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Post by Thomas Amundsen » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:56 am

Lukeinaz wrote:I am having trouble posting an avatar. Every picture I find seems to be too large in kb or whatever. Is there any way to size down the pic?
Exporting as .jpg instead of .png might help, if that's what you were doing.

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Post by The Cicada » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:02 am

odysseus wrote:
Kim O'Hara wrote: But even here - and far more so in the US - anyone working (e.g.) in a Christian school would be silly to make a big public show of their Buddhist faith.

:namaste:
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I am not talking about a Pride Parade! I am talking about standing up for your conviction and be a representant of Buddha.
All my carnales thought I was a devil-worshipping pocho. Old women gave me the eye. Anglos thought I was a crypto-Muslim or a devil worshipper. The spinsters at my last white-collar job, (which mostly employed women) didn't care about my religion and were more concerned that I put out or get out until Lord Shakra mercifully shut down our site and shipped our jobs to Central America. :D

I plan on returning, in a few months, to a site for my former employer in a major city, where demographics will likely make the demands of the job more agreeable.

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Post by Old Stan » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:23 am

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last fall somewhere near Baltic Sea

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Post by odysseus » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:39 pm

:applause:

See, it's not dificult! I just hope nobody gets oppressed for Buddhism, then I would understand.

An arhat, bodhisattva or tantric could be mistaken for any other person, so it's good to see our faces. And we tell newcomers that we mean what we preach!
Let a man not seek for the respect of his peers, but let him seek wisdom.

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Post by Losal Samten » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:49 pm

Lukeinaz wrote:I am having trouble posting an avatar. Every picture I find seems to be too large in kb or whatever. Is there any way to size down the pic?
http://picresize.com
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Post by jkarlins » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:50 pm

got it!

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by Lukeinaz » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:47 am

Losal Samten wrote:
Lukeinaz wrote:I am having trouble posting an avatar. Every picture I find seems to be too large in kb or whatever. Is there any way to size down the pic?
http://picresize.com

Cool thanks, it worked!
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Post by DNS » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:54 am

Old Stan wrote:Image
last fall somewhere near Baltic Sea
Your real picture looks much better than your animated avatar. Just sayin' (a compliment)

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Post by joy&peace » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:26 am

TharpaChodron wrote:sorry for derailing this thread. insofar as gender, culture and unconscious judgments etc, i'll check the threads and discuss elsewhere accordingly.
No problem at all - its all connected, so one topic or subject leads into the next one.

Always good to post with truth and understanding and loving-kindness as the intention. :D

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by joy&peace » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:41 am

On the subject of being Buddhist openly (or stoutly, wearing one's religion openly, and even with the goal of sharing the Dharma), a couple of things comer to mind.

St. Francis was one of the most Buddhist saint (of those who are sainthood holders in Christianity);

For example about compassion for animals: 'A society that denies compassion to animals will one day deny compassion to men.'

He made another good point similar to this. He said, 'Preach the gospel always. When necessary, use words.'

This makes sense because words are not necessary for understanding - neither can understanding of inexpressible things be expressed in words.

At least not most of the time, I will add, as there is a significant number of songs and prayers in the history of great masters, as well as the sutras themselves.

The most similar Buddhist to Francis of Assissi might be Dogen, although Dogen was much more of a writer.

Dogen too, was able to express deep and beautiful truths, with only a few words; although the Shobogenzo is very many words, indeed. (And one of the best, of all Zen writings. . . )

It's interesting, but I would agree very much with Odysseus' statement, to be open about Buddhism is a good thing.

Even if it takes courage - it shows that there's nothing to fear.

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:38 am

Here ya go.
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Post by Ayu » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:24 am

Old, red-haired and fat, but my teeth are okay. ;)

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Post by TharpaChodron » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:42 pm

Ayu wrote:Old, red-haired and fat, but my teeth are okay. ;)

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Hi Asu, I'm happy to see another female on here. I know some people don't think that it really matters. But the fact that Trump has what appears as an all white, over 60 year old, male panel deciding women's health issues etc is a concern, just for one example. Representation is important.

What part of Europe do you live in, if you don't mind me asking?

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Post by Ayu » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:27 pm

TharpaChodron wrote:
Hi Asu, I'm happy to see another female on here. I know some people don't think that it really matters. But the fact that Trump has what appears as an all white, over 60 year old, male panel deciding women's health issues etc is a concern, just for one example. Representation is important.

What part of Europe do you live in, if you don't mind me asking?
I'm from Germany, so, this rounds up my picture. :tongue:

Be assured there are many more Buddhist women than it appears on this board. And I assume, there are many more female members at DW than you guess. But many don't like to publish their gender.
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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by TharpaChodron » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:25 pm

I've only been through parts of the country, but Germany is awesome. I definitely want to go back some day.

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by Strive » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:42 pm

Ayu wrote:Old, red-haired and fat, but my teeth are okay. ;)

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beautiful woman :twothumbsup: :pig: :applause:

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by DharmaN00b » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:26 am

Beautiful people. A glory to be able to see faces.

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by Miroku » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:09 am

Well here is my mugshot. Pardon my looks but I was having a hangover and my friend didnt take no as an answer. :D
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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by Strive » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:00 pm

i very much love and enjoy this thread. theres so many beautiful men, women and other extremly beautiful mixed genders. but i have to say as buddhists we should focus more on the inner beauty rather then the outside beauty because it is only the inner beauty that can change the world. or inner buddha if you prefer lol

but plz continue on if u wish to do so

thank you :smile:

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Post by Wayfarer » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:23 pm

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this was from a photo shoot from a few years back.
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