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by Bonsai
Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: psychiatric drugs and the fifth precept
Replies: 86
Views: 12420

Re: psychiatric drugs and the fifth precept

Yes, I agree. I definitely phrased it wrong, since it sounds like Buddha was obsessed with morals in and of themselves rather than a doctor who gets to the heart of the problem (First two noble truths).
by Bonsai
Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: psychiatric drugs and the fifth precept
Replies: 86
Views: 12420

Re: psychiatric drugs and the fifth precept

"I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness ." If the drugs prevent carelessness (seeing things, hearing voices, wild imaginations), then I don't see how they are against the 5th precept. Moderation is key. And if you are mentally ill, and drugs...
by Bonsai
Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: psychiatric drugs and the fifth precept
Replies: 86
Views: 12420

Re: psychiatric drugs and the fifth precept

Altar, you left out a fundamental part of the fifth precept. "I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness ." If the drugs prevent carelessness (seeing things, hearing voices, wild imaginations), then I don't see how they are against the 5th precep...
by Bonsai
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings on Self-Defense
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: Musings on Self-Defense

seanpdx and Manapa, yeah, I agree that intention is very important, even if the outcome is similar. And of course not making the choice to defend yourself or others out of anger... And lazy_eye, I will definitely think about 'actions' and consequence... Considering my own history, I have been violen...
by Bonsai
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings on Self-Defense
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Musings on Self-Defense

There is another thread on this (self-defense), but I couldn't draw any conclusions from it. I read this morning about a case of an Oklahoma woman defending herself from an intruder. You can hear the 911 call http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/12/09/earlyshow/main5949873.shtml . So with that situat...
by Bonsai
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello (again)
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Hello (again)

Welcome! :anjali:
by Bonsai
Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: Hello!

Welcome! :anjali:
by Bonsai
Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Hello All

Hey! We both seem to be on the same path; early days of learning and applying. Welcome!
by Bonsai
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings From Kenya
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: Greetings From Kenya

Welcome AUTRICHE! :D
by Bonsai
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?
Replies: 33
Views: 4066

Re: Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?

Thanks Ben, Dan74, and Sanghamitta! Will definitely check them out.
by Bonsai
Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from TN
Replies: 11
Views: 1317

Re: Hey from TN

Thanks zavk.

If by cultivate, you mean I bought one at Walmart, can't remember the last time I gave it water (I should probably do that right now), and generally leave it alone, then yes I do cultivate bonsai. :)
by Bonsai
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from TN
Replies: 11
Views: 1317

Re: Hey from TN

Hey David and thanks. Cool avatar!
by Bonsai
Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from TN
Replies: 11
Views: 1317

Re: Hey from TN

Thanks retro! :)
by Bonsai
Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?
Replies: 33
Views: 4066

Re: Buddhist Text for Non-Buddhist?

I have Old Path White Clouds and The Heart of Buddha's Teachings on the way in the mail. A light bulb just flicked on in my brain in that Thich Nhat Hanh is a Zen Monk, and I am interested in Theravada Buddhism, since the latter holds true to the original teachings (from what I've read). Also, Zen r...
by Bonsai
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from TN
Replies: 11
Views: 1317

Re: Hey from TN

Thanks Aloka!