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by Nemo
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 21666

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

By the way, stop boomer-bashing. Not all of us are wealthy or even getting by. So your generation had it's fight the Nazis moment. Climate change would have been easy to deal with 40 years ago. You collectively chose to do nothing. Looking at nonviolent revolutions only 3.5% of the population was n...
by Nemo
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 21666

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

I think the Boomers ended up being the most selfish generation in history. Their only defence is they were brainwashed by laissez faire capitalist doctrine. They climbed up the ladder built by the Greatest generation and then pulled it up after them. They won't live long enough to see the coming cli...
by Nemo
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Does compassion mean never upsetting someone with the truth?
Replies: 13
Views: 1652

Re: Does compassion mean never upsetting someone with the truth?

The Buddha gave sermons that literally gave his students heart attacks.
by Nemo
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Surviving my wife’s PMS?
Replies: 15
Views: 1251

Re: Surviving my wife’s PMS?

Separate houses works great if you like someone who uses you as an emotional garbage can. Some people just can't distinguish sources of stress and use the people around them as punching bags. They aren't bad people. You just have to manage boundaries.
by Nemo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 103
Views: 8840

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

One question that has occurred to me several times is that, despite calling ourselves human, what possible clues are there to confirm what realm this is? I think that by doing this, I could better understand the hungry ghost realm, simply because this description of a permanent dissatisfaction was ...
by Nemo
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 103
Views: 8840

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

When I recounted my story to my teacher he was quiet for a long time. Then he agreed that yes it was so very hard to communicate with beings trapped in hell. That many high lamas spend decades developing the ability. He said appearing as someone the person knows or is strongly connected to helps. Fo...
by Nemo
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 103
Views: 8840

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

Refuge is not the essential point. I think it is karma. Most of us are going to hell. Maybe not you guys but normal folks like me. For us karma and Bodhicitta are the most important things to learn. If a regular person can develop Bodhicitta for a moment and they have a decent teacher they can get o...
by Nemo
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 103
Views: 8840

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

Being a Delog is not uncommon and often happens to quite ordinary people. I ended up in the hell where you are measured by threads and then the threads go through you. At which point they are pulled tighter and tighter until you are cut to pieces over and over. Luckily I remembered my teacher and de...
by Nemo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much
Replies: 103
Views: 8840

Re: Buddhist Hell seems a bit much

The big question is who is doing the punishing? Are there a class of evil beings who delight in tormenting evil humans, Gods and even animals? That sounds very silly. A ghost story to tell novices around the fire. But if your true nature is the actual Buddha imagine his distress at doing an evil dee...
by Nemo
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Romantic relationships
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: Romantic relationships

There are few riskier endeavors.
Someone who supports your practice is rare. The right partner can extend your life, ease life's suffering and be a wonderful companion on the journey. The wrong one can imprison you and hold you back from your true potential.
by Nemo
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 9783

Re: Greta Thunberg

I have seen no criticism of Ms Thunberg on these pages at all...none. I am puzzled by the suggestion that there is any.. It was there. https://serving.photos.photobox.com/2768336806e50e48d7f3e0d41d9378138f08494c093041599b37f8a4d74e3a1601089cd4.jpg https://serving.photos.photobox.com/78557656db6de95...
by Nemo
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers
Replies: 53
Views: 4468

Re: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers

The real issue here, I'm afraid, is that the pundits disagree, leaving us to decide if a rational response to the likes of Greta and her cause should be praise or pity, and if so, whether the two should be conflated or separate. https://lowenthal.house.gov/uploadedphotos/highresolution/24524dad-8af...
by Nemo
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers
Replies: 53
Views: 4468

Re: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers

Does the discussion of climate change include aspects about pollution and its harmful effects to all living beings? ,.. plus all the observable flood damages (I even observed firsthand of the flood up to bridge base level at my local beach/park which lasted for all the spring months which only rece...
by Nemo
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers
Replies: 53
Views: 4468

Re: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers

...The burden of proof is mostly on you [tatpurusa] here, you are the one making the assertion that anthropogenic climate change is some sort of hoax. ... Exactly. "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof" (Sagan said it, I think, but I can't be bothered checking since it's true whoever sa...
by Nemo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 9783

Re: Greta Thunberg

The flip side for her is she has seen that she can literally change the entire world through sheer force of will. This will greatly mitigate any long term damage. Most troubled teens feel vulnerable and ineffectual. I'm not so sure she does think that. She is intelligent enough to know Trump, the C...
by Nemo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 9783

Re: Greta Thunberg

The proper response, Mantrik, whatever her fate is... Pick up our shit and hump. She should not be carrying the weight. We are the shits who haven't done enough. I spent decades working with children in their teens, many thousands of them. I really am very worried for her, and were she in the UK an...
by Nemo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 9783

Re: Greta Thunberg

Erm...that’s nice? Or alternatively that’s bad! Take your pick. I have no frak idea what point you are making. As usual. it's odd how someone would take their work experience and apply it to a situation? If not for various malign political machinations she would not have they psych trauma you see a...
by Nemo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 9783

Re: Greta Thunberg

Of course, none of us has the full story, and the truth is probably in the middle, but it is interesting the widespread resistance to the idea that a young, neurodivergent girl could be self-empowered. Here’s her take: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=767646880269801&id=732846497083173 I...
by Nemo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 9783

Re: Greta Thunberg

The proper response, Mantrik, whatever her fate is... Pick up our shit and hump. She should not be carrying the weight. We are the shits who haven't done enough. Agreed. People with Aspergers often have problems understanding lying. This is how my right wing acquaintances are processing her telling...
by Nemo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Right-wing psychology
Replies: 37
Views: 2501

Re: Right-wing psychology

The secret of liberalism is pretending you are all about justice and equality but making property rights inviolable. That this inevitably leads to oligarchy was old news when Plato wrote about it. Liberalism is a scam. There will be no meaningful change through the center left parties. They have fr...

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