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by seeker242
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dangers of Meditation
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Dangers of Meditation

Now if this is the case, then wouldn't it make the 'idle mind-devil's workshop' saying true? Not really. Buddhist style meditation is not idleness of mind. Awareness becomes focused and pointed. And then pointed at what is appropriate to point it at and pointed away from what is inappropriate to po...
by seeker242
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What drugs were there in Ancient India?
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: What drugs were there in Ancient India?

Bhang, an intoxicating drink made from cannabis, was in use and is still used today. Alcohol was not the only "intoxicating drink" of the time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhang
by seeker242
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Hell from doing metta?
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Hell from doing metta?

Hell from doing metta?
How could doing a good action lead to bad consequences?
by seeker242
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 128
Views: 1900

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

If you believe the Buddha is infallible then you should read MN 47: Vīmaṃsaka Sutta- The Inquirer . It’s an awesome sutta. Excerpt: “Bhikkhus, a bhikkhu who is an inquirer, not knowing how to gauge another’s mind, should make an investigation of the Tathāgata in order to find out whether or not he ...
by seeker242
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: How do you train for Sila?

No_Mind wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:52 pm

Actually the precepts are quite easy to keep (for most serious Buddhists). That does not mean one has sila
It may not mean one has perfected sila, but it is a training for it. The skill that is needed to easily keep the precepts is the same skill that can be applied to things beyond them.
by seeker242
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: How do you train for Sila?

No_Mind wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:56 am
Can you give some idea about how you train for sila?
By keeping the precepts. :smile:
by seeker242
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment
Replies: 54
Views: 1135

Re: Does a Buddha Suffer after Enlightenment

A Buddha does not suffer simply because his body feels pain. :meditate: "Monks, an uninstructed run-of-the-mill person feels feelings of pleasure, feelings of pain, feelings of neither-pleasure-nor-pain. A well-instructed disciple of the noble ones also feels feelings of pleasure, feelings of pain, ...
by seeker242
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 128
Views: 1900

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

The only way to test the infallibility of the Buddha's word is to practice his teaching. Yes. Although, practicing it could easily cause a yes answer as well. So one should not assume, as many do, that yes simply means blind faith. Yes could also be just a consequence of actually practicing it. :me...
by seeker242
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 128
Views: 1900

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

The only way to test the infallibility of the Buddha's word is to practice his teaching. Yes. Although, practicing it could easily cause a yes answer as well. So one should not assume, as many do, that yes simply means blind faith. Yes could also be just a consequence of actually practicing it. :me...
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: 436

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: 299

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: 41
Views: 1388

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: 49
Views: 1290

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: 49
Views: 1290

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: 49
Views: 1290

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 ...