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by Digity
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Natural Pest Control
Replies: 16
Views: 281

Re: Natural Pest Control

I struggled with this question too, since I had aphids infesting my kale one summer, but ended up doing nothing. I just accepted the fact that they were there and got rid of the kale that was overly infested. However, recently I had a lot of carpenter ants in my house and felt I had no choice but to...
by Digity
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression
Replies: 33
Views: 441

Re: Theravadin Monks, lay community and depression

I think Western society is sick and the way it tries to treat mental issues through medicating is backwards. That's why people in the West seek out alternatives like Buddhism for mental well-being. However, I often think you need to get your act together before really delving into Buddhism. You need...
by Digity
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 28
Views: 550

Re: Vegetarians and depression

I don't think vegan/vegetarian works for everyone. Imagine an Eskimo eating such a diet...it wouldn't work...they have to eat meat. I just think that if you have struggles with depression and anxiety then you need to be careful about becoming a vegan/vegetarian. If you do go that route then you need...
by Digity
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 28
Views: 550

Re: Vegetarians and depression

I'm becoming less of a fan of vegan and vegetarian diet. I don't think you get all the proper nutrients on those diets and I think it can lead to deficiencies, which can cause anxiety, depression, etc. I had an iron deficiency from donating blood and I can tell you that it had a significant impact o...
by Digity
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Reading a PDF book online
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Reading a PDF book online

No restriction that I'm aware of.
by Digity
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Reading a PDF book online
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Reading a PDF book online

I was looking into a book online and found a university website that was hosting link to the book (is the fact that a university is hosting it make it more legit?). I clicked the link and started reading just to get a preview, but now I'm multiple chapters in and feel like I'm stealing by reading it...
by Digity
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhammatalks Icon
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Dhammatalks Icon

I'm good thanks. I think I got everything I need from the images here.
by Digity
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhammatalks Icon
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Dhammatalks Icon

Thanks Nicolas, I think that slightly bigger icon will be of use.
by Digity
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhammatalks Icon
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Dhammatalks Icon

Thanks, but I wanted to use something similar to the image I posted, which has a transparent background and uniform foreground color.
by Digity
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhammatalks Icon
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Dhammatalks Icon

Does anyone know where I can find the original icon of this:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/87/3f/d0 ... 39a530.png

Or does anyone out there know how to resize it while keeping the resolution. This is part of a dhamma propagation project, so I think it's relevant.
by Digity
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Lay people interaction with monks
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Lay people interaction with monks

As a layperson is it offensive to not bow to a monk when visiting them at a monastery? I ask, because I see the monks bow to the senior monks and some lay people do it too, but I don't bow. I do bow to the Buddha statue after meditating though.
by Digity
Mon May 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How would hells come to exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: How would hells come to exist?

Well, science explains how the big bang occurred and planets formed. So, there is a scientific explanation for that. I just wonder how hell/heaven Realms fit into the big bang or should those Realms be considered completely different dimensions. Well...the more I ask the more I realize these are par...
by Digity
Mon May 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How would hells come to exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

How would hells come to exist?

I've always been a bit confused about how the Hell Realms would come to exist within the Buddhist cosmology. For instance, the human/animal realm has come into existence through a lot of unlikely occurrences that eventually lead to the life we see on planet earth. Is there some similar process that ...
by Digity
Sun May 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 779

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

What I find is that those thoughts that cause suffering tend to have an underlying negative emotion attached to them. I've had to dig a little deep to see what's causing me to think negatively and bring those underlying emotions to the surface. Once you expose them they lose a lot of power and then ...
by Digity
Tue May 01, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Observing the 5th Precept
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Observing the 5th Precept

First off, if you decide to stop drinking and your friends don't want to hang out with you then those were not real friends...they were drinking buddies. When I stopped drinking it created some awkwardness with my old friends who knew I use to drink. They didn't like seeing me stop. However, they kn...