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by purple1
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is being born as a-sexual good or bad
Replies: 14
Views: 1764

Re: Is being born as a-sexual good or bad

There is another active thread right now about Nanavira Thera - who committed suicide, apparently partially because he was stricken with extreme, excessive, persistent sexual desire (I hope I have this right?). Then think of all the immense evil that happens in the world because of extreme sexual d...
by purple1
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is being born as a-sexual good or bad
Replies: 14
Views: 1764

Re: Is being born as a-sexual good or bad

Greetings! Is having no sexual desire a good thing for dhamma practice and eventually to enter the monastic life. Or is it a hindrance as one can not get the so called pleasure in life and then understand the nature of things to eventually let go. If I think of sex as any other sensual desire, ther...
by purple1
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: can someone with depression ordain?
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

Re: can someone with depression ordain?

hi i was wondering if it can be beneficial for someone with depression to ordain and if its even possible?(maybe its something that disqualifies you from ordaining). meditation and dharma help me but not enough (after work have little energy and motivation for meditation because already exhausted f...
by purple1
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Mental illness and buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 3118

Re: Mental illness and buddhism

There are several people who are mentally ill, like me. We still want to live a better life. The most disturbing is my obsessive-compulsory disorder. This means I have compulsory thoughts, which I can hardly control. This makes meditation harder. I easily cling to people, thoughts, dreams, craving ...
by purple1
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Reading unwholesome books and watching unwholesome movies. How many buddhists here do this habit?
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Reading unwholesome books and watching unwholesome movies. How many buddhists here do this habit?

A good friend of mine is a disrobed monk (he used to be abbot of a small vihara in the UK) and he takes his practice very seriously but is addicted to action films! My general view on this is that renunciation happens naturally, and shouldn't be forced. Be kind to your little demons! You are true, ...
by purple1
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Reading unwholesome books and watching unwholesome movies. How many buddhists here do this habit?
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Reading unwholesome books and watching unwholesome movies. How many buddhists here do this habit?

Though some comedies can be unwholesome like horror movies or series like Criminal Minds. I already watched an unwholesome comedy around at 2016 winter. The man was very ugly and fat in that movie and he did very funny things like throwing a lot of sweets into his mouth and such things, in his famil...
by purple1
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Reading unwholesome books and watching unwholesome movies. How many buddhists here do this habit?
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Reading unwholesome books and watching unwholesome movies. How many buddhists here do this habit?

For example, if someone watch Criminal Minds or such series on the television and enjoy watching this, finds the criminal stories as distracting, interesting, then is it very unwholesome, or just a bit unwholesome? Or what if someone likes horror movies and finds horror movies as distracting, intere...
by purple1
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why 95% of us are not going to reach Nibbana. (Unless we do something about it.)
Replies: 26
Views: 1873

Re: Why 95% of us are not going to reach Nibbana. (Unless we do something about it.)

However, I look around DW and see so much clinging, most especially to views. This is Good! This is Bad! This is right! This is wrong! This is of the Dhamma! This is false Dhamma! Your ideas make no sense! My ideas are wonderful! Clinging! Attachment! Judgement. This is all this is! Haha, it was so...
by purple1
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Living among fools
Replies: 56
Views: 4740

Re: Living among fools

Are you living in Hungary too?... I just saw your account on Dhamma Wheel, I think the school in which you studied is in Hungary. I live in Hungary too. Yes, I do. I'm happy to find a Buddhist in my homeland. :woohoo: I will send you a private message. Lot more easier to talk in our own language, a...
by purple1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suicide - what is the truth?
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Suicide - what is the truth?

Hello there, so I know a sutta which tells that a disciple of the Buddha committed suicide. The disciple was not an Arahat. He had horrible body pains and he did suicide by his knife. I can not remember the name of this sutta. When he died, he became an Arahat. The Buddha didn't said anything wrong ...
by purple1
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana Buddhism holding wrong views.
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: Vajrayana Buddhism holding wrong views.

I finished reading this topic and replying into this topic. What I said in this topic, was totally true. Vajrayana is against what the historical Buddha taught.
by purple1
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana Buddhism holding wrong views.
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: Vajrayana Buddhism holding wrong views.

. A people who attained Stream Entry clearly knows that rebirth is true. Dependent origination is also clear for a people who attained Stream Entry You've spoken personally to everyone who's a sotapanna, have you ? I prefer to learn from my own practice and experience - and I wish you all the very ...
by purple1
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana Buddhism holding wrong views.
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: Vajrayana Buddhism holding wrong views.

Purple, if you're not happy with Mahayana/Vajrayana teachings then set them to one side, one can argue endlessly and it doesn't change anything. My late Tibetan teacher (a tulku) used to say :"Never mind about other lives this is the one that counts ". I also once asked him privately if he could re...
by purple1
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana Buddhism holding wrong views.
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: Vajrayana Buddhism holding wrong views.

Okay, but what do you all saying, if I bring up the Bodhisattva subject? Bodhisattvas in the Pure Land living without death, how is this possible? The historical Buddha taught that everything are impermanent. Everybody will die , he taught. He taught that divine entities die like humans.
by purple1
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vajrayana Buddhism holding wrong views.
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Vajrayana Buddhism holding wrong views.

Vajrayana Buddhism holding wrong views. In Vajrayana tradition Lamas always reborn while those Lamas called as enlightened (attained Nirvana). It is absurd. Those who attain Nirvana they will do not reborn into samsara again. The historical Buddha didn't appeared among us again. He went into Parinib...