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by DNS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Beyond Meat

Holy cow!
Beyond Meat stock up +$29.45 today. Wonder if it will continue or if copy-cat companies will emerge, stabilizing or lowering it's value?

NASDAQ: BYND
by DNS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Golden Light Sutra
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Golden Light Sutra

From the wikipedia article: Taken at face value, one might take the main theme of the sutra literally, which is the importance for leaders to be good examples for the kingdom. In Chapter Twelve, the sutra speaks in verse form about the disasters that befall a kingdom when its ruler does not uphold j...
by DNS
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Golden Light Sutra
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Golden Light Sutra

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11th~13th century, chrysographic Tangut version
by DNS
Wed May 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: William Quan Judge (1851-96)
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: William Quan Judge (1851-96)

Short life! Died at age 44 (almost 45).
by DNS
Thu May 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Beyond Meat

Have you ever tasted one? If it is mainly soy based, I may pass on that. Yes, it tastes good. I believe it is soy based. After years of reduction of meat & fish in my diet and a return to a vegetarian regimen, I have decided to drop eggs & dairy and go Vegan. Will see how that goes. :thumbsup: I'm ...
by DNS
Thu May 02, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Ahimsa
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Beyond Meat

The popular beyond meat burgers, which is being sold in groceries and now some fast food restaurants, is going public on Wall Street today. https://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2019/05/01/pre-ipo-coverage-beyond-meat-bynd/#1d3cc8db5fd3 Perhaps a sign that vegetarian diets are increasing in...
by DNS
Thu May 02, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Pope accused of Heresy
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Pope accused of Heresy

This pope is probably the most liberal one in modern times. I say "modern times" because in the distant past there were some popes who fathered children and I believe there is at least one case of a pope who fathered a son, who also became a pope. Some of the items listed above appear to him laying ...
by DNS
Thu May 02, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Pope accused of Heresy
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Pope accused of Heresy

I skimmed the article and found these points of Heresy (according to the authors of the document): We accuse Pope Francis of having, through his words and actions, publicly and pertinaciously demonstrated his belief in the following propositions that contradict divinely revealed truth (for each prop...
by DNS
Thu May 02, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Pope accused of Heresy
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Pope accused of Heresy

What are their main points or issues against the Pope? Within the link is another one to the 20 page html document, but do not want you to be exhausted, so here it is.... Yes, I saw that, but it's 20 pages long. I'm interested, but not that interested to sift through that. :tongue: Can you outline ...
by DNS
Wed May 01, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Pope accused of Heresy
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Pope accused of Heresy

What are their main points or issues against the Pope?
by DNS
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Reincarnation with a soul
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Reincarnation with a soul

so that, even if other elements that might be mistaken for "self" dissipate, this single, individuated stream of rebirths persists. Why is this not a self? Yes, this is a dilemma, some might call it a paradox, for Buddhism. The Theravadins reject the idea of a store-house consciousness as Nicholas ...
by DNS
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Lotus pix
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Lotus pix

Nice pics!

And a great flower, with the great simile meaning. :meditate:
by DNS
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Sri Lanka Bombings
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Sri Lanka Bombings

tlxxxviii wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:11 am
At what point in a human life does dukkha (and nibbida) become self-evident? Is the hearing of the dhamma a precondition or a result?
Birth, that's why we come out kicking and screaming. :tongue:
by DNS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: hindu buddist ?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: hindu buddist ?

can you be both hindu and buddhist at the same time ? Yes, I think so. There are some forms of Buddhism that are very similar to Hinduism, for example Tantric Buddhism and some other forms of Mahayana Buddhism. Hinduism comes in many different varieties, so I suppose it might make a difference as t...
by DNS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: Forum activity
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: Forum activity

Conflict or at least animated back & forth is what seems to appeal to most. Avoiding boredom/craving excitement is a major driver for most of we humanoids. If a place or site or person or idea does not fill the bill of no tedium/yes thrill - then it is avoided. This is true, unfortunately. I've see...
by DNS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: Forum activity
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: Forum activity

The forum definitely needs some enlivening and new members. I'll keep checking in and posting as long as it's around though. There are other comparative religion forums out there but they did to be big and wild and I like being able to discuss religious topics as a Christian with a small group of k...
by DNS
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Religious nones are the new #1
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Religious nones are the new #1

But nah, Atheists won't worry about this. The whole point of Atheism is to not think about stuff like this. You don't have to make difficult choices when a police state makes them for you. :D Interesting points. In light of this post, it appears you were being sarcastic in this topic: https://dharm...
by DNS
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: YHWH, The Divine Council = The Devas
Replies: 21
Views: 880

Re: YHWH, The Divine Council = The Devas

I have written about this in some parts of my book I wrote: https://thedhamma.com/ Thanks for this! And speaking of fascinating, weird things—I spent about 5 years in Las Vegas. My parents are still in Aliante. Yow! Cool, small world. :thumbsup: You are in Riyadh right now? As in Saudi Arabia? I as...
by DNS
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Religious nones are the new #1
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Religious nones are the new #1

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/13/us/no-religion-largest-group-first-time-usa-trnd/index.html For the first time "No Religion" has topped a survey of Americans' religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist. The non-religious edged out Catholics and evangelicals in the long-r...