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by pink_trike
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 23930

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Full disclosure: I used to work in the adult industry doing web and marketing. It is not a wholesome livelihood. Hello Poto, "It's not a wholesome livelihood" obviously needs some unpacking. If you're referring just to the manufacturing of adult entertainment as "not a wholesome livelihood" ... a c...
by pink_trike
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?
Replies: 122
Views: 15589

Re: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?

Hello binocular, It's clear that you don't have a relationship with a dharma teacher. When you do have a sustained relationship with a dharma teacher, then your questions will be more grounded and will elicit more targeted responses. If you want to progress...seek out an accomplished Dharma / Dhamma...
by pink_trike
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 23930

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

If the American people want to continue with the businessman, outsider model, here's another possibility: Mark Cuban He supported and voted for Obama (2008, 2012) and Hillary (2016) so he could run as a Dem. He also dislikes Trump and they have had a running feud for some time now. Mark Cuban is a ...
by pink_trike
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 23930

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

I know it's very early, but anyone want to make any predictions for who might run for POTUS in 2020? :tongue: Hillary will be 73 y.o. Tim Kaine will be 62 y.o. Bernie will be 79 y.o. Al Gore will be 72 y.o. Elizabeth Warren will be 71 y.o. Or someone else? Bernie / Warren 2020. Do I detect some uns...
by pink_trike
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 23930

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

I know it's very early, but anyone want to make any predictions for who might run for POTUS in 2020? :tongue: Hillary will be 73 y.o. Tim Kaine will be 62 y.o. Bernie will be 79 y.o. Al Gore will be 72 y.o. Elizabeth Warren will be 71 y.o. Or someone else? Bernie / Warren 2020. Do I detect some uns...
by pink_trike
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Do Animals Grieve?
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Re: Do Animals Grieve?

binocular wrote:I think it would be more interesting to understand how come so many people for so long have believed that animals don't grieve.
Indeed.
by pink_trike
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What can you do, in Theradvada, for a friend who just died?
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: What can you do, in Theradvada, for a friend who just died?

You could simply contemplate the inevitability of sickness, dying, and death...as it applies to your own existence. Burning a candle or scattering flowers don't serve your own awakening. Opening your eyes to the reality of death, which is in play in every moment, does serve your awakening. And that'...
by pink_trike
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the practices to remove/reduce sexual impulses?
Replies: 61
Views: 7594

Re: What are the practices to remove/reduce sexual impulses?

When you "watch and observe" ....it's going to have you wrapped around its finger and it will do with you what it wills. This is certainly war. And you know this from actual practice? According to the Buddha, one should crush, beat and pulvarize unskill thoughts into annihilation as a strong man wo...
by pink_trike
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?
Replies: 122
Views: 15589

Re: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?

Can you wake up without being a real Buddhist? Can you attain nirvana without joining the right Buddhist school/lineage/teacher? There's no such thing as a "real Buddhist". There is no "right" school / lineage / teacher. Just choose one and commit to it. More importantly, commit to a sustained regu...
by pink_trike
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?
Replies: 122
Views: 15589

Re: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?

What a silly OP question. Like I said: I was told by a monk that unless I join a real-life Buddhist group, the best I can be is an "armchair Buddhist." Several other Buddhists that I know have made disparaging remarks about those who are somehow involved with Buddhism, but who are not members of RL...
by pink_trike
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?
Replies: 122
Views: 15589

Re: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?

What a silly OP question. What the heck is a "real Buddhist"? What the heck is a "Buddhist"? How is online not real life? If we're gonna talk about 'real', how about this: What's the difference between those who have a sustained committed PRACTICE and those who yak yak yak endlessly about how many b...
by pink_trike
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?
Replies: 122
Views: 15589

Re: "Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?

Aloka wrote:
Online Buddhists aren't real Buddhists" - Yes or No?

How can anyone possibly answer such a question about thousands of Buddhists both online and offline?....and what is the definition of a "real" Buddhist anyway ?

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Bingo.
by pink_trike
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What should the relationship between the discipline of Psychology and Dhamma be?
Replies: 37
Views: 4128

Re: What should the relationship between the discipline of Psychology and Dhamma be?

Once transference issues have been resolved, clients (only psychiatrists use the term "patient") regard therapists as equals. Then why go to a therapist, if one is to eventually consider them an equal? You seem to have a hierarchical view of the client / therapist relationship, with the therapist b...
by pink_trike
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Gender and Sexuality report
Replies: 54
Views: 6433

Re: Gender and Sexuality report

A society that is so entrenched in mindless rote reproduction and that regards this dangerous runaway behavior and the belief system that perpetuates it as "social harmony", in the face of mountains of scientific evidence projecting dire consequences in the very near future and perhaps irreparable ...
by pink_trike
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What should the relationship between the discipline of Psychology and Dhamma be?
Replies: 37
Views: 4128

Re: What should the relationship between the discipline of Psychology and Dhamma be?

I’m curious who these “many people” are that you claim view their therapist in the same way that religious people view religious authorities. My first inclination is to think you are uninformed about psychotherapy or psychoanalysis (do you understand the difference between the two?), but please cor...