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by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 69
Views: 5352

Re: In Praise of Virtue

The secret of life, of abundant life, with its strength, its felicity, and its unbroken peace is to find the Divine Centre within oneself, and to live in and from that, instead of in that outer circumference of disturbances -- the clamors, cravings, and argumentations which make up the animal and i...
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 51
Views: 1647

Re: China Destroys

Radio Free Asia gives recent events regarding Chinese influences:

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 69
Views: 5352

Re: In Praise of Virtue

1.3 Kongzi said, “A clever tongue and fine appearance are rarely signs of Goodness.” 1.4 Master Zeng [disciple of Kongzi] said, “Every day I examine myself on three counts: in my dealings with others, have I in any way failed to be dutiful? In my interactions with friends and associates, have I in ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 69
Views: 5352

Re: In Praise of Virtue

For it is not Nature’s way to let good ever do harm to good; between good men and the gods exists a friendship sealed by virtue. Friendship, do I say? No, rather it is a bond of relationship and similarity, since undoubtedly a good man differs from God only in the sphere of time; he is God’s pupil ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 69
Views: 5352

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity; a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quicksand to virtue.
Friedrich Schiller.
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 55
Views: 1193

Re: Good Old Days

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Nicholas, Nicholas...

Do you have a point?
Fussy, fussy... all these details...

tis all a stage anyway - stories and theater rule.
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 55
Views: 1193

Good Old Days

Democrats themselves used to recognize the dire implications of impeachment for the Nation. For example, in the past, Chairman Nadler has explained: The effect of impeachment is to overturn the popular will of the voters. We must not overturn an election and remove a President from office except to...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 69
Views: 5352

Re: In Praise of Virtue

13. The person who loves God cannot help loving every man as himself, even though he is grieved by the passions of those who are not yet purified. But when they amend their lives, his delight is indescribable and knows no bounds. 14. A soul filled with thoughts of sensual desire and hatred is unpur...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 69
Views: 5352

Re: In Praise of Virtue

10. When in the intensity of its love for God the intellect goes out of itself, then it has no sense of itself or of any created thing. For when it is illumined by the infinite light of God, it becomes insensible to everything made by Him, just as the eye becomes insensible to the stars when the su...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 51
Views: 1647

Re: China Destroys

Can you please offer, in your own words, any kind of argument that can handle these very basic and uncontested historical facts? Nope. You might consider reading Mao: the Unknown Story , by Jung Chang, if you like history. To all: I am an old dog, so do not bother trying to teach me new tricks.
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 51
Views: 1647

Re: China Destroys

Communist tactics for public consumption vs long term strategy: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/media_pretends_china_isnt_communist.html Definitions of systems are not relevant, except for sophomoric types & their professors. Freedom of individuals versus Totalitarian control by th...
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Praying. Where to start?
Replies: 19
Views: 624

Re: Praying. Where to start?

This is based on the Four Infinities: May I always radiate peace, love, compassion, joy for all beings! Always radiate peace! Always radiate love! Always radiate compassion! Always radiate joy! May all people radiate peace, love, compassion, joy for others! All people radiate peace! All people radia...
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 51
Views: 1647

Re: China Destroys

Communist tactics for public consumption vs long term strategy: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/media_pretends_china_isnt_communist.html Definitions of systems are not relevant, except for sophomoric types & their professors. Freedom of individuals versus Totalitarian control by th...
by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 51
Views: 1647

Re: China Destroys

Communist tactics for public consumption vs long term strategy:

https://www.americanthinker.com/article ... unist.html
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 51
Views: 1647

Re: China Destroys

A seminal, factual history of Communist governance, in its many national versions:

https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php ... nt=reviews

In English, reviews of The Black Book of Communism
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 51
Views: 1647

Re: China Destroys

Dictionary definitions as an argument - brilliant. I bow to wordsmiths :zzz:
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 51
Views: 1647

Re: China Destroys

Live video of HK protests of 70 years of Communism in China: https://www.theepochtimes.com/live What communism? It has for a long time not ruled in communistic manner, it is only the party name that is "communist". So, if a party name contain the word "people", does it always works placing people a...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: 1000 buddhas for Dalai Lama
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: 1000 buddhas for Dalai Lama

Good progress - letter from FPMT says: We are so happy to let you know, that due to everyone’s kindness to date, we have been able to sponsor 589 of the 1,000 statues. Amazing! We are more than half way to our goal! You are still welcome to be part of this incredible offering by sponsoring a complet...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 51
Views: 1647

Re: China Destroys

Live video of HK protests of 70 years of Communism in China:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/live
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 51
Views: 1647

Re: China Destroys

Red China's grip on Tibet strengthens...

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/ ... 60150.html

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