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by DharmaN00b
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do monks and nuns deny Romantic Sexual Love?
Replies: 26
Views: 2817

Re: Why do monks and nuns deny Romantic Sexual Love?

oh brother, how can I resist, I'm a novice and I have terrible habits. :broke:

"You know the secret of life my dear, because you know how to love" -from Shadows of the workhouse. by Jennifer Worth. :reading:
by DharmaN00b
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: The ‘feel-good’ horror of late-stage capitalism
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: The ‘feel-good’ horror of late-stage capitalism

Well the choir stopped singing and the rich are "body positive". You know, you don't really want an elephant in your room, but it will do for now. :toilet:
by DharmaN00b
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hollibobs.
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Hollibobs.

blessings.
by DharmaN00b
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 359
Views: 24983

Re: Great Vegan Debate

The veneer of civilization is awfully thin. Our tastes and anthropogenic leanings are deeply hard-wired so much so decision making is at best a post-hoc rationalization. Strip away the gated communities, the buffer of affluence, the convenience etc and the disparity becomes abundantly clear. When te...
by DharmaN00b
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beginning of the world cycle
Replies: 29
Views: 723

Re: Beginning of the world cycle

This threads a bit tricky bcoz the word immaterial is bandied around colloquially. When we say immaterial it could be a literal value like factor 'Q' on a four dimensional model where objects are popping in and out of a 'visual' field. There's no reconcilliation of view because people literally occu...
by DharmaN00b
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beginning of the world cycle
Replies: 29
Views: 723

Re: Beginning of the world cycle

I think carl sagan was onto something when he said life is the cosmos looking back at itself and personally I think the cosmos could potentially have neural properties and could be (for a lack of a better descriptive) a "celestial" brain for which our minds are a microcosm albeit constructed more l...
by DharmaN00b
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beginning of the world cycle
Replies: 29
Views: 723

Re: Beginning of the world cycle

world cycles are cyclical and I'm not sure if this was an unintended redundancy of speech but all sorts of thoughts started popping up from micro and macro cycles to the microcosm and macrocosm. FRom Wiki: a vision of cosmos where the part reflects the whole and vice versa. This is a feature "prese...
by DharmaN00b
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What brought you to the dharma & what's your biggest challenge?
Replies: 15
Views: 630

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: 4985

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: 11919

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: 1182

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: 924

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: 431

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: 1170

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: 786

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: 356

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: 356

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: 845

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: 359
Views: 24983

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: 359
Views: 24983

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 ...

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