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by Swatantra
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you follow Buddhas teachings and still dislike people?
Replies: 66
Views: 5167

Re: Can you follow Buddhas teachings and still dislike people?

dharmacorps wrote:The Buddha never said you have to like people. Only that you wish them good will.
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Haha, its settled then :tongue: :heart:
by Swatantra
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The image of Buddha
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: The image of Buddha

:goodpost: Thanks! :heart:
by Swatantra
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The image of Buddha
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: The image of Buddha

So happy to be educated on this subject! I really did wonder where they got the idea that Buddha was fat since he was an ascetic for a long time!
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by Swatantra
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Head shaving
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: Head shaving

Do you buzz or wet shave?
I always get tempted to grow mine back but then it gets to that stage where I get tufts in the morning, so then it has to go!
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by Swatantra
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you follow Buddhas teachings and still dislike people?
Replies: 66
Views: 5167

Re: Can you follow Buddhas teachings and still dislike people?

WindDancer wrote: In an emergency I would, however, help his wife and him out, and I would be eager to do so.
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by Swatantra
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Head shaving
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: Head shaving

Haha, thats OK! I assume people on here are men unless it is obvious too. I am from the UK also, but I have not been back since I shaved my head. Im coming back in August and wonder what sort of reaction I shall receive! :heart:
by Swatantra
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Head shaving
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: Head shaving

Luckily we have never had anyone confuse me for someone with cancer.. That's probably because it isn't at all unusual to see bald men, whereas its much rarer to see bald women, unless they're nuns in robes or women who have had cancer treatment. . I am a young lady :twothumbsup: It is becoming very...
by Swatantra
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Head shaving
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: Head shaving

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:In my opinion, cutting your hair and donating it could be very good for your spiritual practice.

Cuts Against Cancer
I did not donate my hair because it was blue, although I would have done if my hair was its natural colour.. I did however shave it off (the first time) to raise money.
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by Swatantra
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you follow Buddhas teachings and still dislike people?
Replies: 66
Views: 5167

Re: Can you follow Buddhas teachings and still dislike people?

When you are your own, what sort of thought do you have? Wholesome or unwholesome? Non-attachment, non-averesion, wisdom, generosity, loving kindness etc. These are unwholesome to you? I'm not quite sure what you are trying to ask, sorry. I think that I am a 'good' person with generally wholesome t...
by Swatantra
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you follow Buddhas teachings and still dislike people?
Replies: 66
Views: 5167

Re: Can you follow Buddhas teachings and still dislike people?

binocular wrote:
Swatantra wrote:My own judgement and preconception about what kind of person they are and how irritating I am going to find them
And that judgment and preconception are set in stone for you, firm, permanent, unchangeable?
No, I am working very hard on releasing judgement. :heart:
by Swatantra
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Head shaving
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: Head shaving

Luckily we have never had anyone confuse me for someone with cancer. I have quite dark hair though and I never wet shave it.
by Swatantra
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Head shaving
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Head shaving

Hello friends :anjali: Does anyone here, who is not ordained, shave their heads? I do, and have done for a while but only recently for my spirituality. Even though I do not class myself a Buddhist, I am remained daily about my goal to be a better person and trying to follow the noble eightfold path....
by Swatantra
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Taking up Shaolin Kung Fu
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: Taking up Shaolin Kung Fu

This movie inspired me a lot! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHYbUaHG2qs :namaste: Me likely!! :popcorn: :clap: :bow: I love martial arts. I used to do jujitsu and would love to learn shaolin kung fu or jeet kune do. I have a big interest in weapon training also. I would love to get back into it. ...
by Swatantra
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Which beverages do you mostly take?
Replies: 28
Views: 3254

Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Herbal teas, primarily fresh mint or ginger, plus any other herbs I have. Filtered water, fruit or veg juice and non dairy milks occasionally.
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by Swatantra
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Which diet are you?
Replies: 7
Views: 7472

Re: Which diet are you?

Vegan with an inclination towards raw veganism and a high fruit diet. :heart: :pig: