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by shaunc
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The origin of the most commonly distributed images
Replies: 6
Views: 56

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: 278
Views: 3315

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: 278
Views: 3315

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...
by shaunc
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 278
Views: 3315

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
by shaunc
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 98
Views: 1246

Re: Collective karma

At the moment in South Africa there's political parties calling for the killing of white people. Considering white South Africa's previous treatment of black people couldn't this be a case of collective karma ripening.
by shaunc
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 278
Views: 3315

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Sorry to sound pessimistic but there's been a lot of wars going on in lots of places for a lot of years. It seems to me that prayer doesn't work, many other people have tried that approach. Unfortunately I'm not smart enough to offer an alternative.
by shaunc
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Asbestos snowflakes on the tongue
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Asbestos snowflakes on the tongue

I still live in a fibro house. As you said Kim, they're safe unless drilled or broken.
by shaunc
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1306

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

Everyone needs a bit of luck in their life, but the fact of the matter is, the harder you work the luckier you get.
I know this from my own experience and as a kid hanging around my father who trained boxers and greyhounds.
by shaunc
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Intimate relationships -the "other", no self, and practice
Replies: 29
Views: 825

Re: Intimate relationships -the "other", no self, and practice

I am a married man with 4 kids, for me buddhism is all about living in the world and dealing with all of my different relationships, whether it be husband/wife, father/child or employee/employer. To me the story of the old woman and the monk means that he should have had a good time and enjoyed hims...
by shaunc
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 701

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

I've spent quite a bit of time in the Philippines. It's mostly fish and rice or chicken and rice. Pork is eaten on special occasions as well as goat, very occasionally water buffalo but usually the people that own the water buffalo won't consume them as after working on the farm for many years they ...
by shaunc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: A better world
Replies: 24
Views: 795

Re: A better world

Some remote islands in the Philippines are powered by solar and wind. Tidal power is another source of energy that hasn't been looked into enough yet.
by shaunc
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Merit = good karma ?
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Re: Merit = good karma ?

Is so-called ‘merit’ the same as so-called ‘good karma’? Accumulating good merit is a way to get good karma. Accumulating merit is a way to get good action? What does that even mean? I don't recall posting that accumulating merit is a way to get good action. I wrote that accumulating merit is a way...
by shaunc
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Backyard Gardening
Replies: 285
Views: 34778

Re: Backyard Gardening

Not all oil is toxic. White oil and linseed oil are two that come to mind. But if I sat here and thought about it I'm sure that I'd come up with a list as long as my arm.
by shaunc
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Merit = good karma ?
Replies: 49
Views: 811

Re: Merit = good karma ?

47635 wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:03 pm
Is so-called ‘merit’ the same as so-called ‘good karma’?
Accumulating good merit is a way to get good karma.
by shaunc
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Why being a loner may be good for your health
Replies: 20
Views: 590

Re: Why being a loner may be good for your health

I can't wear that. Human beings by nature are a herd animal. As a matter of fact I believe that the nuclear family that most people in the western world grow up in goes against our basic nature. Most societies, except for the western world have large extended families consisting of aunties, uncles, ...
by shaunc
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for My Healing
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Prayers for My Healing

I'm dedicating some prayers and merits to you.
by shaunc
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Lotus Buddhism, addiction & the 12 Steps
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Lotus Buddhism, addiction & the 12 Steps

I'm sorry I haven't got any practical advice for you but I'm a sober member of AA for 30 years. I've always used the triple gem (Buddha, dharma, sangha) as my higher power. I feel no need to advertise this at AA meetings. To get sober you don't need a belief in God, what is needed is a belief in a h...
by shaunc
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is sex( “Immoral “ ) inherently bad or neutral?
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Is sex( “Immoral “ ) inherently bad or neutral?

In most countries sex with children and rape are covered by the law. It's got nothing to do with any religion.
by shaunc
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel
Replies: 83
Views: 1949

Re: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel

Tashi delek, IMO to discuss politics here aboard is not at all a good case. Dharma and left and right winged, (is the middle way here possible ?) based on discrimination, illusions and political preferences are not at all Dharma orientated, whereas i understand that they belong to Dharma in the sen...
by shaunc
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Lying; Is it Acceptable?
Replies: 21
Views: 586

Re: Lying; Is it Acceptable?

For any action there will be certain karmic consequences,sometimes good, sometimes not so good. The question we have to ask ourselves is what is most likely to deliver the type of karmic consequences we can live with.
Also remember that the buddha advised that sometimes it's best to remain silent.