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by BubbaBuddhist
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Happy Halloween

Hey, as wolves go, I'm considered an Adonis. :lol:
by BubbaBuddhist
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Happy Halloween

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by BubbaBuddhist
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Eradicating sex drive
Replies: 98
Views: 16864

Re: Eradicating sex drive

Hey, I'm curious: Has anyone here any personal experience, success or familiarity with those states of equanimity and deep calm associated with renunciation of sense-pleasures? I've settled for the relatively minor state of calm that arises from understanding the impermanence of conditions. You sort...
by BubbaBuddhist
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Eradicating sex drive
Replies: 98
Views: 16864

Re: Eradicating sex drive

I am, above and beyond everything, a pragmatist. I'm a realist. I know myself and my limits. I recall several years ago when I meditated an hour a day, every day, I became weird and isolated. I had little use for other people, wanted to spend all my time meditating, found it almost impossible to tak...
by BubbaBuddhist
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Eradicating sex drive
Replies: 98
Views: 16864

Re: Eradicating sex drive

seen as completed by those engaged in it due to orgasm Oh Dave--there is SO much more to lovemaking than that little moment at the end. So very much more. It's a foolish man who thinks that's what it's all about. I am surprised you don't know this. No wonder you hold the act of love in such little ...
by BubbaBuddhist
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Eradicating sex drive
Replies: 98
Views: 16864

Re: Eradicating sex drive

A new study from Connecticut College shows that Oreos are as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats. According to the new study, eating the iconic black and white cookies activated more neurons in the rat brain’s “pleasure center” than drugs such as cocaine. Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com...
by BubbaBuddhist
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Eradicating sex drive
Replies: 98
Views: 16864

Re: Eradicating sex drive

:namaste:
by BubbaBuddhist
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do people who get murdered deserve it?
Replies: 110
Views: 4352

Re: Do people who get murdered deserve it?

When the conditions are right, we are told, the seeds will bear fruit. The thing is over the course of unfathomable time, there are so many uncountable interactions of kamma-vipaka, both wholesome and unwholesome, we cannot begin to comprehend, predict, understand, unravel, trace back to the beginni...
by BubbaBuddhist
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Eradicating sex drive
Replies: 98
Views: 16864

Re: Eradicating sex drive

I may be too old a dog to change. :tongue: I'm 55 years old, have been practicing Buddhism for 30+ years. Kinda set in my ways. I was going to take the robe 15 years ago or so and studied toward that end, even to the point of learning a whole lot of Pali, but realized it wasn't for me. I'm content w...
by BubbaBuddhist
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Eradicating sex drive
Replies: 98
Views: 16864

Re: Eradicating sex drive

I wonder what ever became of Tapussa? the Buddha described how his contemplations on the pitfalls of sensuality led to his rise to Buddhahood. Of Tapussa's reaction to the Buddha's discourse we apparently have no record. Did he ordain? Did he give the Enlightenment speech ("Excellent dear sir, Excel...
by BubbaBuddhist
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Eradicating sex drive
Replies: 98
Views: 16864

Re: Eradicating sex drive

On another note, you might consider that, sex in the context of a committed, respectful and loving relationship, might be another way to 'deal' with it. I have only little experience with this, but I can tell you, it's completely different to sex just for the sake of physical pleasure alone. It's n...
by BubbaBuddhist
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Religious criticism
Replies: 19
Views: 2856

Re: Religious criticism

If you do it in America, you're labelled a bigot. There is an old saying that there are three things you don't discuss: a person's children, politics and religion. Until fairly recently, you could have added a person's sexual orientation. Here in the south I've seen fistfights break out over religio...
by BubbaBuddhist
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Struggling to get over my ex
Replies: 8
Views: 1395

Re: Struggling to get over my ex

It's always painful when our illusions are shattered. Reality often hurts.

However, there are plenty of honest wonderful people worthy of your love. I'm with one now, who delights in my quirky self and wouldn't change a thing.

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by BubbaBuddhist
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Struggling to get over my ex
Replies: 8
Views: 1395

Re: Struggling to get over my ex

I have walked in your very shoes, my friend. You weren't in love with her, but in the idea of her. And ideas are very hard to shake.

After a while, her mask fell off. She is a very confused young woman. Alas.

BB
by BubbaBuddhist
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261739

Re: the great vegetarian debate

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by BubbaBuddhist
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261739

Re: the great vegetarian debate

I do not believe that being a vegetarian reduces suffering. This is faulty understanding of buddhadhamma. Follow please: It is taught in Theravada that kamma is the single-most factor determining the condition of rebirth (see abhidhamma for blow-by-blow description). Therefore if it is the fruiting ...
by BubbaBuddhist
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261739

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Eh, if all the chickens currently in captivity were released tomorrow, there would be a lot of happy dogs, wolves and coyotes. Then no more chickens. They cannot survive in the wild. In my opinion, being a vegetarian does not eliminate suffering. This is self-congratulatory delusion. All sentient be...
by BubbaBuddhist
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261739

Re: the great vegetarian debate

To all, I was the moderator of the vegetarian forum of e-sangha for almost four years, and it was easily the bitterestly-contested area on that entire website. We moderators had to take more disciplinary actions, suspend more members ,and delete more posts than on any other section, and from both om...
by BubbaBuddhist
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent
Replies: 61
Views: 6828

Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Just for the heck of it, and for the sake of scholarly integrity,I went without coffee for ten days. I am pleased to report there was absolutely no effect on my behavior whatsoever, nor did I commit suicide. At least I think I didn't. I may be a ghost, however. Anyway, I consider the issue settled a...
by BubbaBuddhist
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261739

Re: the great vegetarian debate

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