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by shaunc
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Media
Topic: You can't wipe out this virus
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: You can't wipe out this virus

If the virus kills 'em, it kills 'em but at least they'll have a clean arse.
by shaunc
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Religious institutions responding to coronavirus
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Religious institutions responding to coronavirus

I feel that closing is the right thing to do. Yes, economically they'll probably suffer a bit but that's better than having monks and nuns falling off the perch one after the other.
by shaunc
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 62
Views: 5471

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Daoism and Buddhism are totally compatible, if you mean East Asian Buddhism. They grew up together and were eventually integrated together. The Complete Reality School (Quanzhen) assembled Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian practice. The Secret of the Golden Flower is more Buddhist than Daoist in my v...
by shaunc
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Should a person be embarrassed for leaving Buddhism just to realize it's the truth and return?
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Should a person be embarrassed for leaving Buddhism just to realize it's the truth and return?

The Buddha himself taught not to accept teachings just because other people tell you too, but to experiment and see for yourself what's true and what isn't.
It sounds to me that's exactly what you've done.
by shaunc
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 84
Views: 9421

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

130. Damn, somedays are easier than others and right now is not one of the easy ones. I feel like my brain and chest are throwing a temper tantrum. :toilet: Not sure if it's been mentioned on this site already, but samsara sucks. ;) Some days are certainly harder than others. Just try to take it on...
by shaunc
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How To Deal with Homeless People?
Replies: 27
Views: 2676

Re: How To Deal with Homeless People?

Offer an orange, some fruit, or some fresh produce out of kindness. Won’t be spent on deviances and will be a benefit by ceasing hunger.
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By doing this at least you're unlikely to cause any further harm.
by shaunc
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Starting meditation/sitting group/class at work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1671

Re: Starting meditation/sitting group/class at work?

I'm sorry but I have to ask this question.
Exactly what sort of jobs do you have that the boss will give you time off to meditate.
As a matter of fact what sort of boss gives you time off to do anything at all.
If I take time off work either my leave entitlements or my wages are docked.
by shaunc
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Practices to benefit animals
Replies: 29
Views: 1959

Re: Practices to benefit animals

PadmaVonSamba wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:08 am
The most effective actions are to make sure they have food and water and shelter if possible
I'll second this.
by shaunc
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for victims of abuse
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: Prayers for victims of abuse

One thing that I've found that helps me is rather than looking at myself as a victim of childhood sexual abuse is to look at myself as a survivor of child abuse.
I do agree that we need to forgive the abuser in order to get on with our lives.
by shaunc
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Amida Kyo for Wuhan
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Amida Kyo for Wuhan

Namu Amida Butsu
by shaunc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 176
Views: 8155

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

Very similar in Australia. Strangely enough though originally in Japan many years ago nichiren Buddhism and pureland Buddhism were both designed to appeal to the working class.
by shaunc
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 48
Views: 5087

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

Unfortunately we've all got to survive in this imperfect world and that includes Buddhist communities. This is samsara.
by shaunc
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 41
Views: 2896

Re: Another cigarette thread

I haven't had a smoke for 4 months using Swedish snus.
Yes, I'm still addicted to nicotine but at least I'm giving my lungs a break.
by shaunc
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: driving the seafood truck
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: driving the seafood truck

No, you didn't kill them, you're just delivering them to customers.
by shaunc
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 41
Views: 2896

Re: Quitting smoking

I'm 56 years old and started smoking cigarettes at 8 years old I recently stopped 4 months ago using Swedish snus. Yes, I'm still addicted to nicotine but at least I'm giving my lungs a break.
by shaunc
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 84
Views: 9421

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

Keep going hazel, you're doing well.
by shaunc
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 84
Views: 9421

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

ford_truckin wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:18 pm
Good on you Hazel, keep it up.
I'll second that. Congratulations.
by shaunc
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Listening to music when a loved one dies
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Listening to music when a loved one dies

If you ever go to an Irish funeral they do nothing except listen to music and drink. The person in the coffin has absolutely no idea what anyone else is doing at their funeral and where they end up in their next life is completely up to their karma and has absolutely nothing to do with what tune you...
by shaunc
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 84
Views: 9421

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

Hi hazel. Just want to let you know that you're killing it and I'm sure that every one on here is barracking for you.
It's a pleasant change to go on a forum and hear that someone has a problem and is doing something about it instead of just whinging and bitching about it and playing the blame game.

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