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by Adi
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 23235

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

But he is not extolling Merton here for his understanding of Buddhism, rather, for his example as a human being. Two entirely different issues. Yes. If one reads what HH Dalai Lama has said about Merton and reads Merton's Asian Journals and adds Chatral Rinpoche calling him a self-arising Buddha, I...
by Adi
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 23235

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

...The influence of Zen on the arts is far greater than most realize from music (John Cage, Leonard Cohen), literature (Ginsberg, Snyder, etc. etc.)... Just as a side note, Ginsberg and Snyder, along with many of their close contemporaries like Diane di Prima (former Poet Laureate of San Francisco)...
by Adi
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Intention
Replies: 84
Views: 12435

Re: Intention

garudha wrote:"The road to hell is paved with good intentions" :shrug:
That is just a common saying, not a Dharma quote.

It probably originated with some Christian scholars reading Virgil and got further scrambled by Samuel Johnson. Now it's just quoted as if it means something.

Adi
by Adi
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Docu Women Monks Fight for Equality in Thailand
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Docu Women Monks Fight for Equality in Thailand

Kirtu, thank you for finding all these wonderful documentaries and posting them here. Much appreciated!

I love the ending line of this one: "If women can be mothers, they can be anything."

:namaste:

Adi
by Adi
Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Documentary Call It Karma
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: Documentary Call It Karma

Thank you so much for posting this. I think it is a wonderful story, wonderfully told and most inspiring. May we all be so useful!

Adi
by Adi
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Experiences of Discrimination
Replies: 142
Views: 13709

Re: Personal Experiences of Discrimination

I find many interesting things in this posting, one of which is: Yet another is the extent to which this is a sangha as opposed to a forum. For me, any gathering of Buddhists is a sangha, and as such the rules governing speech are determined by the teachings, not ToS, free speech, or laws governing ...
by Adi
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Experiences of Discrimination
Replies: 142
Views: 13709

Re: Personal Experiences of Discrimination

This story seems appropriate as it is metaphoric of larger things while being immediately relevant…. I am sad and somewhat shocked all that has happened to you. I am also very sorry to hear of it and hope it does not deter you from what seems to me to be a very noble thing, seeking right treatment ...
by Adi
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Culture of Shut Up.
Replies: 25
Views: 3906

Re: The Culture of Shut Up.

Zhen Li wrote:Funnily enough, you'll find Sutras which more or less explicitly say that. But everyone has their work around.
Heh! Yes indeed, and some call it skillful means while others…call it something else. Or even nothing at all except a fun way to test the truth of the matter.

Adi
by Adi
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 23235

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

I personally do not encourage people to get into TB because of some of the types of issues she has raised. It's like walking through a minefield at the present. Hopefully that will change in the foreseeable future, the sooner the better. But for the time being, those that are brave enough to pick t...
by Adi
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Culture of Shut Up.
Replies: 25
Views: 3906

Re: The Culture of Shut Up.

I guess all places have topics that simply are not allowed.

It would be nice if George Carlin were here to come up with something useful and amusing, like The Seven Topics that Buddhists Can't Talk About Without Taking a Dump on Right Speech.

Adi
by Adi
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Culture of Shut Up.
Replies: 25
Views: 3906

Re: The Culture of Shut Up.

Adi, since you don't like pop culture references…. What an odd notion you have. I love them! How descriptive of modern Western society (particularly American), and how very distant from the Buddha's teachings! I'm afraid of Americans I'm afraid of the world I'm afraid I can't help it I'm afraid I c...
by Adi
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Experiences of Discrimination
Replies: 142
Views: 13709

Re: Personal Experiences of Discrimination

I was replying directly to JKhedrup's second post in this thread, not you. But since you decided to jump in... I think that 'not getting it ' is a two edged sword Adi. And if you think that being preoccupied with the specifics of Dukkha in the case of a given individual equals not wishing someone's ...
by Adi
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Experiences of Discrimination
Replies: 142
Views: 13709

Re: Personal Experiences of Discrimination

...Hopefully people will want to step up and share those experiences, though if they choose not to there is also a lesson to be learned in that- the board is not a safe environment.... I think this is a lesson already known and now fairly well demonstrated in this thread. But to be fair, this is pr...
by Adi
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Experiences of Discrimination
Replies: 142
Views: 13709

Re: Personal Experiences of Discrimination

Simon E. wrote:Why should anyone feel that they have some special condition which enables them to set boundaries on the responses they get..other than that those responses should stay within the T.O.S. ?
QED.
by Adi
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Experiences of Discrimination
Replies: 142
Views: 13709

Re: Personal Experiences of Discrimination

Why would anyone expect agreement on actions or what should be done on this thread if the simple request to "limit responses to expressions of compassion or specific actionable suggestions for improving circumstances" is ignored? :smile: Everyone grasps at their own opinions no matter how appropriat...
by Adi
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Culture of Shut Up.
Replies: 25
Views: 3906

Re: The Culture of Shut Up.

Another aspect to all this: I think that the art of rational, sane public discourse is fading. I think students (at least the ones I see) now are not learning how to identify arguments and counterarguments, to recognize and evaluate evidence, to think about warrants &c, and consequently they lack t...
by Adi
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Culture of Shut Up.
Replies: 25
Views: 3906

Re: The Culture of Shut Up.

I don't think you have to know the author of the article is a former political operative, stand-up comic, or current writer of a sitcom to say that the article is mostly glib and one big word game all by itself. And why not? It's in The Atlantic , a publication known for publishing a wide range of p...
by Adi
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 23235

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

Does anybody know why this person sounds lady Christine Chandler self-labeled as extibetanbuddhist is crying so loud here? I did not find even the depth of study like another antagonist writing webpage "in the name of Dalai Lama".... A possible explanation is that one's thoughts become rudra when n...
by Adi
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Experiences of Discrimination
Replies: 142
Views: 13709

Re: Personal Experiences of Discrimination

JamyangTashi wrote:...
6. Please try to limit responses to expressions of compassion or specific actionable suggestions for improving circumstances.
by Adi
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Experiences of Discrimination
Replies: 142
Views: 13709

Re: Personal Experiences of Discrimination

Untxi, I am very sorry to hear about this man who was a monk and felt it best to give his vows back. I can only imagine how that must have been, so very painful, confusing and disheartening. Yes, there was a lot of misinformation and hysteria in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic but in the con...

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