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by shaunc
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Dangers of Marijuana
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Dangers of Marijuana

I find it hard to believe the bit about violence. In my 55years living in a blue collar, working class area, I'm yet to witness an all in brawl among pot heads. Drinkers, gamblers and over women yes, but pot heads no.
by shaunc
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 31
Views: 708

Re: Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?

I've read the analects and it didn't really turn me on that much. But I suppose everyone's tastes and opinions differ. Try Zhongyong / doctrine of the mean. Analects is difficult to read standalone. It's hard to see the major themes (the five virtues, etc.) from a fragmented set of comments Thanks....
by shaunc
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 31
Views: 708

Re: Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?

I know this will not be a popular one... Confucius. I'm not down with the misogyny and strict hierarchy that has come to be associated with Confucianism, but the web of mutual responsibilities founded on brotherly love and respect between members of society is an excellent ideal. It also gives a fo...
by shaunc
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China issue death sentence against Canadian
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: China issue death sentence against Canadian

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:09 pm
The stupid thing about all this is, this kind of punishment never causes anyone to stop
I'll bet you dollars to donuts that it pulls him up
by shaunc
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China issue death sentence against Canadian
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: China issue death sentence against Canadian

It doesn't really matter what you want to buy, whether it be beer, cigarettes, clothing, sex or drugs generally you'll get a better price in Asia than you would in western countries. Greed is what attracts dealers to Asia. Sure, the dealer isn't 100% responsible for Australia's drug problem but they...
by shaunc
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China issue death sentence against Canadian
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: China issue death sentence against Canadian

Australia is an educated society. Maybe the alleged dealer should have educated himself on China's drug laws and punishments.
by shaunc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jodo Shinshu forum
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Jodo Shinshu forum

I tried to register but I'm not having a lot of luck.
Maybe it's my karma :D
by shaunc
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Breaking the law = bad karma?
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Breaking the law = bad karma?

You definitely risk bad karma by breaking the law. It can lead to fines, community service or even being banged up.
If you don't agree with the laws of a particular country don't go there.
by shaunc
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Did Nichiren believe in demons?
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Did Nichiren believe in demons?

I am not a nichiren Buddhist but couldn't demons be interpreted also as the 3 poisons of buddhism (greed, hatred and ignorance).
by shaunc
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi - From Cebu
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Hi - From Cebu

Hi and welcome. Cebu is a beautiful island, I've spent a lot of time there.
by shaunc
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My father died on Dec 2
Replies: 24
Views: 583

Re: My father died on Dec 2

My deepest condolences
Nami Amida Butsu.
by shaunc
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: What is the difference between being kind and compassionate?

I'd recommend reading the book Liao-Fans for lessons.
I got a paper back copy from a vietnamese pureland temple but the book itself may be taoist rather than buddhist in origin.
Nonetheless it's well worth reading.
by shaunc
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: The Old Blind Woman
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: The Old Blind Woman

Thanks for that link. I've bookmarked it for later reading.
by shaunc
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Opinion about ethicality from a buddhist point of view
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Opinion about ethicality from a buddhist point of view

I'm sorry that this has happened to you, your family and your brother. Like Bristollad said nothing you or your family has done conributed to his illness or his death and I don't believe anything that you or your family could have said or done to save him from himself. Good luck and best wishes. Nam...
by shaunc
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Should we be generous to the ungrateful?
Replies: 38
Views: 1103

Re: Should we be generous to the ungrateful?

I help some overseas relatives with a small business venture. It only costs us about $50AUD/week and it'll take about 2 years for them to see a return (approximately one year left). But to the point in question, they're doing the work, I'm only rolling a bit of bugs bunny into it, they know what it'...
by shaunc
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shambhala closes NYC center
Replies: 21
Views: 964

Re: Shambhala closes NYC center

The market dictates the terms. If people want it there they'll pay, if no one antes up it'll go.
The landlord will get his $30K/month off someone.
by shaunc
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Strange times
Replies: 20
Views: 1797

Re: Strange times

Serious question: is there any reason why I should not buy this? I don't have a statue of Guru Rinpoche, and this looks like a decent price, depending on the size. I guess, depending on your approach, you would need to have it filled properly and blessed. Most statues are mass produced nowadays any...
by shaunc
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist Authorities Hunt Down Monk For Being Too Ripped
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: Buddhist Authorities Hunt Down Monk For Being Too Ripped

Better than the other pair of clowns that got into a drunken knife fight over the best way to propagate the dharma.
by shaunc
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are the precepts in Nichiren Shoshu?
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: What are the precepts in Nichiren Shoshu?

I'd imagine that they're the same 5 precepts found in most other schools of buddhism.

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