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by anthbrown84
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Working in a supermarket... wrong livelihood
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: Working in a supermarket... wrong livelihood

Well.... in the near future I intend to leave my trade :) Not trying to harp on it, but based on the experience you've described over the years, you are wildly overqualified to go from a high-paying trade, to working a register at a grocery store. There are far better ways to tone down your career ...
by anthbrown84
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Working in a supermarket... wrong livelihood
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Re: Working in a supermarket... wrong livelihood

Hello all, I wonder, does working in a supermarket and serving at the tills equate to dealing in intoxicants? I have an opportunity for a job in one, but surely this means scaning alcohol at the till and taking the money for it Is this wrong livelihood?? Anthony No more oil? Well.... in the near fu...
by anthbrown84
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Working in a supermarket... wrong livelihood
Replies: 16
Views: 553

Working in a supermarket... wrong livelihood

Hello all,

I wonder, does working in a supermarket and serving at the tills equate to dealing in intoxicants?

I have an opportunity for a job in one, but surely this means scaning alcohol at the till and taking the money for it

Is this wrong livelihood??

Anthony
by anthbrown84
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Recommended reading for Thai Forest Tradtion
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Recommended reading for Thai Forest Tradtion

Just my own personal opinion, but for westerners I would start wit western monks first until you hold the Dhamma and your abilities the correct way. Ajahn Chah can be heard advising against marriage and having children, of you dont know your own limitations you could well end up beating yourself up ...
by anthbrown84
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?
Replies: 34
Views: 950

Re: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?

In western culture (or at least in the UK) it’s usual to give alcohol as a gift for adults but this always makes me feel uncomfortable. I now try to find alternatives to give as a gift, like a nice photograph or something personal instead. One has to be careful though I find not to make too much of...
by anthbrown84
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does faith also subject to impermanence?
Replies: 36
Views: 669

Re: Does faith also subject to impermanence?

Also, one more thing... faith turns into confidence the more we balance it with wisdom.

So yes, it is very impermanent :)
by anthbrown84
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why do things exist the way they do?
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Why do things exist the way they do?

You wont find the answers to why outside of that's how kamma works. The why is not important, we can and will tie ourselves in knots and never actually find out the answer. The only being who could answer that is the Buddha, we why didnt he? Because He knew that it wasnt important. People would tran...
by anthbrown84
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?
Replies: 19
Views: 438

Re: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?

Yes I have read something very similar before, Brahma does not always mean the god, he is called abraham because if what he stands for :)
by anthbrown84
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does faith also subject to impermanence?
Replies: 36
Views: 669

Re: Does faith also subject to impermanence?

Faith is even subject to impermanence after Sotapanna.

If course is it, because when one becomes an Arahant, faith no longer exists :)
by anthbrown84
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Amazing Sutta audio
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Amazing Sutta audio

Are they available as plain mp3's to download from somewhere. (limited bandwidth) They are lots of ways to download videos from youtube. I use MacX YouTube Downloader from https://www.macxdvd.com Some other ways... https://www.wikihow.com/Download-YouTube-Videos I dont feel I can answer that absolu...
by anthbrown84
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Amazing Sutta audio
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Amazing Sutta audio

Hello guys, a friend of mine has started recording The Suttas. His voice is clear and amazing to listen to. He does the pali terms (when they appear) justice in their pronunciation and he has spent a lot of time doing this. I highly recommend listening to his channel, such a blessing and a gift.. ht...
by anthbrown84
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?
Replies: 64
Views: 1169

Re: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?

If ghosts and devas etc pose such an issue, then fine, for me its clear an obvious why they are mentioned, because it's part and parcel of The Truth. But yeh, some people, mainly westerners (I am a westerners but I'm blessed with actually KNOWING these things are ARE real through my own experience) ...
by anthbrown84
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Discouraged Feet Pointing Direction
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Discouraged Feet Pointing Direction

One needs to follow some conventions. There are Vinaya rules that monks and nuns should follow, e.g. I will not teach the Dhamma, while sitting on a low seat, to someone sitting on a high seat who is not sick. I will not teach the Dhamma while standing to someone who is sitting who is not sick I wi...
by anthbrown84
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ethical conduct loved by the nobles ones
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Ethical conduct loved by the nobles ones

Yes but I said almost perfect, maybe no need to bone pick at the exact definition seeing as it's only sceptical anyway. Highly refined levels of precept keeping. And have you noticed not one of the 5 precepts is purely thought based? There is clearly a reason for that. The Christian view of once a ...
by anthbrown84
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Discouraged Feet Pointing Direction
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Discouraged Feet Pointing Direction

If it upsets people then fine, maybe restrain

But let's not get to tied down with rites and rituals, I'm not even sure they are ever mentioned in The Suttas

The Buddha doesn't reside in them objects
There is no offence in your feet pointing towards Brass or stone