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by Rick
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I'm (WAY) only kidding!

Trump would probably accuse Mooji of being an anti-"Make America Great Again!" terrorista with direct ties to Satan. And his cheerleaders would (pretend to) believe him!
by Rick
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

In psychonational terms ... America's shadow is coming to light under Donnie. This could be a good thing, there is a huge amount of creative energy in the shadow. Destructive too. Getting in touch with one's shadow is never easy, so we shouldn't expect that. And it's dangerous, for obvious reasons. ...
by Rick
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Thanks for the Snope’ing.

Got more (vetted) Trump family tree goodies to share? Or do I have to wait for the HBO series,

Trumped!
An American Comitragedy:
The Rise and Fall of Donald J. Trump


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by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

A vetted trustworthy "proven-true" fact? Or more of a "might have happened" ... ?
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I don't know them, I'm doing my best to avoid all contact with Trumpiana.

But for my/our edification, what are some ditties about Trump's family tree that would help me contextualize him, understand his thoughts/actions?
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Trump is not culturally Anglo, he's descended from Continentals.
And here I thought he descended from this dude:

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by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Ah yes, this editorial has the final quote I was searching for, thanks for finding it for me: "Any student of history knows that it is moments like this summit that set in motion chains of events that are difficult to stop. The democratic alliance that has been the bedrock of the American-led libera...
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I got a big kick out of reading earlier this week that European leaders were treating Trump like a way-out-of-his-depth petulant spoiled little boy.

Hey, Caligula had Incitatus, we have Trump. (Personally, I'd be happier if a good strong horse were leading the country.)
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

That, of course, is less likely to work as a strategy when visiting the population of another country. :smile: Let's hope so! ;-) I was referring to my fellow 'merikans believing (or pretending to) whatever The Orange One and his Fox News Shills say. 100 distinguished scholars from all sides of the...
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I have met no British person..not one..with a good word for him. Fake news! The proof: 'They like me over there' says the Orange One. “It is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictator...
by Rick
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Let's widen the field a bit: What % of Trump supporters are striving to do the right thing for the entire world rather than just America? And what % care about doing what's right for the entire country rather than just their personal tribes? I'd hazard a guess that the smarter conservatives (admitt...
by Rick
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

And rather than dispel that fear and rage, Trump feeds it because he thinks it is what will keep him in power, on top of the hill. And Republican congresspeople feed it along with him, for the same reason. Or, less cynically, they have a vision of a tougher, more self-protectionist, better America a...
by Rick
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 101
Views: 2447

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Frickin' homo sapiens! Enlightenment is wasted on 'em! :popcorn: Let's widen the field a bit: What % of Trump supporters are striving to do the right thing for the entire world rather than just America? And what % care about doing what's right for the entire country rather than just their personal t...
by Rick
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time away
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Time away

I second that, I always read Vasana postings happily. (Wayfarer postings too!)

Have a good break ... we'll still be here when you return haggling over the ultimate immanent empty not-real/not-unreal nature of "reality."

:cheers:
by Rick
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 363
Views: 30840

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Emptiness and the view is at the epicenter of my passion for Buddhism. I've had two major swings through the Madhyamaka, one on my own (with a whole host of misunderstandings) and one under the instruction of Alex Trisoglio, student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (with fewer misunderstandings afaik) ...
by Rick
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 363
Views: 30840

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Knowing something one has not experienced is liking knowing there is sugar without having ever tasted it. That kind of knowledge is conceptual. I understand. Advaita's response to this (afaik) is: Brahman cannot be experienced, it's tasteless. Buddhism is laser-focused on the ending of suffering .....
by Rick
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 363
Views: 30840

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:02 pm
The only essential truth is that all views are a source of faults.
As I think you know, I agree with this.

But, unlike you (I think), I do not *know* if this (non-)view is right.

I talk a good emptiness game, but deep down there is tons of reification going on.
by Rick
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 363
Views: 30840

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:56 pm
Rick wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:45 pm
Then of what possible relevance would it be to liberation?
Enlightenment per Advaita is knowing, not experiencing.

Of course one could argue that "knowing" IS experiencing. But I don't think that's what Buddhists have in mind when they talk about experiencing.
by Rick
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 363
Views: 30840

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

There's so much deeply impassioned fighting about Advaitin vs. Buddhist views. And within each tradition, there is so much infighting. And within each subtradition more fighting, sub-sub-tradition, all the way down to the individual, in whose mind the war rages on. I guess it's in the nature of huma...
by Rick
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 363
Views: 30840

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Namaste Rick, Namaste DharmaChakra. To your original question. Firstly Brahman as per Advaita Vedanta cannot be conceptualized or named or brought into any idea. There is a way to understand how this works and is understood. It will depend on your understanding of Advaita Vedanta, there are many sy...

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