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by Disciple
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?
Replies: 25
Views: 726

Re: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?

How difficult is it to attain stream entry?
by Disciple
Sun May 12, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 1743

Re: Gender Equality Poll

Choice 1 for obvious reasons
by Disciple
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self-Defence
Replies: 42
Views: 5123

Re: Self-Defence

How ethical would it be for a Buddhist layperson to carry a knife or gun for self-defense? I'm wondering because not everyone has the privilege of living in a safe environment. Consider these points- Killing is unethical. All environments are unsafe. Are there examples supporting carrying weapons f...
by Disciple
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self-Defence
Replies: 42
Views: 5123

Re: Self-Defence

How ethical would it be for a Buddhist layperson to carry a knife or gun for self-defense? I'm wondering because not everyone has the privilege of living in a safe environment.
by Disciple
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Americans not having sex has reached a record high
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: Americans not having sex has reached a record high

budo wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:14 am
clw_uk wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:40 pm
Perhaps too much time gaming and/or on social media? Japan has an issue with this.
Too much feminism, leftism, and veganism.

They're infertile, low sex drive and the women are overweight femininsts with dyed hair, piercings, tattoos and an alcohol problem.
:lol:

Sadly true.
by Disciple
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 40
Views: 1347

Re: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?

Nicolas wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:16 pm
The Stoics: Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius.
(Similar to Buddhadhamma!)
Same here. :toast:
by Disciple
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian Wisdom
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Christian Wisdom

Nice quotes, thank you.
by Disciple
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sports gambling
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Sports gambling

Hello everyone,
What are your views on sports gambling in regards to sila? Would it be considered unwholesome?
by Disciple
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 28
Views: 2049

Re: Ajahn Brahm

He's the only Dharma teacher I listen to occasionally. With others I tend to fall asleep.
by Disciple
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?
Replies: 58
Views: 2508

Re: What would you do if there is no rebirth ?

I would continue to live like I am right now. Not much would change.
by Disciple
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: No amount of alcohol is good for you
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Re: No amount of alcohol is good for you

Manopubbangama wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:55 pm
We at least win the award for "best designated driver" of the religions.

Everyone needs a Buddhist friend.
Serious buddhists dont hang out with drunkards. They are recommended to keep good company.
by Disciple
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: homosexuality
Replies: 16
Views: 1848

Re: homosexuality

I think Theravada is one of the most accepting / tolerant Buddhist schools toward homosexuality. For example, in some Mahayana schools or sutras, certain sex acts are prohibited, which effectively prohibit homosexuality. I strongly doubt the Buddha would have approved of homosexuality unless you ca...
by Disciple
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 80
Views: 10541

Re: How much happy are you?

Now I think your happiness is related to your knowledge of Buddhism and how you practice it. If you are unhappy (Dukkha) means you do not have a good understanding of Buddhism. For many of us it is not easy to measure the happiness as a percentage. As a guide say your are awake 16 hours and if you ...