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by Dan74
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Post Truth World
Replies: 46
Views: 983

Re: Post Truth World

Replying to the OP... There is a clear backlash against technology and its progenitors - science, rationality, the Age of Enlightenment. Perhaps the backlash is not even against technology per se, but the worldview it underpins - a mechanistic, logical, cold, clockwork universe that has no plan for ...
by Dan74
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 75
Views: 3557

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

I 100% agree. That was an incredibly stupid lapse in judgment that says a lot. But comparing that to Epstein just makes the discussion itself stupid. Not to say I didn't turn it stupid with my response. But that comparison is a whole different category of stupid, a variation of Godwin's Law. Ah ok....
by Dan74
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 75
Views: 3557

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

justsit wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:46 am
Your full service Presidential candidate?? Really?
SMH.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-ca ... ign-office
A bit of silliness? I suspect these folks work long hours and are under a lot more pressure than we think.
by Dan74
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Returning moderator
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Returning moderator

Thank you everybody for the welcome. Go Ayu! :woohoo: On the other hand, all 'returning moderators' should undergo a compulsory psychiatric assessment... :crazy: :thinking: :toilet: Tell me, who in this world should not meet a psychologist from time to time? Maybe returning moderators have the adva...
by Dan74
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Returning moderator
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Returning moderator

Go Ayu! :woohoo:

On the other hand, all 'returning moderators' should undergo a compulsory psychiatric assessment... :crazy: :thinking: :toilet:
by Dan74
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 44
Views: 1189

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

el gatito wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:45 pm
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Dan74 wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:09 pm
I have no Zen to express
Just this and this
:D
by Dan74
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 44
Views: 1189

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

I have no Zen to express
Just this and this
by Dan74
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in a secularised world
Replies: 35
Views: 1044

Re: Buddhism in a secularised world

Not a comment on the above discussion but the article itself, fwiw. The point for me was that we bring unspoken and unconscious assumptions to our practice that mould it and more or less determine the outcomes. Even on the cushion, we tend to think we know what's going on and what's likely/supposed...
by Dan74
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in a secularised world
Replies: 35
Views: 1044

Re: Buddhism in a secularised world

Not a comment on the above discussion but the article itself, fwiw. The point for me was that we bring unspoken and unconscious assumptions to our practice that mould it and more or less determine the outcomes. Even on the cushion, we tend to think we know what's going on and what's likely/supposed ...
by Dan74
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Hong Kong.
Replies: 90
Views: 1780

Re: Hong Kong.

There is a lengthy article in Australian media detailing the history and the nature of this protest movement: https://www.theage.com.au/world/asia/hong-kong-people-take-revenge-how-did-hong-kong-get-here-20191118-p53bob.html But from what PeterC is saying, it is completely off the mark. It would be ...
by Dan74
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Visualizing Infinity
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Visualizing Infinity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEy7ujp6Dng&feature=youtu.be Great explanation of infinity This is a very nice video, but the title is misleading. It doesn't help one visualise infinity at all, but rather the very large numbers that come up when one discusses cosmology. Infinity is not a very large...
by Dan74
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 73
Views: 2633

Re: Secular Buddhism

This is a beautiful thread. Putting our money where our mouth is. Mahayana Buddhists at the very least, should put our own little concerns behind those of others. Especially those genuinely suffering, with no succour from the Dharma.
by Dan74
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Community Round Table Sub-Forum Status
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Zen Community Round Table Sub-Forum Status

KeithA wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:41 am
el gatito wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:32 am
Yep, but it would be nice if together with the zenspace site. To the trash can.
Coincidentally Zen Space is down. In the trash can?
#irony
indeed...

by Dan74
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Community Round Table Sub-Forum Status
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Zen Community Round Table Sub-Forum Status

el gatito wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:32 am
Yep, but it would be nice if together with the zenspace site. To the trash can.
Coincidentally Zen Space is down. In the trash can?
by Dan74
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Buddhism Without Merit"
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: "Buddhism Without Merit"

I'd also add that it might also be partially caused by the kind of people dharma draws. At least here where I am from it is still mostly the alternative folks who are either in college or in some way try to escape capitalism, which often equals low income. ... And there's also the idea that "Dharma...
by Dan74
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Impeachment
Replies: 46
Views: 2409

Re: Trump Impeachment

Press secretary appeared this morning and declared that Trump's intro at the World Series was greeted by the loudest cheers ever recorded at a live sporting event. Post-truth - hear what you want to hear. Very Russian Is it? Surkov, former Russian Deputy PM, is sometimes credited with introducing i...
by Dan74
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Impeachment
Replies: 46
Views: 2409

Re: Trump Impeachment

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:28 pm
Press secretary appeared this morning and declared that Trump's intro at the World Series was greeted by the loudest cheers ever recorded at a live sporting event.
Post-truth - hear what you want to hear.
by Dan74
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rejoicing
Replies: 19
Views: 738

Re: Rejoicing

I think people mistake it with defeating the ISIS ideology. If through open and widely watched debates, ISIS ideology was truly defeated and millions of followers and sympathisers renounced it, saying "we were mistaken, but not we see our error", that would be an occasion to rejoice. As it stands, s...
by Dan74
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Impeachment
Replies: 46
Views: 2409

Re: Trump Impeachment

Perhaps the point is not that a billionaire is automatically a bastard, but that the very existence of billionaires perpetuates social and environmental problems. Folks like Bill Gate obviously try to go do with their billions. But the system than makes Bill Gates's possible is a sick system.
by Dan74
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: First Democratic Party Debate (June 26-27)
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: First Democratic Party Debate (June 26-27)

I loved that there was an unapologetic hippie on the stage. The world needs more, imho. Just maybe not in charge. Like my Prime Minister, who brought her baby to the UN, and talks about kindness and forgiveness? :tongue: I was also puzzled by the negative reaction, Mike. I am guessing that for a wo...

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