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by Rakz
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3003
Views: 320012

Re: Music time

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by Rakz
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 8891

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

No, it is not strange. It's called being a grown up. No one married her but me. My mistake, my karma. It's called "accepting to consequences of one's actions." It is also called being a man. But these days, there are simpering fools who think they can just appropriate the language of the oppressed ...
by Rakz
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 8891

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

You know better than they do? Do you have firsthand experience of what it is like to go through a divorce in the west as they have? Yup, was taken to the cleaners too. But I am a man, not a child. So you know what? I don't complain because I am old school, not like these modern whiny man-babies of ...
by Rakz
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 8891

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

Sorry, I think these guys are a bunch of [insert favorite Bill Maher insult here]. I have zero sympathy for them. Why shouldn't they be worthy of any sympathy? If they were actually suffering from some real oppression, then I would have sympathy for them. But since they are behaving like hysterical...
by Rakz
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 8891

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

Malcolm wrote:
Rakz wrote: You have a narrow minded view when it comes to the men's movement. I recommend this documentary for you.
Sorry, I think these guys are a bunch of [insert favorite Bill Maher insult here]. I have zero sympathy for them.
Why shouldn't they be worthy of any sympathy?
by Rakz
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 8891

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

No different than being a black man or a latino man. Men have zero access to social services apart from food stamps. It is not a white man thing, it is a man thing. Also if you are a women, it is the same, unless you have young kids. Of course, the amount of money spent on social services such as w...
by Rakz
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma
Replies: 97
Views: 8891

Re: Buddhism, Social Equity, and odd interpretations of karma

Some folks who believe in bs like "white privilege" would also agree that those who are born white have much better karma than those born with a darker skin pigmentation. It is kind of like the Hindu caste system which the Buddha completely rejected.
by Rakz
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What can Buddhas do and not do?
Replies: 24
Views: 3038

Re: What can Buddhas do and not do?

I kind of see it like this. Say I was in hell, and I had this moment of opportunity where I cry out for forgiveness and help, or...whatever. And say a Buddha wasn't there? That they had gone on into permanent nirvana? That would be a sad thing. Even if they were there they wouldn't be able to help ...
by Rakz
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Fish?
Replies: 32
Views: 5837

Re: Fish?

Love eating fish, all kinds of fish.
by Rakz
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What can Buddhas do and not do?
Replies: 24
Views: 3038

Re: What can Buddhas do and not do?

Buddhas cant do anything besides reveal the path. Go ask Malcolm.
by Rakz
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3003
Views: 320012

Re: Music time

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by Rakz
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: anti-intellectualism
Replies: 83
Views: 5428

Re: anti-intellectualism

Maybe it has nothing to do with envy, but more to do with a distrust for crooks? :jawdrop: Nah, that's not it. If it was a distrust for crooks they wouldn't have voted for Trump, coz he is currently under investigation for thievery too... Most of it are BS allegations. Hillary on the other hand is ...
by Rakz
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: anti-intellectualism
Replies: 83
Views: 5428

Re: anti-intellectualism

why do Americans often dislike the smart ones? listen: No one likes being reminded of his or her own stupidity. Nothing says "I'm smarter than you" than being, in fact, smarter--and even more, having earned an academic credential documenting it. In an egalitarian milieu, and to insecure and resentf...
by Rakz
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting cigarettes
Replies: 21
Views: 1890

Re: Quitting cigarettes

Are you sure about this?

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I've never been addicted to smoking but hopefully someone can give you good advice on here.
by Rakz
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3003
Views: 320012

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by Rakz
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Democrats and Republicans
Replies: 62
Views: 5651

Re: Democrats and Republicans

Buddha was not a Republican but most definitely a man of highly conservative moral values.
by Rakz
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Namo Amitabha Buddha
Replies: 13
Views: 3097

Re: Namo Amitabha Buddha

Yes the oldest Pure Land writings are in a Gandhari prakrit and the thinking is that Pure Land emerged from Central Asia, so Sanskrit is just one among many languages to chant in, but not the 'original' by any means. My first teacher, a very kind Pure Land monk taught me to chant "Namu Amida Butsu"...
by Rakz
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Namo Amitabha Buddha
Replies: 13
Views: 3097

Re: Namo Amitabha Buddha

Thanks for the excellent replies everyone. :cheers:
by Rakz
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Namo Amitabha Buddha
Replies: 13
Views: 3097

Re: Namo Amitabha Buddha

Is it not better to recite in the original sanskrit as written in the sutras rather than Namu Amida Butsu or Namo Amituofo? Well, if you're interested, you could try reciting Namu Amida Butsu for one month and then the original sanskrit for another month. You could tell us your result. I've done bo...
by Rakz
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Namo Amitabha Buddha
Replies: 13
Views: 3097

Re: Namo Amitabha Buddha

Queequeg wrote:What difference would it make?
For better chances at rebirth in Sukhavati.

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