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by shel
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: a rush of pride
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: a rush of pride

I am sure the many millions of Indians living in unrelenting poverty will experience a ''rush of pride'' as the rocket soared up and away. The Indian nation squanders millions or billions on venturing to an uninhabitable planet....you may very well ask for what purpose? I have a friend who was trav...
by shel
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel, An Appreciation.
Replies: 23
Views: 1960

Re: Dharma Wheel, An Appreciation.

An anti-GCF post, how predictable.

Until we meet again, dear old friend, fare the well. :smile:
by shel
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What to do if my dad takes my phone away?
Replies: 61
Views: 5604

Re: What to do if my dad takes my phone away?

Learn how to surrender (the phone in this case).
by shel
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What to do if my dad takes my phone away?
Replies: 61
Views: 5604

Re: What to do if my dad takes my phone away?

So the buddha way is to not hand over the phone? In the situation that you describe, not only is it the Buddha way, it is the common sense way, to hand over the phone. We don't know your father of course, but obeying this small demand is of little consequence. It should, or maybe I should say can ,...
by shel
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What to do if my dad takes my phone away?
Replies: 61
Views: 5604

Re: What to do if my dad takes my phone away?

Buddhists believe that all is impermanent (in, ironically, a permanent sort of way), and that include, yes it does include! all that is immaterial. So distinguishing material impermanence is... practically blasphemous, if not utterly redundant.
by shel
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why ? !!!
Replies: 37
Views: 3550

Re: Why ? !!!

Simon E. wrote:I have have become over sensitive to the phenomenon...
I suspect Mr. Russell might have had something to say about say saying things twice twice. Or are you a stut ttt tt stutterer!!??
by shel
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What to do if my dad takes my phone away?
Replies: 61
Views: 5604

Re: What to do if my dad takes my phone away?

Buddhism is the open hand, and nothing more. If you cannot open the hand and offer the phone freely, well, then do what everyone else does...
by shel
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What to do if my dad takes my phone away?
Replies: 61
Views: 5604

Re: What to do if my dad takes my phone away?

My dad takes my phone away when they call him from my school my phone is were i listen to buddhist songs watch videos and learn buddhism chinese mandarin its my guide i dont need it to live but i do to advanced and so when i become a monk ill be a great one ps.if he takes it hes probably going brea...
by shel
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sam Harris on Buddhism
Replies: 112
Views: 16484

Re: Sam Harris on Buddhism

jeeprs wrote:... It's not even a really scientific attitude.
Indeed, and it's heartening to see that you know what science is.
by shel
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Secular world
Replies: 21
Views: 2320

Re: Secular world

We are now living in a secular society. Obviously wrong. I think you mean to say that there is a separation between church and state in many societies today. Some may still have their rituals but fundamentally we are secular. Wrong of course, and what arrogance to judge how meaningful religions are...
by shel
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 10404

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

I just did an advanced search for "ZFI" and my username, Dan. Looks like about a half dozen posts worth of the issue. Oddly, you were in those discussions with me. So it would seem that yet again the kettle is calling the pot black. At least you're consistent. But in any case, you have yet to show h...
by shel
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 10404

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

I'd very much like to answer that, but it would be helpful it you could first clarify the particular issue being referred to.
by shel
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 10404

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

Shel, with Guo Gu, I think it was the case of a simple misunderstanding. The other teacher thought he was being undermined probably. After the initial kerfuffle settled, everyone seems to coexist quite happily now. The deleted paragraph was talking about moderation - against ToS. Look, you know I h...
by shel
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 10404

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

(Posting here against my better judgment, folks, please prove me wrong!) We can only guess at what you're capable of handling skillfully, Dan. Perhaps you should trust your instincts. As for light moderation, I see its pitfalls here. Someone starts a thoughtful topic which quickly descends into bei...
by shel
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 10404

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

It reveals the mechanisms that work underneath the surface. Nobody would believe a common user, but we have a teacher here. "Normally" he would face an avalanche of accusations of trolling, biting, being disrespectful, sect bashing etc. I thought they'd delete the whole post, but they just removed ...
by shel
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 10404

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

You would much rather be discussing me than Buddhism as such? Hence the topic, PeterB, hence the topic! :tongue:
by shel
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 10404

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

One surprisingly good post from our sister topic at Zen Forum International that I'd like to share here: catching up on certain threads and found this one... personally i feel that non-anonymity may help in encouraging people to take responsibility in what they post in this forum, but it's not a gua...
by shel
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 10404

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

So essentially it was just a statement of comparison and no other? Because it seems to me you were trying to make a point. :shrug: I can only guess at the point of Jeeper's pithy posting. I wrote: "I've read this [Jeeper's pithy posting] several times but can't quite decipher what this is supposed ...
by shel
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 10404

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

The inspiration for this topic originated at Zen Forum International. There's a topic with the same name and subject on that forum. By comparison, that discussion has involved the whole community there, and has had several times the activity of the discussion on this forum. Only a small handful of ...
by shel
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity and Trolling
Replies: 102
Views: 10404

Re: Anonymity and Trolling

The fact that this thread is in the lounge is the only reason why it's still open. This is not because the thread demonstrates inadequate "piety," but because it isn't particularly relevant to the purpose of this board: "Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism." Hmm, in a topic category that currently incl...

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