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by dharmacorps
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have you ever had suicidal thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 339

Re: Have you ever had suicidal thoughts?

Is this thread specifically related to Theravada? Considering the threads Monastics and suicide and What is blameless suicide? there is a strange accumulation of suicide topics recently here in "General Theravada discussion" and I am wondering why that is such a big topic in Theravada. :anjali: We ...
by dharmacorps
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is the monastic suicide topic overrated?
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Is the monastic suicide topic overrated?

Because when people have put their trust into monks or a monk, their faith in the Buddha's awakening is closely tied to monks, or a particular monk. For all practical intents and purposes, one doesn't really take refuge in the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha, instead, one actually takes refuge i...
by dharmacorps
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 346
Views: 5894

Re: Monastics and suicide

SarathW wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:00 pm
Do not waste too much time to understand the mental state of someone else.
Spent time to understand your own mental state.
:goodpost:
by dharmacorps
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is the monastic suicide topic overrated?
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Is the monastic suicide topic overrated?

Undoubtedly Sarath, you are correct. There is a lot of emotion on the subject and I think a lot of making monks superhuman dhamma machines. People are also making a lot of conclusions about his motivations and attainments which we have no way of knowing.
by dharmacorps
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 346
Views: 5894

Re: Monastics and suicide

As Garrib said, we don't know what has gone through the mind of anyone who has killed themselves, we only speculate. Although, speculating about what happened in the head of a dead person and trying to figure out what they did/didn't do/did "wrong" or the "errors" in their practice is not likely to ...
by dharmacorps
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?
Replies: 21
Views: 384

Re: Why does a streamenterer only have 6 lives left to enlightenment?

OP, If you want a good answer, I would recommend elaborating on your question, otherwise you are likely to get low-quality answers to a low-effort question.
by dharmacorps
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Is coder for a gambling-website-creator company a wrong livelihood?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Is coder for a gambling-website-creator company a wrong livelihood?

If you are an unpaid intern, then it isn't "livelihood". So this doesn't apply here.
by dharmacorps
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Restaurants and Bars
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Restaurants and Bars

Its just software which people can use to sell things (anything). You aren't directly involved in the trade of alcohol so don't worry about it. How often does it happen software designed for one thing is used for something totally different? Pretty common.
by dharmacorps
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Casual tinder sex?
Replies: 23
Views: 504

Re: Casual tinder sex?

I agree, confusedlayman. You seem to be making a statement most here will agree with. Was there a question you would like to ask?
by dharmacorps
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Buddha did not think he was insane?
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Why Buddha did not think he was insane?

Are you asking why the Buddha didn't believe himself to be insane? Or that others didn't believe him to be insane? Why would people believe that? Your question needs a lot of clarification before it can be answered.
by dharmacorps
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction and musings about Christianity and Buddhism
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: Introduction and musings about Christianity and Buddhism

I think as Ajahn Jayasaro likes to describe it, the fundamental difference between the two religions is that Abrahamic faiths are belief systems whereas Buddhism and many other Asian- founded religions are systems of education. In terms of relating to other religions, My wife is Christian, although ...
by dharmacorps
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Plans for Ajahn Chah branch monastery in Nepal

Also the land of the Buddha's birth, so a very meaningful effort! :anjali: sadhu!
by dharmacorps
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha Biography from Ven. Thanissaro
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Buddha Biography from Ven. Thanissaro

Thanks for the heads up, very excited to read this! :anjali:
by dharmacorps
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ace Buddha
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Ace Buddha

Although a modern person could read about the 32 monks and make that rather tenuous connection, the basis for the 32 marks is an ancient Indian/cultural belief and mythology specifically with Brahmins and has nothing to do with modern sexual identities. To assume that is to strip the Buddha and the ...
by dharmacorps
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I am looking for free books on Buddhism
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: I am looking for free books on Buddhism

The charge doesn't have to be monetary. If the recipient has any bit of conscience, they will feel bound to respect the freely given book and the people who gave it to them, to any extent and against odds, much more so than if they payed money for it. One is infinitely indebted for the things one g...