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by Disciple
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?
Replies: 31
Views: 2090

Re: Zen master teachings better than gotama buddhas teaching?

Spend time at a theravada and zen center and see which one resonates with you the most. Both are legit.
by Disciple
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are Mahayana monks allowed to marry?
Replies: 52
Views: 4516

Re: Are Mahayana monks allowed to marry?

In jodo shinshu there are zero precepts. One is allowed to get married, eat meat, and drink alcohol. This is the most widely practiced mahayana sect in Japan.
by Disciple
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer

Absolutely I'll let you know :toast:
by Disciple
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer

From what I hear the best ones are from Germany but they are a little pricey. I would love to try out the ones from Japan if I can find them here. The one I tried so far is Coors Edge which wasn't that bad.
by Disciple
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer

A study conducted by the department of psychology at Indiana University said, "Because non-alcoholic beer provides sensory cues that simulate alcoholic beer, this beverage may be more effective than other placebos in contributing to a credible manipulation of expectancies to receive alcohol",[8] ma...
by Disciple
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer

Does this constitute as a precept violation? Yes. Forget the Buddha. Try to convince a policeman to get away from a fine that you had only 0.5 alcoholic Beer. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19594&p= I've read that a slice of chocolate cake and a cup of orange juice have the same level...
by Disciple
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Re: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:52 pm
Greetings,

If you can become intoxicated and heedless on 0.5% non-alcoholic beer then fair play to you.

:toast:

Moreover, I think an effort to do so would just lead to bloating and frequent urination, neither of which are violations of the precepts.

Metta,
Paul. :)
:twothumbsup:
by Disciple
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer
Replies: 14
Views: 1046

Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer

Does this constitute as a precept violation?
by Disciple
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Monks escape fire and gunfire in N.Las Vegas
Replies: 14
Views: 1150

Re: Monks escape fire and gunfire in N.Las Vegas

Thoughts and prayers 🙏
by Disciple
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?
Replies: 21
Views: 1435

Re: Is it strange to oppose the Lotus Sutra but be ok with the Pureland Sutras?

Is it strange for someone who holds a sort of Theravada position (but with a soul) to completely oppose the blasphemy of the Lotus Sutra in saying Buddha told pretty lies for 40 years and then finally taught Mahayana on his death-bed. But to not oppose another Mahayana Sutra, like the Pureland Sutr...
by Disciple
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)
Replies: 51
Views: 3265

Re: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)

celebrate with hookers and cocaine :woohoo: (just kidding) I mean if you're just with the hookers and cocaine, not partaking in either, then you're good. Like, "Hey I'm just having this party to point out the fact that I don't need either of these things to make me happy." At that point the hookers...
by Disciple
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)
Replies: 51
Views: 3265

Re: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)

celebrate with hookers and cocaine :woohoo:

(just kidding)
by Disciple
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Degree in Buddhist Studies
Replies: 15
Views: 883

Re: Degree in Buddhist Studies

Hello SDC. Check out Naropa University in boulder, Colorado. Should be some programs available there.
by Disciple
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?
Replies: 11
Views: 2057

Re: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?

Yes, the self-reflection it can induce and therapeutic effects were what had sparked this idea. Mostly for his own good, he should see and acknowledge his flaws and the horrible karma he generates through his actions.. But perhaps it might make things worse as Aloka said, and give him another form ...