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by dylanj
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council
Replies: 23
Views: 450

Re: Bhikkhuni in the First Buddhist Council

So where were the Bhikkhuni during the first Buddhist council? If it was all bhikkhus, they must not have been invited. Did any Bhikkhuni arahants attend the meeting or was there a separate council just for Bhikkhuni? A far as I know, neither. Finally, the biggest question I have is, if there were ...
by dylanj
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 52
Views: 6532

Re: Abortion and the first precept

chownah wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:30 am
dylanj wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:24 am
save the babies
It seems that before descent into the womb there are no babies according to the pali canon.
chownah
yes. & descent into the womb occurs at conception
by dylanj
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 52
Views: 6532

Re: Abortion and the first precept

save the babies
by dylanj
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why monks are so overweight if they fasting from noon to sunrise?
Replies: 21
Views: 546

Re: Why monks are so overweight if they fasting from noon to sunrise?

Because they eat more than one meal a day instead of the one recommended by the Buddha & practiced by all arahants, & because it's easy to eat more than enough to get fat in that period of time if one isn't moderate in their eating & restrained in hunger for pleasant tastes.
by dylanj
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dream about alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: dream about alcohol

Did you have this dream last night? I woke up this morning remembering a dream which involved an old girlfriend (years ago) - there was temptation, but nothing happened. Upon waking up I felt I had gained some insight into her perspective (e.g., why she would have been motivated to engage in romant...
by dylanj
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dream about alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: dream about alcohol

Just FYI, a previous discussion here on this: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=26079 I carefully worded my comment to not start a debate on this but it seems I didn't do it well enough... And I carefully worded my comment to indicate that I was intending to provide "Information" -- not to "s...
by dylanj
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dream about alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: dream about alcohol

The Buddha declared even those as low as a stream-enterer to be free from the 5 fears of breaching each precept... Just FYI, a previous discussion here on this: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=26079 I carefully worded my comment to not start a debate on this but it seems I didn't do it well...
by dylanj
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Bring the Dana sub-forum back?
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Bring the Dana sub-forum back?

there was i think
by dylanj
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 2253

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

mikenz66 wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:41 pm
I've split this off, since it falls into the category off off-topic posts as defined in our Term of Service:
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=2
i. Posts that are not mindful of the current topic, as defined in the initial post
:heart:
Mike
:goodpost:
by dylanj
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dream about alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: dream about alcohol

Why wouldn't you have the potential? ethical restraint, i'd hope I don't think ethical restraint removes the potential. Restraint is an on-going thing. Even if one is free from doubt about the importance of maintaining the precepts, I would say, the possibility to break them remains. I would imagin...
by dylanj
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: 8 precepts in romanized pāḷi with diacritics?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: 8 precepts in romanized pāḷi with diacritics?

thank you bhante
by dylanj
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dream about alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: dream about alcohol

"if my thought-dreams could be seen, they'd probably put my head in a guillotine," - Bob Dylan I don't think we can control the thoughts that sometimes pop into our heads let alone the dreams we have. We can choose whether or not we identify with them. I had a dream recently where I was trying to h...
by dylanj
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dream about alcohol
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: dream about alcohol

Mr Man wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:22 am
dylanj wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:34 am
Mr Man wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:24 am


No. It was a dream! You did not drink alcohol.
I know I didn't break the precept but what I am concerned about is whether this indicates I have the potential to do so.
Why wouldn't you have the potential?
ethical restraint, i'd hope