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by seeker242
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which type of Nibbana is the most important?
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Re: Which type of Nibbana is the most important?

Where is the option for "equally important"? :smile:
by seeker242
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." Fake Buddha quote?
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: "Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." Fake Buddha quote?

From The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi. The full quote :) Followers of the Way [of Zen], if you want to get the kind of understanding that accords with the Dharma, never be misled by others. Whether you're facing inward or facing outward, whatever you meet up with, just kill it! If you meet a budd...
by seeker242
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Idea of the Historical Buddha
Replies: 40
Views: 1100

Re: The Idea of the Historical Buddha

A problem for scholars. Not a problem for practicing Buddhists. Therefore, not actually a problem. :D
by seeker242
Wed May 30, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: The benefits of silence

I don't think it works this way. You'll never stop your mind trying to stop your mouth. It is illogical. You are characterizing it backwards. Try this experiment. Silence your mind, with your mouth simultaneously rambling. It will be impossible! Talking is essentially really loud thinking. If you w...
by seeker242
Tue May 29, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: The benefits of silence

Found this interesting. :smile: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/desilva/attitude.html#fnt-lds-47 The Buddha's attitude to noise is very clear from the Pali canon. He was critical of noise and did not hesitate to voice his stern disapproval whenever occasion arose.[AN III, 31.] Once he or...
by seeker242
Tue May 29, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: The benefits of silence

Real silence is the stopping of your mind, not the stopping of your mouth. One does not lead to the other, but go ahead and try it. :D Not one does not lead to another per say. However, one does prevent the other. If you never stop your mouth, then you'll never stop your mind. :meditate: the mouth ...
by seeker242
Tue May 29, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The benefits of silence
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: The benefits of silence

I am working up to taking a vow of silence - I think it will be very pleasant once I get used to it. Real silence is the stopping of your mind, not the stopping of your mouth. One does not lead to the other, but go ahead and try it. :D Not one does not lead to another per say. However, one does pre...
by seeker242
Tue May 22, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1388

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

James Tan wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 9:10 am
what is it that in this world is happiness and joyful about
Mudita isn't a divine abode for no reason. :smile:
by seeker242
Mon May 21, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1388

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

The Buddha ordained untouchables. That's about as far away from exclusive as you can get. :smile: I'm not sure but I think that the concept of being untouchable did not arise until long after the buddha. If I am mistaken can you find a reference which shows the buddha ordaining untouchables? chowna...
by seeker242
Mon May 21, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1388

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

The Buddha ordained untouchables. That's about as far away from exclusive as you can get. :smile:
by seeker242
Sat May 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 2246

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

As I understand it, the parajika is applicable to contraception that functions after conception. "From this it follows that a bhikkhu who intentionally causes an abortion—by arranging for the operation, supplying the medicines, or advising a woman to get an abortion and she follows through—incurs a ...
by seeker242
Fri May 11, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Should people be exhorted/persuaded to practice the Dhamma at all?
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Should people be exhorted/persuaded to practice the Dhamma at all?

Should people be persuaded to be kind, generous, non-harming, etc? Of course!
by seeker242
Fri May 11, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Replies: 45
Views: 883

Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

SarathW wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:55 am
1)It is frustrating that even a prominent monk such as him is not a Sotapanna yet.
Why would another persons practice be frustrating to one's own?
by seeker242
Wed May 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Prediabetes
Replies: 33
Views: 630

Re: Prediabetes

If I take off my weight (I am porky and have a big waist) will it still proceed to diabetes in 5 - 10 years? Not necessarily. Losing weight is the only other thing besides good diet and exercise. Although, losing weight is implied within "exercise". As far as diet goes, a whole foods plant based di...
by seeker242
Mon May 07, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking
Replies: 36
Views: 487

Re: How Can I stop suffering and start thinking

I had a friend whom had schizophrenia and refused to take the medicine . He was unable to live normally and work . After many years he finally willing to follow doctor advice and took the medicine . Now he can live a normal life and goes to work . My brother has schizophrenia and it's the exact sam...