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by Simon E.
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 73
Views: 1291

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

We need a strong subculture of Western Buddhist nomads. You're talking about tumbleweed yogis. They depend on the settled communities for their support. They've always been a counter-culture. You need the community householders to support that. Horse before the cart. Not really. Trungpa described i...
by Simon E.
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 73
Views: 1291

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

Many years ago I said to a much more experienced Dharma student 'Western dharma is going to fail, it is already failing. It will never successfully transplant to the west'
She replied. 'You are projecting, because you are having difficulty with your practice'.


She was right.
by Simon E.
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: shake your nibutti
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: shake your nibutti

It's just words..
by Simon E.
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 65
Views: 2358

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

I hate to say it, but many of the most fervent "supporters" of each side in the conflict are continuing to act like schoolboys brawling over their football teams. Do you know of any "fervent supporters" acting like schoolboys still on Thaye Dorje's side? All I have seen is happiness for the meeting...
by Simon E.
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 65
Views: 2358

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Either 'nothing has changed' OR there is 'pressure on certain Lamas (and lay people) caught up in sectarian nonsense to open up'..both statements can't be true I would suggest :smile:

Anyway, back to fishin'..

:namaste:
by Simon E.
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 65
Views: 2358

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

conebeckham wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:42 pm
Such good news! :smile:
Joyful.
Heartfelt salutations to both Precious Teachers.
And to all of the followers of each.

:namaste: :namaste: :namaste:
by Simon E.
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Break.
Replies: 3
Views: 180

A Break.

Thats all for now folks. May we all be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
by Simon E.
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

Not you QQ. You seem a reasonable fellow.
by Simon E.
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

... like turtle fur or rabbit's antlers? Or a republican Nichiren Buddhist. :P In your meat world life do you ever engage in discussion without trying to win? Just discuss, debate, exchange, give positive regard? Try it. Many find that it opens up a whole new world... without loss of perceived stat...
by Simon E.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:35 pm
Simon E. wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:21 pm
lifestyle choices
That's a fraught phrase...

I'd restate something like,

"bad idea to take refuge in any conditioned identity."
Yes, that's much more accurate.
by Simon E.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

:good:

I would add, not just political views. Taking refuge in what are essentially lifestyle choices is, in the end, an obstacle to understanding also.
by Simon E.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 810

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

Aye. I know little about Nichiren Buddhism. But in general Buddhist terms, I have met left wing Buddhists. Right wing Buddhists. Wealthy Buddhists. Poor Buddhists. Vegan Buddhists. Largely carnivorous Buddhists. Extrovert Buddhists. Introvert Buddhists. Teetotal Buddhists.Wine loving Buddhists...inc...
by Simon E.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Help a technotard?
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Help a technotard?

I dont live in the USA. I don't come from the USA. There is a whole wide world out there. In UK English usage a bridegroom late for his wedding or a kid late for school might be described as tardy. It has no association with any prejudice against particular groups in society. It comes from the Latin...
by Simon E.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Nirvāṇa and Ataraxia
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Nirvāṇa and Ataraxia

Another 'no' here.

But there might be mileage in comparing the meanings of 'ataraxia' and 'upeksha'.
by Simon E.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Help a technotard?
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Help a technotard?

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:00 pm
You just add them to your foe list. only threads they actually created should be showing up in the list of threads, unless they're incredibly prolific then I don't really see the problem. What did you figure out?
I don't want to be misleading so I will pm later.
by Simon E.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Help a technotard?
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Help a technotard?

passel wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:22 am
...I cringe at the subject line- some of us are profoundly disabled, with lives hard enough...
I am not apologising for your learned hypersensitivity. It was not aimed at you or those with disabilities.

'Tard' is from tardy..slowness. And in terms of techie stuff I am tardy.
by Simon E.
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Flu Season
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Flu Season

I can imagine. And swimming pools. :smile: Not a reason to not use them of course. Just practice hygiene afterwards.
by Simon E.
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is permanent in mahayana?
Replies: 18
Views: 383

Re: What is permanent in mahayana?

dharmakaya is not something in the object-sense, it's called dimension but it is has no space, etc. not permanent nor impermanent. afaik in mahayana there are some philosophies, but one should stick to the facts, and the facts until here is that there is no such thing in that can be labeled as perm...

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