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by pink_trike
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?
Replies: 33
Views: 4145

Re: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?

Its all about exploitation or not ... economic exploitation is a form of enslavement. No it's not. You've got it backwards. Exploitation is not a form of enslavement....enslavement is a form of exploitation. chownah Agreed. There is a tendency to present things we disagree with in the worst possibl...
by pink_trike
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?
Replies: 33
Views: 4145

Re: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?

If you are right then when I hire someone to help me harvest rice it is the same thought process as enslaving them. Someone is confused here and I'll let eveyone decide for themselves who it is. chownah If you hire only very poor people who only know how to harvest rice who have no other employment...
by pink_trike
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 8934

Re: Psychotherapy

The many regional variations of this multilevel multifaceted mnemotechnical language and corresponding social / moral code, dating back tens of thousands of years, wasn't supernatural religion. They were a way of life, consistent with the laws of nature and the celestial mechanics that drive them ....
by pink_trike
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?
Replies: 33
Views: 4145

Re: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?

There's a fine line between renting / trapping and buying / enslaved No there isn't. The "line" seperating these things is not fine. The differences between these things are only confused by those who are easily confused. chownah Nope, they both arise from exactly the same patterns of thought, diff...
by pink_trike
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are divine senses necessary for enlightenment and/or insight?
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: Are divine senses necessary for enlightenment and/or insight?

I forget which one, but an accomplished dharma / dhamma teacher wrote something to the effect of: "During the early stages of practice I saw just a mountain, as I progressed I saw the mountain as the illusion it is, and then later I once again saw just a mountain." He then went on to talk about how ...
by pink_trike
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: does eating a human brain destroy one's credibility as a religous scholar?
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

Re: does eating a human brain destroy one's credibility as a religous scholar?

Can you take such a man's apologetics in favor of Islam seriously? ... “I am Muslim not because I think Islam is ‘truer’ than other religions (it isn’t), but because Islam provides me with the ‘language’ I feel most comfortable with in expressing my faith.” (Reza Aslan) [...] Aslan’s Leftist CNN re...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: does eating a human brain destroy one's credibility as a religous scholar?
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

Re: does eating a human brain destroy one's credibility as a religous scholar?

As some may know, Reza Aslan who is a some-time apologist for Islam, a CNN contributer, and so-called scholar on religion, has a new show about world religions on CNN, and in a recent episode desperate for ratings he met with an obscure little cannibal group in India and ate a human brain. He comme...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness is the way to the Deathless...is it really?
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Mindfulness is the way to the Deathless...is it really?

Dhammapada 2:1 or verse Dhammapada verse 21 in the running verse numbers: Mindfulness is the way to the Deathless; unmindfulness is the way to Death. Those who are mindful do not die; those who are not mindful are as if already dead. The commentary to the translation here says: amata: lit., no deat...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?
Replies: 33
Views: 4145

Re: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?

If you're assisting women to be human mannequins for consumer goods so they can make a living ... then its fine (in the absence of a critical analysis of consumer culture, the role it plays in the destruction of the thin layer of life here in Earth, and the directly related extinction of 150k speci...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?
Replies: 33
Views: 4145

Re: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?

Nothing to explain. Intention to objectify beautiful women for men's pleasure is not basically human trafficking.....it is not human trafficking at all. Human trafficking is the business of buying and selling people who have been enslaved....you know; slavery. chownah The vast majority of young wom...
by pink_trike
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?
Replies: 33
Views: 4145

Re: Karmic Result of Starting a Beauty/Modeling Company?

Hey Everyone, I've got a (maybe) brilliant idea for a new company. I've worked as a web designer and developer for much of the past year, and I've also played a bit with digital marketing. I'd like to start an digital modeling group, which will more or less involve posting pictures and videos of be...
by pink_trike
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 8934

Re: Psychotherapy

To Form: Taking refuge cures all mental illness and suffering. Not in the context of a ceremony obviously Even traditionally trained Buddhist teachers make it very clear that dharma / dhamma practices are not meant to deal with mental / emotional health issues. Most advise to seek professional help...
by pink_trike
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 8934

Re: Psychotherapy

I don't agree ... victims of child abuse, those who experience crippling depression, runaway patterns of thought, suicidal ideation, psychotic episodes, self-harming, trapped in domestic abuse situations, can't sustain healthy relationships, enslaved by compulsive behaviors, hearing voices, terrifi...
by pink_trike
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Psychotherapy
Replies: 57
Views: 8934

Re: Psychotherapy

Japan is a clear example of the Christian export and spread of the fairly recently invented concept of religion. Jason Josephson writes in The Invention of Religion in Japan: “Throughout its long history, Japan had no concept for ‘religion’. Nara Big Buddha Constructed 752 AD Nothing remotely relig...