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by Garrib
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1080

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

The Buddha spoke about the cessation of consciousness, right? It is one thing, Nibbana another (this doesn't mean they aren't related in some way according to the Dhamma).
by Garrib
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will Buddhism die?
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Will Buddhism die?

No, the Buddha Gotama's dispensation will gradually fade away and beings will still be subject to death.
by Garrib
Fri May 17, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist Cosmology (1): Space, Time and Being
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Buddhist Cosmology (1): Space, Time and Being

:anjali: While still in early stages this video is maybe of some interest and a worthy project to develop to understand the suttas and the Buddhist path in general. I have only just found this and it seems there is a series , so i cant vouch to what they are saying, but it maybe of interest to some...
by Garrib
Sun May 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would a sotapanna kill a mosquito?
Replies: 23
Views: 845

Re: Would a sotapanna kill a mosquito?

Could a sotapanna mow the lawn or start a fire, given that s/he knows that some small creatures could accidentally be harmed?
by Garrib
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the belief in re-birth damaging?
Replies: 34
Views: 1313

Re: Is the belief in re-birth damaging?

I have seen people express the view "when I am reborn, it won't be me, so who cares" or similar before...I have to say this perspective doesn't make much sense to me. I believe the next rebirth will be "you" in the same sense that "you" are "you" right now, or in the next moment, or the moment after...
by Garrib
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: incidental exposure to marijuana smoke in public
Replies: 8
Views: 654

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: 654

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: 216

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: 27
Views: 1571

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: 922

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: 528

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: 446

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: 1981

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: 1981

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: 1981

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 ...