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by Dan74
Fri May 29, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 131
Views: 1648

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

jake wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:54 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:49 pm


I kid.
I had a conversation with a 5yr old that was just like that!
:rolling:
by Dan74
Wed May 27, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 131
Views: 1648

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

Admittedly, I'm not familiar with Zen and Zen-speak, or what I take to be Zen-speak from what I see in forums like this. Why the hangup with conventional designations? If you understand that designations are conventional, then what's the need in speaking cryptically about dharma as though its some ...
by Dan74
Tue May 26, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 131
Views: 1648

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

show it to me right now from the depth of your heart When asking someone to show "the Absolute" from the depth of their heart, people must be sure to have the true eye to see what is being demonstrated. I am not the one doing the asking. Just sharing what I have heard, buddy. Take it or leave it.
by Dan74
Tue May 26, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 131
Views: 1648

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

I have no idea about "Zen's stand". From my experience though, Zen teachers avoid taking positions and speaking in generalities. This is referred to as "the thicket of views." The reason being that the Absolute is a conceptual proliferation. So throw it out along with all the other garbage. Or if it...
by Dan74
Mon May 25, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Because when you actually dig down into the numbers, whilst as a quick defibrillator shock to bump start Economy, the tax rates when settled down actually benefit the rich and the poor will be left with 90% of all tax revenue collections to repay the stimulus when the dust has settled. Plus any sma...
by Dan74
Mon May 25, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

All media views human activity as an entertainment to be sold. It views everything as a commodity, Including social change movements and culture. Regards Yes, that's the nature of our system and especially in the current cutthroat media climate, where it becomes increasingly difficult to sell a sto...
by Dan74
Mon May 25, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

All media views human activity as an entertainment to be sold. It views everything as a commodity, Including social change movements and culture. Regards Yes, that's the nature of our system and especially in the current cutthroat media climate, where it becomes increasingly difficult to sell a sto...
by Dan74
Sun May 24, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

...Internet platforms like Facebook routinely deny any responsibility for what they allow to be published (although that has started to change after considerable public and political pressure). The change of direction on this has just begun, and it’s going to take a few years, but it’s going to be ...
by Dan74
Sat May 23, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

This looks like a good point at which to share a longish article which I really liked. It begins - What is a conspiracy theory anyway? Sometimes the term is deployed against anyone who questions authority, dissents from dominant paradigms, or thinks that hidden interests influence our leading insti...
by Dan74
Sat May 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

btw, Nemo, looks like that clip is a fake...

https://www.mediaite.com/news/trump-cam ... ally-said/
by Dan74
Sat May 23, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

But I don't really think Biden is electable. The alternative is far worse. Bernie would already be beating him. Instead the elites stuck you with this nag with one foot in the glue factory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdvM9K8N6OY Life imitating art.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlqKFlU7YAs
by Dan74
Sat May 23, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I think you hit the nail on the head, Malcolm, when you said "ignorance." But from where I stand, it is understandable - a concerted propaganda and disinformation campaign has been run for years, and not only by Fox & Co. The web of lies that has been spun has gotten so thick that it is little wond...
by Dan74
Fri May 22, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I think you hit the nail on the head, Malcolm, when you said "ignorance." But from where I stand, it is understandable - a concerted propaganda and disinformation campaign has been run for years, and not only by Fox & Co. The web of lies that has been spun has gotten so thick that it is little wonde...
by Dan74
Fri May 22, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Why the left who collectively consider themselves the most tolerant, when you scratch the surface actually the most intolerant? Like the smell of your own farts too much? Regards I am not American, but I know that whatever it is, generalising about people isn't helpful. There are intolerant lefties...
by Dan74
Wed May 20, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Netflix shows recommendations for kids 11-13, please?
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Netflix shows recommendations for kids 11-13, please?

Recommend the animated film Inside Out on Netflix about an 11 year-old from Minnesota who loves playing hockey, whose family faces challenges after making a move to San Francisco. I enjoyed it. P.S. If not on Netflix anymore, it may be on Disney+, which has a free seven-day trial. Hi Spike! Yes, I ...
by Dan74
Mon May 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

... I think we'll see a shift back to bigger governments - maybe some things being re-nationalised, big infrastructure projects etc. Not necessarily more regulation. Or it could be even worse. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/may/13/naomi-klein-how-big-tech-plans-to-profit-from-coronavirus-pan...
by Dan74
Mon May 18, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I am not very well-informed about all these people you mention, but didn't Musk have a spat with Zuckerberg about the dangers of automation, suggesting some concern about it, rather than 'working towards a slave race subjugated by machines"? He did. He has a specific issue with AI because he sees i...
by Dan74
Mon May 18, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47216

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

The unfortunate thing is that the smartest people in our society go into tech, and tech industry is no longer a bunch of psychedelic cowboys and hippies, but has been taken over by the finance guys, making for a particular culture right now that turns out douche bags. And tech enables a certain set...
by Dan74
Sun May 17, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Netflix shows recommendations for kids 11-13, please?
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Netflix shows recommendations for kids 11-13, please?

Dark has a lot of sex and violence. Our lot have already seen The Last Airbender (and loved it). The daughter (11) is watching Brooklyn Nine Nine at the moment. Another suggestion was Dark. I was wondering about that (given the Commonsense media review) but two moms that I know assured me that it's...
by Dan74
Sat May 16, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Netflix shows recommendations for kids 11-13, please?
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Netflix shows recommendations for kids 11-13, please?

Our lot have already seen The Last Airbender (and loved it). The daughter (11) is watching Brooklyn Nine Nine at the moment. Another suggestion was Dark.

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