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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: 13
Views: 1498

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: 2016

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: 3539

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: 13
Views: 1498

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

Well I've never had a relationship... so pretty much the same 🤣
by Cortadew
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The vulgar practice of sexual intercourse
Replies: 55
Views: 5759

Re: The vulgar practice of sexual intercourse

Wow, is his abstinence a voluntary one?, if so please give him my sincere congratulations. Smile Dhammarelax Thank you very much! It's me! But I decided I would be judged the wrong way... Yes, I did have a girlfriend for a few months in high school, but it was not a serious relationship and I do no...
by Cortadew
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 93
Views: 11106

Re: should I marry or be single?

I wonder how many people who become Buddhist or are attracted to Buddhism do so because they feel they've been rejected when it comes to the social aspect of life and find solace in the solitary aspect of Buddhist practice. I think the risk there is you're ignoring the underlying issues that lead t...
by Cortadew
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Tathāgatha in favour of death penalty?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Was the Tathāgatha in favour of death penalty?

I read once in this forum someone (I believe it was @doodoot) claiming the buddha agreed with the death penalty. I doubt @doodoot said the Buddha agreed with the death penalty but @doodoot might have said the Buddha accepted it, i.e., did not crusade against it. There countless suttas about this, s...
by Cortadew
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Tathāgatha in favour of death penalty?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Was the Tathāgatha in favour of death penalty?

Hi everybody I hope you're all well 🙏🏻 I read once in this forum someone (I believe it was @doodoot) claiming the buddha agreed with the death penalty. Sorry for sounding so direct but I was curious to know the context of this, it was something like: "the king has the right to execute someone who br...
by Cortadew
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are all sex forbidden?
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Re: Are all sex forbidden?

Hi david 😃, I hope you are going great with your life and your practice ☺️🙏 I have seen that too in some internet forum users, but it's not all of them. Perhaps those that push celibacy are further along on the path? Some lay people, even married couples voluntarily undertake celibacy to permanently...
by Cortadew
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are all sex forbidden?
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Re: Are all sex forbidden?

I don't understand why internet forum Buddhadhamma practitioners are so obsessed with forcing celibacy in the laity. It's true the blessed one never spoke in favour of sensual pleasures but I believe a dedicated lay person may strengthen sadda throughtout the 5 precepts and ocassional take on the 8P...
by Cortadew
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Toxic Relationships
Replies: 15
Views: 4429

Re: Toxic Relationships

try to avoid associating with fools.
by Cortadew
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 93
Views: 11106

Re: should I marry or be single?

In college, I ate horribly and sat around all day so I had almost no sex drive; I was six foot one and weighed 145 lbs with zero muscle; I dressed terribly and I never had more than $100 in my bank account, and was extremely socially anxious and hated crowds. I also I had a very attractive girlfrie...
by Cortadew
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 93
Views: 11106

Re: should I marry or be single?

looking for a girlfriend is such a waste of time in this day and age. it's much better devouting to complete celibacy as the buddha instructed.
by Cortadew
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: should I marry or be single?
Replies: 93
Views: 11106

Re: should I marry or be single?

Observe wisely if you can get used to the recluse life, enjoying singledness.