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by Digity
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Want to improve sila
Replies: 14
Views: 115

Re: Want to improve sila

Because if you can't manage with gross mental activities that lead to bodily actions, there's little chance you ll be able to do that with more subtle mental activities that lead to speech and thinking ,) Well, what I'm practicing is pretty simple. For verbal, I'm practicing greeting my coworkers i...
by Digity
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Want to improve sila
Replies: 14
Views: 115

Re: Want to improve sila

I don't see why you can't do all three in parallel. Unless you're struggling to see the issues in your conduct then yes, maybe work on the obvious stuff first. I feel pretty aware though of my problems with mental/verbal/bodily conduct, so I feel I can approach them all at once.
by Digity
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Want to improve sila
Replies: 14
Views: 115

Re: Want to improve sila

What would a good daily act of generosity be?
by Digity
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Want to improve sila
Replies: 14
Views: 115

Want to improve sila

I want to focus on improving my sila. I was thinking of focusing on mental, verbal and bodily conduct. My plan is to pick one mental, verbal and bodily act that's positive and practice it daily. What are your thoughts on this approach and what would you personally pick for those three things? My mot...
by Digity
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: AccessToInsight.org now owned by Barre
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: AccessToInsight.org now owned by Barre

Does this mean it might start getting updated again?
by Digity
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Carpenter ants eating wood in house
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Carpenter ants eating wood in house

Exterminator is expensive. Still trying to deal with them with cheaper means. I don't kill other bugs but if you're burrowing through wood in my house then I don't see how you can just ignore that. Other bugs like spiders I leave alone.
by Digity
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ignoring jury duty request
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: Ignoring jury duty request

I decided to send the jury duty letter and not ignore it/ throw it away.
by Digity
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Carpenter ants eating wood in house
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Carpenter ants eating wood in house

I'm getting an exterminator. They've started to spread to other parts of my house and building nests in different locations. I wonder if I made a mistake not doing this sooner.
by Digity
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ignoring jury duty request
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Ignoring jury duty request

Do you see anything morally wrong with being summoned for jury duty and just ignoring the summon even though that's technically not legal?
by Digity
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?
Replies: 56
Views: 8799

Re: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?

Buckwheat wrote: Drinking is not against my principles. It is against the Buddha's principles. When I turn down a drink, it's due to peer pressure from the Buddha. :thumbsup:
Peer pressure from Buddha! Lol! I'm going to remember that next time I feel pressure to drink in a social situation.
by Digity
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?
Replies: 56
Views: 8799

Re: is the 5th precept seen as "optional" by some?

I still struggle with the whole not drinking, because it creates a lot of awkward social situations in my life. I just allow the situation to be awkward and don't drink. Still, you can sense that sort of strain and awkwardness with friends at times when they see I'm the only one not drinking at the ...
by Digity
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Carpenter ants eating wood in house
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Carpenter ants eating wood in house

Then calling an exterminator isn't any worse for the precepts than buying your meat from a store. I don't think buying meat breaks the precept. I feel bad about killing them, but I already put out the bait. I think if they weren't chewing through the wood in my house I would try a more humane appro...
by Digity
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Carpenter ants eating wood in house
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Carpenter ants eating wood in house

Here people were saying carpenter ants need to be exterminated:
https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=4578
by Digity
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Carpenter ants eating wood in house
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Carpenter ants eating wood in house

ieee23 wrote:
Digity wrote:I don't feel good about breaking the precepts.
Do you eat meat?
Yes
by Digity
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Carpenter ants eating wood in house
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Carpenter ants eating wood in house

ieee23 wrote:There was a thread about a week ago on termites. A lot of the same points would apply here.
Link?
by Digity
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Carpenter ants eating wood in house
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Carpenter ants eating wood in house

I bought trap bait that kills them. They're in the walls. My understanding is that you have to destroy the colony otherwise they'll keep expanding in the house, which could lead to structural damage. Before I saw the ants and would catch them and put them outside. However, now that I'm seeing the sa...
by Digity
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Carpenter ants eating wood in house
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Carpenter ants eating wood in house

I have carpenter ants in my house that are eating the wood. I found sawdust piles in my bed room closet. Do I have to call a terminator?
by Digity
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should mentally troubled people stay away from Buddhism?
Replies: 38
Views: 1158

Re: Should mentally troubled people stay away from Buddhism?

The way Buddhism can be a snake for the mentally ill in my case was that like a lot of people I had the mind state of not being good enough. Someone suffering from feelings of low self worth shouldn't meditate most of the day. They should work on developing social skills and genuine self confidence...
by Digity
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should mentally troubled people stay away from Buddhism?
Replies: 38
Views: 1158

Re: Should mentally troubled people stay away from Buddhism?

Geez who isnt mentally troubled? At least by buddhist definitions. Maybe the enlightened, personally idk if i ever met one tho. We're all disordered to some degree. The "mentally disordered" are just those that are further down the spectrum. If you're too far down the spectrum maybe you can't turn ...
by Digity
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should mentally troubled people stay away from Buddhism?
Replies: 38
Views: 1158

Re: Should mentally troubled people stay away from Buddhism?

Depends on the severity of the mental disorder and the individual's proclivities. For example, a person with severe schizophrenia and a strong tendency toward delusions of grandeur is entering dangerous waters by wading into Buddhist doctrine. Naturally, the idea of becoming enlightened or becoming...