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by Rick
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Responding to insults
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Responding to insults

DharmaN00b wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:01 pm
We're anthropocentric, egocentric and ethnocentric
I detect a theme ... :

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by Rick
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 1021

Re: Time For A Republic.

Speaking of money, doesn't the royal family bring in lots more than they cost taxpayers?

I read they cost around 1/3 billion a year and earn (mostly tourism) well over a billion.

Or is that fake news? ;-)
by Rick
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 1021

Re: Time For A Republic.

Up Helly Aa! :cheers:
by Rick
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: A simplistic statement
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: A simplistic statement

Caoimhghín wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:25 pm
The mind itself is an unconditioned dharma according to some Buddhisms.
The notion of (a) mind being fully free of conditioning ... I dunno, seems a stretch. But that's me, not Buddhist teaching, so apply salt. ;-)
by Rick
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: A simplistic statement
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: A simplistic statement

Can a mind ever be (fully) unconditioned?
by Rick
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 1021

Re: Time For A Republic.

Well obviously compared to the Trump White House, the Monarchy is the epitome of elegance and gentility. When it comes to old world grace, you Euros have us Amis beat, <gloved> hands down. Some proper pomp and circumstance might do us some good! I think however that the presence of a National paren...
by Rick
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 1021

Re: Time For A Republic.

Joie de youth? :hi:
by Rick
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 1021

Re: Time For A Republic.

But constitutional monarchies are so charming! Really? Sure! They hearken back to old-world elegance and simpler, more genteel times ... none of which is probably true, except in fairy tales and for rich landed gentry when they weren't poisoning each other ... but if anything that makes it even mor...
by Rick
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 1021

Re: Time For A Republic.

But constitutional monarchies are so charming! :twothumbsup: :tongue: :popcorn:
by Rick
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3738

Re: Our Anti-War President

Trump removed the un from unimaginable. (The magi too. The able's still there though, as in the Republicans and his supporters en-able him to do pretty much whatever he wants.)
by Rick
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3738

Re: Our Anti-War President

Oi ... let's hope not. (I'd wondered about the same thing.)
by Rick
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: RealWorldPolitik
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: RealWorldPolitik

... uphold the ten virtuous actions and avoid their opposites, encourage others to do the same if and when you can. ... understand that samsara is like this ... take the culture war or whatever with a grain of salt and be more present in your own experiences than in some social narrative ... try he...
by Rick
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: RealWorldPolitik
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: RealWorldPolitik

Where can I get these lovely shoes? My current ones don't work all that well, they've got holes and The World keeps seeping in.

(Welcome back to the forum, Malcolm. It's nice to have you inna house.)
by Rick
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: RealWorldPolitik
Replies: 5
Views: 283

RealWorldPolitik

What does Buddhism have to teach us about ending the suffering that arises from living in such a violently divided political/cultural time?
by Rick
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Working with anger
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Working with anger

This is more psychotherapy than dharma, but if it works, it works: 1. Recognize the anger. Part of the problem for many people is that they don't realize, consciously, that they are mad. 2. Stay with it in its pure form, pure anger, without encouraging or even attending to the stories that accompany...
by Rick
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Concise Guide to Conservatism
Replies: 149
Views: 5439

Re: Concise Guide to Conservatism

I found this editorial in the NY Times today to be illuminating: nytimes.com/2019/12/29/opinion/william-barr-trump.html America’s conservative movement, having morphed into a religious nationalist movement, is on a collision course with the American constitutional system. Though conservatives have l...
by Rick
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Book Recommendation "How to See Yourself as You Really Are""
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Book Recommendation "How to See Yourself as You Really Are""

I second the recommendation! I really liked this book, it helped lead me to my first big insight into emptiness. And it's surprisingly full of content and analysis, despite the title that might make it sound a bit pop-casual.
by Rick
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Russell Brand Free Course
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: Russell Brand Free Course

Looks interesting, thanks!
by Rick
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Impeachment
Replies: 90
Views: 4977

Re: Trump Impeachment

Symbols have power.

Who knows what seeds have been planted.
by Rick
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Impeachment
Replies: 90
Views: 4977

Re: Trump Impeachment

Impeached! Both articles. Huzzah! :-)

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