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by Grigoris
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 82
Views: 746

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: 1084

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: 82
Views: 746

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: 12
Views: 217

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: 12
Views: 217

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: 1877

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: 82
Views: 746

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: 82
Views: 746

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: 82
Views: 746

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: 82
Views: 746

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: 82
Views: 746

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: 82
Views: 746

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: 82
Views: 746

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: 82
Views: 746

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: 82
Views: 746

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.
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 82
Views: 746

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Never trust a billionaire.
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Benefits of Medicine Buddha Mantra
Replies: 22
Views: 4176

Re: Benefits of Medicine Buddha Mantra

KiwiNFLFan wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:24 am
Do you need empowerment to chant the Medicine Buddha mantra?
No. Actually, if I am not mistaken, because the mantra comes from a Sutra you don't officially need a lung (ritual reading) either. Empowerment is for self-visualisation.
by Grigoris
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: You Know You've Been on Dharma Wheel Too Long When...
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: You Know You've Been on Dharma Wheel Too Long When...

...when the checkout chick asks you: "Will that be cash or credit card?" and you answer: "Ask your teacher!"
by Grigoris
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 29
Views: 578

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

diamind wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:45 am
Maybe. But according to Buddhism its not.
According to Buddhism the world is flat and supported by turtles. There's a lot of good to be said about Buddhism, but a well developed discriminatory wisdom goes a long way too.
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 228
Views: 3709

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Topic locked for clean up of ad hom and metadiscussion. Given I am on my smart phone with no wifi connection, it will be some time before it is reopened.