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by Idappaccayata
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Asalha Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Asalha Puja

:goodpost:

I've been doing the 8 precepts once per week and just realized tomorrow was the asahla puja.
by Idappaccayata
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do the suttas say about kamma?
Replies: 11
Views: 204

What do the suttas say about kamma?

I know that kamma has many explanations conventionally, and that it fundamentally means "action", but I'm wondering what the suttas say about what is and what isn't kamma. A lot of monks seem to vary in opinion on this question. For example, if you get bored and decide to drink alcohol, you're inten...
by Idappaccayata
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 109
Views: 1500

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

From another thread in this section: Veganism (or better termed Supplementarians) have a whole host of issues, but that's another topic for another thread. I was just wondering what those issues are. Health issues? Psychological issues? Here's the new thread, anyway... This is a huge rabbit hole th...
by Idappaccayata
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is it ok to eat quite a lot of beef fat?
Replies: 37
Views: 833

Re: Is it ok to eat quite a lot of beef fat?

For anyone else reading this who wants to sift through the vegan propaganda spewed by forum users on here, here are the facts: Saturated fat - neutral Monounsaturated fat - neutral Polyunsaturated Omega 6 - Harmful - and found in most processed vegetable oils except for plants that are naturally hi...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The most influential modern theravada books written
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: The most influential modern theravada books written

What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula- ^ I saw it in a library when I was 19 or something, checked it out on a whim and the book is what got me into Buddhism; largely because I thought it was cool and edgy that Theravadins/Buddhists-generally considered it delusional to believe in a soul. In the...
by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?

It's a good question. I don't have a sutta reference, but from my own observation I think the calming of sankhara is what causes it. I think that thinking, especially when the hindrances are involved, takes energy. Including physical energy. So sati sort of unifies the mental and physical energy (fo...
by Idappaccayata
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The most influential modern theravada books written
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: The most influential modern theravada books written

I would say the nibbana sermons, if you consider it a book.

Also, Thanissaro's wings to Awakening comes to mind.

I think regarding mondern influential books one should mention bhante G's mindfulness in plane English. Though I didn't find it particularly unique.
by Idappaccayata
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false
Replies: 22
Views: 661

Re: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false

cappuccino wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:03 pm
"And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech."

— SN 45.8
:goodpost:
by Idappaccayata
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help understanding Ñāṇavīra Thera
Replies: 16
Views: 637

Re: Help understanding Ñāṇavīra Thera

You should consider reading nanavira before asking such a strange (I hope sarcastic) question.
by Idappaccayata
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with Depression and Anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

Here's another video I recently came across on the topic:

by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My basic dhamma regimen
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: My basic dhamma regimen

budo wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Idappaccayata wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:46 pm
Budo, what do you do for work, if you don't mind saying?
Programmer
Ahh nice. I'm in the process of learning front development right now. Does programming allow you to work from home or have a more flexible schedule, which makes for more dhamma practice?
by Idappaccayata
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My basic dhamma regimen
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: My basic dhamma regimen

Budo, what do you do for work, if you don't mind saying?
by Idappaccayata
Wed May 29, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who do psychics talk to?
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Who do psychics talk to?

Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn. They're talking to themselves. The good ones are just good at reading a room and picking up on any clues tha...
by Idappaccayata
Sun May 26, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta quotes to support the idea to live is good
Replies: 21
Views: 681

Re: Sutta quotes to support the idea to live is good

Wouldn't the obvious answer be that the point of life is to become an arahant? If one doesn't reach the goal, the cycle will never end, so best to practice in this life.

Just my immediate reaction
by Idappaccayata
Sun May 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What about drinking Kombucha?
Replies: 21
Views: 606

Re: What about drinking Kombucha?

You would have to drink an impossible amount to feel any effect, and it's good for your gut health. There's no reason not to drink it.