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by shaunc
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wat Buddha Dhamma damaged by bushfires
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Wat Buddha Dhamma damaged by bushfires

It's a real shame, thankfully no one has been hurt or injured. Yes, the fires this year are unseasonably early and fierce. I suppose that it shows the impermanence of all things
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by shaunc
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Vague but relevant article on the conseuqences of marijauna legalization
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Vague but relevant article on the conseuqences of marijauna legalization

I find it hard to believe that 40% of users are considered problematic, daily users but I'm not in a position to offer any other statistics. Personally I see no reason not to tax it in a similar fashion to cigarettes and alcohol. Again the physical symptoms of Evan's withdrawal I also find hard to b...
by shaunc
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 1635

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

You're going great. It can be done, one day at a time.
by shaunc
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Hong Kong.
Replies: 90
Views: 1780

Re: Hong Kong.

It's hard not to admire their bravery but at the same time be amazed at their stupidity. I don't think that this will have a happy ending. How is it stupid? Can you identify with specificity what is stupid? A handful of protesters standing against the Chinese government isn't likely to end well. Wh...
by shaunc
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Hong Kong.
Replies: 90
Views: 1780

Re: Hong Kong.

It's hard not to admire their bravery but at the same time be amazed at their stupidity. I don't think that this will have a happy ending.
by shaunc
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Violent dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 868

Re: Violent dogs

Not totally sure, but there's reason to believe it could actually attack someone. If you honestly believe that the dog is a threat to the public then unfortunately the only solution is either rehoming the animal which can occasionally be a solution, the other alternative unfortunately is euthanisin...
by shaunc
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Indonesia bans extramarital sex
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Indonesia bans extramarital sex

2 unmarried people of the opposite sex sharing a room would probably be evidence enough in Indonesia. Remember that we're not talking about a first world western country.
by shaunc
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Indonesia bans extramarital sex
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Indonesia bans extramarital sex

That's going to work out well. Single people are banned from having sex and God knows that married people don't get any. :D
by shaunc
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Recovery Dharma
Replies: 18
Views: 856

Re: Recovery Dharma

I could talk forever about 12 step groups. Most of my criticism boils down to the fact that lots of groups actually fail to practice what's in the Big book and the 12 and 12. This is partially due to the counterproductive and confrontational recovery culture that the boomers incorporated into the 1...
by shaunc
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Recovery Dharma
Replies: 18
Views: 856

Re: Recovery Dharma

I know a little bit about AA and recovery having been sober in AA since 1988. Whether it's a church group, a sporting club or an AA meeting people are still human and they like to have sex. My advice to anyone that's in recovery is to stay away from sexual partners that are also in recovery. I know ...
by shaunc
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Canada has a terrible system of government?
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Canada has a terrible system of government?

Considering that it's a fairly affluent and peaceful country, it's system of government can't be too bad. Admittedly in any country or system of government there's always going to be room for improvement and factor in the case that you can never make everyone happy and there'll always be a few peopl...
by shaunc
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World peace
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: World peace

I think everyone looks at this problem from the wrong end, always wondering what the government or governments are going to do about it I feel that the problem is better tackled from the other end. Start with a peaceful person, then a family, then a neighborhood, then a city/province and finally a c...
by shaunc
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: recovered my health by weight training
Replies: 24
Views: 4262

Re: recovered my health by weight training

I have some dumbbells at home and work out for an hour or so 3 times a week. I haven't trained for a couple of weeks due to a bad flu and am giving myself an extra week off to recover 100%. I'm 56years old and in relatively good condition, still working as a labourer which includes climbing water re...
by shaunc
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan
Replies: 38
Views: 1531

Re: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan

Kabul is not controlled by the Taliban. The Gandhara Buddhas were not destroyed during the Taliban reign. Maybe not this week, but that part of the world has been known to become a bit unstable at times. Whereas the UK is the pinnacle of political stability... Greg, for you to even compare the poli...
by shaunc
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan
Replies: 38
Views: 1531

Re: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan

Of course you put it in those terms. There is something to it, but there's also the bit that these kinds of artifacts belong to all humanity. Cast it any way you want, the fact remains, they'd be safer in the British Museum than in Kabul where there is a constant threat that bozos with sledgehammer...
by shaunc
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan
Replies: 38
Views: 1531

Re: British Museum to Return “Stunning” Gandharan Buddhist Artifacts to Afghanistan

I'm all for returning people's heritage, but is this a good idea at this point? What's a little more "safe keeping"? Developing nation's don't exactly have the means to protect and maintain historical artifacts... Afghanistan didn't seem to be able to look after the Buddha statues they had. I agree...
by shaunc
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Flu Season
Replies: 22
Views: 2012

Re: Flu Season

I'm currently recovering from it despite getting a flu shot.
It's taken 2 weeks to recover, it really knocks you for six.
On the plus side I'm still breathing.
by shaunc
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is there anything wrong with smoking marijuana, as a Nichiren Buddhist?
Replies: 15
Views: 1213

Re: Is there anything wrong with smoking marijuana, as a Nichiren Buddhist?

I was hoping Q would share in depth how daimoku is THE precept which opens us to all precepts although my ability to articulate such is poor in comparison to Q's As far as marijuana is concerned I have a very lengthy testimony for which I can gladly share. I have rich medical documentation regardin...

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