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by DharmaN00b
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What brought you to the dharma & what's your biggest challenge?
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: What brought you to the dharma & what's your biggest challenge?

Once upon a time I picked up a copy of the B.S. guide to buddhism and used this material to help someone who was going through a hard time. Roll on a few years and we both got into better shape and started the good habit of regular meditation. Biggest challenge is losing the ignorance. Those were ha...
by DharmaN00b
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 95
Views: 4411

Re: boring questions about losing weight

You don't need to be shredded. Truth is that the only time I was ever shredded was when I did a short experiment with steroid supplementation (plus all the normal supplements). I was shredded but I developed severe tendinitis in my forearms, destroyed my knee, had searing kidney pain and wrecked my...
by DharmaN00b
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Thoughts
Replies: 134
Views: 11658

Re: Inspiring Thoughts

"Get some fresh AIR" (satisfy your daily oxygen requirement)

Source Wiki/ point 2 on inspiration!
by DharmaN00b
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is magic?
Replies: 28
Views: 1069

Re: What is magic?

sufficient AND advanced? :offtopic: so it's beyond and enough. OH boy
by DharmaN00b
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?
Replies: 30
Views: 830

Re: When people shame me for beingrking class family white, what should I do?

"Where's the privilege in walking to school uphill 10 miles through the snow, both ways?! Tell me!" Before people get upset... joke alert. The very same question Franklin once asked himself while searching for the north west passage. Of course experience is a hard teacher, especially when your wate...
by DharmaN00b
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The worlds first vegetarian city
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: The worlds first vegetarian city

The suffering of others must wventually become a form of starvation. Please stop with your incessant scratching and take my organic bits!
by DharmaN00b
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Compassion: An End To Violence?
Replies: 57
Views: 1003

Re: Compassion: An End To Violence?

The answer is clearly YES! Simply agree with everything? :twothumbsup: ?
by DharmaN00b
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 702

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

Hmm, the topic seems to confirm my observation that the forum is generally lacking in humor. Taking ourselves too seriously is not a sign of spiritual progress. :| I pulled an all-nighter and trawled through 30 pages of 'the lounge' before falling into a stupor (sadface). I also laugh internally 99...
by DharmaN00b
Fri May 31, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does anybody ever change their mind?
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Does anybody ever change their mind?

Ok it seems to me like you're really asking why don't people change their minds, which is assuming that people don't. Loading the question in this manner funnels people in more and gets a tighter focus. For all I know you might want a more open ended approach. In any case I was just curious about th...
by DharmaN00b
Fri May 31, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does anybody ever change their mind?
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Does anybody ever change their mind?

I wonder if you would have been better off front loading the question. I mean the OP is a rhetorical device to get people thinking, so maybe you don't want answers but you're still going to get statements and.. Every statement made usually contains one of more unexamined assumption(s). Discussions c...
by DharmaN00b
Fri May 31, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "I didn't ask to be born."
Replies: 30
Views: 745

Re: "I didn't ask to be born."

A depressed person lacks will, and can be clinically unmotivated, so that opening statement pertains to will. Perhaps I could just as well say I didn't ask for other people to climb the ladder then kick it away. Being born is also a beginning and the feeling of depression is a static thing, so the s...
by DharmaN00b
Wed May 29, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 350
Views: 23351

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I'm just saying that nearly all the diet-evangelists I know (be they vegan, veg, paleo, crossfit nutrition people, whatever) are always people whose life situations allow them the space to think in great detail about their diet. A lot of people simply don't have that orientation, because their life...
by DharmaN00b
Wed May 29, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 350
Views: 23351

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Well, maybe. In my experience other lifestyle elements (such as do you have kids, do you have a full time job etc.) are equally or more important to how people make dietary decisions than moral or spiritual ones. So those are examples of skill in means or expediency! ? I imagine as a Moderator you ...
by DharmaN00b
Tue May 28, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 350
Views: 23351

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Or he can just see that sometimes we can get involved in a kind of creeping self-righteousness disguised as ahmisa. Oh, good point. Yes. I was also wondering whether impartiality might lead to decision paralysis if that makes any sense. :shrug: Well, maybe. In my experience other lifestyle elements...
by DharmaN00b
Tue May 28, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 350
Views: 23351

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 10:01 pm


Or he can just see that sometimes we can get involved in a kind of creeping self-righteousness disguised as ahmisa.
Oh, good point. Yes.

I was also wondering whether impartiality might lead to decision paralysis if that makes any sense. :shrug:
by DharmaN00b
Mon May 27, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 350
Views: 23351

Re: Great Vegan Debate

He's equanimous, but no slouch when it comes to picking sides :twothumbsup:

by DharmaN00b
Sat May 25, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 350
Views: 23351

Re: Great Vegan Debate

The only time we should open our mouths Is when we're scarfing veggies. This isn't the 1980's anymore. :mrgreen:
by DharmaN00b
Sat May 25, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 350
Views: 23351

Re: Great Vegan Debate

during evolution we have adapted to die early not to have our lives saved by medicine! ... or just at the right time depending on who you ask. As you may well know a number of advanced civilized nations are looking at an elderly care crisis due in part to a population implosion, NOT to mention the ...
by DharmaN00b
Tue May 21, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 67
Views: 1682

Re: Trauma and the public mind

Isn't it true that the human brain loses it's elasticity according to age? If by resiliency we mean the ability to literally spring back or rebound, then we can be at an advantage or disadvantage in this regard. That said I get the impression that some people get stuck and refuse to spring back out ...
by DharmaN00b
Fri May 17, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 30948

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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