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by catmoon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen
Replies: 21
Views: 2192

Re: Ethics, sangha, and Dzogchen

WHAT YOU WANT TO GO THERAVADIN????? Ha ha just kidding. There was a teacher named Ajahn Chah whose teaching was remarkable. If you can find a group that carries forward a tenth of his integrity you'll still have better teachers than most people. In my world, he's the shining core of recent Theravada...
by catmoon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: I drew a Jizo.
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: I drew a Jizo.

How odd. I've come here three times and each time, the drawing looks better. Good work.
by catmoon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vitamin D and Visualization
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Re: Vitamin D and Visualization

Actually, visualized light has a strong positive impact. On your visualized vitamin D level.
by catmoon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 54514

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

by catmoon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: India vs Pakistan
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: India vs Pakistan

Relax. The Donald probly owns a hotel in each of those cities. He won't put them at risk. :shrug: Will he?
by catmoon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: India vs Pakistan
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: India vs Pakistan

Can you imagine what would happen if a Pakistani terrorist group attacked the US congress? After the initial outrage maybe something similar would happen. Someone would surely point out that that Pakistanis have had nuclear technology for quite some time, Then someone else might point out that ever...
by catmoon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: sentient beings-enlightenment-evolution
Replies: 22
Views: 1325

Re: sentient beings-enlightenment-evolution

Dear sisters and brothers, If all sentient beings have potential to become a buddha, can we say that the most simple forms of life will evolve till one were they can manifest enlightenment ? If yes, does it not implies a beginning to consciousness evolution ? Nope, you missed a possibility. What if...
by catmoon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: India vs Pakistan
Replies: 9
Views: 678

India vs Pakistan

Lovely news to start the day, we have two nuclear-armed countries shooting down each other's jets and firing artillery across the border. This has me wondering just how small a mistake could cause a nuclear war with tensions this high. Maybe simple miscommunication would do it. Or some small faulty ...
by catmoon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Question Concerning 'Self'
Replies: 17
Views: 1306

Re: A Question Concerning 'Self'

I probably need to stop distracting myself with A Question of 'Self'. It's possibly just 'too metaphysical' to dwell on - and possibly serves no useful purpose. I think it does serve a useful purpose. Grasping the way emptiness applies to the self seems to me the very centre of the path to enlighte...
by catmoon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dedicating Merit
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Dedicating Merit

I think I'd settle for the classic "May I be well, may I be happy, may I be free from suffering". Just to avoid any chance of narcissism creeping in.

Anyhoo it's all part of standard metta bhavana practice IIRC, and widely practiced under that and other names.
by catmoon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The nature of European monarchies
Replies: 40
Views: 2394

Re: The nature of European monarchies

Perhaps also check the forum rules on right speech while you're at it. I'm not sure the repeated use of "English inbreds" is particularly becoming of a moderator. Yes, you are quite right. I should have said: Inbred English thieving leeches. That would be more apt. If you tell me which part of the ...
by catmoon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 12719

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

What a shit fest! It's rather similar to what happens when the cargo cable snaps on a helicopter flying over the Super Bowl, and the cargo of sixteen overloaded Porta Potties carpet bombs the marching band below. Why did this all happen? Cast your mind back to when the Buddha was dying. "Who will b...
by catmoon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The nature of European monarchies
Replies: 40
Views: 2394

Re: The nature of European monarchies

[/quote]Their ancestors sent their vassals to commit genocide on at least two continents and a number of sub-continents and they raked in the gains. Remember when I posted the photo earlier of the queen and asked people if they knew where she got the gold piano from? Nobody offered an answer so I wi...
by catmoon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The nature of European monarchies
Replies: 40
Views: 2394

Re: The nature of European monarchies

Well let's look at some examples. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates got their money by inventing the personal computer. Sure, but they don't build the computers by working in Third World sweatshops do they? Some other sucker does that. So after ripping the suckers off blind, if Steve and Bill donate someth...
by catmoon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Question Concerning 'Self'
Replies: 17
Views: 1306

Re: A Question Concerning 'Self'

It's interesting that Shantideva consistently avoids the term "illusion", using instead "illusion-like". Calling something an illusion implies that the thing we think we are seeing does not exist at all, which is the nihilist error. The self is a classic example. Clearly there is something there. bu...
by catmoon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The nature of European monarchies
Replies: 40
Views: 2394

Re: The nature of European monarchies

[/quote]That's nice, but you also have to ask yourself where they get their money from in the first place. ;) [/quote] Well let's look at some examples. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates got their money by inventing the personal computer. Warren Buffet made his fortune by expert investment. The Trump fortun...
by catmoon
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered
Replies: 28
Views: 2235

Re: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered

I was just thinking (always dangerous) about the Project Orion nuclear pulse type of propulsion. If you build the thing in orbit, and successfully get it farting small nukes - wouldn't that EMP half the planet? Could any satellites survive the radiation? Would you want to be in a jet at 35,000 feet ...
by catmoon
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Becoming a moderator?
Replies: 26
Views: 2185

Re: Becoming a moderator?

Wow my eyesight is really going to the dogs,. It's so bad that, to me, your white robe looks like a grey sweater with blue stripes. Well. I shouldn't be trusting appearances anyways.
by catmoon
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered
Replies: 28
Views: 2235

Re: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered

‘Only 20 light years’. The famous little probe that passed out of the Solar System after having travelled for 30 years or something - point it towards that planet, and it will take hundreds of millions of years to get there. A light year is an astronomical distance. We’re never going to get there i...
by catmoon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Duck?
Replies: 70
Views: 5649

Re: What is a Duck?

Lukeinaz wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:12 pm
I like this duck.

Image


But that's not a duck, it's a rabbit!

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