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by DNS
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words...
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Words...

19th century children's saying:

Sticks and stones may break my bones
But names will never harm me.


late 20th century updated version:

Sticks and stones may break my bones but will heal, while words cause permanent damage.
by DNS
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 80
Views: 1956

Re: Dharma Ending Age

here is one regarding women: If, Ananda, women had not obtained the going forth, the holy life would have lasted long, the true teaching would have endured for a thousand years. But, Ananda, since women have gone forth, the holy life now would not last, the true Dharma would endure only for 500 yea...
by DNS
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone Oldfenny here!
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Hello everyone Oldfenny here!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Dharma brothers and sisters
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Hello Dharma brothers and sisters

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Balanced vegetarian diet
Replies: 59
Views: 2119

Re: Balanced vegetarian diet

" What do you even eat? " is a common phrase you'll hear from omnivores. As if they only eat meat. I don't know anyone who only eats meat (pure carnivores are lions, not humans). Many people don't realize how much of their food is already vegetarian (I don't mean you, I mean those who use that phras...
by DNS
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Announcement about the Closing of Sweeping Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 849

Re: Announcement about the Closing of Sweeping Zen

After looking at his youtube channel, I had to look up the terms gangstalking and TIs (targeted individuals):
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/heal ... duals.html

Shocking and sad.
by DNS
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 31
Views: 832

Re: Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?

Plato, Immanuel Kant, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Peter Singer

I don't agree with all of their ideas, though.

edit: although none of them would be considered "ancient" except perhaps for Plato.

In that case, I'd have to add Laozi (also spelled Lao Tzu)
by DNS
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Which traditions revere vegetarianism the most?
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Which traditions revere vegetarianism the most?

Which traditions would you say revere vegetarianism the most? Note this is not to place a value-judgment as being good to bad, superior to inferior, just a curious question. By revering I mean either requiring, recommending, mandating for the monks and nuns (and / or lay people), to be vegetarian as...
by DNS
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Kamala Devi Harris
Replies: 21
Views: 1174

Re: Kamala Devi Harris

Watched some of Harris' Iowa town hall on CNN last night. One thing that bothers me is that CNN gave Harris a platform, but AFAIK, has not extended the same opportunity to any of the other candidates. This raises serious questions about how that decision was made and makes one wonder at the rigging...
by DNS
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Topic: Future world demographics(PEW) - decline of Buddhism in 2050
Replies: 28
Views: 873

Re: Topic: Future world demographics(PEW) - decline of Buddhism in 2050

For sure, agnostics and atheist is growing group. However, from a Buddhist point of view is that necessarily good? (I know that is almost an axiom in most European countries). Yes and no. It is not good, as people leaving religions in general might lose the incentive for doing good and being moral,...
by DNS
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Topic: Future world demographics(PEW) - decline of Buddhism in 2050
Replies: 28
Views: 873

Re: Topic: Future world demographics(PEW) - decline of Buddhism in 2050

That is an old survey / study (year 2015). I believe if they updated it, they would find the unaffiliated / agnostic numbers higher and also higher for 2050 as well. As nations get developed, many start to leave religions (of all types).
by DNS
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 35
Views: 3917

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

I believe Malcolm is posting over at DWE now. For all Malcolm fans, come on over to DWE (in addition to this forum) and join the party!

https://dharmawheel.org/
by DNS
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: zengarten
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: zengarten

Welcome to DW!



Or rather, welcome to posting as I see you've been a member for over a year now.
by DNS
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Cinnabar Here
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Cinnabar Here

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can you see the A?
Replies: 30
Views: 961

Re: Can you see the A?

Just one question. Seeing how it's a Hebrew word, do Jews ever use this in prayer? Just curious. Which word? You mean the weird sound made with the back of the throat? Yes, that sound is made frequently in conversation and prayers. Arabic has some similar sounds to that, but not as bad, imo. Sorry....
by DNS
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can you see the A?
Replies: 30
Views: 961

Re: Can you see the A?

Tenma wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:13 pm
Just one question. Seeing how it's a Hebrew word, do Jews ever use this in prayer? Just curious.
Which word? You mean the weird sound made with the back of the throat? Yes, that sound is made frequently in conversation and prayers. Arabic has some similar sounds to that, but not as bad, imo.
by DNS
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: TNH about to transition
Replies: 7
Views: 390

TNH about to transition

http://time.com/5511729/monk-mindfulness-art-of-dying/ At a Buddhist temple outside hue, Vietnam’s onetime capital, 92-year-old Thich Nhat Hanh has come to quietly “transition,” as his disciples put it. The ailing celebrity monk–quoted by Presidents and hailed by Oprah Winfrey as “one of the most in...
by DNS
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can you see the A?
Replies: 30
Views: 961

Re: Can you see the A?

Passel's image may have ended up as the source from Tibetan A to the Hebrew Alef. Oh well, both of them are pronounced "A"(or do you have to roll your tongue for this A? Is the supposed "hoarse Hebrew" accent actually true or just a stereotype? Just curious.) Yes, the hoarse hebrew sound is terribl...
by DNS
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can you see the A?
Replies: 30
Views: 961

Re: Can you see the A?

Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:39 pm
DNS wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:41 am
Anyway, back to topic what is the answer? I take it that it is not the aleph? א
I think Tenma is going for the Tibetan a, ཨ
Oh, that does look like the picture. I had to paste in Word and enlarge it to see it. Oh well, the aleph was pretty close too.

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