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by Nemo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?
Replies: 46
Views: 1844

Re: Is breatharians / going without any food a form of extreme asceticism?

Lets be honest though. 90% of these ding dongs are liars. Breatharians are generally full of shit con artists. They are breaking fundamental laws of physics. CO2 contains carbon, you breath out about 35 grams of carbon an hour at rest. Humans lose about an entire kilo per day of water and carbon in ...
by Nemo
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 political compass
Replies: 20
Views: 751

Re: POTUS 2020 political compass

How is I’ve a leftist libertarian? Sounds like a contradiction in terms. “One gratifying aspect of our rise to some prominence is that, for the first time in my memory, we, ‘our side,’ had captured a crucial word from the enemy . . . ‘Libertarians’ . . . had long been simply a polite word for left-...
by Nemo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 102
Views: 3154

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

One question that has occurred to me several times is that, despite calling ourselves human, what possible clues are there to confirm what realm this is? I think that by doing this, I could better understand the hungry ghost realm, simply because this description of a permanent dissatisfaction was ...
by Nemo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 102
Views: 3154

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

When I recounted my story to my teacher he was quiet for a long time. Then he agreed that yes it was so very hard to communicate with beings trapped in hell. That many high lamas spend decades developing the ability. He said appearing as someone the person knows or is strongly connected to helps. Fo...
by Nemo
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 102
Views: 3154

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

Refuge is not the essential point. I think it is karma. Most of us are going to hell. Maybe not you guys but normal folks like me. For us karma and Bodhicitta are the most important things to learn. If a regular person can develop Bodhicitta for a moment and they have a decent teacher they can get o...
by Nemo
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 102
Views: 3154

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

Being a Delog is not uncommon and often happens to quite ordinary people. I ended up in the hell where you are measured by threads and then the threads go through you. At which point they are pulled tighter and tighter until you are cut to pieces over and over. Luckily I remembered my teacher and de...
by Nemo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 102
Views: 3154

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

The big question is who is doing the punishing? Are there a class of evil beings who delight in tormenting evil humans, Gods and even animals? That sounds very silly. A ghost story to tell novices around the fire. But if your true nature is the actual Buddha imagine his distress at doing an evil dee...
by Nemo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Impeachment
Replies: 46
Views: 2409

Re: Trump Impeachment

I think that the thing really at stake in all of this is: what is the relationship now, between the Republican Party and (genuine, philosophical-political) conservatism? Trump is probably more devastating to the cause of true conservatism than he is to many progressive causes, because his is so wil...
by Nemo
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Romantic relationships
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Romantic relationships

There are few riskier endeavors.
Someone who supports your practice is rare. The right partner can extend your life, ease life's suffering and be a wonderful companion on the journey. The wrong one can imprison you and hold you back from your true potential.
by Nemo
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Impeachment
Replies: 46
Views: 2409

Re: Trump Impeachment

Why are Americans pretending this is anything other than a popularity contest? The rule simply states if you get a two thirds vote you can remove a President for conduct unbecoming. You have nowhere near two thirds so this is just grandstanding for the base. So it's a total waste of time when actual...
by Nemo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 53
Views: 2200

Re: China Destroys

As of Dec 1st facial recognition is a prerequisite to using he internet. No PRC card no internet. This will kick out the last of the expats and end an anonymous internet.

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/10/ch ... ernet.html
by Nemo
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 53
Views: 2200

Re: China Destroys

Turns out they are bulldozing Yarchen Gar now too. Reeducation camps for everyone. https://freetibet.org/news-media/na/china-has-destroyed-large-areas-one-tibets-biggest-buddhist-sites-satellite-images?utm_source=Free+Tibet+email+updates&utm_campaign=4d8bfda879-OCTOBER_NEWSLETTER_2019&utm_medium=ema...
by Nemo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 53
Views: 2200

Re: China Destroys

With the 70th anniversary just passed I don't think China's socialism report card is that great. What scores would you give them using the 12 core values they officially espouse? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/Chinese_core_socialist_values.jpg/800px-Chinese_core_socialist_...
by Nemo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 53
Views: 2200

Re: China Destroys

I give China till December to pull back from the brink. After that when all the loans turn over in January with dwindling dollar reserves China becomes incredibly unstable. They will have to sell foreign assets for dollars. 5-10 trillion of those 55 trillion in Chinese loans are dead if they get cal...
by Nemo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 53
Views: 2200

Re: China Destroys

Communist tactics for public consumption vs long term strategy: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/media_pretends_china_isnt_communist.html Nicholas, don't make me tap the sign. https://serving.photos.photobox.com/826638376b2eef45cc871322d617c17ca22c503fd1f605fc608bf70580e0e9925c6a47e...
by Nemo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 53
Views: 2200

Re: China Destroys

Communism is one of Nicholas's bug bears, WeiHan, and he is not amenable to a rational argument when it comes to this subject. I guess we can all agree that China is authoritarian and the state retains a lot of control over the economy, both of these being a feature of Communist governments (but no...
by Nemo
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3987

Re: Greta Thunberg

I have seen no criticism of Ms Thunberg on these pages at all...none. I am puzzled by the suggestion that there is any.. It was there. https://serving.photos.photobox.com/2768336806e50e48d7f3e0d41d9378138f08494c093041599b37f8a4d74e3a1601089cd4.jpg https://serving.photos.photobox.com/78557656db6de95...
by Nemo
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers
Replies: 53
Views: 1512

Re: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers

The real issue here, I'm afraid, is that the pundits disagree, leaving us to decide if a rational response to the likes of Greta and her cause should be praise or pity, and if so, whether the two should be conflated or separate. https://lowenthal.house.gov/uploadedphotos/highresolution/24524dad-8af...
by Nemo
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers
Replies: 53
Views: 1512

Re: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers

Does the discussion of climate change include aspects about pollution and its harmful effects to all living beings? ,.. plus all the observable flood damages (I even observed firsthand of the flood up to bridge base level at my local beach/park which lasted for all the spring months which only rece...
by Nemo
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers
Replies: 53
Views: 1512

Re: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers

...The burden of proof is mostly on you [tatpurusa] here, you are the one making the assertion that anthropogenic climate change is some sort of hoax. ... Exactly. "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof" (Sagan said it, I think, but I can't be bothered checking since it's true whoever sa...

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