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by Aloka
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Polishing the brass on the Titanic
Replies: 12
Views: 3478

Re: Polishing the brass on the Titanic

Feeding the hungry, giving clothes to the naked, providing shelter to the homeless welcoming the stranger, teaching the unlearned, etc. is not polishing brass on a sinking ship. Our ship of samsara is not sinking - it is on a long, long journey. Yes we all die, but even the dying need comfort. The ...
by Aloka
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Polishing the brass on the Titanic
Replies: 12
Views: 3478

Re: Polishing the brass on the Titanic

justsit wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Seems a bit ironic to me that OP decries "wasting time polishing the brass on the Titanic" while writing sermons and preaching to the choir on Buddhist websites. :shrug:
:goodpost:
by Aloka
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Being Careful with Engaged Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 2961

Re: Being Careful with Engaged Buddhism

Buddhism is a teaching as well as a practice which helps humans to get closer to Enlightenment to liberate them from suffering in Samsara. ...... ......The Dharma is not about creating a better Samsara but to help sentient beings transcend that.... ....These are some useful points about this post i...
by Aloka
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Safe Spaces: how should we navigate the waters of Right Speech in the modern world
Replies: 12
Views: 1932

Re: Safe Spaces: how should we navigate the waters of Right Speech in the modern world

If I meet people with some kind of a prejudice against a group I identify with, I'd be happy if they had a little bit of an open mind and shared it with me and I wouldn't take offense, but have an honest exchange, maybe learn from one another. I think there just isn't enough of this in the world - ...
by Aloka
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Experience
Topic: avoiding beurocracy
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

Re: avoiding beurocracy

Lots of jobs require training of one kind or another. I think you should definately attend, because if that's their policy which goes with the job, then it won't be to your advantage to skip it and pretend to be ill or whatever. If you apply for a different job at any time it will also be useful to ...
by Aloka
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 10338

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

..... this experiment can be misleading. In a non Muslim country where the vast majority of women do not wear hijab, it is unlikely that men will harass a woman wearing one. But in Muslim countries where the majority wear hijab (especially Saudi and Iran) woman are harassed all the time. When cover...
by Aloka
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 10338

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

Does this imply that women should hide their bodies in fear of harassment from men? Does it make them somehow "unclean" or "asking for it" not to hide their natural body shape? Shouldn't men also not display their hair, not wear tight trousers showing the outline of their genitals, or shorts in summ...
by Aloka
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 10338

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

I also think that explaining the dark side of female sexuality is less explored and acknowledged in the world we live in. The fact that some novels/movies such as 50 shades of grey became too popular among many women might be interpreted by some that respect has very little to do when it comes to t...
by Aloka
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Parental Abuse
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

Re: Parental Abuse

Hello, i have been abused mentally and physically by my parents since i was small, from beating to calling me a whore when i was 10 years old. They referred to me as the family burden. After years of abuse i am 19 i finally got courage to leave home to live life better, as they say i a doing a sin ...
by Aloka
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socially aware music
Replies: 55
Views: 7405

Re: Socially aware music

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by Aloka
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Radical veganism - pros and cons
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: Radical veganism - pros and cons

I do think that activists have a practical responsibility to their cause to avoid alienating those they wish to persuade. The most effective forms of activism are sometimes the most subtle. I am a minority in several areas of my life, one of which is being vegan, and I find that the most effective ...
by Aloka
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche abuse allegations
Replies: 36
Views: 4299

Re: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche abuse allegations

. Consider the source!!! Chogyam Trungpa didn't write the book, only the foreword. The text (including the section on Guru Yoga) is by Jamgon Kontrul a 19th century (1813- 99) Tibetan scholar who was also considered to be a great master and was/is known as "Jamgon Kontrul the Great". ...and this is ...
by Aloka
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche abuse allegations
Replies: 36
Views: 4299

Re: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche abuse allegations

. This is an excerpt from "The Torch of Certainty" which has a foreward by Chogyam Trungpa. THE GURU-DISCIPLE RELATIONSHIP Before you have requested Dharma instruction or empowerment from a master, examine his qualities. But once you have received [any instruction or empowerment] from him, even if h...
by Aloka
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Lojong and Tonglen
Replies: 16
Views: 3756

Re: Lojong and Tonglen

Maybe it is just in your wording but it looks like you are saying that in the practice people are not really supposed to take on suffering....this makes it sound like to say something like "may I get the bad fruits of other" (a rough paraphrase) is just a charade because we know that you won't real...
by Aloka
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Lojong and Tonglen
Replies: 16
Views: 3756

Re: Lojong and Tonglen

Speaking as someone who has been a long term practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism in "meat space" myself, I think one should be very cautious about trying to practice Tonglen without any personal input from a teacher. I have known of people on the internet trying it in the past (some of them with metal ...
by Aloka
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Lojong and Tonglen
Replies: 16
Views: 3756

Re: Lojong and Tonglen

Hello Brothers and Sisters! I posted the "What Type of Empathy Leads to Action" stuff on DWM as well, and one of the moderators offered this suggestion: My suggestion is you look into the Lojong (mind training) and the practice of Tonglen for a Tibetan Buddhist take on the subject. So I'm curious.....
by Aloka
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Avatar and User placements
Replies: 22
Views: 3721

Re: Avatar and User placements

Link for the above quote from Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamptso Rinpoche :

http://www.ktgrinpoche.org/quote/living ... iness-life



:anjali:
by Aloka
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Avatar and User placements
Replies: 22
Views: 3721

Re: Avatar and User placements

Oh, but it does, and pretty much everyone knows it, that's why people are so conscious of their appearance, and why there is so much effort being put into attempting to make this venue of information appear irrelevant. Because all too much can be understood from a person's appearance. Uh huh. There...