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by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: People are ...?
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: People are ...?

Too varied to make any general statement about, so this type of approach is unskillful.
by dharmacorps
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.
Replies: 23
Views: 467

Re: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.

It is particularly unusual that the monk cannot find another monastery to take him even on a temporary basis regardless of school ( a mahayana monastery, etc). As far as I know it is not uncommon in California for there to be collaboration with other schools in situation like this. California is a m...
by dharmacorps
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Germs vs Immunity
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Germs vs Immunity

Does this have anything to do with the dhamma?
by dharmacorps
Fri May 29, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha's final Nibbāna and solving the world's problems
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: The Buddha's final Nibbāna and solving the world's problems

Fixing the world's problems isn't the point of the dhamma. The world will always have problems, that's its very nature.
by dharmacorps
Fri May 29, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: shocked to see sariputta is a reincarnation of Hindu god Krishna
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: shocked to see sariputta is a reincarnation of Hindu god Krishna

The Jataka tales were written quite a while after the Buddha's Parinibbana, too..
by dharmacorps
Wed May 27, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to forgive people when you are correct?
Replies: 17
Views: 243

Re: How to forgive people when you are correct?

I have had problems with this too. Things that help me: Most of the time, nobody is 100 percent right or wrong though. You can also be right in material facts, but wrong in approach and handling of the matter. As the forest ajahns are famous for saying, even if you have the right beliefs, you are wr...
by dharmacorps
Wed May 27, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha attached to rites & rituals (silabbatupadana) ?
Replies: 20
Views: 327

Re: Was the Buddha attached to rites & rituals (silabbatupadana) ?

If intention is the basis , then the Buddha should not emphasized the bowl & robes ! I think you are taking this argument to the extreme. There are practical considerations of needing clothing and food. Plus, I am not sure what "emphasizing" a bowl and robe means, other than the accoutrements of mo...
by dharmacorps
Tue May 26, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha attached to rites & rituals (silabbatupadana) ?
Replies: 20
Views: 327

Re: Was the Buddha attached to rites & rituals (silabbatupadana) ?

Considering the first ordinations involved simply saying "Come, Bhikkhu" I would say no. The process of ordination got more elaborate over time but that was not purely the Buddha's doing. Nor does the process of having a ritual imply a attachment to it. As often trips people up, intention is the bas...
by dharmacorps
Wed May 20, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sila is Really Important.
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Sila is Really Important.

Sila is important. But in and of itself it is not a complete path. There is also a danger in attaching to the precepts and morality as purification through rites and rituals, and a basis for arrogance. Like all things, it is how you grasp it.
by dharmacorps
Wed May 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Cooking vegetable to kill parasites
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Cooking vegetable with parasites?

Kamma is intention, so like the other questions, it doesn't count since it is not intentional.
by dharmacorps
Sun May 10, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: lay person want to eat simple like monk help
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: lay person want to eat simple like monk help

Monks eat whatever they are given. So if you are trying to eat like a monk you should have no preferences, including what vitamins or minerals you are getting when you eat. Of course, the Buddha only advised moderation and one meal a day for dedicated lay practitioners, so I would think that eating ...
by dharmacorps
Sat May 09, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of Ven Sariputta wrong prediction
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Story of Ven Sariputta wrong prediction

I read a sutta last night in the MN where Sariputta gave counsel to a dying man on how to reach the Brahma realm, but did not provide the full teaching. The Buddha told Sariputta left work undone. Are you talking about something like that?
by dharmacorps
Thu May 07, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 10:61: The importance of having a sangha and avoiding non-Buddhists
Replies: 36
Views: 783

Re: AN 10:61: The importance of having a sangha and avoiding non-Buddhists

"Buddhist" is a label. There are many people who use that label who have integrity and try to follow the dhamma. There are also many who use the label but have other less noble motives. There are also people who don't use the label, but follow what is good and skillful. I have found the label to hav...
by dharmacorps
Thu May 07, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Neuro science replace meditation
Replies: 22
Views: 923

Re: Neuro science replace meditation

They came out with Thorazine in the 1970's that decreases anger and rage. Not a far stretch for science. This is not accurate. Thorazine is a 1st generation antipsychotic (used to treat schizophrenia or manic depression) which acts more like a sedative or mood stabilizer than anything else. We can'...