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by Miroku
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

For example that concepts like exploitation in case of taking milk of eggs from otherwise well treated animals make no sense. Sure yeah, but what about those male chicks being disposed of and the fact that small calfs are usually fed something else than their mother's milk, because that goes into t...
by Miroku
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

This is not the first time you are using strawman arguments. No just asking what are the real life implications of the fact that animals don't have "rights". For example that concepts like exploitation in case of taking milk of eggs from otherwise well treated animals make no sense. Sure yeah, but ...
by Miroku
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

So, because it is ridiculous to persecute animals then we can treat them like shit? Burning their beaks, cutting their tails, using hot iron to brand them, cut off their horns, etc.? This is not the first time you are using strawman arguments. No just asking what are the real life implications of t...
by Miroku
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Subforum:Death
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Subforum:Death

The ethernet joke won me over. I am for this addition. Death is an important topic and in many ways whatever we do as our practice we are preparing to die.
by Miroku
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

If it is contrary to Dharma then at least one well regarded Buddhist community known to me are guilty of a breach. And they even “retire” the hens after they stop laying. Just like our local Vaisnavs “retire” their cows. But despite all the welfare given to their cows vegans would object despite th...
by Miroku
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I think we can all agree that diet is not a particularly important part of buddhadharma. Maybe except for lower tantras. That being said, I do believe this might be a situation very similar to the story of tsa-tsa's (or was it a statue?) and two men and a shoe. Not eating meat for selfish reasons wo...
by Miroku
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: "Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: "Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"

I don't have anything substantive to add, but I thought this was funny: Sokka Gakai is based on the “Lotus” Sutra I find the placement of the quotation marks funny, especially in context of what the author is discussing in the part leading up to it. It seems the author doesn't know how scare quotes...
by Miroku
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: "Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: "Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"

If you like religious processions and guys parading around in funny hats, you can get that at the Episcopal cathedral, and there you won’t have to sit on the floor. I like the “you won’t have to sit on the floor” part. ***** As a modern footnote, last year Kalu R was supposed to come to a western m...
by Miroku
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Please let us forget for a moment how we identify ourselves based upon our food choices. What if you don't eat fish, eggs nuts or seeds? My point is pick on or try to change the minds of those who do not eat any source of Omega 3 (irrespective of the source). If my brain isn't working properly for ...
by Miroku
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Media
Topic: "Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: "Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"

The article is jsut stupid. However, I quite frankly liked his point about doing some charity. But also that point kinda betrays the author as there are quite a few charities and charitable organisations lead by tibetan buddhists in the west. Be it Maitreya, AsiaOnlus, etc. What quite fascinates me ...
by Miroku
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Media
Topic: "Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: "Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:46 am
It's ironic as hell that he venerates studying with Theravadins in Sri Lanka and then decries "elitist" Buddhism, I don't mean to generalize, but you can't get instituional Buddhism that is much more "elite vs. Common" than modern institutional Theravada is.
Really? Care to elaborate?
by Miroku
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Media
Topic: "Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"
Replies: 11
Views: 316

"Mahayana Buddhism is based on a lie"

I have so many problems with this article... it has some interesting points, but still. What are your takes?
https://thetattooedbuddha.com/2017/04/2 ... bqisoYjy8Q
by Miroku
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dinner with Amaterasu
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Dinner with Amaterasu

I don't want to be disrespectful but Amaterasu sounds a bit like a gold digging deity.
by Miroku
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

It’s almost as unlikely that the world will become vegetarian in the foreseeable future. So it’s pretty academic I sometimes get the impression that non carnivores live in their own bubble. Particularly if they are Buddhists. Meanwhile you can’t get a table at the latest branch of London’s most pre...
by Miroku
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

What about the animals personal choice to continue living, and not have their throat slit and their blood drained, so they can be made into a hamburger? What about the choice of domesticated animals to continue existing as a race and as individuals by not losing their habitat that is connected to t...
by Miroku
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I had a dog who would growl and get vicious if you got close his food bowl. I see similar dispositions here. :rolling: :lol: The weirdest thing is that people tend to react in the same way even when you get close to your own bowl. I think no omnivore or carnivore would even bother with what vegans ...
by Miroku
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Tonglen

Look at it this way. We have been in samsara drowning in our own self-importance for thousands, millions and billions of kalpas. It will take time. Just relax and don't worry and do your best and repeat.
by Miroku
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Just a random point really, but I believe that one important thing to remember when figuring out a diet and thinking about a healthy lifestyle is that it is just a matter of temporary maintainance. Especially for practitioners it is important to remember this. Neither beef steak nor salad with nuts ...
by Miroku
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:11 pm
I had a dog who would growl and get vicious if you got close his food bowl.

I see similar dispositions here.

:rolling:
:lol:

The weirdest thing is that people tend to react in the same way even when you get close to your own bowl.
by Miroku
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 553
Views: 30231

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Haven't followed this thread so excuse me if this was brought up already. Just watched this. Need to follow up but if true, I think I'm done with meat. It's a cool documentary. It has it's holes but the science is mostly solid AFAIK. I can recommend Dr. Michael Greger for more info on plant based d...

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