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by bamboo
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Thai Actor/Singer/Model Becomes A Bhikkhu
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

Re: A Thai Actor/Singer/Model Becomes A Bhikkhu

The translation is very good. I like Buddhist stories. Keep them coming :twothumbsup:
by bamboo
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Thai Actor/Singer/Model Becomes A Bhikkhu
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

Re: A Thai Actor/Singer/Model Becomes A Bhikkhu

Hi Tidathep, thanks for sharing the story. Do you know if this story was told by Viriyang? Also, I'm curious if you are from the Theravada tradition. I'm asking this because I have visited the Dhamma Wheel in the past and it seems to me that most of the posters there reject supernatural phenomenons,...
by bamboo
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Hunting of Ed Snowden - the evolving power-play
Replies: 133
Views: 10181

Re: The Hunting of Ed Snowden - the evolving power-play

Interesting. I know most of the major news outlets in the US are in bed with the government, but I didn't know it's happening here too. Stop and consider how the reporting on the Conservative Party "robo calling" incident only lasted so long and remained out of the spotlight. We have an illegitimat...
by bamboo
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Hunting of Ed Snowden - the evolving power-play
Replies: 133
Views: 10181

Re: The Hunting of Ed Snowden - the evolving power-play

As a Canadian i am really surprised to hear this. If something like this happens, wouldn't the relatives of the detained go to the press? It would be hard to keep the lid on it. They did. The press then went straight to Public Relations who said trust us he's a terrorist but we can't tell you why. ...
by bamboo
Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Hunting of Ed Snowden - the evolving power-play
Replies: 133
Views: 10181

Re: The Hunting of Ed Snowden - the evolving power-play

As a Canadian i am really surprised to hear this. If something like this happens, wouldn't the relatives of the detained go to the press? It would be hard to keep the lid on it.
by bamboo
Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shooter at DC shipyard was Buddhist
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

Re: Shooter at DC shipyard was Buddhist

I don't think we should equate mental illness with people who cause harm, all things being equal, we would have to say everyone who kills is mentally ill, including all the supposed justified killing, war execution law enforcement etc. I have known many people put in the mental illness label, who a...
by bamboo
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shooter at DC shipyard was Buddhist
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

Re: Shooter at DC shipyard was Buddhist

Sometimes something inside can just break and to hell with everything, let alone some precepts. Mere knowing that actions have negative consequences does not always prevent one from acting out those actions for ordinary people. How much more so for someone with mental illness. A Buddhist is not a B...
by bamboo
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shooter at DC shipyard was Buddhist
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

Re: Shooter at DC shipyard was Buddhist

I can't imagine anyone who understand and practice the Dharma would do something like that. Even assuming he was a sincere practitioner of Buddhism, no spiritual or religious practice is necessarily adequate "medicine" to ameliorate mental illness. Earl I don't have much knowledge on mental illness...
by bamboo
Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Upaya
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: Upaya

Isn't it amazing that babies already have different preferences at such age? It makes me believe more about Karma and Rebirth. Yes, you chose wisely, Tidathep :lol:
by bamboo
Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1877
Views: 151360

Re: Music time

Distant Green Valley - Yo Yo Ma. I fell in love this song after watching the Silk Road TV Series.

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by bamboo
Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Shooter at DC shipyard was Buddhist
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

Re: Shooter at DC shipyard was Buddhist

I can't imagine anyone who understand and practice the Dharma would do something like that.
by bamboo
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Hunting of Ed Snowden - the evolving power-play
Replies: 133
Views: 10181

Re: The Hunting of Ed Snowden - the evolving power-play

China and Russia snoop on their citizens and other countries just like the US. What I don't like is the US hypocritical attitude about the hacking and human rights. After the Snowden's leak and the debacles in Libya and Syria, hopefully they will stop cry wolf about other countries' human rights rec...
by bamboo
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Upaya
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: Upaya

lol I wonder how a baby can know which food tastes good and which tastes bad.
by bamboo
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Big/Tall Tree With Sharp Thorns !!
Replies: 31
Views: 4845

Re: The Big/Tall Tree With Sharp Thorns !!

The trees in the drawing certainly look more scary than the real life one.

Duran is delicious, especially when served cold. It tastes like ice cream.
by bamboo
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Greeting

Thanks for the warm welcome. I have a lot of questions, but I'll try to participate whenever I can. Welcome, Bamboo :hi: I think you should have used "and", not "but", in the middle of your second sentence, because asking questions is participating in a very important way. :smile: Kim You are right...
by bamboo
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Big/Tall Tree With Sharp Thorns !!
Replies: 31
Views: 4845

Re: The Big/Tall Tree With Sharp Thorns !!

Are those thorns poisonous? If not, I can picture myself climb up that that tree fairly quick :tongue:
by bamboo
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finding the Path
Replies: 16
Views: 1646

Re: Finding the Path

That was quite interesting, and thanks for sharing.
Also, I love how you included the NSA in your post :rolling:
by bamboo
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Greeting

Thanks for the warm welcome. I have a lot of questions, but I'll try to participate whenever I can.
by bamboo
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Greeting

Hello, I am from Canada. I am interested in Buddhism and have been visiting this site for months. I just decided to register today :smile: