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by Grigoris
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

Re: Making fermented drinks

binocular wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Oh, yes, "essentially". "Essentially", nothing is an intoxicant because there is nobody to become intoxicated ...
No, I mean that if one has a small amount of alcohol every night then one quickly develops tolerance and one does not become intoxicated by it. Essentially they are not intoxicated.
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

Re: Making fermented drinks

binocular wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:13 pm
...the intoxication is mild and barely noticeable, which, if repeated, can lead one to think that one isn't under the influence at all.
Because essentially they are not.
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

Re: Making fermented drinks

No. If it tastes like alcohol, smells like alcohol or makes drunk, the monk shouldn't take it (if any of the three is present). But alcohol can be used for external purposes (rubbing). ix: The Alcoholic Drink Chapter 51 The drinking of alcohol or fermented liquor is to be confessed. “Then Ven. Sāga...
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

Re: Making fermented drinks

And again, as far as I am aware, a lay practitioner is under no obligation to uphold the fifth precept. It is voluntary.
by Grigoris
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 2253

Re: Making fermented drinks

I'm planning to experiment with making fermented drinks. I've heard they're good for your gut health due to the probiotics You might want to save yourself the bother. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45434753 With regard to tiny amounts of alcohol, it seems to be a matter of interpretation and jud...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 4377

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

So much for not discussing politics. Indeed. But this all has a bearing on Sila. Specifically, 'nature vs nurture', and the expression thereof has a bearing on what exactly it is that Sila is correcting. You don't have to justify political discussion to me, I love political discussion. I believe th...
by Grigoris
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 4377

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

So much for not discussing politics.
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Self?
Replies: 54
Views: 3373

Re: Anatta, Self?

What is the difference between the annihilationist stance vs the alleged "no self" that was supposedly declared? "no self" leads to thinking of annihilation, whereas "not self" doesn't the teaching is "not self" rather than "no self" Ananda Sutta I asked this question if 'No Self' is uccedavada to ...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 28
Views: 2316

Re: Vegetarians and depression

Well today i went to grill party. As usual there is boredom signal, notice and ingest it or digest whatever. Wait till others feel it, they will bring out card deck to play, that is a first mistake of not noticing boredom. Second, the smell of meat(or thinking about meat) will induce craving, will ...
by Grigoris
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 67
Views: 5231

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

Dinsdale wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:45 am
You're not listening. I am questioning the assumption that absence of self-view is identical with anatta.
Why? What are you proposing? Absence of self view is one thing and anatta is another?

If so: what, according to your view, is the difference?
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 67
Views: 5231

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

Hmm. You're assuming that absence of self-view = anatta/sunyata, or that absence of self-view is central to all Buddhist schools. I'm not sure that's the case. And what is the basis for your doubt? Even the minority Shentong view, on examination, does not propose an Atman. Maybe you could suggest s...
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 67
Views: 5231

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

I'm not sure. Could you support this assertion with some examples from other Buddhist schools? ALL Buddhist traditions take anatta/anatman as a given. It is not worth debating this point. To even think that Buddhists traditions, other than Theravada, do not have the Three Dharma Seals as their basi...
by Grigoris
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 67
Views: 5231

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

Dinsdale wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:36 am
Fair enough. I think "absence of self-view" is more specific to Theravada
No. Absence of self view is at the core of Buddhist non-duality theory/practice.
by Grigoris
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Purge of Thai sangha
Replies: 60
Views: 5645

Re: Purge of Thai sangha

Most common folk I spoke to considered it a political, rather than a religious purge.
by Grigoris
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: allow adding moderators to ignore list
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: allow adding moderators to ignore list

If you could add moderators to the ignore list it means they could not contact you when they wanted to engage in moderation. So I guess you can forget about that suggestion. :rofl: BTW For all those that like to can moderators, I recommend a short stint in the hapless position, that'll clear up all ...