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by shaunc
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1283

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

I personally feel that Japanese buddhism is a better fit for the west. With lay house holder priests rather than monks/nuns. Self supporting with the lay sangha providing temple upkeep mainly. I know that I can't speak for everyone but I also feel that guru devotion generally wouldn't be accepted b...
by shaunc
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1283

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

I have been thinking about this topic and agree that we need a better solution to Buddhism in the West. Could "American Buddhism" be developed? Generally, whenever Buddhism travels to a new land/country it is molded by that country and its culture. I am wondering what "American Buddhism" would look...
by shaunc
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 31
Views: 777

Re: My new neighbor

:good: Verse 50 of the Dhammapada comes to mind: " Focus, not on the rudenesses of others, not on what they've done or left undone, but on what you have & haven't done yourself ." translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu " Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commiss...
by shaunc
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1283

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

I personally feel that Japanese buddhism is a better fit for the west. With lay house holder priests rather than monks/nuns. Self supporting with the lay sangha providing temple upkeep mainly. I know that I can't speak for everyone but I also feel that guru devotion generally wouldn't be accepted by...
by shaunc
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 31
Views: 777

Re: My new neighbor

It's not your circus, they're not your monkeys.
My advice is to mind your own business and don't say anything to the other guy. Just stay out of it.
by shaunc
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Korean War Over?
Replies: 51
Views: 1642

Re: Korean War Over?

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:18 pm
shaunc wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:14 pm
So far not a shot has been fired and considering where we were a few months ago I'd have to say that it's not a bad outcome. Of course only time will tell.
The US got nothing in this deal at all.
Except of course a chance at peace.
You don't have to make every post the winning post.
by shaunc
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Korean War Over?
Replies: 51
Views: 1642

Re: Korean War Over?

So far not a shot has been fired and considering where we were a few months ago I'd have to say that it's not a bad outcome. Of course only time will tell.
by shaunc
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 102
Views: 1797

Re: TRUCK FUMP

There's a saying in Australia. "If you don't laugh, you cry "
I'm not sure where it comes from originally but my guess would be Ireland.
by shaunc
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Competitive meditators...
Replies: 26
Views: 736

Re: Competitive meditators...

Competitive meditating? Sort of defeats the purpose don't you think. I wish him luck anyway.
by shaunc
Tue May 22, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the difference between conduct and setting an example?
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: What is the difference between conduct and setting an example?

Through right conduct we set a good example for others to follow, however if our conduct is unskilful then of course we are setting a bad example for others to follow.
The example we set for others is a reflection of our own conduct.
Good luck and best wishes.
Namu Amida Butsu.
Shaun.
by shaunc
Sat May 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 25360

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

These type of things have been happening in the U.S. for quite a while now. I'm sure that they've looked at other countries and have seen how they've dealt with the same problem. However I've come to the conclusion that tightening up firearm laws in the U.S. is flogging a dead horse. It's their prob...
by shaunc
Fri May 18, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.

Do you know Kim if the statue is staying in Bendigo permanently or if it's still on a tour. The article says that so far it has been to 135 cities.
by shaunc
Sun May 06, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Should a mother who is emotionally neglectful and indifferent be honored on Mother's day?
Replies: 38
Views: 1029

Re: Should a mother who is emotionally neglectful and indifferent be honored on Mother's day?

Most families have a few problems. I come from a family where drug addiction and alcoholism as well as their secondary problems of domestic violence and jail were seen as the norm. To break this cycle I had to realize that the only person whose behavior I could change was mine. My advice is to honou...
by shaunc
Fri May 04, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Of Concentration Camps and Prisons - Split from "Korean War Over?"
Replies: 42
Views: 1065

Re: Of Concentration Camps and Prisons - Split from "Korean War Over?"

Without wanting to diminish the very fair criticisms of the US penal system, it is not the same as a North Korean concentration camp. https://www.ibanet.org/Article/NewDetail.aspx?ArticleUid=8ae0f29d-4283-4151-a573-a66b2c1ab480 During a day-long hearing held in Washington, DC in 2016, Chief Judge N...
by shaunc
Tue May 01, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Of Concentration Camps and Prisons - Split from "Korean War Over?"
Replies: 42
Views: 1065

Re: Korean War Over?

:good: Concentration camps aren't really the same as prisons. You can argue about the injustices and disparity in US prison populations, but that still doesn't make them "concentration camps." I think most Nazi concentration camp victims and other political prisoners would feel insulted to compare t...
by shaunc
Tue May 01, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Of Concentration Camps and Prisons - Split from "Korean War Over?"
Replies: 42
Views: 1065

Re: Korean War Over?

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:56 pm
Depends on who won.

Were they wearing white hats, or black hats?
The winners always wear white hats, as it's the winners that get to write the history.
In my opinion the end of any war is a good thing.
by shaunc
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The origin of the most commonly distributed images
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: The origin of the most commonly distributed images

I can't help you but the one on the left I've definitely seen, the other I'm not really sure if I've ever seen it before.
by shaunc
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 6428

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

1. You are white, well good for you. I am not white enough for your type of white. I'm confused, in your last post you were white, but now you're unsure if you're white? 2. Rascism is prejudice, discrimination or antagonistic towards a person or people based upon their skin colour and/or nationalit...
by shaunc
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 6428

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Greg, you often sound very rascist and bigoted towards white people in your posts. I would have thought that rascism and bigotry would be against the forum rules regardless of what colour or country it is aimed towards 1. I am white, well... according to Anglo-Saxon-Irish types I am not exactly whi...

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