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by shaunc
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts
Replies: 78
Views: 1815

Re: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts

Where I live it's law to get veterinary care for an animal that requires it and sometimes that veterinary care will be euthanasia. Yes, there's no doubt a certain amount of bad karma accrued through putting an animal down, there's also a certain amount of bad karma involved in watching an animal suf...
by shaunc
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Vinaya doesn't prohibit smoking -tobacco-, but...
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Vinaya doesn't prohibit smoking -tobacco-, but...

It seems to depend upon which sect. Plenty of Thai monks smoke.
by shaunc
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3341

Re: Football World Cup.

Rugby league is the main game played in my part of Australia. All of my 3 boys played it and with the state of origin series over it was great to see a blues win.
One of my nephews is a very good rugby union player and has recently got a run with the brumbies team.
by shaunc
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 44
Views: 1067

Re: boring questions about losing weight

There's no silver bullet. The only way to lose weight and maintain that weight is through diet and exercise. By what you wrote in your opening post, you've got the exercise covered which only leaves the diet. Cut back sugar and carbs, you can't outrun a bad diet.
by shaunc
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moderation
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Moderation

Simon E. wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:12 am
It could..but that has nothing to do with the quote from Oscar Wilde, which is a play on words.
That's true. The saying isn't by the buddha or Buddhist based.
by shaunc
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 25
Views: 681

Re: Quitting smoking

May I suggest using Swedish snus. It's a tobacco based product and no doubt just as addictive as cigarettes but far less harmful.
by shaunc
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moderation
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Moderation

The buddha described his path as the middle way.
I suppose this could be loosely translated to moderation.
by shaunc
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3341

Re: Football World Cup.

:yinyang: 7 They've firmed slightly in the betting at 15-4 To win in extra time 12-1 To win with penalty 9-1 I probably should snap a bit of that up Not bad prices for a 2 horse race. Hmm. 15-4 doesn't look too cheap. But an extra time win at 12-1 is interesting Yeah. I was thinking $20 on extra tim...
by shaunc
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3341

Re: Football World Cup.

I'm an Aussie so don't really understand soccer at all but I'll be barracking for Croatia, it's in our DNA to support outsiders. At the moment they're 4-1 in the betting. Those were ridiculous odds. If world cup history teaches us anything, it is that at the critical moment, England will always los...
by shaunc
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3341

Re: Football World Cup.

I'm an Aussie so don't really understand soccer at all but I'll be barracking for Croatia, it's in our DNA to support outsiders. At the moment they're 4-1 in the betting.
by shaunc
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 715

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

Thanks Dan. That was a good read and I could relate a lot to it. I come from a working class family in a working class town, I joke that it's a bit like Noah's ark, there's at least 2 of everything. We're a bit luckier than in the city. Because of the small size and population, integration is more o...
by shaunc
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 715

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

Thanks for your replies Dan. It's refreshing to hear a point of view that's more centered rather than being so far left it's off the road. As a trade union member it's always been a sore spot with me that a percentage of my union fees are used to fund the labor party. Traditionally the labor party w...
by shaunc
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for children and rescurers in Thailand cave
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Prayers for children and rescurers in Thailand cave

The rescue operation is finished and successful. Please remember the Thai navy seal that died in the rescue operation. May his next birth be a favourable one.
by shaunc
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 715

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

Sometimes it's hard to believe that this is a Buddhist forum. The boddhisatva aspirations are just overwhelming.
There's 2 sayings that immediately come to mind.
1. If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all.
2. It doesn't take much brains to keep your mouth shut.
by shaunc
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for children and rescurers in Thailand cave
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Prayers for children and rescurers in Thailand cave

Latest news I've heard is that 4 of the boys are out and in hospital and the rescue has been delayed for a while.
by shaunc
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 56
Views: 2046

Re: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West

Just about anything we do in daily life can be considered practice if approached with the right mindset.
by shaunc
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Taking precepts?
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Taking precepts?

Sorry. I thought that you were referring to a serious drinking problem (alcoholism),my mistake.
by shaunc
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Taking precepts?
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Taking precepts?

Buddhism and meditation can both help to a certain extent with alcoholism but I'd recommend a detox centre first and attending AA meetings on a regular basis. I've been sober for 30 years, not wanting to blow my own trumpet, but form on the board has to count for something. Good luck and best wishes...
by shaunc
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2868

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

A private business should be allowed to do business or not do business with whoever they like without explaining themselves. If a cake shop won't sell me a cake ir a butcher won't sell me a chop, whether it be pork or lamb, the answer is quite simple. I go to another shop and get whatever it was I w...
by shaunc
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 977

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

In Australia anyone involved with children at all needs a background check. It's called a "working with vulnerable people and children card" and has to be renewed every 3 years. All sorts of people need them, coaches and managers of junior sports teams, bus and taxi drivers as well as the usual sus...

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