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by shaunc
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China issue death sentence against Canadian
Replies: 6
Views: 177

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: 200

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: 315

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: 270

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: 129

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: 499

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: 241

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: 114

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: 226

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: 983

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: 830

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: 1662

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: 1305

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: 306

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.
by shaunc
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Jobs that serve alcohol?
Replies: 49
Views: 2217

Re: Jobs that serve alcohol?

The 5 precepts are guided to help us live our lives in a peaceful and harmless way. However you're the one that decided to take them, not the punters in the restaurant you work at. We all have to survive in this world and sometimes you've got to do what you've got to do. If I'm a customer in a resta...
by shaunc
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jodoshu and Jodoshinshu difference on the attendent bodhisattvas
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Jodoshu and Jodoshinshu difference on the attendent bodhisattvas

I've seen some references readings through a few pages here to the idea that Jodo Shin Shu doesn't venerate the Bodhisattvas Seishi and Kannon as much as Jodo Shu, and I'm curious what that means in practice. I tried to post this question once I already, but I think I might have only clicked previe...
by shaunc
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 24
Views: 872

Re: 5 precepts

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:51 am
Very and yes, though repentance goes hand in hand.
I'd give a pretty similar answer.
by shaunc
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 2024

Re: Another day in America

I find it hard to believe that the leaders of these countries rank a human life somewhere below a chicken and a dog's life. Believe it, sadly. The US Constitution has been interpreted to protect an individual's right to bear arms. There is big money involved in making sure that doesn't change, rega...
by shaunc
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 2024

Re: Another day in America

I suppose I'm quite lucky. I live in a society where I don't have a fear of my neighbors. I drove taxi cars for 12 years, 1/2 of that time driving the night shift and only feared for my safety once. I imagine that there's a few blokes in town who keep weapons of some description in their home for sa...
by shaunc
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 2024

Re: Another day in America

In 2010 the U.S. outlawed cockfighting and most people managed to get on with their lives, more recently Florida outlawed greyhound racing, which has 11 of the 17 tracks in the U.S. I find it hard to believe that the leaders of these countries rank a human life somewhere below a chicken and a dog's ...

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