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by shaunc
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Indonesia bans extramarital sex
Replies: 12
Views: 506

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: 506

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: 410

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: 410

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: 413

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: 787

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: 3876

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: 1296

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: 1296

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: 1296

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: 1809

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: 879

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...
by shaunc
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...
Replies: 29
Views: 1462

Re: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...

Maybe the media will have a new flavor of the month.
by shaunc
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 1204

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

:shrug: Are we supposed to have some kind of sympathy? You reap what you sow as they say. I sincerely wish that neither you, nor anybody you love, ever becomes addicted to drugs. The idea of the post though, is for Buddhists to consider what it means for a Buddhist nation to have in place a state s...
by shaunc
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?
Replies: 30
Views: 1109

Re: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?

Don't get caught up in flavor of the month. If they've got a problem with it, let them have a problem with it, and you just keep on living your life however you want.
by shaunc
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Mother has entered hospice
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Mother has entered hospice

Namu Amida Butsu.
by shaunc
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 229
Views: 18033

Re: Socialism & Communism

The problem with that idea Greg is that most people that are financially well off have worked hard and taken a few chances.
If they're then heavily taxed for doing well, it takes a fair bit of the incentive away to initially work hard and taken a few chances.
by shaunc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 229
Views: 18033

Re: Socialism & Communism

Communism as practiced was and is inhuman. Fun fact: neither USA nor any other capitalist "developed country" can or could afford free healthcare and free education all the way up to university. Communist countries could. I was born and I grew up in one. Also, no capitalist country ever managed to ...

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