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by Tiago Simões
Wed May 27, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Test: What do you see?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Test: What do you see?

👽👌🙏🏵️

You can actually use other emojis, even the ones on your phone.
by Tiago Simões
Mon May 25, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47214

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

All media views human activity as an entertainment to be sold. It views everything as a commodity, Including social change movements and culture. Regards Yes, that's the nature of our system and especially in the current cutthroat media climate, where it becomes increasingly difficult to sell a sto...
by Tiago Simões
Fri May 22, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?
Replies: 54
Views: 1020

Re: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?

I recommend this series of videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zJZ_nkMs9I As Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse puts it: "HINAMUDRA: A teaching on the theory and practice of Buddhism for lethargic, indulgent, lazy, depressed and spaced out couch potatoes, for obsessive blue-collar and white-collar busy-...
by Tiago Simões
Tue May 19, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Difficult moral questions I can't quite answer
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: Difficult moral questions I can't quite answer

Why are the answers to these moral dilemmas important to you? Because it helps me better at knowing what's right and what's wrong and will lead me to do better decisions in life that doesn't necessarily related to these kind of serious moral questions What Grigoris asked you is important. Causes, c...
by Tiago Simões
Mon May 18, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1574

Re: Karmic cause become gay

Norden wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:34 pm
But the question is, what is the karmic cause that makes someone become a gay? Thanks in advance.
Watching a movie witth Keanu Reeves in it.
by Tiago Simões
Sun May 17, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 16
Views: 477

Re: Babylon Bee

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:24 pm
The right wing trying to paint the left as somehow more likely to use hyperbole is actually funnier than the joke in some ways.
Considering many of them believe universal health care is akin to communism or that gay marriage will bring about the end of civilization, it's very ironic.
by Tiago Simões
Sun May 17, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Sawat di from Istanbul/Turkey
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Sawat di from Istanbul/Turkey

avatamsaka3 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 10:17 pm
I love Buddhism, which has interacted with Turkish culture many times in history.
Would be curious to know more about this!
https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-s ... ic-people
by Tiago Simões
Sun May 17, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 16
Views: 477

Re: Babylon Bee

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 4:29 am
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 4:12 am
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Five posts giving lie to the notion that Leftists lack a sense of humor. Why would anyone think that? :roll:
Consensus Rules - only approved humor wanted.
You don't have the same sense of humor as me =/= My jokes are being oppressed
by Tiago Simões
Fri May 08, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 1319

Re: Countdown to a race war?

Every time I look at the US it's as if I'm watching Game of thrones. The plot just gets worse and worse.
by Tiago Simões
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47214

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Here's the full interview. It's...astonishing. Each time you think, nobody could be that stupid, she says something even worse. But at some level, she's just telling the truth. Lots of people in her town have no income and no social safety net. Neither the city nor the major employers, the casinos,...
by Tiago Simões
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1107
Views: 47214

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

It almost seems counterintuitive of Trump to just put a large portion of his voting base in harm's way like that. On your next presidential elections the number of trump supporters might significantly go down.

It's definitely sad to see people protesting because they want a haircut.
by Tiago Simões
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Introduction to Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 1624

Re: Introduction to Chinese Buddhism

If people want and authentic Chinese Buddhist experience, go to Taiwan.
by Tiago Simões
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 37
Views: 6634

Re: Signing Off

Very sad, Malcolm was surely a spring of wisdom of the Dharma.
by Tiago Simões
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's going on in this video?
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: What's going on in this video?

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fb ... 2564396398

In case anyone feels like translating the comments...
I am also curious.
by Tiago Simões
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 2750

Re: American Circumcision

From a medical point of view, there is no compelling reason for circumcision. The rest of the world does just fine without it. IMO, this procedure has been co-opted by the medical profession as a money maker, in the same way it has happened with the perfectly normal process of childbirth. And to pe...
by Tiago Simões
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 3129

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

I think Queequeg was referring to the belief in calvinism that salvation is predestined vs whatever the mormons believe. And not the way they raise their kids. (I googled it :tongue: ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predestination_in_Calvinism While I'm not a parent, I do understand how modern young ...
by Tiago Simões
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Introduction to Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 1624

Re: Introduction to Chinese Buddhism

Be sure to prepare yourself well, possibly for disappointment... A lot of mainland chinese temples today are just tourist traps which you have to pay to get in. At least that is what I have heard.
by Tiago Simões
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Breaking the law = bad karma?
Replies: 17
Views: 2154

Re: Breaking the law = bad karma?

No, breaking secular rules doesn't always create bad karma. Remember the story of the chinese monk Xuanzang and how he went to India against the emperor's will?
by Tiago Simões
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: More about the Indo-greeks
Replies: 6
Views: 636

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