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by shaunc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 35
Views: 674

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: 1
Views: 88

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: 1856

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: 401

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: 1856

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: 70
Views: 3078

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: 70
Views: 3078

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: 379

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: 70
Views: 3078

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.
by shaunc
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 70
Views: 3078

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

Just get through it, one day at a time. If Tara works for you, keep calling on her.
Good luck and best wishes.
by shaunc
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Lewis the Koala
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Lewis the Koala

At this point probably better to pray for all the Koalas. Om Mani Padme Hung And all the sentient beings affected by the bushfires, including the bees. This map shows the huge areas of habitat that have already been lost in the worst affected state of New South Wales https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire...
by shaunc
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Surviving my wife’s PMS?
Replies: 15
Views: 427

Re: Surviving my wife’s PMS?

Do you have a shed in your backyard. If not, build one. If you can afford it connect power and water to this shed, see if you can't get a second hand t.v. and a good chair for yourself, you're going to be spending a lot of time in this shed. Get a project or two to work on down there, it's easier to...
by shaunc
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to handle entitled customers?
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: What is the best way to handle entitled customers?

Dealing with the public can be a tough gig, I drove taxi cabs for years. It always surprised me how the human brain works. I could get 20 customers in a shift, 15 of them I don't have an opinion on one way or the other, 4 of them seemed to be very nice people and one of them is a problem, but unfort...
by shaunc
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wat Buddha Dhamma damaged by bushfires
Replies: 1
Views: 199

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: 312

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: 70
Views: 3078

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: 92
Views: 2971

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: 92
Views: 2971

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: 1143

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: 788

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.

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