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by Queequeg
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I wouldn't put it that way...
Replies: 1
Views: 150

I wouldn't put it that way...



But he's not quite wrong.

:rolling:
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ignorance of Ignorance
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: Ignorance of Ignorance

I was posting from a mobile device before so it was hard to flesh out my comments and offer a more robust response. https://media.giphy.com/media/xT8qBmSnYDXS21ZvHO/giphy.gif I think the fundamental problem with "Western" thought is that they stumble on non-dualism. All the rest is derivative. Subje...
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ignorance of Ignorance
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: Ignorance of Ignorance

Do they really handicap themselves with positivist demands? They're less than agnostics then?
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ignorance of Ignorance
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: Ignorance of Ignorance

Consider the Canki Sutta. Continuing... Ignorance is also assuming nonexistence of things that do exist... ---- As that great philosopher Donald Rumsfeld explained... There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we kno...
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ignorance of Ignorance
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: Ignorance of Ignorance

Back to basics?

Dukkha
The cause of dukkha (grasping due to avidya)
The end of Dukkha
8 fold path

Ignorance is assuming the existence of things that are not real.

Wouldn't a scientist relate to that?
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3324

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Well, I consider that a hopeful message. And, yes, I remember also the Christian right before the Tea Party. They got onto school boards and into a lot of local governments and got a lot of their stuff enacted. I certainly hope you're right, and that the Trump fiasco can ignite enough of a genuinel...
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3324

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Yes. That was my point about the "ruling class" ... it is not "all voting citizens" because -- with the complicity of the majority of potential and actual voters -- our votes have come to mean little or nothing. 1. Nit picking here - In a democracy, all voting citizens are the ruling class , for be...
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3324

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Kind of relevant to the turn of the discussion the past couple days... You may have heard of this young woman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who beat a big time Machine Democrat, Joe Crowley, in the Democratic primary for a district that spans parts of the Bronx and Queens. Arguably, this can be analyze...
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3324

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I'm not a student of history, but I have read that it was the actions of the non-ruling class that actually forced the issues of democratic ideals after the American revolution. Having been told we fought for such ideals, but not seeing them enacted by the ruling, class drove common people to make ...
by Queequeg
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Surprises in Buddhism?
Replies: 71
Views: 2770

Re: Surprises in Buddhism?

As the saying goes "Faith equals daily life", the results of the practice are to be seen here and now. The "prosperity cult" thing is a degenerate case, the win is the individual's human revolution; transformation from the inside out. "Since childhood, I, Nichiren, have never prayed for the secular...
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3324

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Rick wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:37 pm
This is how a republic ends
The lion is an apex predator, but will be brought down by a parasite in its bowels.
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 19
Views: 316

Re: Quitting smoking

I smoked for nearly 25 years. I still have a smoke on occasion when drinking in the company of smokers. Enjoyment is about 43% of the experience. 57% is remembering how freaking disgusting it is. I was a regretful smoker for most of the time I smoked. I knew it was gross. I knew that my will was ove...
by Queequeg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: please everyone chill
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: please everyone chill

by Queequeg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3324

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

What's Trump's message to the deplorables today?

Don't trust the FBI, CIA, NSA, or anyone else in US intelligence... trust my bosom buddy, Vlad. He says he didn't do it.

Vlad breaks into a Shaggy karaoke.

by Queequeg
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1855

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

Snowbear wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Why Lotus Sutra Buddhist and not liberal humanist?
Sure.
by Queequeg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3324

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

In psychonational terms ... America's shadow is coming to light under Donnie. This could be a good thing, there is a huge amount of creative energy in the shadow. Destructive too. Getting in touch with one's shadow is never easy, so we shouldn't expect that. And it's dangerous, for obvious reasons....
by Queequeg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3324

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Rick wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:11 am

The... Fall of Donald J. Trump
Yes. Please.
by Queequeg
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3324

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Now that indictments have come out for Russian military officers, what are the chances that the next indictments will involve Trump himself, and he will just stay in Russia with Putin since they get along so well? Or, what are the chances that it goes real bad, and having lost all our allies, Trump...
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3324

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Rick wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:55 pm
A vetted trustworthy "proven-true" fact? Or more of a "might have happened" ... ?
He was arrested at a Klan rally. That is true. Was he attending or just caught up in the melee? Inconclusive.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donal ... -kkk-1927/
by Queequeg
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3324

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Rick wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:48 pm
I don't know them, I'm doing my best to avoid all contact with Trumpiana.

But for my/our edification, what are some ditties about Trump's family tree that would help me contextualize him, understand his thoughts/actions?
Start with his father getting arrested at a Klan rally.

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