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by Cortadew
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 114
Views: 27658

Re: should I marry or be single?

Maybe I exaggerated when I say one is seen as a lower practitioner but the dhamma being a doctrine of renunciation and peace praises the noble life of those who don't delight in sensuality so it's not black or white but any effort of sense restraint may increase the due progress in the path. Person...
by Cortadew
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 114
Views: 27658

Re: should I marry or be single?

Maybe I exaggerated when I say one is seen as a lower practitioner but the dhamma being a doctrine of renunciation and peace praises the noble life of those who don't delight in sensuality so it's not black or white but any effort of sense restraint may increase the due progress in the path.
by Cortadew
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 114
Views: 27658

Re: should I marry or be single?

in Buddhism sensuality is seen as an evil, so if you engage in it you will be seen as a lower practitioner. Is how one is "seen" as a practitioner very important to you, then? . Yes of course, the Buddha teached to not associate with fools, and as you know someone completely unrestrained, without S...
by Cortadew
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 114
Views: 27658

Re: should I marry or be single?

I believe ultimately the dhamma pushes celibacy as the best way to practice.
by Cortadew
Thu May 14, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists
Replies: 30
Views: 2670

Re: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists

Okay I forgot to clarify something very specific, when I mentioned it was hard to eliminate suffering I did it because my dad told me he had a big discussion with a coworker and each other did not want to talk to each other out of anger. He knows I practice the dhamma to some extent and have been ta...
by Cortadew
Fri May 08, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists
Replies: 30
Views: 2670

Re: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists

I don't either but I think when people want to know more they start to suspect the teaching is beyond the mundane view.
by Cortadew
Fri May 08, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists
Replies: 30
Views: 2670

Re: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists

My experience is trying to teach anyone any religion is dangerous. We are strongly attached to our views. It is not even easy to discuss Dhamma in a very liberal and tolerant forum like Dhamma Wheel. My advice is to discuss Dhamma with only people who are very close to you like a family. In your ca...
by Cortadew
Fri May 08, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists
Replies: 30
Views: 2670

Re: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists

Some people are incapable of understanding natural law, that's the point.
by Cortadew
Fri May 08, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists
Replies: 30
Views: 2670

I am done talking about the dhamma with non buddhists

Generally I would talk about the Buddha's teaching with someone close to me asked my opinion about a certain topic regarding moral dilemmas but today I was talking to my father about work relationships and I said "is hard to get rid of suffering" and he scolded for being too complex, there were a mi...
by Cortadew
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 114
Views: 27658

Re: should I marry or be single?

in Buddhism sensuality is seen as an evil, so if you engage in it you will be seen as a lower practitioner.
by Cortadew
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

Re: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?

Well I've never had a relationship... so pretty much the same 🤣 :jawdrop: Really! How can you be a human and have never had a relationship in your life? To be clear, I am not talking about Romantic relationships, nor am I solely talking about friendships or business partnerships. By relationships, ...
by Cortadew
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Chile
Replies: 13
Views: 3375

Re: Hello from Chile

hola bienvenidos por qué necesitas un maestro de dhamma? los suttas son suficientes Thanks! Sure, it's great just to have access to all the suttas and talks – I've always preferred learning on my own. But it would be nice to have an option to visit a teacher and a sangha. Hello: Nice to meet you :)...
by Cortadew
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 49
Views: 4832

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Why is celibacy for a layperson a big deal at all? It's all about encouraging an accurate mindset of the concept. No need for repression or unhealthy techniques to suppress. Some of people in this thread seem to suggest that sex is such a powerfully good thing it has to be inherently stressful to g...
by Cortadew
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

Re: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?

Well I've never had a relationship... so pretty much the same 🤣