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by Digity
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 303

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

I think first thing is to take care of gross levels of breaking the precepts and then progress until you eliminate even subtle forms of breaking them.
by Digity
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sponsor a child
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Sponsor a child

Thanks for the info! Any other recommendations for charities? I don't mean specific to sponsoring a child, but just in general.
by Digity
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sponsor a child
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Sponsor a child

Has anyone here ever sponsored a child? Any advice on which charity organizations are good for this sort of thing?
by Digity
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Righteous Anger
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Righteous Anger

So i have a question, that i am struggling with. I am new to Buddhism, but have always been drawn to it. The materials i have been learning from are the Kadampa sect which as i gather probably sounds horrendous to some of you, but what i read from it has made sense out of thins i have been struggli...
by Digity
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Television non-watchers - have you noticed positive effects?
Replies: 24
Views: 314

Re: Television non-watchers - have you noticed positive effects?

I abstain from tv/music 3 days a week. The other days I allow myself to watch/listen. I'm sort of trying to gradually ween myself off the stuff. I think it's a bit of a drug though. I mean, I can feel myself getting a bit of a high when I'm engrossed in a show or listening to a song I really like.
by Digity
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 159
Views: 2448

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

I think the main issue is that Buddhism goes against the grain and the vast majority of people want to go with the grain, since it's smoother. Following the Buddhist path properly involves going against your own tendencies and changing deeply conditioned patterns. This is long, hard work. On top of ...
by Digity
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alone not lonely
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Alone not lonely

How does one become a good hermit? I live alone and am having a hard time with it. What practices are good for this? Any recommendations or tips? Loneliness has been the biggest source of pain in my life. Hands down. The root of the issue is your thinking. The problem is how you relate to being alo...
by Digity
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is Coconut Oil Overrated?
Replies: 14
Views: 553

Re: Is Coconut Oil Overrated?

Any food that gets overly hyped is overrated. These companies put a lot of money into advertising these things as being superfoods, etc. It's a joke. Having said that, I like to cook with the stuff occasionally. So, it hasn't been that bad if it's helped expose new foods to people, because before I ...
by Digity
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Which beverages do you mostly take?
Replies: 28
Views: 1539

Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

I'm a little obsessed with black tea and soya milk sweetened with stevia/sugar blend. I have two big cups of that a day. However, at work I just have regular milk available so I use that there.
by Digity
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: If life is suffering, then wouldn't it be unethical to have children?
Replies: 42
Views: 795

Re: If life is suffering, then wouldn't it be unethical to have children?

Do you think all the people in third world countries having kids is unethical? They tend to have a lot of kids too. If you live in an affluent society then you can bring up a child with a decent lifestyle, but if you live in poverty stricken Ethiopia and decide to have kids...is that wrong? I person...
by Digity
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Celebrations and tiredness.
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Celebrations and tiredness.

I think you're a highly sensitive person. I have the same issues too. I think we just have strong perception and our senses are amplified. I think highly sensitive people notice more subtleties in things, which can lead to greater wisdom/understanding, but it can also cause us to feel overwhelmed. S...
by Digity
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: 30 hours without any sleep and counting
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Are you on meds?
by Digity
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: the 5th precept
Replies: 60
Views: 9331

Re: the 5th precept

I had a small piece of cake today with rum in it. Not sure if that breaks the precept. Felt zero intoxication from it, because the amount of rum in the cake was small. It was there more for flavouring and not meant to intoxicate. I guess if I was being super stringent I wouldn't have had the cake, b...
by Digity
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?
Replies: 67
Views: 1297

Re: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?

I give you credit for putting yourself out there and asking her out. Yeah, the whole nurse thing makes matters awkward. I know. I asked my GP later today and she said it would be inappropriate indeed to date my nurse. Must be their rules maybe. Which is why Ann didn't shun me but was so kind in exp...
by Digity
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?
Replies: 67
Views: 1297

Re: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?

I give you credit for putting yourself out there and asking her out. Yeah, the whole nurse thing makes matters awkward.
by Digity
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?
Replies: 67
Views: 1297

Re: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?

Stiphan, you're being way too presumptuous in this situation. You haven't even been on a date with this girl and you're worrying about the heartbreak she'll experience when you ordain in 5 years. Don't you see the problem in that line of thinking? Not at all. I have to know before I even start it w...
by Digity
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?
Replies: 67
Views: 1297

Re: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?

Stiphan, you're being way too presumptuous in this situation. You haven't even been on a date with this girl and you're worrying about the heartbreak she'll experience when you ordain in 5 years. Don't you see the problem in that line of thinking?
by Digity
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?
Replies: 67
Views: 1297

Re: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?

binocular wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:30 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:16 pm
It's worth remembering, though, that emotions can change a lot in a few years.
I think the OP is thinking too far ahead and taking for granted things that haven't even happened yet.
I agree.
by Digity
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?
Replies: 67
Views: 1297

Re: Would it be wrong to enter a relationship knowing it will end?

I have issues with pursuing women. I find that I'll make excuses to not go after them. I do this as a form of protection against rejection and/or fear of failure. Just make sure you're not trying to make excuses for not asking this girl out. Do you think that might be the case here?