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by dharmacorps
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong livelihood?
Replies: 7
Views: 34

Re: Wrong livelihood?

Would you be working directly for the company? What percentage of their business is liquor stores? The majority or a small amount? Would you have to be involved in supporting logistically the sale of alcohol? If you are mainly providing financial services to a business, rather than the sales compone...
by dharmacorps
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 33
Views: 287

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

This is sort of a snake-eating-its-tail argument. If you believe the Pali Canon includes the true teachings of the Buddha, and take things literally,because the teachings say in one place that the dhamma will die in 500 years because nuns have been ordained, then you would have to conclude the teach...
by dharmacorps
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 716

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

The problem is they appear to be Theravadin but their behaviour is non-Theravadin or mixed. So because you don't like someone else's behavior (a moderator or otherwise), they aren't a part of your religious tradition? :shrug: No question forums can and do have political slants, but if you can't pla...
by dharmacorps
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 26
Views: 313

Re: High Blood Pressure

The way I understand hypertension is a sickness like a fever. Fever is the symptom of another major problem even though people can die from fever. What I am saying is when you get malaria it is not enough to treat only the fever. I get what you are saying Sarath, the problem is your medical underst...
by dharmacorps
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 26
Views: 313

Re: High Blood Pressure

Samatha meditation will help to reduce your pulse rate but it does not necessarily reduce the blood pressure. Recommended blood pressure by world health organisation is 120/80mm even though it is normal to have 140/90mm depend on your age. I also recommend taking a very low dose of medication as it...
by dharmacorps
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?

Rely on your doctor's advice and avoid getting medical advice from strangers on the internet :stirthepot:
by dharmacorps
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Burning and human remains
Replies: 23
Views: 299

Re: Burning and human remains

One could argue that being dispassionate about ones own life and ending it to protect those who are unable to resist persecution and to make a statement recognizable to people outside of the faith could have merit. You could argue that. It would be based on western, modern political conceptualizati...
by dharmacorps
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 12
Views: 231

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Interesting! I suppose I have seen the statues but thought it was a vajrayana thing that had been transplanted into thervada temples :anjali:
by dharmacorps
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 50
Views: 1006

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

I'm comfortable with my understanding of the precept, and unless you see fit to start a meta-discussion over my posts on other threads, I don't think anything I have said contradicts these suttas you listed nor is it my interest to do so.
by dharmacorps
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 26
Views: 313

Re: High Blood Pressure

I developed high blood pressure over a period of a couple years when my practice was going very well and I was meditating more than ever and feeling calmer than ever. In other words, there is likely only a tenuous relationship between blood pressure and meditation. Genuine hypertension can exist reg...
by dharmacorps
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 50
Views: 1006

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

Although the buddha did not teach specifically as you say he did teach about intentions and I think that so much has been said about sex that perhaps some people have forgotten the simple idea of discerning ones intentions in sexual matters and discerning the possible consequences both intended and...
by dharmacorps
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 50
Views: 778

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

StormBorn wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Buying meat in a food store definitely creates a demand. :popcorn: That demand creates a supply. The supplier kills beings. :pig: Therefore, the buyer has a hand in that killing. :stirthepot: Period.
Where is the basis for this in the pali canon? :spy:
by dharmacorps
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 50
Views: 1006

Re: Theravada and Sex: Sexual Misconduct

The trouble with interpretation here is there isn't anywhere in the Pali Canon where the Buddha makes statements in the positive about the "skillful" procedure for having sex with someone. I also have never heard the precept understood and taught in the way described.
by dharmacorps
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 12
Views: 231

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Is this a Theravada Buddhist ritual? I've never heard of it. :anjali:
by dharmacorps
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Women's monasteries, hermitages, communities?
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Women's monasteries, hermitages, communities?

If you're interested in Northern California, there's Aloka Vihara: https://alokavihara.org/

Weather is nicer for my tastes (I am biased of course because I live in Norcal). :anjali: