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by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why is Nibbana desirable?
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Why is Nibbana desirable?

ti-lakkhaṇa: Three characteristics inherent in all conditioned phenomena — being inconstant (anicca), stressful (dukkha), and not-self (anattā). https://www.accesstoinsight.org/glossary.html#t Three kinds of dukkha "There are these three forms of stressfulness, my friend: the stressfulness of pain, ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Purpose of Concentration
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Purpose of Concentration

Science is also discovering the goals of concentration ...

The Neuroscience of Jhāna
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=35617

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by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Alarm Bells Sounded Over Child Abuse at Thailand’s Buddhist Temples
Replies: 19
Views: 703

Re: Alarm Bells Sounded Over Child Abuse at Thailand’s Buddhist Temples

The internet can give us a little hope, because it helps the victims to denounce and thus a more serious investigation happens. What about revenge, and other consequences, such as shunning of the victim by other members? the police and the community will have to protect and support the victim ... t...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Alarm Bells Sounded Over Child Abuse at Thailand’s Buddhist Temples
Replies: 19
Views: 703

Re: Alarm Bells Sounded Over Child Abuse at Thailand’s Buddhist Temples

The problem is not in religion ... in all countries where one religion is majority .. all kinds of followers can be found .. the poverty in those countries only worsen the situation .. in Theravada Buddhism it could be different because of the Pāṭimokkha (Parajika) rule. These rules could facilitate...
by Lucas Oliveira
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 308
Views: 94383

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

November

Full Moon - 12, Tue

New Moon - 26, Tue

https://www.calendar-12.com/moon_phases/2019


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by Lucas Oliveira
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Neuroscience of Jhāna
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: The Neuroscience of Jhāna

Thanks for sharing!

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by Lucas Oliveira
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmachariya
Replies: 43
Views: 956

Re: Brahmachariya

brahmacariya: [brahmā+cariya] brahmic life, life of renunciation, pure life of the bhikkhus, or any disciple having undertaken complete celibacy. More generally, it is an upright life, in which morality plays a fundamental role, a life of renunciation to kāma and of practice of meditation, leading ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmachariya
Replies: 43
Views: 956

Re: Brahmachariya

Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Is it true that in the past the 5 precepts include celibacy?

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I was wrong

I read the information in a text ...

but I misinterpreted the information

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by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmachariya
Replies: 43
Views: 956

Re: Brahmachariya

Is it true that in the past the 5 precepts include celibacy?

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