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by Dugu
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74630

Re: Are there any consciousness or awareness in Nibbana?

I am not sure that I agree with this myself, but it is probably close to the official position of Theravada ( if there is one). For myself, I am happy to allow these questions to remain a mystery which is beyond my capacity to understand. Kind regards, Vincent. Thanks Vincent. This whole thread has...
by Dugu
Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74630

Re: Are there any consciousness or awareness in Nibbana?

vinasp wrote:Hi Dugu,

1. Do you mean nibbana for one still alive, or some supposed after-death state?
I suppose my question refers more to after-death state.
by Dugu
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74630

Re: Are there any consciousness or awareness in Nibbana?

daverupa wrote:Nothing is "in" nibbana; when something (e.g. a flame) goes out, there is nothing which is "in the out-ness".
Yes, how may I rephrase my question so that it may be applied properly?
by Dugu
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74630

Are there any consciousness or awareness in Nibbana?

Or is nibbana also cessation of all forms of consciousness?
by Dugu
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?
Replies: 28
Views: 4050

Re: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?

Obviously it's tough to find a perfect solution in this Samsara. In some situation, one's gonna have to pick the lesser of the evils. On a practical standpoint, The first 2 options aren't good: Killing yourself or slowly starve to death: you still commit an act of killing, and you're trading one hu...
by Dugu
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?
Replies: 28
Views: 4050

Re: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?

I'm sorry, really I am, but this does irritate me. These hypothetical scenarios are utterly pointless. Yes, I understand your frustration when certain scenarios will not likely be relevant to you. But for me, I am precisely the Ray Mears type of person. I study Bushcraft as I plan to live in remote...
by Dugu
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?
Replies: 28
Views: 4050

Re: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?

I kill crabs in my rice field every year....rats too occasionally....so I guess I would have no problem eating them.....actually I have eaten them and crabs are much tastier than rats although after eating nothing but crabs for awhile a rat might be refreshing......so do these rats and crabs exist ...
by Dugu
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?
Replies: 28
Views: 4050

Re: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?

If you allow yourself to die, then you are in effect killing yourself. It seems killing is unavoidable from this perspective, be it the crab or me. If I choose to kill myself out of compassion for other living beings, would I reap good or bad karma? Of course, If I did kill myself through starvatio...
by Dugu
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?
Replies: 28
Views: 4050

Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?

In the Noble Eightfold path, we are to abstain from taking of lives. In practice I have tried my best to follow this precept. I have avoided stepping on ants. I would catch spiders in my room and release them without harm. It's not hard to abstain from taking of lives in the comfort of our modern da...
by Dugu
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When is DhammaWheel's birthday?
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: When is DhammaWheel's birthday?

It first went online on about December 30, 2008, but it took a couple of days before we could send out invitations to the people we knew, so we could officially say it was about: January 1, 2009 (easier to remember that way. :tongue: ) In that case, Dec 30, 2008 would have to be the real birthdate....
by Dugu
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In Love - what to do about it?
Replies: 82
Views: 8644

Re: In Love - what to do about it?

Love is so blinding isn't it? Most of us have gone through it at one point. :namaste:
by Dugu
Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?
Replies: 37
Views: 3398

Re: If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?

Heedless hedonism. If there was no Theravada I wouldnt bother. For me its the only logical coherent approach to life. I am aware that other alternatives are on offer. Sometimes I feel like I'm a hedonist trying my best to be Theravadan. :lol: So the other tradition does not appeal to you? Its all a...
by Dugu
Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Shwmai from Wales! :)
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Hi Emily.

Wow you started following at such a young age, that is so rare. I am so impressed. Good to have you here. :twothumbsup:
by Dugu
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?
Replies: 37
Views: 3398

Re: If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?

Chris wrote:I would have remained an ardent practising Christian (Anglican).
Really Chris? That's interesting. I just assume everyone would pick a different Buddhist Tradition.
by Dugu
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?
Replies: 37
Views: 3398

Re: If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?

Sanghamitta wrote:Heedless hedonism.
If there was no Theravada I wouldnt bother. For me its the only logical coherent approach to life.

I am aware that other alternatives are on offer.
Sometimes I feel like I'm a hedonist trying my best to be Theravadan. :lol: So the other tradition does not appeal to you?
by Dugu
Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?
Replies: 37
Views: 3398

Re: If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?

i started in zen, and was quite happy there, i only ended up in theravada because i had a ticket to thailand and decided to use my time there visiting and living in temples... so if no theravada then it'd still be zen How long were you in Zen? And what was it about Theravada that made you switch? :...
by Dugu
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?
Replies: 37
Views: 3398

If there was no Theravada, which tradition would you pick?

Just curious which tradition would you guys have pick if there was no Theravada. :smile:
by Dugu
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Technology and the multiplication of labor
Replies: 25
Views: 3094

Re: Technology and the multiplication of labor

If I can have a robot go to work and bring home the paycheck so I can spend my whole day in practice would be nice.
by Dugu
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Confidence and Stream-Entry: Which comes first?
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

Re: Confidence and Stream-Entry: Which comes first?

This is my own reasoning. When one puts his foot into a river, which comes first? The fact he knows the river is cold or the fact his foot is in the river?
by Dugu
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If a person lost the will to live, how do you help them?
Replies: 18
Views: 1361

Re: If a person lost the will to live, how do you help them?

My friend is going through some hard time right now and she told me today she doesn't want to live anymore. She's going to be 50 and she suffering from loneliness. Besides telling her to seek professional help (which she has before), is there a Buddhist solution to this problem? Hi Dugu, you could ...