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by TRobinson465
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 100
Views: 22602

Re: should I marry or be single?

You can do whatever you want of course, but i like to advise for being single. If you are a serious Buddhist its most beneficial to be single simply because it saves so much time for Buddhist practice not having a partner to deal with. Being single has actually allowed me to do various things in my...
by TRobinson465
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 100
Views: 22602

Re: should I marry or be single?

You can do whatever you want of course, but i like to advise for being single. If you are a serious Buddhist its most beneficial to be single simply because it saves so much time for Buddhist practice not having a partner to deal with. Being single has actually allowed me to do various things in my ...
by TRobinson465
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 8th precept
Replies: 4
Views: 592

8th precept

Hello all,


Does anyone have a sutta or commentary that explains what exactly a high sleeping place is as defined by the 8th precept? What counts as a high sleeping place?

Thanks,
by TRobinson465
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Beings in the darkness. Who are they are?
Replies: 22
Views: 1612

Re: Beings in the darkness. Who are they are?

perhaps its talking about the beings born in other "continents" other than the rose apple continent (ie aliens)?
by TRobinson465
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 37
Views: 9372

Re: Adolf Hitler

My understanding of this subject is very rudimentary. So I may be referring to “my understanding” repeatedly. I trust that there are members here with sophisticated knowledge of the subject. Adolf Hitler took acquisition of many Buddhist concepts. In fact, Mr. Nietzsche had a few opinions on Buddhi...
by TRobinson465
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian Afterlife in Buddhist Context
Replies: 26
Views: 2511

Re: Christian Afterlife in Buddhist Context

cappuccino wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:01 am
heaven beings remember the past

also, Christians have the right view

because they accept the afterlife
one of the right views yes.
by TRobinson465
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Positive Sexual Practice beyond Unwholesome Roots
Replies: 19
Views: 1714

Re: Positive Sexual Practice beyond Unwholesome Roots

Well if you mean unwholesome strictly as in akusala kamma the suttas seem to clarify that "misconduct" in such behaviors is unwholesome. misconduct in sensual pleasures is unwholesome; https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.009.ntbb.html so while things like adultery are certainly unwholesom...
by TRobinson465
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 48
Views: 5454

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

I agree, I think the OP is somewhat correct if we clarify it to mean Western Buddhism or rather converts to Buddhism. And it makes sense to some extent. After all you'd need some education (formal or informal) to pursue comparative religions and philosophies and make some analytical decisions on wh...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 48
Views: 5454

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

And I don't mean to knock scholars. I'm probably the most academic Buddhism inclined person at the local temple I go. But as I said before. This basically gets in my way as it does with other people with similar temperaments. Ive found it's the people who don't care about this stuff that progress th...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 48
Views: 5454

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

Based on my experience and what I have been taught, there is a big difference between learning about Buddhism and actually living the practice. Intelligent, educated people with sufficient money may have the capacity to learn about Buddhism; however, these traits tend to get in the way of these sam...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 10th Precept
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: 10th Precept

There is no particular story (afaik). The novices simply asked the Buddha about the rules: On training rules Kd.1.56.1 Then it occurred to the novices: “Now, how many rules for training are there for us and in which we are to train?” They told this matter to the Lord. He said: “Monks, I allow ten r...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 48
Views: 5454

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

Being well off and well educated certainly helps with buddhist practice for sure. I'd imagine its harder for people just scraping by to take time to practice Buddhism. Having sufficient wealth is actually pretty important. I'd imagine that's one of the reasons there's stories of arahants going aroun...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 10th Precept
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

10th Precept

Hello all, Sorry if this is not the right category, but I wasn't sure where to pose this question. Does anyone know/have sources on why Novice monks (Samanera) are not able to handle gold and silver (the 10th precept)? I am familiar with the story as to why the rule was made for fully ordained bhikk...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?
Replies: 48
Views: 5454

Re: Is Buddhism for the rich and intellectual?

This reminds me of a Tricycle article I read. There were two main groups of dedicated practitioners at the center: You had your older, upper-middle-class folks with professions, vacation time, and plenty of disposable income. Then you had your young people—generally of the same class—with no real jo...
by TRobinson465
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: DhammakAya TipiTaka edition

For anyone still curious about this. Here is a paper I found on this.

https://www.academia.edu/12640983/The_c ... hammakaya

:anjali: