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by emaho
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Issues with ending a friendship
Replies: 25
Views: 2703

Re: Issues with ending a friendship

I have found that at some point toxicity is rendered impotent if you know how to address that type of toxicity properly. I have been skillful at not only setting boundaries but conveying them to minds that normally are hard to address. This is not to encourage people suffering others unreasonably. ...
by emaho
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Issues with ending a friendship
Replies: 25
Views: 2703

Re: Issues with ending a friendship

Rhetorically speaking does setting boundaries require such finality? Sometimes, yes, unfortunately. Some people simply don't respect other people's boundaries, in which case setting boundaries while maintaining the friendship simply isn't an option. And sadly, also, some people are suffering from a...
by emaho
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Listening to music when a loved one dies
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: Listening to music when a loved one dies

I've never heard any instructions that one shouldn't listen to music after a loved one has died. And I don't think one can make a general statement if this would have a positive or negative impact on the person in the bardo. All kind of things are possible. Maybe, if you're not listening to music an...
by emaho
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Good & affordable ebooks - recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Re: Good & affordable ebooks - recommendations

A free pdf with Meditation Pith Instructions by Garchen Rinpoche: http://drikungdharmasurya.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Meditation-Pith-Instructions-by-Garchen-Rinpoche-FINAL-EDITED-July-2018.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3DggLc57b3pIGgcrm5I4e_UMY-x6EW0ck19vtfjmHEv_iKWhfwUgJG_Dg And this ebook by Garchen Rinpoc...
by emaho
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Food Coma, anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Re: Food Coma, anyone?

Yep, classic case of food coma here. I've absolutely overindulged in potato dumplings tonight, now I'm lying on the sofa, unable to move, watching the Lord of the Rings special extended edition for the zilionth time :smile: And that's absolutely OK. We don't get fat on Christmas, we become fat and u...
by emaho
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to Deal w/ Constant Nagging?
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: How to Deal w/ Constant Nagging?

Maybe next time try to address the issue before you get angry and explode? I have the same problem, I often try to swallow my anger and try to be kind and polite. But some people just don't get it as long as you stay on the factual level. Maybe the next time your mother goes into nagging mode you ca...
by emaho
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Returning moderator
Replies: 18
Views: 3177

Re: Returning moderator

That's good news :twothumbsup:
by emaho
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Good & affordable ebooks - recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Re: Good & affordable ebooks - recommendations

Matthieu Ricard's book "Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World" is currently on offer for $1,65:

https://www.amazon.com/Altruism-Compass ... 00UQY87Q4/
by emaho
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Starbucks
Replies: 25
Views: 1951

Re: Starbucks

You are absolutely right that the government has here the duty to forbid single used plastics, foam cups etc. What should the penalty be for possession of these forbidden items? If a person has several of them do they get charged with trafficking? They should be f*ckin' killed, man. No trial, no ju...
by emaho
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Starbucks
Replies: 25
Views: 1951

Re: Starbucks

A bit off-topic, but I just came across this video published today by the BBC on the Sikkimese village of Lachung, where they have banned all single use plastic stuff:
by emaho
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Starbucks
Replies: 25
Views: 1951

Re: Starbucks

...you degenerates :tongue: :lol: for the record, I have never ever had one single coffe-to-go (or tea-to-go or whatever) in my entire life, I drink my tea in the house from a re-usable ceramic cup :tongue: As for banning single use cups, sure, that would be the right thing to do, but that's a poli...
by emaho
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Starbucks
Replies: 25
Views: 1951

Re: Starbucks

Hmmm... not the biggest fan of Starbucks' policies either, but in this case I don't really see the point. Are other cafés giving away reusable cups for free? I think 2,50€ is a fair price, especially since you get a discount of 30 Cents for yout beverage if you bring your own reusable cup, that mean...
by emaho
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Angry and Bitter Unemployed Man-I can't continue this way
Replies: 20
Views: 3007

Re: Angry and Bitter Unemployed Man-I can't continue this way

Hi Bigzen,

+1 for volunteering, it gives you back a lot of self esteem. Good luck :thumbsup:
by emaho
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do you know when a friendship is over?
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: How do you know when a friendship is over?

When a friend keeps overstepping your boundaries even though you ask him/her not to, and it's really painful to you, it's time to distance yourself. Doesn't necessarily mean you have to completely break up with that person, but if you've met with that friend once a week, maybe turn it down to once i...
by emaho
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Good & affordable ebooks - recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Good & affordable ebooks - recommendations

What to do when you're short of money and you want to read books about Buddhism without pirating? Let's collect some recommendations for good and affordable ebooks here, both books that are currently on special offer and those that are always free or cheap. Of course there's room for interpretation ...
by emaho
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Readability of Usernames
Replies: 41
Views: 5436

Re: Readability of Usernames

well, if you'd actually bother to read my opening post, you would notice that it applies to usernames in Kyrillic, Greek, or Tibetan characters as well: ...my suggestion is: could people with usernames that are not in the English alphabet add a transscription to their name? besides, I'm neither whin...

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