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by Digity
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What is the purpose of observing eight precept for lay ?
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: What is the purpose of observing eight precept for lay ?

Wouldn't one of the reasons be to deepen one's meditation practice?
by Digity
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How much entertainment should we allow?
Replies: 17
Views: 855

How much entertainment should we allow?

Three days out of the week I abstain from music and watching TV/videos for entertainment. However, those other four days I'll indulge in entertainment and I feel like it destroys all the mental ease I may have established by abstaining from these things. I wonder how much music/tv do you think I sho...
by Digity
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Monks and following rules
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Monks and following rules

That's a good point about the different time zones. Yeah, I'd feel weird questioning the Bhante about him eating after noon time. Who the hell am I to be questioning him? I mean, I'm just a lay person...I'd feel so out of my place doing that. There was never anything secretive. The monk was actually...
by Digity
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Monks and following rules
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Monks and following rules

I know a highly revered monk who radiates kindness and acceptance. He's someone I admire, but I notice that he can be flexible with rules. For instance, I saw him eating after noon time, since he was at an event where the lunch was served past noon. Also, he's told of stories where he'd shake hands ...
by Digity
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 1180

Re: Making fermented drinks

One thing I will say, I seem to have broken the precepts a few times during holidays when my sister brought desserts with alcohol in them and I'd eat them. I had this happen a few years ago at Christmas. I got a box of chocolate candies, and the first one I bit into I immediately knew had rum in it...
by Digity
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 1180

Re: Making fermented drinks

One thing I will say, I seem to have broken the precepts a few times during holidays when my sister brought desserts with alcohol in them and I'd eat them. I have this paranoid belief that she was trying to get me to consume alcohol, because she knows I don't, but maybe I'm just being paranoid...and...
by Digity
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 1180

Re: Making fermented drinks

Effort The Vibhaṅga defines drinking as taking even as little as the tip of a blade of grass. Thus taking a small glass of wine, even though it might not be enough to make one drunk, would be more than enough to fulfill this factor. The Vibhaṅga does not, however, indicate how offenses are to be co...
by Digity
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 1180

Re: Making fermented drinks

Are some of you saying that even if a drink contains 0.05% percent alcohol, which is safe to serve even to a child, then you're breaking the precept if you drink it?
by Digity
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making fermented drinks
Replies: 26
Views: 1180

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, but I'm nervous about the drinks potentially containing too much alcohol in them. I first plan to try making kombucha, which only has 0.5% alcohol. That's the same amount non-a...
by Digity
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 52
Views: 2655

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

I feel like if you're a teacher of Buddhism you have to have impeccable behaviour...that's why I could never be a teacher. :tongue: Yeah, it's a shame to lose all those teachers and it sounds like a lot of good was done by the center. But still, something was obviously wrong there too. Especially co...
by Digity
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 52
Views: 2655

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

Yeah, there was someone in my country that was somewhat high profile that got caught up in #metoo stuff when he was accused of sexual harassment by a women. In the end, I think they found no evidence and I honestly found it hard to believe this guy was guilty. Other women came out saying he was good...
by Digity
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: You cannot have stress and bliss at the same time
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: You cannot have stress and bliss at the same time

According to this logic we should all start taking anti-depressants, since they make serotonin more available. :| I think you're simplifying it too much by reducing it down to dopamine, cortisol and serotonin. I think there's a lot more to it than that, but those biochemicals obviously play a signif...
by Digity
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

Going to bed at 10 pm sounds impossible to me. I don't think everyone's body clock is the same. I think some people can't go to sleep until later when they feel tired. I'm pretty sure i'd just lay in bed all night not sleeping if I tried to sleep at 10 pm.
by Digity
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

cookiemonster wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:38 am
Digity wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:09 am
I've never understood how someone can meet all their nutritional needs on one meal a day. How do you accomplish getting all the vitamins, proteins, etc?
I try to eat a very large meal with all the calories, vitamins, etc. I need for the day in one sitting.
How many calories is your meal?
by Digity
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Against the stream centers shutting down
Replies: 52
Views: 2655

Re: Against the stream centers shutting down

Gil Fronsdal has a talk on Clergy Misconduct that's eluding to what happened with Noah Levine. Just started to listening to the talk now. https://www.audiodharma.org/teacher/1/talk/9243/venue/IMC/20180902-Gil_Fronsdal-IMC-clergy_misconduct.mp3 Talk is just talking about misconduct in general...doesn...