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by bodom
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling
Replies: 47
Views: 899

Re: Right Speech: Virtue Signaling

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by bodom
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Right Speech: Insensitive Speech

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by bodom
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 132
Views: 1927

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

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by bodom
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Virtue for nibbana
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Virtue for nibbana

(It’s also worth noting that mundane right view is included in wholesome mental action.)
And it's precisely this that Buddha says other doctrines and disciplines lack.

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Virtue for nibbana
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Virtue for nibbana

This sutta shows how virtue leads all the way to nibbana: 1. What Purpose? Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park. Then the Venerable Ānanda approached the Blessed One, paid homage to him, sat down to one side, and said to hi...
by bodom
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gym and Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Gym and Buddhism

I was a bodybuilder for a long time. Yes it's true that if you are lifting weights 4-5 times a week you will need a lot of protein. I would usually aim for a gram of protein per pound of body weight. So I would easily be taking in over 200-250 grams of protein a day through multiple sources. If you ...
by bodom
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Video games and five precepts
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Video games and five precepts

D1W1 wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:28 am
Hi guys,

Straight to the question. Is killing in video games breaking the first precept? Thanks.
There must be a living breathing being and the intention to deprive them of life. So no. There is no breaking of the precept.

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 38
Views: 544

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

...this mind doesn't give us a chance to allow an experience to come to us so that we can learn from it... So we make the effort to develop the patience and determination to just be with these difficult states of mind. ...We recognize the impatience, we watch it, and eventually it falls away. We do...
by bodom
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 10 perfections?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: 10 perfections?

In orthodox Theravada, AFAIK only the Buddha is fully complete in the Paramis. You don't actually find the 10 Paramis listed as such in the Pali Canon, however. I don't know what the origin of the idea is. RB They are found in the Buddhavamsa the fourteenth book in the Khuddaka Nikaya so technicall...
by bodom
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Gems
Replies: 16
Views: 140

Re: Dhamma Gems

Will wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:19 pm
befriend wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:15 pm
If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness follows him like a never departing shadow. Dhammapada 2
If one knows the exact reference, please give it.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html

:namaste:
by bodom
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 85
Views: 1318

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

... My friend, I sympathise - my mother was an alcoholic, and the end result was death, not a nice way either. Please leave your present pattern - go somewhere else, meet different people. Bodom's suggestions are excellent, and I would like to add: present behavioural patterns are held in place by ...
by bodom
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 38
Views: 544

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

Sometimes just watching a hindrance is enough to overcome it. When your watching anger mindfully you are no longer fueling it with stories that will make it grow. This approach is pure satipatthana, right mindfulness. Other times just watching is not enough and you need to employ more active measure...
by bodom
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Hello there

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits
Replies: 22
Views: 231

Re: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits

Some people think that addicts are just normal people who have come under the spell of an addictive substance. I think that this is wrong and that thinking this will not lead to helpful advise for most addicts. Every year there are millions of people who take very addictive drugs in their treatment...
by bodom
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits
Replies: 22
Views: 231

Re: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits

You don't have to provide me with such an answer, but it would be nice if you would. You speak with great confidence, hence I assume you have an answer to my question (but for some reason refuse to reveal it). Having struggled with addiction and having gotten sober, yes, I can speak with confidence...
by bodom
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits
Replies: 22
Views: 231

Re: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits

No addict wants to stop using. They just want to be able to use there drug of choice without the consequences that go with it. That is the denial of the addict. That this time will be different. The belief that they will one day be able to use responsibly. This is the great delusion of every addict...
by bodom
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits
Replies: 22
Views: 231

Re: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits

I was under the impression that this thread is for those people who want to live a life free from the suffering of addiction and what they can do about it. How does one want to want to live a life free from the suffering of addiction? I think this is what many addicts are struggling with. No addict...
by bodom
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits
Replies: 22
Views: 231

Re: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits

This seems to take for granted that life (any life) is worth living and that one must do everything in one's power to continue living. I was under the impression that this thread is for those people who want to live a life free from the suffering of addiction and what they can do about it. :namaste:
by bodom
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits
Replies: 22
Views: 231

Re: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits

Unfortunately for an addict and alcoholic it is a life or death situation. There is no cutting back or reducing use. You either stop taking the chemicals that are causing problems in your life or you continue to make excuses why you can't stop and gradually lose everything. Recovery cannot begin unt...