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by DharmaN00b
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3244
Views: 398383

Re: Music time

by DharmaN00b
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Coarse language
Replies: 48
Views: 4847

Re: Coarse language

Funny sob story. On my 18th birthday we (myfriends and I) visited a local greasy cafe because we knew there was an arcade machine in there. One of the serving ladies forbade us from using the machine. As we we're leaving I did the F and C word. A few seconds later and this old guy came up and sucker...
by DharmaN00b
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Coarse language
Replies: 48
Views: 4847

Re: Coarse language

Thomas Jefferson once wrote that: "Mankind are disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed." It may have been the case that people had cause to gripe in the good old days but nowadays people just piss and moan without ...
by DharmaN00b
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Coarse language
Replies: 48
Views: 4847

Re: Coarse language

As children we deal with sadness differently so "when the wind blows.." let's just say we stub our toe then start crying and go to mum and sit on her lap for a while. Becoming adults there's often a period of fire, brimstone and martial rage! How often have you cursed an inanimate object? Ok.. you'r...
by DharmaN00b
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: An abundance of pictures and video clips
Replies: 11
Views: 2444

Re: An abundance of pictures and video clips

It occurs to me that the habit of posting pictures or video clips can be similar to what happens when forum posts are publicly endorsed. It could be a little insulting to other members. It's like me saying you need me to hold your hand because you're incapable of making your own decisions or judgeme...
by DharmaN00b
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3244
Views: 398383

Re: Music time

There's no context here, but I bet this is the elephants favorite.. :zzz:

by DharmaN00b
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 63
Views: 4745

Re: Celebrity Culture

Oh, all work and no play makes jack.. a dull boy fyi, poor people- the very poorest by some accounts- factor in boredom. Whatever you want to call it: the mind, the spirit, can die a death of sorts. Cuddles over food is irrational. Cigarettes over food is irrational. Who am I to question those who w...
by DharmaN00b
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3244
Views: 398383

Re: Music time

by DharmaN00b
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 68884

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

If you've not seen this...
by DharmaN00b
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Is just (((IS)))
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: What Is just (((IS)))

Inserts WAT picture from the internets.. :tongue:
by DharmaN00b
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: An abundance of pictures and video clips
Replies: 11
Views: 2444

Re: An abundance of pictures and video clips

Thanks for posting this. I'm aware that I do this to an extent, and I'm now making efforts to do it as little as possible. Every now and again though pictures and clips just seem to fit really well.

In any case, I appreciate you letting on about what you think.
by DharmaN00b
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 56
Views: 5127

Re: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

As first world people-and primates- we've swapped out a high level of independence (law of the jungle) and exchanged this with reciprocal 'altruism'. All our clothes beds vehicles etc are lovingly produced by others, if you have the heart and stomach to appreciate our contemporary division of labour...
by DharmaN00b
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh's message
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh's message

His message reminds me of Mary Elizabeth Frye's poem: "do not stand at my grave and weep" Obviously the message is a bit different from TNH but still..
by DharmaN00b
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 260
Views: 19700

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

:focus: That may sound a bit melodramatic, but "constant crisis" is a fair description of Australia's climate-driven disasters recently - bushfires, dust-storms, intense thunderstorms with golf-ball-size hail, and flash floods. All with 1 degree of global warming, and all just in my own country. :n...
by DharmaN00b
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 56
Views: 5127

Re: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

Have you wondered if the modern day Santa gives a bad name to Saint Nick? The Sinterklaasfeest was charity to the poor and now Santa is about as tightly knit as a string vest. :shrug:
by DharmaN00b
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 100
Views: 14550

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

Sober 95 days. Progress does not always feel good. On the contrary, if you are progressing then that means you are doing something hard/strenuous. If progress were easy, you'd be done by now. [/quote] Hazel, I don't know about you but the reason I made a firm commitment to get rid of booze was also...
by DharmaN00b
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Bill Maher on Megexit
Replies: 19
Views: 2007

Re: Bill Maher on Megexit

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/soma/wheel008.html This is in contrast with Thannisaro Bhikkhu notes on the sutra. It's cited as a carte blanche (or wild card if you want to go off the deep end). AFAIW, there's a bit more scientific rigor involved with the proof being in the pudding, the...
by DharmaN00b
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Bill Maher on Megexit
Replies: 19
Views: 2007

Re: Bill Maher on Megexit

Perhaps Bill has seen 'no country for old men' and decided to alter the goalposts. So chance favors the prepared mind, but 'If the rule brought you to this, then what use is the rule?' While I'm on the subject of McCarthy narratives 'the reddening of the west' really means inconvenient exposure when...
by DharmaN00b
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My explanation of emptiness
Replies: 86
Views: 7562

Re: My explanation of emptiness

Who are all these degenerates people keep talking about and why would they be interested in anything righteous or wholesome? :thinking:
by DharmaN00b
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Bill Maher on Megexit
Replies: 19
Views: 2007

Re: Bill Maher on Megexit

Pardon my lzy investment and writing sir, but.. In some respects having a division of labour is important. We're not all singing all dancing, so we have repective professionals in whom we place our faith and trust. Of course in the states there's no central professional body and freedom of speech an...

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