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by boda
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Re: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

I don't know what shamans really do. So maybe is the best I can give you. Is it spiritual in the same way as Buddhist meditation is? I dunno. But I'd be wary about comparing or mix 'n' matching the two. Also even if I were to concede that a hunter gatherer shaman path is a path to enlightenment, co...
by boda
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Re: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

I'm open to hearing anything you have to say and haven't expressed an unwillingness to consider other views. I've never tried psychedelics and probably never will because they're illegal where I live, to disclose my personal experience. There is extensive research to support what I've said on the t...
by boda
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Break.
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: A Break.

Fare thee well kind Sir.
by boda
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 835

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

The Cicada wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:39 pm
boda wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:39 pm
I walked into a new meat market the other day that opened down the street and said out loud "this place is such a meat market." Funny? :shrug:
I don't get it. :shrug:
Ya see, Simon, I’m not funny in meat space.
by boda
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 835

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

Speaking of Trump, has anyone read this NYT article? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html Turns out that Trump is actually a [give positive regard, must give positive regard. remember what Simon said] uh, *remarkable* businessman after a...
by boda
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Re: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

Something about Brad rubs you the wrong way. Ignore him if he doesn't do it for you. The implicit attitude being expressed here is that Brad is a religious authority (has received Dharma transmission) and is therefore beyond questioning. If you disagree with him keep it to yourself, basically. Acco...
by boda
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 835

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

... like turtle fur or rabbit's antlers? Or a republican Nichiren Buddhist. :P In your meat world life do you ever engage in discussion without trying to win? Just discuss, debate, exchange, give positive regard? Try it. Many find that it opens up a whole new world... without loss of perceived stat...
by boda
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 835

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:45 pm
... like turtle fur or rabbit's antlers?
Or a republican Nichiren Buddhist. :P
by boda
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 835

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:35 pm
Simon E. wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:21 pm
lifestyle choices
That's a fraught phrase...

I'd restate something like,

"bad idea to take refuge in any conditioned identity."
Uh, better go with something like,

"bad idea to take refuge in any conditioned identity, with the exception of Buddhist."
by boda
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?
Replies: 49
Views: 835

Re: Is it an oxymoron for a Nichiren Buddhist to be Republican?

Religious people value tradition (to varying degrees I suppose) and conservatives uphold traditional values. To my mind it’s rather unintuitive that Western Buddhists tend to be liberal. Maybe it’s the difference between choosing a religion and being indoctrinated into it? Perhaps in the former case...
by boda
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Re: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

You seem to know Brad Warner better than I but I think the guy is trying his best. He's not claiming to be something special. According to what he claims in the video, and elsewhere, he’s actively trying to not be perceived as something special. And that is something special. You seem to value it. ...
by boda
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Re: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

I admire those who take on a eaching role (if legitimittized by their teacher of course) - they get a lot projected onto them - as this thread bears out. What exactly is being projected? The consensus seems to be that Brad is doing the projecting. We’re projecting his projecting? I agree too with h...
by boda
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Re: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

Yup, sounds completely autobiographical. Spiritual leaders tend to be socially adept, which is a good part of what allows them to be leaders in the first place. Even if Brad were much of a leader (he's never had students, as such), he'd be an exception. Even being autobiographical, Brad mostly contr...
by boda
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1884

Re: Politics and Toxicity

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:58 am
boda wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:50 pm
time for another hiatus.
Nice to have the choice. :hi:
EVERYONE has the choice. Even arseholes...that's not aimed at you Dan. :smile:
With all due respect, Simon, it's what you call an 'inside joke', see: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define. ... ide%20joke.
by boda
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1884

Re: Politics and Toxicity

Dan74 wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:50 pm
time for another hiatus.
Nice to have the choice. :hi:
by boda
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1884

Re: Politics and Toxicity

I'm posting this because I want a Buddhist perspective. How do you all manage it? Something inside me tells me this is an opportunity for development, and I want it to be. But how? I suppose the Buddhist perspective is based is equanimity. I sit every day for at least a half-hour, and I believe it ...
by boda
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1884

Re: Politics and Toxicity

I'm posting this because I want a Buddhist perspective. How do you all manage it? Something inside me tells me this is an opportunity for development, and I want it to be. But how? I suppose the Buddhist perspective is based is equanimity. I sit every day for at least a half-hour, and I believe it ...
by boda
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Amazing story of paying karmic debt
Replies: 17
Views: 781

Re: Amazing story of paying karmic debt

Tragic but beautiful story. I wonder if he died feeling at least somewhat redeemed.
by boda
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1884

Re: Politics and Toxicity

I'm going to reformulate my comments about intelligence as I've apparently caused offense by using the term, "stupid". Reviewing the thread, I first used that term as a point of emphasis. It then became a sticking point. Intelligence is a trait like any other - height, hair color, bone structure, s...

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