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by Justsit
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Healing power of Buddhist Chanting
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: The Healing power of Buddhist Chanting

There is a medical condition called ichthyosis vulgaris in which the skin appears scale-like. There is no known cure, but treatment with creams and diet is sometimes effective. With the information given, there is no way to prove that the fact that the person eating a snake is directly related to th...
by Justsit
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1826

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

and Shambhala offers a family summer camp. Absolutely no offence to you intended, Justsit, but in view of all the recent scandals involving the Tibetan Buddhist Shambala organisation,their family summer camp would definately not be a place I'd recommend to anyone myself! No offense taken. I didn't ...
by Justsit
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1826

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

Why is Buddhism not growing? If Buddhism does not take root in families, I doubt it will grow. Related topic here . ...Both sects above have a strong family heritage and tend to shun leaving the religion. In some nations, it is even illegal and punishable by death to leave the religion (Sunni Islam...
by Justsit
Tue May 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Coping with growing old
Replies: 33
Views: 816

Re: Coping with growing old

The Coming of Wisdom with Time THOUGH leaves are many, the root is one; Through all the lying days of my youth I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun; Now I may wither into the truth. - William Butler Yeats This poem never meant much to me until I reached my 60's. Now I find it comforting; older ...
by Justsit
Sun May 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?
Replies: 66
Views: 2059

Re: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?

Sorry, not false view. Lostitude is correct, there are plenty of women in the US who actually enjoy sex for its own sake. Obviously a "minority" of women; whose bonding instinct has modified. Bonding instinct modified?? How do you know that? How do you know it's a minority? Are you saying lust and ...
by Justsit
Sun May 19, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?
Replies: 66
Views: 2059

Re: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?

From a secular perspective, the above is already normal in most Western countries. It's perfectly normal for young unmarried women to seek sex for the sake of it with no intention of building a lasting relationship with their one-off partner. The false view above was already addressed. What is comm...
by Justsit
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth control
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: Birth control

For a man, this is the correct answer. Is the above inferring my answer is somehow "sexist", "discriminatory" & "politically incorrect"? It is offensive to women or certain transgenders? Perhaps just different "terminology"? The name of the corresponding procedure for women is called tubal ligation.
by Justsit
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Doing retreats in other traditions!
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Doing retreats in other traditions!

Has anyone ever gone on a retreat at a Tibetan , Zen or any other Mahayana center? I was curious and looked for a few online. They area all charging from 500 to 1500 for a retreat. I can't afford that right now. Can some one please tell me how they meditate at these places? Retreats can vary widely...
by Justsit
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian denomination closest to buddhist
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Christian denomination closest to buddhist

You might find Contemplative Christianity https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/christian-contemplative-tradition or mystical Christianity of interest. The Catholic Church in particular has a long tradition of mysticism; "The Cloud of Unknowing," the writings of Sts. John of the Cross, Teresa of Avi...
by Justsit
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Question about sitting posture
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Question about sitting posture

Are you seated on the floor using a cushion? If so, make sure your hips are elevated slightly higher than your knees by using a small pillow or cushion, or a folded blanket under your butt. My sangha typically sits together for 50 minute sessions, followed by 10 minutes walking meditation, then back...
by Justsit
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Subduing sexual feelings
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: Subduing sexual feelings

At no point did I say or imply that there is a cure for pedophilia, nor for feelings. I, and likely no one else here, can give you a magic bullet to make your feelings go away, that's not how it works. Therefore I have nothing to offer you, so l bow out. In any case, best wishes for a suitable resol...
by Justsit
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Subduing sexual feelings
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: Subduing sexual feelings

The entire Western psychological science seems to think that all sexuality, including pedophilia, is hardwired into the brain and cannot be changed, so therapy is out of the question. That's not exactly correct. In case you might still be interested in a secular approach, Western psychology differe...
by Justsit
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to confront a love triangle - or should I?
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: How to confront a love triangle - or should I?

Everyone in the world is "subject to happiness and suffering, and the law of kamma; actions still have consequences." So where does your responsibility lie? By your reasoning, you should then approach everyone you know and point out to them the possible consequences of their actions. Why is that you...
by Justsit
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to confront a love triangle - or should I?
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: How to confront a love triangle - or should I?

Really, it's not your job to tell others how to live their lives. And trying to interject Buddhist teachings often only results in hostility or outright rejection. If they come to you for advice or with questions, fine, but if not, better to refrain. "I just want to get them to take a look at what t...
by Justsit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 44
Views: 1285

Re: Muscular Christianity

I think there should be a Muscular Buddhist movement to counter all of the hippy, new age, gender-bender crap that has crept into burgeoning Western Buddhism. Out of curiousity how many transvestites attend the temple you frequent? I can't say I've seen a single one at any of the Theravāda or Mahāy...