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by Nicholas
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Poll: civil war in the US
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Poll: civil war in the US

Although a real shooting civil war with our military dividing itself in two opposing factions will not happen as in the 1860s, this possibility is being pushed by the Left:

https://www.thenation.com/article/cultu ... eak-it-up/
by Nicholas
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Poll: civil war in the US
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Poll: civil war in the US

[...] Therefore i think this war is going to play out as a subversion of institutions and the due processes. The 5% can try to unlawfully get into positions of power and dismantle the government in that way. No need to be unlawful, millions of voters know nothing about civic life and the basis for ...
by Nicholas
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Privileged Species
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Privileged Species

by Nicholas
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Privileged Species
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Privileged Species

The title of a series of books & videos on the fitness of Light, Water, Elements etc. for the arising of human & other lifeforms. The newest book is Miracle of the Cell by Michael Denton. Only a couple of chapters in, but the one on the stunningly unique carbon atom is beautiful. https://privilegeds...
by Nicholas
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Poll: civil war in the US
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Poll: civil war in the US

There is an article on the BBC today about Trump refusing to commit to a "peaceful transfer of power" when asked during a news conference. I think the framing of the question is toxic especially including the term "peaceful". The question is framed to either pushing him to accept the results even i...
by Nicholas
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Poll: civil war in the US
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Poll: civil war in the US

The civil war (aka culture war) has been ongoing for decades.
This summer of 2020 it is those who wish to physically destroy America vs thin blue lines of local, state & some Federal police agencies.
by Nicholas
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Critical Race Theory
Replies: 23
Views: 504

Re: Critical Race Theory

A summary by the White House of the EO:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-st ... mpaign=wwr
by Nicholas
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Extend time for editing
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Extend time for editing

Do not see an extension of editing time yet. Still cuts off function in half hour or 45 min. :shrug:
by Nicholas
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Critical Race Theory
Replies: 23
Views: 504

Re: Critical Race Theory

Latest EO stops CRT indoctrination sessions in military & Federal contractors. :thumb:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential ... reotyping/
by Nicholas
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: What is engaged Buddhism?
Replies: 58
Views: 21499

Re: What is engaged Buddhism?

As DNS said - "a very non-PC sutta". It is the way people live that makes them how they are, whether short-lived or long lived, sickly or healthy, ugly or lovely, insignificant or illustrious, poor or rich, in a low class or eminent family, or witless or wise. Sentient beings are the owners of their...
by Nicholas
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: What is engaged Buddhism?
Replies: 58
Views: 21499

Re: What is engaged Buddhism?

As long as billions have no belief in or understanding of rebirth & karma, foolish notions of root causes for many human distinctions will continue to proliferate.

:(
by Nicholas
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Condemnation of vices supplements praising virtues: Politics, however they make the intellect active, sagacious, and inventive, within a certain sphere, generally extinguish its thirst for universal truth, paralyze sentiment and imagination, corrupt the simplicity of the mind, destroy that confidenc...
by Nicholas
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Justice Ginsburg Died
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Justice Ginsburg Died

Suspect no replacement until after election; thus another colossal factor for R folks & D folks to ponder. Given the new principle that the Republicans invented in 2016, appointing a replacement before the election would show a terrible lack of integrity. For that reason, it is likely to happen any...
by Nicholas
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Justice Ginsburg Died
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Justice Ginsburg Died

Suspect no replacement until after election; thus another colossal factor for R folks & D folks to ponder.
by Nicholas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Extend time for editing
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Extend time for editing

:twothumbs:
by Nicholas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Exhortation to Bodhicitta
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Exhortation to Bodhicitta

Here is another translation with commentary by Master Hsuan Hua: https://www.berkeleymonastery.org/uploads/6/3/3/1/6331706/exhortation_to_resolve_upon_bodhi__content__21_feb_2013_with_cover.pdf A summarizing verse: What is bodhi mind? It is our mind Intent upon awakening ourselves and awakening othe...
by Nicholas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Extend time for editing
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Extend time for editing

Seems like only a half hour or so now. How about making it several hours at least?
by Nicholas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Exhortation to Bodhicitta
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Exhortation to Bodhicitta

This is how it begins: This unworthy and common monk, Shixian, weeping tears of blood, sincerely bows and pleads to the great assembly and to all the faithful: Please be compassionate, listen for a moment, and reflect upon my words. Once I have heard that the main gate for entering the path is first...
by Nicholas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Exhortation to Bodhicitta
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Exhortation to Bodhicitta

A small booklet encouraging living bodhicitta infused lives, by Master Shixian who died in 1734:

Exhortation to BodhiMind.pdf
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by Nicholas
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Metta/Maitri Bhavana - Loving Kindness Practice Resources
Replies: 8
Views: 3712

Re: Four Sublime States

Nyanaponika Thera's compilation & study is great!

https://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh006_Nyanap ... States.pdf