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by Queequeg
Thu May 24, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?

Not sure what you're asking because I'm not familiar with that practice. But as far as not feeling... How do you do that? That would involve disrupting the link between contact and feeling. I suppose that would be anesthesia... That's not practical. People try to do that, I guess... Opioids... Not q...
by Queequeg
Wed May 23, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?

In the 12 linked chain of causation, we can't control the ripening of karma. But we can exert control over how we react to the experience of karma ripening. 12 linked chain goes like this: Ignorance gives rise to mental formation/volitions gives rise to Consciousness gives rise to Name-and-form give...
by Queequeg
Wed May 23, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?

If this is karma, how does purification work exactly? Is it just karma is washed up? Or do you still have to atone for your crimes in more minor ways? Or what? Break the cycle at vedana. Don't let tanha arise. Without tanha, the wheel doesn't have any new energy added to its spin. Eventually, the w...
by Queequeg
Wed May 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 1526

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Of course. I'm not better than the masses. Give me a compelling story to suck on for a while and I'm soothed.

Just don't leave me hanging at the end of No Country for Old Men. Tell me there is justice.
by Queequeg
Wed May 23, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 1526

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

The Fourth Turning is a Crisis. Old Artists die, Prophets enter elderhood, Nomads enter midlife, Heroes enter young adulthood—and a new generation of child Artists is born. This is an era in which America’s institutional life is torn down and rebuilt from the ground up—always in response to a perce...
by Queequeg
Wed May 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 1526

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

PS. I hope I'm wrong and we are going to have a progressive leap from the depths of this swamp. Please talk me down because this view is bringing me down, man.
by Queequeg
Wed May 23, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we tend to care about what others think?
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Why do we tend to care about what others think?

Minobu wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 6:40 pm
Thing is "It's enough we have learned everyone gets their due...let's not join in their energy fest."
It feels too good. Its... like... sex...

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:stirthepot:
by Queequeg
Wed May 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 1526

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

...and why the Democrats will get slaughtered... They're putting up new faces but the same tired old machine politicians with focus group tested stump speeches... Its a woman's turn, so we have Kamala Harris (who also checks the "black" box), and Kristen Gillibrand (riding the #MeToo wave for all it...
by Queequeg
Wed May 23, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 1526

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

This special counsel investigation is not going to rid us of Trump. And when the report turns up nothing but a bunch of seedy characters and two bit indictments, the average person who probably couldn't even identify their home state on a map will agree with Trump that all this is a witch hunt and p...
by Queequeg
Wed May 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we tend to care about what others think?
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Why do we tend to care about what others think?

Here is a more constructive answer... If you hate yourself because you are a genuinely awful person (a murderer, a rapist, a thug, a sadist, cruel, malicious, etc.) then that's great, as far as I'm concerned. You should feel awful about being an ass hole. I hope it really tortures you to your core....
by Queequeg
Tue May 22, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we tend to care about what others think?
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Why do we tend to care about what others think?

pretty much what i thought...it came off harsh and I wanted you to make clear your view.... Harsh is in the eye of the beholder... Actually, murderers, rapists, and assorted terrors are bound for aeons in hell. Debilitating shame and guilt is getting off easy if that's all there is to it. can you d...
by Queequeg
Tue May 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we tend to care about what others think?
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Why do we tend to care about what others think?

If you hate yourself because you are a genuinely awful person (a murderer, a rapist, a thug, a sadist, cruel, malicious, etc.) then that's great, as far as I'm concerned. You should feel awful about being an ass hole. I hope it really tortures you to your core. I hope your guilt and shame is debili...
by Queequeg
Mon May 21, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we tend to care about what others think?
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Why do we tend to care about what others think?

Here is a more constructive answer... Your first question - "Why do we tend to care about what others think?" Its important to keep in mind that the degree of care varies from person to person. Sociopaths, for instance, care little, if at all, about what others think, and recent research suggests it...
by Queequeg
Mon May 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do we tend to care about what others think?
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Why do we tend to care about what others think?

Worrying about this just seems a perpetuation of the very thing.

Just enshrine a picture of the Honey Badger and chant his powerful mantra: The Honey Badger Don't Give a F---.

Here's a video to encourage your Honey Badger Samadhi.



Just kidding.
by Queequeg
Sat May 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 1526

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Rick wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Thing is we DO have a common enemy!
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Lalalalala I don't hear you lalalala
by Queequeg
Sat May 19, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 1526

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Left Myth - Trump is Evil!
Right Myth - Clinton is Evil!

Nothing unites like a common enemy. What we need is a real bad guy, so we can all agree and kumbaya, "That's the bad guy! There's evil!"

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by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can you describe any situation since you have started chanting where you have been protected?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Can you describe any situation since you have started chanting where you have been protected?

Nothing quite like that happened to me. A friend was being mugged by two men. One grabbed him from behind and started choking him out. He chanted daimoku. One of the men heard it and said, "Yo, that's the shit my sister says. Let's get out of here." They let him go and ran. Later at the hospital, th...
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Enlightenment

The Cicada wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:34 pm
shanyin wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 am
How do you attain enlightenment in Mahayana Buddhism?
Nothing to attain.

:buddha1:

:rolleye:

Sorry. Bad, cryptic Dharma joke.
Divide by shunya.
Don't forget to carry the one.
by Queequeg
Fri May 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shodaigyo
Replies: 50
Views: 808

Re: Shodaigyo

it might have been in the palm of my hand...but NO ONE TAUGHT ME !!!!!! :broke: There's the story in the Lotus Sutra about the rich merchant who goes out drinking with his friend. In the morning, the merchant must leave on business, and not wanting to wake his friend, he takes a priceless jewel and...