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by DNS
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Ideas for reducing homelessness
Replies: 32
Views: 882

Ideas for reducing homelessness

As an off-shoot of the other topics we have here, so as not to take the other threads further off-topic, I thought I'd start this one to discuss some possible solutions. I don't think we can ever eliminate homelessness, unfortunately. There are some who refuse to move into shelters and other tempora...
by DNS
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 145
Views: 20070

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Rucka has a parody of that song too :tongue:

by DNS
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 145
Views: 20070

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

His previous parody of Despacito:

by DNS
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Dr. David N Snyder
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Happy Birthday Dr. David N Snyder

fwiw wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:48 am
Happy Birthday, David

:namaste:
Thanks!

:anjali:
by DNS
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 145
Views: 20070

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Brand new Rucka Rucka Ali video:

by DNS
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?

:goodpost: Thanks, also good point you make below: One thing which I think makes the whole exercise much easier (which in turn makes us more likely to keep going with it) is not to be too hard-line about it. If exceptions to the rule are seen as failures (Christmas dinner, anyone?), they become ver...
by DNS
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?

A lot of this is based on my understanding of the teachings of Buddhism (or at least ones which do not conflict with its standards), but I would like to hear the feedback from Buddhists in this forum. 1. Avoiding meat and fish in the diet. 2. Avoiding animal products such as milk and bee honey. 3. ...
by DNS
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"
Replies: 59
Views: 1183

Re: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"

So starting at how many billions in corporate handouts does it start giving the appearance of cronyism? Perhaps that is where we start talking past each other. Much better, thanks, discussing the issues now. Ps: you seem to believe that AOC and people who protested against the Amazon handouts are s...
by DNS
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?

Taking life, beating, wounding, binding, stealing, lying, deceiving, worthless knowledge, adultery; this is stench. Not the eating of meat . “Bodhisattvas should refrain from meat . The smell of meat, O Mahamati, is no different from the stink of corpses. Between the stench of the burning flesh of ...
by DNS
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?

No controversy there - "You have to figure out for yourself which side is heavier and which is lighter." That is part of 'cleansing the mind'. Arguing with others is not part of that purification. Thus, I return to quiet. Yes, I agree with that too, but notice he still included: However, if you don...
by DNS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Buddhist?

77231301 user_id=136] Kamma was defined, if I recall, by Buddha as cetana - will or motive or intent of the individual. So, if no intent to kill by a person, evil is avoided. Cleansing of mind is primary and will result in avoiding evil and doing good. Yes, that is one view. There are other views. ...
by DNS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?

Any focus on the body or actions of the body plays into our worldly sensate, illusory mind. Thus argument is an easy response. But there is no serious argument about verse 183 quoted above. Yes, but verse 183 includes "avoid all evil . . " Vegetarians would argue that includes not causing to kill. ...
by DNS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?

It's probably one of the most controversial subjects in buddhism, perhaps even the most. Over at DWT, great vegetarian debate: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=9229 Over at DWM, great vegetarian debate: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=213 Over 10,000 combined posts in the ab...
by DNS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"
Replies: 59
Views: 1183

Re: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"

Don't forget that you are the one who brought up this topic in the first place, I am the one trying to correct your inaccuracy, and the level of my inaccuracy doesn't even compare to yours, so trying to turn the argument on me as if the situation was reciprocal comes off - how shall I say? - not so...
by DNS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"
Replies: 59
Views: 1183

Re: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"

It looks like they will still be installin offices in NYC. And it was not just AOC, many residents protested against the project because Amazon, one of the richest companies in the world, was going to enjoy 3 bn $ tax subsidy on the back of middle class NYC taxpayers. Shouldn't you agree with them?...
by DNS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"
Replies: 59
Views: 1183

Re: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"

Not sure about the tax subsidy, I haven't looked into it in that detail yet. That would be advisable before making any judgements. Otherwise it looks like sloppy ideological thinking disconnected from reality :D Very funny. I knew there were some incentives, but haven't delved into the full details...
by DNS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"
Replies: 59
Views: 1183

Re: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"

Some offices, but not nearly as many as a second headquarters would have been.

Not sure about the tax subsidy, I haven't looked into it in that detail yet.
by DNS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"
Replies: 59
Views: 1183

Re: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"

If the criticism is that the state is too liberal on drug use I find that a bit odd coming from self-proclaimed libertarians. I haven't made any criticisms of a "too liberal" drug policy. In fact, often the type of drugs used on the streets are not the legal type, but rather the illegal variety. Of...
by DNS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"
Replies: 59
Views: 1183

Re: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"

Socialism and Communism are rife with failure, death and poverty... it's an unavoidable historical fact. Calling something progress[ive] doesn't necessarily make it so. Yes, everyone I have met (includes my wife) who actually lived under a socialist or communist regime has stated how bad life was. ...