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by DonnieRage
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intruders (BnE) and Non Violence
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: Intruders (BnE) and Non Violence

If we want to prevent crime then the best answer is; loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. How this would look in practice would be that instead of spending hundreds of thousands of $ a year in putting people in goal; we would recognize that drug addictions are a medical issue not a crim...
by DonnieRage
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intruders (BnE) and Non Violence
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: Intruders (BnE) and Non Violence

Great response. Momma always told me patience is a virtue. Thank you.
by DonnieRage
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intruders (BnE) and Non Violence
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: Intruders (BnE) and Non Violence

"Give a blow desiring emancipation" Would this apply politically (like to those in tibet, for example)? I know the Dalai Lama advises against violence, but it seems peaceful protest and even extreme self violence (like self immolation) have very little effect overall. Throughout my life I've often t...
by DonnieRage
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intruders (BnE) and Non Violence
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Intruders (BnE) and Non Violence

I was having a discussion with my dad and my younger brother recently about people breaking into our house. Of course they were saying how they would just "blast the f***er in the face" and I was trying to convince them that they probably wouldn't do that even though they say it. I was also bringing...
by DonnieRage
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Marijuana and the Fifth precept
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Marijuana and the Fifth precept

After reading and thinking on this for the past few hours, I think I may have to face the fact that I still hold attachment to an object of escapism. The fact that in my use of marijuana I have to break the 4th precept as well, just to avoid trouble. The fact that no matter what I tell myself, in ti...
by DonnieRage
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Marijuana and the Fifth precept
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Marijuana and the Fifth precept

I've been smoking weed for years. I don't drink and I don't smoke cigarettes. I don't pop pills, snort coke, take hallucinogenics, or shoot dope. I've been struggling with the Fifth precept a lot because I've often found translations that refer specifically to alcohol and I've found translations tha...
by DonnieRage
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Sexual Misconduct

Would/could masturbation be considered misconduct? If not, is pornography? And if two consenting partners partake in extreme fetishes (bdsm, urination, etc), is this misconduct? I tend to feel like attachment is the real issue, as there always seems to be attachment involved in intimacy, but should ...
by DonnieRage
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Meditation and Diet (controlling poor eating habits)
Replies: 24
Views: 4302

Re: Meditation and Diet (controlling poor eating habits)

The night I posted this I actually decided to eat vegetarian. Since I've been studying and practicing buddhism the ethics behind meat eating (particularly involving consumerism) have slowly crept up on me and I actually started bumming myself out a little when eating meat. I'm like the pickiest eate...
by DonnieRage
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Meditation and Diet (controlling poor eating habits)
Replies: 24
Views: 4302

Meditation and Diet (controlling poor eating habits)

I have an issue when it comes to eating. I've been raised strictly on fast food, meat, and soda and I'm paying the price with a very unhealthy body. I sincerely want to like vegetables so much, but almost every one I've tried (I've tried a lot lately and I re-try them often) literally makes me gag t...
by DonnieRage
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Non-Violence and Fiction
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Non-Violence and Fiction

I've been witnessing violence in fiction my whole life, as has most everyone else I assume. I'm an avid fan of Comic Books, which I collect, read, and I hope to illustrate them for a living as well. I've also been a fan of horror my whole life as well. I admit that horror movies can be shockingly vi...
by DonnieRage
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Martial Arts
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Martial Arts

I've been into martial arts practically my whole life. I've learned to use nunchaku, I (currently) practice boxing, jeet kune do, muay thai, and I do spar. I just recently started practicing buddhism (going on two weeks) and I've run into a bit of an obstacle. Non-violence. I'm not a violent person....
by DonnieRage
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Empathy and Compassion in Extreme Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Empathy and Compassion in Extreme Cases

Thank you all very much for your insight. I'll continue practicing and hopefully, with patience, I'll come to a better understanding. and yeah, I come from a punk rock background, and having been an outsider most of my life it was so easy to see how society was molding me and the people around me. B...
by DonnieRage
Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Empathy and Compassion in Extreme Cases
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Empathy and Compassion in Extreme Cases

I'm new to Buddhism and I'm also (unfortunately) new to feelings like empathy and compassion. I've been so surrounded by anger my whole life and I've recently found myself in need of anger "management" and studying and practicing buddhism has helped me tremendously turn my attitude around and change...