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by kirtu
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2584

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

The civil rights movement in this country was fought in part because whites refused to serve blacks at restaurants and hotels all over the US. Businesses do not have a right to discriminate. Maybe I'm beyond redemption, but I feel It is not reasonable to specifically target a couple running a B&B k...
by kirtu
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2584

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

But some progressives still think the blackshirts are marching in the streets.. Well maybe in Greece they are. Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Turkey, etc... In Austria, they are even the ruling party. Correction: In Austria they have the sympathies of the Chancellor and are the co-rulling part...
by kirtu
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Can't meditate anymore.
Replies: 19
Views: 1029

Re: Can't meditate anymore.

Shorten your meditation to 5 minutes sitting meditation followed by 5 minutes walking meditation. See if your concentration improves over time. If it does, then add more sessions (with sitting and walking paired) and gradually then increase the sessions to 10 minutes.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2584

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Last night Sean Hannity (Fox News contributor) said, “many are hailing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a rising star on the political landscape but in reality, her views, her policy positions, are actually downright scary.” And then showed a graphic outlining her platform: “Medicare For All” “Housing A...
by kirtu
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "No person should be too poor to live"
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: "No person should be too poor to live"

Alexandria Cortez on Colbert She says she beat the polls’ predictions by 51% (expected to lose by 36% but won by 15%) because they made incorrect assumptions about who would come out to vote. Message to the Democratic Party establishment? Unfortunately she's wrong about her turnout assertions. Her ...
by kirtu
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 2076

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

I'm not sure I'd say "marginal" although it is primarily an East Asian teaching. There are in fact references to it in Tibetan Buddhism but they are usually indirect. Kirt Hi Kirt, What do you have in mind as regard to its presence in Tibetan Buddhism ?   Thx M These are basically oral teachings al...
by kirtu
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 2076

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

"Interconnectedness" thought as some kind of "interpenetration", where "everything is connected with everything else, at every single point in time and space" is a central theme of the Huayan school of Chinese Buddhism, but, as far as I can tell, this view is rather marginal if you take Buddhism as...
by kirtu
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3944

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

The reality is that we have to curb the power of the presidency. It has become unbalanced. This is the problem. Individuals, even people taking collective action, cannot curb the power of the President of the United States. Congress alone can do that and usually with great difficulty. In the last a...
by kirtu
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 3944

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Trump did not make america great Hey, I'm not defending the Trumps. I'm saying they're too stupid to have done it intentionally. They did it by mistake, but it ends up sending the message that 'they don't care', because they're so careless that they make such stupid mistakes. Saying they did it to ...
by kirtu
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 1118

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Also as an aside, read some Ippen Shonin. Not directly relevant perhaps but there is an influence in his writing from more "esoteric" schools, and I found him really inspirational, almost like a PL wandering yogi.
What would you recommend?

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Please sign petition to stop separating immigrant families
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Please sign petition to stop separating immigrant families

Please sign the following petition urging DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to stop separating immigrant familes on the US border. This petition is basically the same as the statement published online yesterday, Monday, 18 June, 2018 signed by numerous Buddhist teachers sponsored by the Soto Zen Buddhi...
by kirtu
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difficulties to meet with one's Teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Difficulties to meet with one's Teacher

There are many methods of purification, some of which you must already have. I was said it is for 3 years exceeders. When I recite confession prayer I don't remember all breakages and transgressions. Don't worry about that. The 3 year thing is a rule of thumb at any rate. We should be doing Vajrasa...
by kirtu
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator

is this the real american way ? CIA has said in the past sometimes it has to fool americans for their own good. The United States is an authoritarian, anti-intellectual and racist society. We can safely predict people being elected like Trump far into the future (just as we have had them throughout...
by kirtu
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: wrathful visualization
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: wrathful visualization

Hi All I've been searching for meditation techniques to transform strong emotions .From what i can gather Buddhist tantra have such techniques, though i have not found a good source from which to learn them. Tony - It is my personal experience (and the experience of some other people that I have di...
by kirtu
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell
Replies: 64
Views: 2566

Re: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell

Im told by malcolm that suicide also can lead to vajra hell. I dont know what kind of symptoms indicate your going to hell, but ive had visionary experiences of hell beings progressing with detoration of my mental and psychical health, so i definitely feel like im on a downward trajectory. Please p...
by kirtu
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: So, Anthony Bourdain...
Replies: 47
Views: 1692

Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

Unfortunately Americans are overwhelmed by a great deal of complex hopeless, anger and other serious emotional disfunction. The Consumer Paradise is not the success that it tends to project. My sister probably killed herself because of rage issues combined with feelings of loss after my fathers deat...
by kirtu
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New school opening in Woodstock, NY
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: New school opening in Woodstock, NY

Good luck to them. The last venture I came across, run admittedly by dippy Buddhists who failed to understand the UK's requirements for a school curriculum, safety etc. , closed before the Govt could actually shut it down as as putting children at risk. If there are local legal, staffing, welfare a...
by kirtu
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux

I don't know what to do, I don't know where to start, do I become Buddhist? If I so, where do I start? Do good. Don't do evil. Purify your mind. This is the teaching of all the Buddhas. Dharmapada 14:183 This is true for all forms of Buddhism but their will be different emphases within different sc...
by kirtu
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon
Replies: 15
Views: 1255

Re: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon

This is old news. He still practices and teaches, in Germany if I remember correctly. In downtown Regensburg, in the Fränkische Alb (mountains , rolling hills leading up to the Czech border). One of the most enchanting places on Earth .... Kirt It is even better when you cross the borders to the Cz...

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