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by justsit
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?
Replies: 56
Views: 7534

Re: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?

This is just a discussion about the possibilities after all. In the best of all possible worlds, sure, dharma centers would be self-supporting through farming, people would happily donate large sums of money to support them, etc. etc. Lots of things may be possible , IF...big IF - the requisite cau...
by justsit
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 14760

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Some historian 500 years from now will write about some Buddhist monks at a monastery in Nova Scotia who saved a chrysalis of civilization in their library and scavenged computers and how they were powered with crudely fashioned wind mills and water wheel generators. Sounds like "A Canticle for Lei...
by justsit
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dealing with Frustrating Coworkers
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Dealing with Frustrating Coworkers

Ah, you've met a Bengali tea boy! Very fortunate. :tongue:

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/t ... li-tea-boy
by justsit
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 14760

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Hehe love the part where they say he has tried to present it as 'nothing out of the ordinary'. :D There is basically entire continent on fire, but nothing out of the ordinary mate. It takes balls I must admit and quite admire that. Balls + enlightened activity? Great, but IMO, nothing very admirabl...
by justsit
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 14760

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

FWIW, some of us in the US were acutely aware and did try to alter the course of environmental degradation. The EPA was created in 1970, and Earth Day was made an annual event. We started recycling and trying to live simply. Not all of us sat around doing nothing. But as usual, the people/corporatio...
by justsit
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 14760

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

I don't think it's always as simple as saying the boomers should of known and done better. A bad system will usually always beat a good person. It's really companies like Exxon mobile and those with vested interests who are to blame for deliberately muddying the waters and augmenting the margin of ...
by justsit
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 14760

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Nemo wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:33 pm
Read the summary.
I'm seeing lots of discussion on violent vs. non-violent action, different discussions on some social issues in the comments, nothing specific to environmental issues.

Are you extrapolating her premises?
by justsit
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 14760

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Climate change would have been easy to deal with 40 years ago. Please document your 3% participation claim (in your next post. I quoted your previous post). Good Summary https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/02/erica-chenoweth-confronting-the-myth-of-the-rational-insurgent-2.html Whole thing. https:...
by justsit
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 14760

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Nemo wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:32 pm
Climate change would have been easy to deal with 40 years ago.
Please document your 3% participation claim (in your next post. I quoted your previous post).
by justsit
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Elon Musk vimana to Mars
Replies: 33
Views: 1579

Re: Elon Musk vimana to Mars

Yeah, that's not funny. Queequeg, I would repost another's question, where is the positivity in the Buddhist sense here? It words it pretty acucurately. It seems that this is only intended to distract and confuse, Unless I am mistaken? No, it isn't funny. But sadly, entirely likely. There's a diffe...
by justsit
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Breakfast cereal
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Breakfast cereal

Oatmeal! With flax seed and unsweetened almond milk.

Occasionally Nature's Path Heritage Flakes (dry cereal) with almond milk and fruit.

Once in a blue moon, an egg.
by justsit
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Surviving my wife’s PMS?
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: Surviving my wife’s PMS?

You don't mention how old you both are or how long you've been married, both of which might color an appropriate response to your post. If, as you say, you really do love each other, then it sounds as though you are both ripe for couples counseling. Learning to manage anger constructively in a relat...
by justsit
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mantra, practices available to uninitiated
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

Re: Mantra, practices available to uninitiated

If you are interested in a good general introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, I would recommend "The Essence of Buddhism" by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche. https://www.namsebangdzo.com/Essence-of-Buddhism-Traleg-Rinpoche-p/9781590307885.htm It is clearly written and covers the basics without being too simplis...
by justsit
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Early Madhyamaka
Replies: 86
Views: 2997

Re: How did Nagarjuna not teach extreme nihilism?

This Aspiration is the most concise explanation of this topic that I've come across. Not specifically replying in reference to Nagarjuna, but speaking to how things do not exist inherently, from their own side - this is the key point. The relevant passage begins with Stanza 5. Aspiration Prayer for ...
by justsit
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Five Pungent Roots in the Sutras
Replies: 30
Views: 2271

Re: Five Pungent Roots in the Sutras

As had been said although in the raw state hing smells like old socks left sweaty in the drawer by a heedless teen..once cooked it imparts a sweet smooth garlicky flavour to food but does not remain on the breath. Lol, the first time I bought hing, it was for an Indian recipe, I had no idea about t...
by justsit
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: meet the old masters now, before they're gone
Replies: 30
Views: 4258

Re: meet the old masters now, before they're gone

thanks everyone for the various input. @Simon- any to add from your side? @pema tsultrim- where is NM? Lopon Tenzin Namdak, Dodrubchen Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche - where are they mainly located these days? Looks like Thrangu Rinpoche is in Nepal at present; he is scheduled to teach at Thrangu Monas...
by justsit
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Five Pungent Roots in the Sutras
Replies: 30
Views: 2271

Re: Five Pungent Roots in the Sutras

Miroku wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Are there reasons why one should avoid them?
From a sutra perspective, no idea.

I do recall hearing proscriptions discussed at some vajrayana teachings related to disruption of internal winds in the body. Can't provide a definitive source, though, sorry.
by justsit
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Five Pungent Roots in the Sutras
Replies: 30
Views: 2271

Re: Five Pungent Roots in the Sutras

One of the “ roots” is not a root at all of course. Asafoetida is a ground up resin........ You’re welcome. My understanding is that the five pungents are onions, garlic, scallions (green onions), chives, and leeks. Asofoetida is derived from the root of a perennial herb plant, and apparently Jains...
by justsit
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Guru Rinpoche explains what happens when you Die
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Guru Rinpoche explains what happens when you Die

Excellent, thanks for posting this.

:bow: :bow: :bow:
by justsit
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Excellent New Forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Excellent New Forum

The response to the new forum is very encouraging! Addressing my reply not just to Simon: Regarding the physical process of dying (as opposed to the spiritual process) - there are many good resources available online; the best one I've seen is by Barbara Karnes, RN. She is a hospice nurse who develo...

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