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by Dharmasherab
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Israel - United Arab Emirates landmark accord
Replies: 34
Views: 1230

Re: Israel - United Arab Emirates landmark accord

So you support denying the Palestinians basic human rights?? I never mentioned anything like this. There are human rights problems everywhere and the Israel-Palestinian issue is not unique. Its just that from a Buddhist point of view, the existence of the state of Israel is far more aligned with th...
by Dharmasherab
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Israel - United Arab Emirates landmark accord
Replies: 34
Views: 1230

Re: Israel - United Arab Emirates landmark accord

I just saw this post now. Maybe my response is late, but better late than never. It is true that there is a lot of things which are political between Israel and its neighbours. But as a Buddhist, I first think about Buddhism before anything else. If we look at a lot of middle eastern countries, Budd...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 3282

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?

Thank you so much for this input DNS. Even I was surprised when I watched Game Changers on Netflix on how modern athletes and sportsmen are changing to a vegan / plant based diet as it increases performance during activity. It shows that there is an impact on this type of diet on the blood vessels. ...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 3282

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?

All interesting points. Thank you dear DNS for sharing from your own life experience. My intention was to see which type of diet is not only most ethically in line with Buddhist standards of ethics but also a type of diet that is optimum for the brain so that it provides the least resistance for the...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 3282

Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?

It is true that across the board Buddhism does not show preference to any particular diet, where Buddhists from a variety of dietary backgrounds, progress all the way up to becoming teachers that represent lineages. In some Mahayana texts, it is encouraged to abandon the consumption of meat and to h...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 216
Views: 49440

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Climate change is not a big issue. If we look at the history of the planet, climate changes have occurred throughout the various prehistoric periods. Our concern for the environment should not be based on the idea of climate change. Regardless of whether there is climate change or not, we have to ca...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Connection to Country
Replies: 7
Views: 2113

Re: Connection to Country

In Buddhism, one of the main obstacles to overcome is the illusion of self-identity. Our sense of self-identity tends to take root in four different domains which are body (kaya), feelings (vedana), mind (citta) and mental objects (dhamma). The feeling that one belongs to a certain demographic categ...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference

Kathy, I myself am a vegetarian. It doesn't matter what the numbers are as to what proportion of vegans or vegetarians are judgemental about other's diets. Its just that it is far better to eat meat and be non-judgemental about the dietary preferences of others instead of being a vegan/vegetarian an...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Buddhism and Abortion
Replies: 0
Views: 1176

Buddhism and Abortion

I want to begin by saying that I have no political affiliation or political loyalty. I am politically neutral. Politics is something which I dont want to know about and I am in the process of unlearning anything political that I know. I say this because people are very quick to assume that some stat...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference

This position always comes up in the discussion of veganism on Buddhist websites. The ultimate fallback position, when all other arguments against veganism fail, is always: "Well, we can't avoid *ALL* harm, so there is no point in avoiding meat." Which is a total non sequitur . We should avoid harm...
by Dharmasherab
Fri May 24, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: What is an SJW?
Replies: 40
Views: 10808

Re: What is an SJW?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH0mPfR-K2U This video known as 'Illiberal Progressives' gives a more detailed explanation as to how modern liberals threaten our basic freedoms and liberties. The term 'liberal' has been appropriated by modern day puritans. I dont want that happening within Buddhism ...
by Dharmasherab
Fri May 24, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: What is an SJW?
Replies: 40
Views: 10808

Re: What is an SJW?



This small video explains what makes someone an SJW in a satirical manner. A good sense of humor is advised.
by Dharmasherab
Fri May 24, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference

The first precept of Buddhism is to do with avoiding of killing and harming of sentient beings. Almost all sentient beings have fear of death and therefore the act of killing brings a lot of suffering. In most ways which are used to bring about the death of a sentient being, it can involve pain – bo...
by Dharmasherab
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'

We live in an age where information is highly abundant. But we need to ask ourselves whether that is always a good thing? It can depend on what type of information we are talking about. The most common type of information we can come by are news items especially the ones that focus on global politic...
by Dharmasherab
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Where should we get our news?
Replies: 116
Views: 32943

Re: Where should we get our news?

Best not to watch any type of news because its mostly lies. News did not exist during the time of Buddha and this is a major obstacle to practice in today's world. So best not to watch news at all. My Buddhist practice has become way better since I stopped watching news. The very idea of closing one...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why politics doesnt matter
Replies: 14
Views: 3768

Re: Why politics doesnt matter

Its not that Kim. Its because Lama is giving a talk here so but in written form it can be edited. If we were to read transcripts from famous Buddhist masters we see that the transcripts are not verbatim of the actual speech. However a summary will be important because a verbatim transcript may be to...
by Dharmasherab
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Which political ideology is more aligned with practice of Dhamma?
Replies: 41
Views: 12302

Re: Which political ideology is more aligned with practice of Dhamma?

The Buddha was served by the Shakya Kingdom (a republic) as well as the Maghada Kingdom (a monarchy). Most of those who served the Buddha were from the rich wealthy merchant classes and the Buddha did openly welcome their help. So what can we really say about which political ideology that is aligned...
by Dharmasherab
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why politics doesnt matter
Replies: 14
Views: 3768

Re: Why politics doesnt matter

Yes, I hope to type down the words of Lama Jampa Thaye and make a transcript of this talk. Summarising might take the Lama’s words out of context. So I ll make a transcript of the talk and post it in this sub-forum.

Or

I may make the transcript first and then summarise it from the text.
by Dharmasherab
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Not for a better Samsara
Replies: 7
Views: 5809

Re: Not for a better Samsara

Bodhisattva vows are taken with the motive that no matter which ways we help other sentient beings that the way that a Supreme Buddha helps other beings excels all other kinds of help. Keeping this is mind we make effort to become Buddhas so that we can help more sentient beings escape from Satheeka...
by Dharmasherab
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: What is engaged Buddhism?
Replies: 58
Views: 21453

Re: What is engaged Buddhism?

Here is my take on this question taken from a previous post I made - "Engaged Buddhism is the extension of core principles within the Buddha Dharma into non-spiritual domains such as human rights, global politics, animal rights, pacifism, diet etc. The idea is not only to limit one’s involvement wit...