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by DNS
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Black Lives Matter

I'm also supportive of the many creative ways people are showing their support. For example, today they are having an hour-long, public meditation in support of BLM where I live. From the event page : You're in Portland, Oregon? Not your fault of course, but it's known as one of the whitest large c...
by DNS
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: The left serves the establishment
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: The left serves the establishment

I looked at the other videos made by that channel; all very similar, all saying huge doom and gloom is imminent. Very pessimistic! The authors of the channel have been predicting doom and gloom for over 3 years, apparently.

https://www.youtube.com/c/epiceconomist ... &flow=grid
by DNS
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The cost of houses of worship
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: The cost of houses of worship

But one thing we could do to sort of have the best of both viewpoints, is to have some beautiful churches and temples in some central locations, but not on every block. For example, in Buddhism, just for the Maha Bodhi Temple, Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar and perhaps a few other pilgrimage locations;...
by DNS
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The cost of houses of worship
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: The cost of houses of worship

The high cost of houses of worship reflects what people value. Religions provide people with a sense of certainty and security and plays an important role in forming their identity and social cohesion, On the other hand, the argument that this money is better spent to help people in need overlooks ...
by DNS
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The cost of houses of worship
Replies: 5
Views: 71

The cost of houses of worship

Nuseir Yassin's video today was on the high cost of churches, temples, houses of worship.

by DNS
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Social justice without morality ???
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Social justice without morality ???

The video refers to compassion from the 3:49 mark. It mentions justice for the victims and for the criminals.
by DNS
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Social justice without morality ???
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Social justice without morality ???

Is the assumption here that if someone is born to a poor family, is sick, ugly, disabled in some way, they're immoral people and don't deserve any form of assistance or help? Because that's what it seems; and from my POV it sounds frighteningly like a spiritual form of eugenics. No, there is still ...
by DNS
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Social justice without morality ???
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Social justice without morality ???

There is a recent PragerU video discussing this.

by DNS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Kanye West announces POTUS run
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Kanye West announces POTUS run

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanye_Wes ... l_campaign

It appears he's still a conservative based on his political positions, which means he'd be taking some votes away from Trump.

He's received the endorsement of Elon Musk and some others.
by DNS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 41
Views: 680

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

Lots of people use various phrases across different ideologies, doesn't mean all who use a certain phrase must be a specific ideology. For example, Hitler once said " The common good before the individual good ." (Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz) Similar things are said by socialists and social-democr...
by DNS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Ultimate Truth About God
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: The Ultimate Truth About God

Another post better suited for Dharma Paths. You should really join that forum too.

Topic locked, please start it at Dharma Paths, if you're interested in continuing this topic.
by DNS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Ultimate Truth About God
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: The Ultimate Truth About God

Another post better suited for Dharma Paths. You should really join that forum too.
by DNS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Ultimate Truth About God
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: The Ultimate Truth About God

This topic is better suited for: https://dharmapaths.com/ especially this subforum over there: https://dharmapaths.com/viewforum.php?f=35 Dharma Paths is specifically for Dharmic relgions, paths, comparative religions. DW - Engaged is more for discussing the application of Dharma to social, environm...
by DNS
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Best of Trump, Worst of Trump
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Best of Trump, Worst of Trump

Nas' video today was about Trump:

by DNS
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Jains were prepared all along...
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: The Jains were prepared all along...

Forgot to add to my list above:

The Jains were also into minimalism (one of their 5 precepts), before it was cool. Some are so much into minimalism, they don't even own or wear clothes. :o (Digambara monks)
by DNS
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Jains were prepared all along...
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: The Jains were prepared all along...

Ha! That's right!

The Jains were prepared 3,000 years ago!

The Jains were also vegetarians before it was cool.
The Jains also believed in plant consciousness before it was cool.
The Jains (like other Dharmic religions) were anti-war before it was cool.
by DNS
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 41
Views: 680

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

Nonetheless, what matters here is whether or not big tech companies are selectively applying their terms of service along ideological lines, which violates the principle of equal protection under the law. That might be something for the Courts to sort out, it's complicated because youtube and other...
by DNS
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The GOP
Replies: 39
Views: 576

Re: The GOP

We are petitioning that Carol Swain be temporarily suspended from her position as professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University . . . Shooting the messenger fallacy, not addressing the message (in the video). She may in fact be a bad person (I don't know), but that doesn't address...
by DNS
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The GOP
Replies: 39
Views: 576

Re: The GOP

The Parties change over time. I don't think the Republican Party of today is the Party of President Eisenhower, do you? I like IKE; he's my favorite president. No, both parties today are nothing like IKE. He warned of the military industrial complex. And he walked the talk; no major wars, a defense...
by DNS
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The GOP
Replies: 39
Views: 576

The GOP

I believe most American Buddhists are Democrats (capital D, the political party) or independents and liberal to very liberal (progressives). I believe this is the case due to belonging to a minority religion in a country that is mostly Christian and / or agnostic. And for those of Asian ancestry, th...