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by Garrib
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: incidental exposure to marijuana smoke in public
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: incidental exposure to marijuana smoke in public

Thanks for the responses everyone. I do have a tendency to get neurotic/OCD about things. I don't want to smoke, no - I would be ashamed and miserable if I were ever to become intoxicated again.
by Garrib
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: incidental exposure to marijuana smoke in public
Replies: 8
Views: 317

incidental exposure to marijuana smoke in public

I just read through a recent post about alcohol consumption in foods and whether this may constitute a break in sila. I have had similar questions about the unintentional inhalation of small amounts of marijuana smoke. I live in a place where marijuana has been legalized, and very often on my way to...
by Garrib
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Contribution of the present moment to keep Sila without breaking.
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Contribution of the present moment to keep Sila without breaking.

One elder monk said there is two factors which Unbroken Sila is depended on. 1. Initial firm decision (eg: The determination at the beginning "I will not break the sila today onwards") 2. Present moment contribution (In each and every moment there should be that "initial firm decision" in the backg...
by Garrib
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dangers of Marijuana
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: Dangers of Marijuana

Speaking from experience, the main danger of marijuana is it's lack of overt negative consequences. It doesn't cause your life to implode like other substances might. You can function, hold down a job, and maintain relationships whilst being high for all of your waking hours. And thus you can persi...
by Garrib
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to confront a love triangle - or should I?
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: How to confront a love triangle - or should I?

Sounds like this all could be a waste of time - sometimes your practice requires that you part with the familiar, always with goodwill. It is your choice.
by Garrib
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Please Vote: "Is this quote Theravada?"
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: Please Vote: "Is this quote Theravada?"

I chose not Theravada because of the part about self/atta. I assume that is what you expected us to find in reading the quote. However, I would like more context AND even if someone said something like this one time, I wouldn't necessarily conclude that this was their complete and total and permanen...
by Garrib
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: MN71 What is the minimum requirement to be reborn in heavenly realms?
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: MN71 What is the minimum requirement to be reborn in heavenly realms?

What is the minimum requirement to be reborn in heavenly realms? According to MN71, only the people who teach Kamma and Vipaka are reborn in heavenly realms. Isn't this a grim news for many other religions? Perhaps the Nigantha's today teaches Kamma and Vipaka. ================ “Although I, Vaccha,...
by Garrib
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: VIRIYA
Replies: 44
Views: 1119

Re: VIRIYA

That being said, I think it might be worthwhile considering that in the Vinaya, sexual intercourse (even without emission) is a defeating offense, whereas intentional emission alone is a lesser (but still serious) offense. Unintentional emission (as far as I'm aware) is no offense at all - disagree...
by Garrib
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: VIRIYA
Replies: 44
Views: 1119

Re: VIRIYA

For the record, I am all in favor of "no-fap" (although i don't particularly like the term), and I am convinced that there are benefits to be gained from abstaining from sexual activities of all kinds. That being said, I think it might be worthwhile considering that in the Vinaya, sexual intercourse...
by Garrib
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: VIRIYA
Replies: 44
Views: 1119

Re: VIRIYA

Only thing I can say is that when I was a very young man I remember dating this succubus posing as a human woman; she was much addicted to gallantry - she once drained me like 4 times in an hour - the amount of physical exhaustion I experienced was nonpareil, even to this day. I wasn't refering to ...
by Garrib
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: VIRIYA
Replies: 44
Views: 1119

Re: VIRIYA

I translate viriya as "vigor", to retain that connection. I thought about using "virility" as a translation as well, but decided people are too hung up on the sexual dimension of that and would get distracted from the main point. In chinese, I believe jing-shen also has the same connection between ...
by Garrib
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: VIRIYA
Replies: 44
Views: 1119

Re: VIRIYA

IMO, the genuine path of Dhamma has nothing to do with phallic worship or obsession with semen... Aggression/desire to dominate others etc...I think these are standard themes in masculine fantasies, but they seem to be essentially unwholesome (leading away from nibbana) to me. Yes, you can and shoul...
by Garrib
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Sila enough to attain Nibbana?
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Is Sila enough to attain Nibbana?

My present understanding: sila is necessary to attain Nibbana - but by itself is not enough. In fact, believing that it is enough may constitute a fetter blocking stream entry. However, some suttas seem to suggest that there is a natural progression (dana - sila - bhavana) that a noble disciple in t...
by Garrib
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How Many Of You Experience Depression?
Replies: 28
Views: 768

Re: How Many Of You Experience Depression?

I struggle with depression sometimes. I made a lot of poor choices in my past and I sometimes feel as though there is no way out of the corner I have painted myself into. I have made a concerted effort to practice more intensely recently, and I feel as though my meditation is making good progress. ...
by Garrib
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: what does "nibbindati dukke" mean in the famous verses of the Dhammapada?
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: what does "nibbindati dukke" mean in the famous verses of the Dhammapada?

Dhammapada Verses 277, 278 and 279 https://www.tipitaka.net/tipitaka/dhp/verseload.php?verse=277 From PTS Pali-English dictionary: nibbindati to get wearied of (c. loc.); to have enough of, be satiated, turn away from, to be disgusted with. In two roots: The site you linked has it translated as: "o...