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by Tom
Tue May 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are Thanissaro Bhikkhu's views on an intermediate state?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

What are Thanissaro Bhikkhu's views on an intermediate state?

Hello all,
Do any of you know what Thanissaro Bhikkhu's views are on whether or not there is an intermediate state between rebirths?
by Tom
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Lying and telling jokes.
Replies: 12
Views: 2599

Re: Lying and telling jokes.

you should train yourself, ‘I will not tell a deliberate lie even in jest.’ tasmātiha te, rāhula, ‘hassāpi na musā bhaṇissāmī’ti: evañhi te, rāhula, sikkhitabbaṃ. Ñāṇamoli: “Therefore, Rāhula, you should train thus: ‘I will not utter a falsehood even as a joke.’” I.B. Horner: “Wherefore, for you, R...
by Tom
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 45
Views: 1679

Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Does maintaining celibacy as a lay person produce pleasant kammic results?
by Tom
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would this break the first precept?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Would this break the first precept?

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:43 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naraka_(Buddhism)
the length of a being's stay in a Naraka is not eternal, though it is usually incomprehensibly long, from hundreds of millions to quintillions of years
Hello, may I ask why you posted this here? I don't mind, I'm just curious
by Tom
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would this break the first precept?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Would this break the first precept?

Scenario: You place a banana peel on the ground with the intention to decide at a later time whether or not you want someone to slip and fall and die because of it. You later decide mentally that yes you do want someone to die because of it. Someone later slips and falls and dies because of that ban...
by Tom
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Parajika
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Question about Parajika

There was a slight mistake in my original question so I just edited it
by Tom
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Parajika
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Question about Parajika

Scenario: A monk tells person A to kill person B. Person A will definitely kill person C if the monk cancels the killing of person B. The monk knows this but cancels it anyway while fully aware that person A will kill person C. Person C is then killed by Person A. Did the monk commit a parajika from...
by Tom
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about Mara
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: Questions about Mara

But beings can kill other beings. Is Mara a being or is Mara purely symbolic? Does all taking of life violate the law of kamma? Some people interprets Mara to be strictly and exlusively symbolic. But MN 50 made it clear that's not the case. About the violation of kamma, that means that Mara simply ...
by Tom
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 2nd precept and milk and eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 329

2nd precept and milk and eggs

Is milking a cow and drinking its milk considered taking what is not given?
Also what about taking eggs from a chicken?
by Tom
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about kamma-vipaka
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: Question about kamma-vipaka

According to the Milindapañha there are only seven cases. The results of kamma are not quite the same as the results of hard work. If you work, you get paid a wage. If you donate, you make good kamma, and it makes you happy in the present, but the vipāka does not bear fruit at once. If one performs...
by Tom
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 110581

Re: Why one meal a day?

Did the Buddha advocate one meal a day or only eating before noon for lay people?
by Tom
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha and sleep
Replies: 28
Views: 1537

The Buddha and sleep

Did the Buddha recommend a certain time for sleep and for waking?
by Tom
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: question about Ajahn Lee's instructions
Replies: 1
Views: 449

question about Ajahn Lee's instructions

from: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/lee/inmind.html "1. Start out with three or seven long in-and-out breaths, thinking bud- with the in-breath, and dho with the out. Keep the meditation syllable as long as the breath." my question is about the phrase "keep the meditation syllable as long...
by Tom
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Looking for sutta

Was reading a sutta and it made me think of this thread Assalayana Sutta: With Assalayana MN 93 "Then the seven brahman seers said to the seer Devala the Dark, 'Now who is this, walking back & forth in the courtyard of the seven brahman seers like a village lout, saying, "Well, now, where have thes...