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by shaunc
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Multiple teachers, Tibetan and Tendai, is that ok?
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Multiple teachers, Tibetan and Tendai, is that ok?

I don't want to buy into the debate about what is allowed and what is not allowed or what is a higher classification and what is a lower classification, but I wouldn't mind a bet that tendai is your karma.
Good luck and best wishes.
Shaun.
by shaunc
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Generosity
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Generosity

I'd be happy to give goods like food and clothing but I wouldn't give cash.
by shaunc
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: millions die of drug addiction
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: millions die of drug addiction

What extent does familial and social trauma play in this? The few people I have known with this problem have all had trauma from family or society in general inflicted upon them. Kirt I suppose there's a fair amount of truth in that, there was in my case a certain amount of both family and societal...
by shaunc
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: millions die of drug addiction
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: millions die of drug addiction

I'm very fortunate to be sober 30 years from alcoholism. The one thing that we all have in common is that we all know some dead people. Unfortunately it's the nature of the beast.
by shaunc
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 57
Views: 1918

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

I've mentioned before that there has been a 'Royal Commision' in Australia into institutional responses to child sex abuse (see here . Royal Commissions of enquiry have strong powers of coercion and leave no stone unturned.) There were sexual offenders in all kinds of religious orders, as well as t...
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: 2114

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: 406

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: 3795

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: 1248

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: 396

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: 817

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: 396

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: 3795

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: 3795

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: 3795

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: 816

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: 816

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: 433

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: 816

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: 433

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.

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