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by Grigoris
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

I fail to see the relevance of the comparison.
by Grigoris
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: winning the lottery...???
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: winning the lottery...???

Gambling is a mugs game and the lottery is designed so that the only winners ultimately are the lottery agencies.
by Grigoris
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: winning the lottery...???
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: winning the lottery...???

The positive merit that you cash in in order to win can be best utilised elsewhere and for more noble purposes. If you are not "in it" then you are not going to "win it" and fritter away your merit in temporary worldly gains. And this excuse "think of how many people I can help if I win", pretty cra...
by Grigoris
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 162
Views: 2336

Re: Santa La Muerte

Thank you to everybody for trying to answer to Tenma's queries. When answering to issues (and people) like Tenma's one always has to be cautious about what sort of language they use. Talking to a suicidal person about weapons or defining a confused person's spiritual meandering as witchcraft can cau...
by Grigoris
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Greg, I agree with all this. It does not change the fact (from my perspective of course that most people in my own country I have seen calling themselves "Antifa" here are not willing to put themselves between anything, but are often into making performative public statements -very- thinly disguise...
by Grigoris
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Austerity is the path to bankruptcy. Kirt Austerity measures are touted as a means to pay off debt, but really they are just a justification to implement monetarist neo-liberal policies (to destroy universal education and medical care, lower wages, reduce pensions, etc...) Austerity measures are a ...
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 74
Views: 1121

Re: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

Stay on topic people.

Thank you.
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

What being an Antifa, even a puerile poser, essentially entails is putting an obstacle between Fascists and their intended victims. I applaud those you use their white privilege against those trying to impose theirs on the (largely) defenceless. What people fail to understand is that for every blown...
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: winning the lottery...???
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: winning the lottery...???

The best way to make money is to give money (especially to worthy objects). Take the money you waste on the lottery, give it to somebody that needs it and win a positive rebirth (or even enlightenment). This might be a bit off-topic but then again, it might not be worth having its own thread. I met...
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: winning the lottery...???
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: winning the lottery...???

The best way to make money is to give money (especially to worthy objects). Take the money you waste on the lottery, give it to somebody that needs it and win a positive rebirth (or even enlightenment).
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 58
Views: 1917

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

That not exactly true. Dharma works great for some individuals but not as a collective. Dharma works perfectly at all levels, isms do not. Just go spend sometime at any Dharma centre or monastery to see all the five poisons in full swing. Last time I looked Buddhists were also ruled by their ignora...
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

While I share people's distaste for fascists, in the interest of intellectual honesty, I have to say there is no moral equivalence between minority lefties trying to stymie the tide of fascism as in Italy and Germany in early 20th Century and antifa beating small bunches of misfits and disgruntled ...
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

People who deny that there is a problem with left-wing efforts at thought control, e.g. shouting down.. I'll take it you don't believe that owning international satellite information services is a form of "shouting down", right? ...or violently assaulting those you disagree with You mean like turni...
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:04 pm
Nationalism is fundamentally a right wing phenomena since it is based on exclusion.
While fundamentally I agree with you, there are left-wing national liberation movements too: EZLN, FMLN, PLO, etc...
by Grigoris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Can we all, including me, please refrain from trolling?

Thanks.
by Grigoris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

never trust a guy with a beard :rolling: Bzzzzzzt... Irrelevant comparison. Try again. Not all bearded guys support Holocausts and ethnic cleansing, racism, sexism, etc... Nor are all bearded guys responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people... Fascists, on the other hand... hmmm...I du...
by Grigoris
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

We were given a choice between a turd pie and a crap sandwich...I realized I didnt have to choose either...so I didnt. That being said, I do believe that in the long term that history will show that trump is the very slightly lesser of two evils...not to mention the fact that the far left is just a...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Bannon is a fascist who actively promotes those who molest underage women. Never trust a Fascist. never trust a guy with a beard :rolling: Bzzzzzzt... Irrelevant comparison. Try again. Not all bearded guys support Holocausts and ethnic cleansing, racism, sexism, etc... Nor are all bearded guys resp...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

He has a 3 year timetable to bring the rule of law & freedom to China: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/billionaire-guo-wengui-wants-regime-change-beijing-034446185.html Guo said he has met ten times with Bannon, the one-time Goldman Sachs investment banker and head of influential ultraconservative outlet...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1168

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:29 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:24 pm
Never trust anybody.
No. I am not that paranoid. There are good reasons to not trust a billionaire.