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by Simon E.
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Movies you have watched a lot of times.
Replies: 56
Views: 3638

Re: Movies you have watched a lot of times.

Not seen it. I am not sure it's been on Brit tv...
by Simon E.
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Movies you have watched a lot of times.
Replies: 56
Views: 3638

Re: Movies you have watched a lot of times.

In my opinion The Wire is the greatest ever TV drama..the breadth and depth it has are unparalleled.
by Simon E.
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Loch Kelly
Replies: 109
Views: 9218

Re: Loch Kelly

BuddhaFollower wrote:These nondualists, as well as Caucasian Tibetan Buddhist teachers, never recognize the conceptualizing mind.

You sir/madam are racist. And as such, no Buddha follower.
by Simon E.
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: A Tasty Vegan Pasta with Ragu.
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: A Tasty Vegan Pasta with Ragu.

For American members, there is the added frisson of a bit of naughtiness. :smile: They are apparently banned in the USA! The reasons are unclear but seem to be over hotly contested findings of tests conducted a long time ago and not supported by any other nations Food Bureaus , tonka beans are high ...
by Simon E.
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sacred River.
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Sacred River.

You're welcome. :smile:

There was a mist on the river this morning. An early harbinger of Autumn...
by Simon E.
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: A Tasty Vegan Pasta with Ragu.
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: A Tasty Vegan Pasta with Ragu.

Hi Kim..you could use a little soy sauce or even a teaspoonful of miso, but vegan vegetable stock cubes are readily available in the UK and I would imagine, elsewhere. yes, they are the vegan/vegetarian equivalent of an Oxo cube. There is a brand called Kello for example. If you do use soy or miso y...
by Simon E.
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha's non-Buddhist teachings!
Replies: 14
Views: 1722

Re: Buddha's non-Buddhist teachings!

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Simon E. wrote:Why on earth was this considered worthy of necroing?
'Old is gold' is a saying. Also it helps Interfaith harmony to know there is (and has been for kalpas) a common source for all spiritual paths.


Establishing commonalities might be laudable. I doubt if this extremely odd thread will do that.
by Simon E.
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha's non-Buddhist teachings!
Replies: 14
Views: 1722

Re: Buddha's non-Buddhist teachings!

Why on earth was this considered worthy of necroing?
by Simon E.
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sacred River.
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Sacred River.

I live near the River Thames. From where I am writing it glides just a few feet away .Apart from a decade spent in the west of England for professional reasons, I have lived near it all my life. Its name is a mystery, it means 'dark' in the old Celtic tongue which precedes my Saxon forebears by a th...
by Simon E.
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: A Tasty Vegan Pasta with Ragu.
Replies: 5
Views: 867

A Tasty Vegan Pasta with Ragu.

You will need; One carton or one tin of sieved tomatoes. One large onion. One stick of celery. One medium sized leek.(optional) One or two fat cloves of garlic finely chopped. One vegan stock cube dissolved in 1/4 pint of hot water. Star anise. Dried mixed herbs. squeezy agave syrup or sugar. salt, ...
by Simon E.
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Movies you have watched a lot of times.
Replies: 56
Views: 3638

Re: Movies you have watched a lot of times.

I haven't caught up with that one yet Norwegian. :smile:
by Simon E.
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Media
Topic: the best way to become enlightened
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: the best way to become enlightened

gad rgyangs wrote:best way to become enlightened.jpg
But it must be true Arnaud. Look, the Buddha said it.
by Simon E.
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Quality of Sanskrit Texts
Replies: 27
Views: 1697

Re: Quality of Sanskrit Texts

There is reason to suspect that Maurice O C. Walshe's views might be highly jaundiced in this regard. He was strongly, almost fanatically, anti-Mahayana and Vajrayana. I was present at a talk given by a well known Bhikkhu and Walshe was acting as chair, that's how these things were done back then..A...
by Simon E.
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Movies you have watched a lot of times.
Replies: 56
Views: 3638

Re: Movies you have watched a lot of times.

Talking of Tarantino, I have a soft spot for Jackie Brown, and really enjoy Inglorious Basterds.(sic).
by Simon E.
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Movies you have watched a lot of times.
Replies: 56
Views: 3638

Re: Movies you have watched a lot of times.

emaho wrote:
Simon E. wrote:It seems a pity that De Niro has directed no further films, as far as I know.
Afaik he directed another movie, The Good Shepherd from 2006. Haven't seen it yet, though.
Ah, thanks for that..I must look out for it. :smile:
by Simon E.
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Movies you have watched a lot of times.
Replies: 56
Views: 3638

Re: Movies you have watched a lot of times.

Yes, a career-defining performance from Henry Fonda.
by Simon E.
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: For Fans Of Boris.
Replies: 0
Views: 473

For Fans Of Boris.

Fans of big, blond, and bouncy Boris Johnson might be intrigued to hear that with UK Prime Minister on holiday this week, the most senior government minister is ..Boris.
by Simon E.
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Movies you have watched a lot of times.
Replies: 56
Views: 3638

Re: Movies you have watched a lot of times.

Rakz wrote:Scarface
Goodfellas
Godfather series
A Bronx Tale
Yes, A Bronx Tale is superb. It seems a pity that De Niro has directed no further films, as far as I know.
by Simon E.
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Guess which forum....
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Guess which forum....

just pullin' ya leg Sandhi. :smile: