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by Supramundane
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

[q It is worth remembering, though, that only a century ago many of the ideas we consider abhorrent now were not controversial at all; they were so widely accepted as to be invisible. Most societies considered women inferior. Most considered that certain races were superior to others. In most countr...
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t

QQ, ya bro omg haha yes a bit dark.
but interesting to hear your take.
tx
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

no one knows what will happen, but we are doing our best to destroy the planet as best we can. the so-called Green movement is all lip service in the third world where people are too busy trying to survive let alone trying to figure out how to save the planet. we may have reached the tipping point a...
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Sh#t is f@cked up and bull sh*t

that article is way too pessimistic. the light on gatsby's dock is still there. people can argue when the decline of the US empire began: was it the Kennedy assassination? was it the war in vietnam? 9/11? but none of that is important. great civilizations regenerate themselves. look at the Roman emp...
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neo nazi's march in DC
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Neo nazi's march in DC

Oh. Christ. No one is winning. The planet is on fire and we're all going to choke to death. These are cavemen fighting over deck chairs. Even if someone manages to get off the planet, they'll have a lonely time of it in space. Yay, Peter Thiel wins! Fascists antifascists, they're all fear and loath...
by Supramundane
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4623

Re: Who is America ?

this whole thread is eye-opening... but not in a good way
by Supramundane
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist philosophy and ontology seems to be beyond scientific work, right?
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Buddhist philosophy and ontology seems to be beyond scientific work, right?

Welcome to the Sangha, SG

i hope you find the answers you are seeking

If i can help you in any way let me know


as far as my shallow understanding goes, there is no ontology in Buddhism.

i'm not sure what tantric understanding you seek
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ripples in the Net
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: ripples in the Net

There is nothing strange about dharma practice being, in a way, out of place in samsara. It is good to think about that, as it becomes clearer that there is nothing to achieve in samsara. As in a text by Patrul Rinpoche If your actions conform with Dharma, you'll antagonize everyone; If your words a...
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ripples in the Net
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: ripples in the Net

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Supramundane wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:12 am

in this vale of tears no truly pure action is possible.
Not so, practicing the path is a pure karma that never leads to suffering, but rather, away from it.
you give me hope
by Supramundane
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ripples in the Net
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: ripples in the Net

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:13 pm
Supramundane wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:12 am
There does seem to be an inherent hypocrisy to everything.
...
in this vale of tears no truly pure action is possible.
Welcome to samsara.
haha

:)
by Supramundane
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ripples in the Net
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: ripples in the Net

all your points are well taken, JD. however, do you not see a contradiction in that a buddhist prescribes pacifism and compassion while living in a nation state that must practice murder, and makes threats of violence to protect its citizenry? without the army, the police, various levels of threat a...
by Supramundane
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ripples in the Net
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: ripples in the Net

let me re-phrase the question: why haven't we seen a country based solely on Buddhist principles? Or Christian principles? all countries are ---with a few exceptions--- secular. We do have Islamic States but let's face it --- they do not have a pacifist basis (they do not advocate pacifism but in fa...
by Supramundane
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ripples in the Net
Replies: 13
Views: 425

ripples in the Net

i heard someone say that initially quite strange to me but later it resonated somewhat. Someone mentioned to me very casually that the current state of animosity and hatred that exists all over the world is because ISIS won the war on terror. Their creed was one of killing and hate and terror, and t...
by Supramundane
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Can't meditate anymore.
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

Re: Can't meditate anymore.

is there a Bodhisattvaa for each jhana? is it possible? each Jhana represents a quality of a Bodhisattva? or that there is a Bodhisattva for each one? maybe i am taking things too figuratively. we assume Bodhisattvas to be other earthly beings or enlightened humans, but what if it is purely figurat...
by Supramundane
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Can't meditate anymore.
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

Re: Can't meditate anymore.

is there a Bodhisattvaa for each jhana?
by Supramundane
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The origin of "life" on earth
Replies: 50
Views: 2100

Re: The origin of "life" on earth

if everything is leading to heat death and dissolution, what part does life have to play? as a silent witness? ... if everything is Sunyata, and the universe is heading toward heat death and 100 percent entropy, if the Arrow of Time invariably goes toward death, what part does life play at all in t...
by Supramundane
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The origin of "life" on earth
Replies: 50
Views: 2100

Re: The origin of "life" on earth

option (2) is that there is and has only ever been ONE life form on earth, and that is the simply reason why it cannot be created in a lab. Maybe our technology is not yet that good ( and might never be ) to create life in a lab. Or that when scientist create abiogenesis, it may require millions or...
by Supramundane
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 2095

Re: all or nothing? what will it be....

i see what you are saying. but perhaps they are so different as to be mirror image opposites of each other, if you follow me. emptiness cannot be divided; entities cannot be distinguished from each other. therefore, in a sense, they are uniform, unified, i.e. one. If we were all one, then if I piss...
by Supramundane
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 2095

Re: all or nothing? what will it be....

Buddhism is like the negative photo of Hinduism: Buddhism sees the self as ultimately empty, and if everything is empty, then all is One too. Phenomena that are empty are unfindable. It is impossible to posit a universal or singular entity if no entities can be located. Hinduism, specifically non-d...
by Supramundane
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 2095

all or nothing? what will it be....

One way to understand Mahayana Buddhism is to contrast it with Hinduism. In some ways they are two sides of the same coin: Nirvana seems to be very similar to "Moksha", or Liberation. But we can increase our understanding of Mahayana Buddhism by contrasting it with Hindusim, Advaita in particular. T...

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