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by Wayfarer
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: New Trump Survey on Youtube
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: New Trump Survey on Youtube

Terrible, truly Orwellian and frightening. Mind you, the Donald wouldn’t be clever enough, or have a long enough attention span, to create anything like ths, but those around him, the shadowy forces that facilitate his fake presidency, can, and do.
by Wayfarer
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 21
Views: 436

Re: Emptiness

by Wayfarer
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 244
Views: 7901

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Shambhala leadership council resigns; names investigator of sexual abuse allegations , Lion's Roar. The nine members of the Kalapa Council, the highest leadership body in the Shambhala Buddhist community, stepped down today following allegations of sexual assault and clergy sexual misconduct agains...
by Wayfarer
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 4931

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

One of the many distinctive benefits of living in Northern California, I would say. :smile:
by Wayfarer
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time away
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Time away

:hi: Bye for now Vasana. Your advice is always very good.

:namaste:
by Wayfarer
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2108

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Buddha appears to have spearheaded a movement that among other things, cast down brahmins. I think there's a great deal of extremely dubious equivocation in modern culture about the meaning of the word 'liberation'. In the Buddhist context, it means spiritual liberation, vimukti, nirvana, liberatio...
by Wayfarer
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2108

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

Personally I think there isn't necessarily an automatic agreement between traditional Buddhism and Western liberal and libertarian philosophies. Identity politics itself, I would have thought, be hard to reconcile with Buddhist values. After all Buddhism originated as a renunciate philosophy, so the...
by Wayfarer
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?
Replies: 126
Views: 2108

Re: Scary Liberal Views and Policy Positions?

The whole right-wing media machine is built on fear and demonisation, as is the gun industry. There’s really no use venting about it, as it is just grist to the mill. When you play the game of ‘the other’ then you’re adding to the divide, no matter which side you’re on. And I think the only sane res...
by Wayfarer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10211

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

+1
by Wayfarer
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 5137

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

Disappointed by the rationalisations here.
by Wayfarer
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 5137

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

The Common Boundary magazine article that broke the CTR story in the first place is still worth reading. It is also in the footnotes of the Wikipedia entry, but is easily overlooked.
by Wayfarer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 732

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

I do agree with that, and I don’t believe churches ought to be able to flout laws.

Bristollad’s suggestion is excellent.
by Wayfarer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 732

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

Australia is a very non-religious society, overall - I mean, there are plenty of religious people, but churches are not well-attended, and there are many less conspicuous appeals to religious sentiments in public life than is common in, say, the USA. In fact non-religious Australians are probably pr...
by Wayfarer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1700

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

One useful perspective that comes to mind, is that the realisation that ‘all beings suffer’ is also a useful way to be able to face up to the reality of suffering. I mean, it is the answer to the question that you sometimes ask when something terrible happens - ‘why me?’ The answer being - ‘why not?...
by Wayfarer
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 100
Views: 2410

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 Wayfarer
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 100
Views: 2410

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 Wayfarer
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 100
Views: 2410

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Yes I really do believe that Greg. I think it's cluelessness - that Melania grabbed that jacket without even thinking about what was on it. They're not contriving enough to 'send a message'. When Trump wants to 'send a message' then he'll blurt it out via Twitter, as he does every day, and there wil...
by Wayfarer
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 100
Views: 2410

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I think it’s just another example of the complete cluelessness of the Trump whitehouse and everyone in it. As if a staffer wouldn’t have said ‘excuse me Mrs Trump, do you think you should tour a refugee centre with a jacket saying ‘I Don’t Care’ on the back?’ Then she might have gone - hey good poin...
by Wayfarer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 115
Views: 1998

Re: Football World Cup.

Your lot have just drawn level by a penalty Wayfarer! :thumbsup: Yeah I caught it when I got up - match itself was past my bed-time. There's still a chance that Australia will go through, albeit a slim chance. Still, they're miles ahead of where they used to be in the world rankings a generation ag...
by Wayfarer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?

So bodhisattvas usually make the vow not to attain enlightenment until all sentient beings have achieved it. However, as these bodhisattvas have cancelled their enlightenment and there are many bodhisattvas, how are they exactly going to reach enlightenment with so many remaining from cancelling en...

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