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by dharmacorps
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greeting
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Greeting

Welcome Bhante! :anjali:
by dharmacorps
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

It could be that stream entry is simple--just not easy. Or at least, not easy for the temperament of most people to grasp. Against the stream and all that.
by dharmacorps
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Guidance on Anger
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: Guidance on Anger

We all have different make ups as to which defilements effect us the most (greed, hatred, delusion). I have had problems with ill will and irritability for sure. The good news is that this can be worked with. In fact, the Buddha said that ill-will/hatred is quicker to fade away than the other defile...
by dharmacorps
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Counsellors/Psychotherapists/Clinical Psychologists
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Counsellors/Psychotherapists/Clinical Psychologists

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:07 pm
I am a professional therapist and I can assure you that sati meditation is not a panacea for mental illnesses. It works in some cases and in other cases it actually makes the patient feel worse.
I never said it was a panacea. Obviously not everyone can/should meditate.
by dharmacorps
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does becoming enlightened change a personality entirely?
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Does becoming enlightened change a personality entirely?

There is a Burmese saying about Arahants "the bottle is empty, but there is still a smell".
by dharmacorps
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does becoming enlightened change a personality entirely?
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Does becoming enlightened change a personality entirely?

Ajahn Jayasaro has often talked about how quiet, reserved people become quiet, reserved arahants. And charismatic, magnetic people, become charismatic, magnetic arahants. He has said for example that Ajahn Chah's brother told him that he has always had something about him that made people want to wa...
by dharmacorps
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Re: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.

I agree with you Frank, "love" for "metta"-- it is incorrect and misleading.
by dharmacorps
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 109
Views: 1499

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

The most substantial one is B12. Vegans who don't take a b12 supplement could have substantial problems from b12 deficiency.
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is it ok to eat quite a lot of beef fat?
Replies: 37
Views: 833

Re: Is it ok to eat quite a lot of beef fat?

This is a very complex question, and asking for advice for something like this on an internet forum is not the best way to answer it. :anjali:
by dharmacorps
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordaning Now or Studying Abroad (Dilemma)
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Ordaning Now or Studying Abroad (Dilemma)

Consider visiting some monasteries while you travel. It is easy to idealize monastic life. Spend some time around monks and try following the 8 or 10 precepts for a while.
by dharmacorps
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood and Abortion
Replies: 22
Views: 446

Re: Right Livelihood and Abortion

Regarding the comparison with autopsies, the difference is that the doctors didn’t kill them, (or not deliberately) . In the hospital where the OP. Is going to be placed, the doctor actually kills the fetus, so all the people assisting in that killing may committ kamma patha. I do agree that the te...
by dharmacorps
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Infants are little Buddhas
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Infants are little Buddhas

The Buddha himself rejected the idea infants are Buddhas and found the idea absurd: MN 78 "...When this was said, the Blessed One said to Pañcakanga: "In that case, carpenter, then according to Uggahamana's words a stupid baby boy, lying on its back, is consummate in what is skillful, foremost in wh...
by dharmacorps
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood and Abortion
Replies: 22
Views: 446

Re: Right Livelihood and Abortion

I've worked in Histopathology for 20 years. I see zero precept issues with dissection of organs or autopsies/examination of dead bodies. You are very far removed from killing anyone or ordering anyone to kill.
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Hello!

Hello Leonid, welcome! :anjali:
by dharmacorps
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: giving alms to monk and the poor
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: giving alms to monk and the poor

You are framing the question wrong. There is no "must" here. Give where you feel moved to do so and merit will follow.