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by DarrenM
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I am a day and a half away from ordination in Thailand :)
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: I am a day and a half away from ordination in Thailand :)

That’s fantastic, I rejoice and wish the very best in your monastic life.
by DarrenM
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?

It’s very difficult at times to see the intention of posters because we can’t really put a tone to our words online. That’s why a little of emoji use at times can show your intention when the post may seem harsh otherwise.. :smile:
by DarrenM
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Livelihood

I say take a good look through Digha Nikaya 2 and see if your livelihood is any of the wrong livelihoods listed. I don't know the answer to your question (only you know, I think), but you can use that sutta as your reference. Hi Salayatana, my job isn’t one of the wrong. Livelihoods, Thankyou for y...
by DarrenM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Livelihood

I have been reading, and I will also now explain the risks of the customers pets getting poisoned if they enter the loft or catch any poisoned vermin, and also the smell if the vermin die in their loft space. Also suggest other natural approaches to the customers. A combination of ultrasonic repell...
by DarrenM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Livelihood

dharmacorps wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:21 pm
To me this also does not seem like a breach of the 1st precept. You are not killing, or ordering anyone to kill. You are not telling anyone they must kill rats, or requiring them to do so.
Thankyou Dharmacorps. I realise this now.
by DarrenM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Livelihood

Hi Sam, I understand what you are saying, it is the fact that our office insist in the Environmental Health providing a certificate to show there is no vermin present. I know from going back to the properties to inspect the work after it has been done that they have always put poison down. Sure. Yo...
by DarrenM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Livelihood

Hi Sam, I understand what you are saying, it is the fact that our office insist in the Environmental Health providing a certificate to show there is no vermin present. I know from going back to the properties to inspect the work after it has been done that they have always put poison down. I have be...
by DarrenM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Livelihood

My job involves conducting surveys for central heating systems and Insualtion on a fuel poverty, government run sheme for domestic properties. I have to go into customers loft/ attic spaces to check for insulation and possible pipework runs. I often come across vermin droppings and for us to complet...
by DarrenM
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1296

Re: Origination of feelings

When you divorce dependent origination from a "one-life only" approach, you free yourself to see how links can act as supporting condition for other links, regardless of order. For example, without birth as a being, how could there be any experience at all? Yet birth is the 11th of 12 links with th...
by DarrenM
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 51
Views: 1409

Re: lice

Phwoar, I hope nobody is accusing me recommending killing. I follow the 5 precepts. If you read what I say then you will see that I’ve said not to use conditioner as this would harm them, so it would hardly be likely I’d then recommend killing them. I read that they stay still in water, the article ...
by DarrenM
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 51
Views: 1409

Re: lice

Lice apparently stay still when wet, no need for conditioner as it will likely harm them. Not sure how you would then send them on their way. Maybe do it outdoors and try and remove them from the comb to some dry tissue paper?? NHS website: Wet combing Lice and nits can be removed by wet combing. Th...
by DarrenM
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Origination of feelings
Replies: 50
Views: 1296

Origination of feelings

SN 36.23 says: “There are, bhikkhu, these three feelings: pleasant feeling, painful feeling, neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling. This is called feeling. With the arising of contact there is the arising of feeling. Craving is the way leading to the origination of feeling . With the cessation of con...
by DarrenM
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version
Replies: 25
Views: 23696

Re: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version

Mike, I found this on the Dhammatalks website;
https://www.dhammatalks.net/bhikkhu_bod ... start.html

I presume these are the same talks given on the Noble Path site?

Darren
by DarrenM
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version
Replies: 25
Views: 23696

Re: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version

It’s been like that a week or 2 now.
by DarrenM
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version
Replies: 25
Views: 23696

Re: In the Buddha's Words - Open Source Version

Anyone know what’s wrong with the noblepath.org website? Are Ven. B. Bodhi stalks available anywhere else?