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by PeterC86
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to quickly perfect speech?
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: How to quickly perfect speech?

Hi all, I’m trying to see what Buddha may have said with regards to how one can perfect his speech quickly? I basically have gotten into the habit of taking 5 precepts everyday as I drive to work, but then I loose it all when talking, I feel like I do talk a lot of unnecessary gossip and speech tha...
by PeterC86
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Abandoning Fear
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Abandoning Fear

Calahand08 wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:34 pm
How does one let go of fear ? Did Buddha say anything about letting go of fear , such as fear of boss, loss of job, and other fears like fear of ghosts and fear of water etc
How does one let go of anything?
by PeterC86
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will everything be repeated in next life?
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Will everything be repeated in next life?

Dear all, this is not a discussion about what exactly takes rebirth after death has occurred, my quesruon aims at clarifying what the deeds I have done in this life will lead me to in the next life. It may be that my question sounds strange but I'm worrying about if my next life will be exactly lik...
by PeterC86
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Down-to-Earth Refutation of Spiritual Universalism???
Replies: 35
Views: 551

Re: A Down-to-Earth Refutation of Spiritual Universalism???

And so here's my question: How do I explain to someone, practically, down-to-earth, without needing to talk about jhanas or magga-phalas or lobha-dosa-moha, and without any undertones of buddhist superiority, the different impacts of various spiritual paths. Like, "this is where christianity will t...
by PeterC86
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscience and Buddhism
Replies: 26
Views: 560

Re: Conscience and Buddhism

It seems you care about such thing but not really into N8FP, but you differentiate your own conscience from organic things. Can you elaborate that? I don't understand your question. What is it that you specifically want to know more about? Same position here, I don't understand what you were talkin...
by PeterC86
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1307

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

Existence(that is or something is) refer to things what you can know objectively. Subjective reality are things what doesn't exist. Things what pertain to cause and effect are what "exist"(has a position, ṭhāna) but aren't objective nor subjective. The self is cultivated, a yield of a crop, any liv...
by PeterC86
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscience and Buddhism
Replies: 26
Views: 560

Re: Conscience and Buddhism

Anyone? I work at an organic grocery store, where a lot of unhealthy organic products are being sold. The store sells these products because they are in demand. If I would say, that it is wrong to sell these products to customers because they are known to be unhealthy, that would imply that I am ab...
by PeterC86
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1307

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

This is just a general remark. fabrications..formations...intentions....impulses...actions... are just words trying to point to an initiation, which is set in motion because one is trying to give meaning or substance to life, through not realizing the emptiness of form because of DO. Trying to find ...
by PeterC86
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscience and Buddhism
Replies: 26
Views: 560

Re: Conscience and Buddhism

Anyone? I work at an organic grocery store, where a lot of unhealthy organic products are being sold. The store sells these products because they are in demand. If I would say, that it is wrong to sell these products to customers because they are known to be unhealthy, that would imply that I am ab...
by PeterC86
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis!
Replies: 23
Views: 655

Re: Arthritis!

dharmacorps wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:39 pm
Oh that's right, I forgot you claim to be an arahant. Is dispensing health advice part of that status? :alien:
No, but me telling you that you need to transcend science in order to get to Nibbana is.
by PeterC86
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1307

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

Can someone explain the Becoming stage of Dependant Origination Hello one_awakening, The Becoming stage is only understood in relation to the other links in the chain of DO. From the book 'On your way home' in chapter 10: https://www.kobo.com/de/en/ebook/on-your-way-home-1 Birth – death (extinction...
by PeterC86
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis!
Replies: 23
Views: 655

Re: Arthritis!

The more insight one gets into DO, the more one realizes that science and general medicine (in the state which it is now) are not able to come close to finding the real root causes of diseases. Science in general, and therefore general Medicine, is trying to understand reality by dissecting its elem...
by PeterC86
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis!
Replies: 23
Views: 655

Re: Arthritis!

Oh ok Pramodya for all your advice, ..osteoarthritis is a degenerative process of the musculoskeletal system (tendons, ligaments, cartilage, connective tissue) caused by decades of nutrient-poor diet... Mmmm not so sure I would completely qualify for that, seems to be more like this.."With a modera...
by PeterC86
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis!
Replies: 23
Views: 655

Re: Arthritis!

Oh ok thanks Dhammacorps, I'm now wondering what the best way to proceed is, ok so since the injury last febuary/march I have been maybe walking to much so it seems anyways. The last physio I saw said one hour max, normally piṇḍapata+ caṅkman it's a few hours, so I'm wondering if that has caused th...
by PeterC86
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Arthritis!
Replies: 23
Views: 655

Re: Arthritis!

I forgot the list of micronutrients It is also important to note that micronutrients in nutritional supplements are not processed effectively in our body, because they are not in the nutrition itself. So they don't get involved in the metabolic processes. Most of them you just pee out again, expensi...