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by Simon E.
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: driving the seafood truck
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: driving the seafood truck

Although shrimp is notoriously resistant.
by Simon E.
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

The late Sir Roger Scruton was not a neocon.
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Aye. Boris is Trump’s mini-me.
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

What are you reading Dan? Prominent Tories deny anthropogenic climate change on a daily basis! Including half of Boris’s cabinet and most of the Tory press...
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 37
Views: 845

Re: Freemasonry

Not at all contrarian. Pretty much standard beigeness.
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 37
Views: 845

Re: Freemasonry

One could. One doesn’t.
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 37
Views: 845

Re: Freemasonry

I don’t think it’s a “separate matter” at all...particularly on a forum for “Discussion On Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism”.
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

And who are these Tory eco warriors? The house magazine of Brit Conservatives is The Spectator and they are climate change deniers to a man..As is the current Home Secretary Priti Patel. No one actually knows what Boris really thinks about anything..
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 37
Views: 845

Re: Freemasonry

Perhaps Caoimhghin we could start by agreeing a definition of Perennialism.. :coffee:
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 37
Views: 845

Re: Freemasonry

I don’t think that there is a taboo against the word “perennialism” at all on DW.
It’s just that a number of experienced members reject the underlying basis of it as a concept.
And they say so.
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cessation of dukkha
Replies: 59
Views: 1409

Re: Cessation of dukkha

Do what? :lol:
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Mod Note: Meta Discussion Removed That's not really an exaggeration, because promoting or glorifying or elevating traditional marriage as far superior to nontraditional 'arrangments' would count as 'offensive.'. Yes, because that makes no sense. Why do you have to lower gays to raise yourself up? W...
by Simon E.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: driving the seafood truck
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: driving the seafood truck

You are splitting hairs. You killed them or you didn’t. If you didn’t then no karma vipaka accrues.
by Simon E.
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 37
Views: 845

Re: Freemasonry

Cross referring to other remarks he made concerning the same issues, I think his reasons were quite otherwise. But perhaps none of us should second guess the reasons, as he is not currently around to speak for himself.
by Simon E.
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 37
Views: 845

Re: Freemasonry

I am still a member of the TS in the UK. Are you a member of the TS? (Of course, no need to answer, but at least the question is more precise. ;) ) Membership by me (for the last 20?) years or so) in varied theosophical organizations is no secret. Maybe it is stated in the Upasika Blavatsky thread ...
by Simon E.
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Non-Attachment vs. Dettachment
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Non-Attachment vs. Dettachment

This mindset is the fruit of seeing that all things arise dependently. Nothing arises by itself and nothing arises that is not in a state of flux and change. We can impose our choices, but all things pass.
by Simon E.
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Non-Attachment vs. Dettachment
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Non-Attachment vs. Dettachment

It doesn’t mean that you don’t care about the outcome. It means that your mindset is to be at peace with the outcome having done what you can.
by Simon E.
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Difficult in letting breath be natural
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Difficult in letting breath be natural

An old poem..
“ The centipede was happy quite.
Until a toad in fun
Said, ‘pray, which leg goes after which?’
Which worked his mind to such a pitch
He laid distracted in a ditch
Considering how to run.” :smile:

by Simon E.
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Difficult in letting breath be natural
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Difficult in letting breath be natural

It’s quite common. When you start to place your attention on a process that usually goes on automatically you become self conscious. Relax. It will pass.
by Simon E.
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 37
Views: 845

Re: Freemasonry

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:03 am
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Not so - never was, in this life anyway.
My mistake then, it must be because you are a Theosophist.
Nicholas Weeks, are you really a Theosophist ?
Well if he isn't, he’s happy to help out if they are short- handed.

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