting from a scientific point of view, to analyse the psyche of the members like people like to do here.

All in good humour, folks? :namaste:
by odysseus
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Subjective experience at odds with deep seated belief in materialism
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Subjective experience at odds with deep seated belief in materialism

Please define materialism? Does it mean we are made of stone? No room for intelligence or just rock dead?
by odysseus
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wherever a Buddha appears - the world is purified
Replies: 67
Views: 1693

Re: Wherever a Buddha appears - the world is purified

TharpaChodron wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:37 pm

Yeah, but it's still worth probably at least $1.5 million. :)
Thanks! The real world value is actually about 20 million dollars. :quoteunquote:

Buddha art is valuable.
by odysseus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wherever a Buddha appears - the world is purified
Replies: 67
Views: 1693

Re: Wherever a Buddha appears - the world is purified

dzogchungpa wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:54 pm
Well, I've had many Buddhist images in my apt for years and it's still a sty. :pig:
Don't be so hard on yourself, dzogchungpa.
by odysseus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 5625

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Need I remind you that Europe was essentially occupied by the US after WWII: remember the Marshall Plan? As a young Norwegian, I am still grateful for the Marshall help. That´s the reason why we love the US and still buy weapons from you for plenty of billion dollars. But no, we don't feel occupied.
by odysseus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

TharpaChodron wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:06 am
I also find Stephen Hawkings' warnings about evil aliens to be a bit absurd, btw.
Everyone who are not like us are evil! lol http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383353/
by odysseus
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

a bugged out and wide eyed loon then we can remember that rainbow bodies and purelands are a thing. :rolleye: Is the Dharma bugged out and loon? But if you're agnostic to those I can see why the thought of life beyond this planet might be a stretch. If you are a Buddhist, the knowledge of life else...
by odysseus
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Physiological suffering and implications for Buddhist path?
Replies: 22
Views: 608

Re: Physiological suffering and implications for Buddhist path?

nichiren-123 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:27 am
if suffering is related to physiological structures in the brain then how can suffering end without the destruction of these components?
Suffering in Samsara is too complex to just relate it to physiological structures in the brain.
by odysseus
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

Hm, the Buddha clearly said that there is the possibility to be reborn on other planets, or aliens can be reborn on Earth. Countless sentient beings spread all over the Cosmos.
by odysseus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

I don't understand why the UFO research is so secret. Is it to make the Pentagon gain more power? Are they scared their technology is not up to par with the visiting UFOs? "We may not be alone" sounds like a mystical innuendo in order to make it seem like something unbelievable. Anyway, the Diamond ...
by odysseus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 2991

Re: All is One

White Lotus wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:25 pm
Even if he is harsh sometimes.
He is not harsh.
by odysseus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

George Lucas got some Buddhist inclinations, his ideas for the Jedi was out of Buddhist inspiration.
by odysseus
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 2991

Re: All is One

White Lotus wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:23 pm
One what? One. :smile: perhaps now is the time to end this thread.
Yeah, one what? Please define "one" and "what is what". :namaste:
by odysseus
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A nice introductory book on Dharma
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: A nice introductory book on Dharma

Took a quick look and it looks good. Thanks.