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by Rishin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cutting hair
Replies: 22
Views: 423

Re: Cutting hair

It's not an idea, generally woman can only win a fight with a man by attacking the testicles. If she can also pull your long hippie hair then it will make her feel even less threatened. This is science people. Women view men as potential predators. Actually I view men as potential predators as well...
by Rishin
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is suicide OK?
Replies: 87
Views: 4577

Re: Is suicide OK?

odysseus wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:43 pm
Buddhism does not condone euthanasia. And I repeat that suicide is not allowed. Euthanasia is also a form of suicide.
Let's just put voluntary euthanasia aside for a moment.

Why do people take their own life?
by Rishin
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is suicide OK?
Replies: 87
Views: 4577

Re: Is suicide OK?

Died by suicide. Taking their own life. Not "committed suicide". That has far too many damaging connotations Such as? Suicide is a result of extreme suffering be it psychological, emotional, or physical. By saying "committed suicide" you bring in a great deal of judgement, shame, and put the act in...
by Rishin
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is suicide OK?
Replies: 87
Views: 4577

Re: Is suicide OK?

Died by suicide. Taking their own life. Not "committed suicide".

That has far too many damaging connotations and is something we ought to endeavour to remove from common parlance.
by Rishin
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can I fight and be a Buddhist?
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Can I fight and be a Buddhist?

Awesome thread. :twothumbsup: As has already been mentioned there are a few overlapping areas as far as martial arts, fighting, and self defence are concerned. Martial arts do not necessarily equate with self defence, and fighting can cover a whole range of situations. From a self defence perspectiv...
by Rishin
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do I have to meditate to be a Buddhist?
Replies: 54
Views: 3183

Re: Do I have to meditate to be a Buddhist?

No not kung fu but I find that comment interesting. How are you supposed to practice without real intent and application? Also I know some Chow Gar guys you would probably disagree with you. :-D Out of interest what style do you study? As for meditation personally I've had some rather stark moments...
by Rishin
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do I have to meditate to be a Buddhist?
Replies: 54
Views: 3183

Re: Do I have to meditate to be a Buddhist?

That's because a punch to the face can be a wonderfully meditative experience. :twothumbsup: Personally I've always found weapons practice to have a similar result. Why would you be punched during kung fu practice? If you are getting hit, you're practicing wrongly. No not kung fu but I find that co...
by Rishin
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do I have to meditate to be a Buddhist?
Replies: 54
Views: 3183

Re: Do I have to meditate to be a Buddhist?

I'm afraid it is. No, it really isn't true. I think it's important to explain why when you claim something isn't true. For instance, in my experience, most of my gains in concentration, and any insight I've experienced have rarely been during seated meditation, and were usually during kung fu pract...
by Rishin
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Abbott chops off finger as a devotional practice
Replies: 35
Views: 2407

Re: Abbott chops off finger as a devotional practice

As I understand it there are various references of "somatic" approaches to dharma. Some of this practice has its roots in the Lotus Sutra and the Bodhisattva Medicine King but also in Sutra of Brahma’s Net and in tales like The Story of a Tigeress. PS I'm still new to all this so please take my comm...
by Rishin
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about my "anti healing powers" :(
Replies: 16
Views: 1531

Re: Question about my "anti healing powers" :(

Once agaon, thanks for all the answers (I read all of them carefully). From what I see, it seems that its just a coincidence. I mean, it seems that is not some kind of "witchcraft" or "bad karma" causing me to hurt others through prayers. My fear is that, for some karmic [from a past life] reason, ...
by Rishin
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karmic repercussions of suicide?
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: Karmic repercussions of suicide?

I think this is a very delicate topic and whilst I can appreciate that some people will hold certain views based on what they have been taught I also think that any information or opinions must be given serious consideration before being voiced. Agreed. And let's not assume that we know the vipaka ...
by Rishin
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karmic repercussions of suicide?
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: Karmic repercussions of suicide?

I think this is a very delicate topic and whilst I can appreciate that some people will hold certain views based on what they have been taught I also think that any information or opinions must be given serious consideration before being voiced.
by Rishin
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: eating and mental health problems
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: eating and mental health problems

Hi AvaLily, I'm so sorry to hear you are going through all of this. It sounds ever so hard, it must be very frustrating too. This might seem like an odd question but are you managing to care for your wounds when you cut? I think you have been incredibly brave opening up on here about all of this. Ha...
by Rishin
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: is a sangha needed?
Replies: 21
Views: 1890

Re: is a sangha needed?

As an outsider can I just get some clarification please? JazzIsTvRicky is wrong when he attributes the quote to Shakyamuni Buddha? He was mistaken, yeah? JazzIsTvRicky, From the perspective of someone who is still new to Buddhism let me offer you some advice. It's probably best to look at how you pr...
by Rishin
Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: PLEASE HELP ME !!!!
Replies: 61
Views: 4864

Re: PLEASE HELP ME !!!!

A few weeks ago found out my partner of 25 years, has been seeing hookers, and is a sex addict. I do not have a therapist, and i am on the waiting list for one (it takes 6 weeks !!!) I AM GOING NUTS !!! I stay up all night looking up all the calls he's made... I can't sleep or eat properly (mostly ...
by Rishin
Wed May 18, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cop Shoots Man Who Allegedly Charged Officers With A PHURBA
Replies: 23
Views: 1800

Re: Cop Shoots Man Who Allegedly Charged Officers With A PHURBA

Inosanto is hardly your run-of-the-mill knife wielding maniac. He is in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Must common thugs will draw their knife early in the piece and wave it around to threaten you. Use it as leverage to engage in bargaining. If you have been called in to take care of a person with ...
by Rishin
Wed May 18, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cop Shoots Man Who Allegedly Charged Officers With A PHURBA
Replies: 23
Views: 1800

Re: Cop Shoots Man Who Allegedly Charged Officers With A PHURBA

Looks like some Eskrima knife fighting there. My black belt Bujinkan instructor told me "If an Eskrima fighter ever attacks you, run", and "never engage in a ground fight (becuase someone could pull a knife on the ground and you wont be able to defend against it)" Kevin That would be Dan Inosanto s...
by Rishin
Sun May 15, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Getting something off your chest always makes you feel better.
Replies: 21
Views: 1435

Re: Getting something off your chest always makes you feel better.

gavenv wrote:Please share your toughest experience with the forum if you feel comfortable.
Why don't you get the ball rolling and share first?
by Rishin
Sat May 14, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cop Shoots Man Who Allegedly Charged Officers With A PHURBA
Replies: 23
Views: 1800

Re: Cop Shoots Man Who Allegedly Charged Officers With A PHURBA

Another consideration would be the availability of Officers on scene due to the geography.

The U.S. is a lot bigger than the UK and it wouldn't surprise me if some areas had significant differences in response rate.
by Rishin
Sat May 14, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cop Shoots Man Who Allegedly Charged Officers With A PHURBA
Replies: 23
Views: 1800

Re: Cop Shoots Man Who Allegedly Charged Officers With A PHURBA

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