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by cyril
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 27039

Re: Socialism & Communism

The paradigm has certainly shifted, but firstly there is climate change, the solution for which will likely take huge jobs programs, everywhere, to actually be feasibly addressed. I would not put my money on that. If the environmental issue will ever be addressed seriously, I’m afraid it is the pub...
by cyril
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 27039

Re: Socialism & Communism

Communism as practiced was and is inhuman. Fun fact: neither USA nor any other capitalist "developed country" can or could afford free healthcare and free education all the way up to university. Communist countries could. I was born and I grew up in one. Also, no capitalist country ever managed to ...
by cyril
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 27039

Re: Socialism & Communism

I am really surprised nowadays why is not every single worker a socialist. I mean we are slowly arriving to the age of quite a significant amount of jobs perishing due to mechanization [...] Maybe that's precisely why. The advent of automation is pushing the proletariat into obsolescence and is mak...
by cyril
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 27039

Re: Socialism & Communism

Communism as practiced was and is inhuman. Fun fact: neither USA nor any other capitalist "developed country" can or could afford free healthcare and free education all the way up to university. Communist countries could. I was born and I grew up in one. Also, no capitalist country ever managed to ...
by cyril
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 231
Views: 27039

Re: Saint Stalin

Grigoris wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:58 pm
If you go to Georgia, you will find they LOVE him.
He used to give people a ride in his personal car (min 20:45 in the video). And he died with only 4.40 rubles in his saving account.
How can you not love him?

by cyril
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Notre Dame Paris on fire
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

Apparently, the New York Cathedral had a close call, too:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... a28d009a1d
by cyril
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 147
Views: 42747

Re: Thread with no words

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by cyril
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Welcoming Anagarika Ficus into the Sangha
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Welcoming Anagarika Ficus into the Sangha

But on the other extreme, you might even anger vegetarians if you apply that sentience categorization TOO broadly; like if you apply it to all vegetation and fruits and vegetables, then - Does that imply that the Jains were more correct after all? There is an academic paper titled "The Problem of t...
by cyril
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Welcoming Anagarika Ficus into the Sangha
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Welcoming Anagarika Ficus into the Sangha

Buddhist monks from north-east Thailand have been so worried about the environment, they have been ordaining trees with sainthood since 1990!This unique trend emerged after a period of extensive deforestation in Thailand and Cambodia between 1961 and 1998. Phrakru Pitak Nanthakthun started and has ...
by cyril
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Text/prayer table
Replies: 31
Views: 3199

Re: Text/prayer table

How is the text/prayer table actually called? I've been thinking of getting one and realized I had no idea what's the correct name for it (if it has a name). I mean the thing some have in front of them when sitting on the floor to put texts and possibly other things on. What kind of table are peopl...
by cyril
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Les Gilets Jaunes
Replies: 18
Views: 1535

Re: Les Gilets Jaunes

by cyril
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Can you make fire with just two sticks and your hands?
Replies: 13
Views: 3519

Re: Can you make fire with just two sticks and your hands?

Chuck Norris can make a fire by rubbing two icicles together. Just sayin’.
by cyril
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3208
Views: 385267

Re: Music time

by cyril
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: interactions between humans and other beings
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: interactions between humans and other beings

Deva cannot create sentient beings. The idea is contrary to the teachings on Dependent Origination and karma. One could be born into a realm created by a Deva but that does not mean that they are controlled by the Deva. There is still volition. Yes, of course, there is still volition and free will....
by cyril
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: interactions between humans and other beings
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: interactions between humans and other beings

The Suttas speak of nimmanarati devas who delight in the sense objects of their own creation. However, I never found a clear explanation on what such creation would consist of. Are these devas able to create entire realms? If they are, then can sentient beings, propelled by karma, take rebirth in th...
by cyril
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3208
Views: 385267

Re: Music time

by cyril
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Identifying two statues
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Identifying two statues

I don't think the above is correct. Anybody have ideas? :shrug: They were in a market instead of a temple, so I wonder if they're not actually specific buddhas. They did have an actual Guan Yin and Amida which I didn't photograph, however. The second-one could be a form of Amogapasha Lokeshvara, an...
by cyril
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 212
Views: 21536

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

DGA wrote: Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:47 am Is there a practice in which Guru Rinpoche manifests as Manjusri?

I think I remember hearing someone mention such a practice some years ago, but I can't find anything about it now.
Mawey Senge. One of the 12 manifestations of Guru Rinpoche from Tukdrub Barchey Künsel.
by cyril
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization of the Naga's practices
Replies: 24
Views: 3518

Re: Realization of the Naga's practices

Nagas are often associated with skin diseases, urogenital diseases, some cancers, some mental diseases, some epidemic diseases, and some chronic cachetic or wasting diseases. Pema Chopel, if you don't mind, could you please elaborate a little on this topic? If I understand correctly, you are both a...

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