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by Garrib
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vaccination and ordination
Replies: 40
Views: 676

Re: Vaccination and ordination

I have been reading about these new vaccinations and how they will contain animal rna, and may bond with your genetic sequence effectively genetically modifying you in some animal human hybrid technically. I believe one question for ordination is are you human? Can this effect ones ability to ordai...
by Garrib
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What if we have violated a precept?
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: What if we have violated a precept?

tamdrin wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:52 pm
DNS wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:11 pm Angulimala killed 999 people, yet still became an Arahant.
I don't think it's advisable to emulate this example :)
Certainly not!
by Garrib
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What if we have violated a precept?
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: What if we have violated a precept?

In my past I committed a serious transgression against one of the five precepts. I'll spare you all the details. But what now? It was many years ago, but I still feel great shame. Do I go to hell? Is that it? The way the Buddha talks about these things it seems like that's the only option. If that ...
by Garrib
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 689
Views: 48939

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Yes, the issue is whether monks should involve themselves in these matters, not the merits of particular causes. From all that I've seen, monks who involve themselves in social justice, believe their causes to be just and noble, believe the facts to be on their side and the merit of this belief is ...
by Garrib
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: need help with this ideology
Replies: 17
Views: 3961

Re: need help with this ideology

This view holds that simply by sitting around doing nothing you will attain enlightenment. But this is not true, because there are things to done: It is necessary to cultivate all aspects of the Noble Eightfold Path.
by Garrib
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breakthrough discovery using jhana
Replies: 20
Views: 3991

Re: Breakthrough discovery using jhana

is it possible to find cure for alzheimers disease or discover water fuel engine by directing mind to sceintifc questions and answers emerging from 4th jhana? Such discoveries are made from everyday levels of concentration, and jhāna is a deep state of concentration (with the absence of usual menta...
by Garrib
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: need deadbody images
Replies: 22
Views: 6641

Re: need deadbody images

Sense restraint is very important, IME. Also, mindfulness and patience just to let feelings pass without acting on them. Thinking about the drawbacks, the dangers of pursuing certain types of sensuality is helpful. Think about the impermanence of your body, others' bodies, the pleasure that could ar...
by Garrib
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist prayer.
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: Buddhist prayer.

The term "prayer" might cause agitation in some Theravada minds. Maybe there is a more political correct term for "prayer" in Theravada? Chants? Recitations? Sayings? Buddhavacana? Mantras (probably also not preferred by most Theravadans)? Whatever you call them, how about these? 1. "Sabbe satta su...
by Garrib
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddhist Flowchart Diagram for Engineers
Replies: 14
Views: 9231

Re: Buddhist Flowchart Diagram for Engineers

I like it!
by Garrib
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 30
Views: 10240

Re: Obstacles to going forth

I wanted to several years ago, but made the decision not to after my parents protested. I also need to pay off debts (student loans/car payment). :(
by Garrib
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: need deadbody images
Replies: 22
Views: 6641

Re: need deadbody images

I've never ever come across a Sutta that suggests watching violent murder is a proper way to reduce desire. I imagine watching this kind of video might have some unintended consequences. Maybe you could try male autopsy images, if female is problematic? How about "sky burial" images/videos, in which...
by Garrib
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.
Replies: 25
Views: 9780

Re: Fund raising for buddhist Monk without lodgings.

Hi, everyone! Candana Bhikkhu now is living at the Dharma Nikethanaya Vihara in Milano, Italy. Here you can listen to his Dhamma talks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEw96l2EdbnlgfLZuwwB9A The weekly class continues at Zoom: 2x1 hour meditation followed by ~1 hour talk, incl. Q&A. Join/leave at...
by Garrib
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abrahmacariya
Replies: 11
Views: 923

Re: Abrahmacariya

salayatananirodha wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:46 am the difficulty of the practice might hint at why it's so fruitful
:thumbsup:
by Garrib
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abrahmacariya
Replies: 11
Views: 923

Re: Abrahmacariya

I gave you a very broad answer. Abrahamacariya have many different levels depend on whether you are lay person. monk or an Arahant. Yes, and Thank you. I remember a sutta where the Buddha says that abstaining from sexual intercourse and the like is merely the beginning. One must also abandon lesser...
by Garrib
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abrahmacariya
Replies: 11
Views: 923

Re: Abrahmacariya

As far as i know. all precepts, including the patimokkha precepts, require speech or action for it to actually be broken. Thought does not break it. although you should certainly try to keep your thoughts in check when on eight precepts, in order to actually break any of them you need to actually d...