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by Dan74
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Indulgence, Aversion, Dissolution, and Somethingsomethingelse
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Indulgence, Aversion, Dissolution, and Somethingsomethingelse

Hi bluegaruda :hi: Paying attention is how I think we learn to answer these questions. So rather than the usual reactivity, at some point we just listen, observe these thoughts, observe what arises in response to them. This approach creates a space around them where we are no longer on autopilot but...
by Dan74
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...
Replies: 94
Views: 2347

Re: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...

As Shantideva said: What they (pre-modern Mahayana apologetics) do not and cannot address is the historical argument. Apparently the academic view is not contested regarding Mahayana scriptures being later works, consequently it is currently not debated that the Nikayas and Agamas represent the old...
by Dan74
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Introduction to Korean Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Introduction to Korean Buddhism

I don't know anything about it, sorry. I practiced under a Seon teacher, so little that I know is from Seon, square in the Chogye.
by Dan74
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Introduction to Korean Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Introduction to Korean Buddhism

I am no kind of expert, so I hesitated to answer as I not only lack the knowledge but most of the answers will depend on the particulars of the school and the lineage. Regarding Chogye, the main Seon school, Robert Buswell's The Zen Monastic Experience: Buddhist Practice in Contemporary Korea, would...
by Dan74
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)

Many thanks to Paul, David and all those who've worked hard to make vibrant Dharma places on the internet. :bow: :bow: :bow:


Might be also a fitting time to reflect on what is and is not working but that is probably better in another thread.
by Dan74
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is Dualism truly?
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: What is Dualism truly?

You will get many different answers to such a broad question, but the way I would answer it, is to understand it through the history of ideas. It’s with the philosophy of Descartes that modern Western dualism really started, as he divided ‘being’ into ‘res cogitans’ (thinking subject) and ‘res exte...
by Dan74
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2825

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Well, for starters the progressive identity in recent decades has become synonymous with PC, the so-called 'cultural Marxism' though the term is silly. This change has, IMO, shifted the attention from the urgent socio-economic issues to the hand-wringing and the identity crises of the urban elites....
by Dan74
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2825

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Did clyde ever say that it was the same? I read him as saying we are complicit as tax payers, not that the level of culpability is the same. Obviously someone who delights in killing civilians in a war (a rogue soldier) and a tax-payer who actively protests and opposes his or her government's partic...
by Dan74
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2825

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

We need global action. Good luck with that, people still put nation before class. I don't know if people put nation before anything much. Look at France, once a bastion of national pride, now people are disaffected and seem to worry primarily about their hip-pocket - the haves, to stay the haves, a...
by Dan74
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Conservative Christian group launches campaign against “Buddhist meditation” in public schools
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Conservative Christian group launches campaign against “Buddhist meditation” in public schools

I don't even CW, I'm sorry to hear about your father and also about your family situation. Years ago I heard someone warning that Evangelical Christians would start targeting Buddhism and Buddhists. Here comes the persecution. This article makes these people sound ridiculous but that is actually ev...
by Dan74
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2825

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Well, for starters the progressive identity in recent decades has become synonymous with PC, the so-called 'cultural Marxism' though the term is silly. This change has, IMO, shifted the attention from the urgent socio-economic issues to the hand-wringing and the identity crises of the urban elites. ...
by Dan74
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Conservative Christian group launches campaign against “Buddhist meditation” in public schools
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Conservative Christian group launches campaign against “Buddhist meditation” in public schools

I don't even CW, I'm sorry to hear about your father and also about your family situation. Years ago I heard someone warning that Evangelical Christians would start targeting Buddhism and Buddhists. Here comes the persecution. This article makes these people sound ridiculous but that is actually ev...
by Dan74
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2825

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Good mind dump and fundamentally I agree. There are of course different ways of going socialist, but ensuring the basic necessities is essential.
by Dan74
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2825

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

I guess the US has unique history in regards to the cult of the individual and it has its pros and cons. When I was in LA very briefly, seeing the people riding motorbikes with no helmets on and the taxi driver telling me how they had all the speed cameras removed because people were suing the city ...
by Dan74
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2825

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Entertainment will get cheaper and more effective at control. Once we shift more into the virtual world, providing virtual goodies and benefits will not cost the elites anything at all.
by Dan74
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2825

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Entertainment is filling the gap already. It will continue doing so. VR games etc..
by Dan74
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Can anyone suggest me a book regarding meditation?
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Can anyone suggest me a book regarding meditation?

Hi, I want to read about meditation. Often we get tensed up, tangled up with problems, suffer from addiction and lose our balance for life. The solution to these problems is meditation. So can you suggest me a book on meditation? Thanks in advance. Meido Roshi, a Rinzai teacher who sometimes posts ...
by Dan74
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My father died on Dec 2
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: My father died on Dec 2

Must be very rough to lose your nearest family, Crazywisdom. Warmest wishes to you in this time. May you be strong. Somebody said once that grief is love that find no outlet, no way of helping. But we can said the prayers, say the mantras, and practice for the sake of our loved ones and all sentien ...
by Dan74
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Children and the 5 Elements
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Children and the 5 Elements

I don't know why this hasn't occurred to me on my travels, but I was shown a video of kids in India attending a puja and it suddently struck me - children in the UK may not ever have been in contact with the Elements in any meaningful way, in a celebratory and joyful way. Water? Sure, they will exp...

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