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federica · seeker of the clear blue sky · Moderator


Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt
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Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt
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  • Re: Uposatha Day Observance

    Moderator Note:

    It should never be the case that any post is deleted when threads are merged. It's never happened yet, to my knowledge.... Remember that by merging threads, posts are placed in chronological order. So keep scanning through. :)

  • Re: When It Comes To Mindfulness....

    I've set it up to watch a bit later... I started it off... looking forward to watching it and other videos of his.....

  • Re: Just for fun: the random, useless announcements thread!

    It is after all, a token gesture. It clearly states the couple intend to carry on with their lives together as normal, and as the supposedly-supportive lawyer states, Divorce is enshrined in law as requiring certain fixed grounds for it.
    So it's by no means anything other than an extreme form of "I want my ball back".

    I'm afraid that while I have some sympathy for their rationale ( as in, respecting their religious views and beliefs, and understanding that no matter how much we might disagree with them, they are products of their upbringing, subject to all the influences they have come under....) they are making themselves look frankly ridiculous

  • Re: Just for fun: the random, useless announcements thread!

    A wise old owl lived in an oak,
    The more he saw the less he spoke;
    The less he spoke the more he heard -
    Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?!

  • Re: The human condition, and buddhist forums reaction to it!

    We have the same old answers on here, because we have the same old questions. Very oftn from New Buddhists' who are enquiring about matters for the first time.
    Repetition may get boring, but forums don't run that way for your benefit.

    The answers are usually mixed, but good and varied.
    Simply because they don't float your boat, doesn't mean they don't satisfy the curiosity of those asking. And sometimes if the questions aren't varied, or posed in an understandable way... well, we do our best within the written medium...

    I think you misunderstand the human condition, if all you can see it as no more than suffering.

    ad nauseam, ad infinitum.

    Getting a surprise present, or visit, or seeing an elderly relative post-operation, are all aprt and parcel of the same 'suffering'.

    Nothing sad in any of it.
    Sad and bad are subjective.

    bt it's all still 'suffering'.

    Only, I may have a different opinion to yours as to how to define and understand it.