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by cookiemonster
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 25
Views: 234

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

salayatananirodha wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:16 am
don't forget about paccekabuddhas
Good point! Even if Gotama's sasana expired after 500 years, then arahatta can still be attained outside of those 500 years by reaching Paccekabuddahood.
by cookiemonster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Re: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?

Symptoms started 10 years ago (about the same time when I came to live in Thailand): episodes of constipation but releasing small doses of clear and transparent water - without any solid. Sometimes going around 10 times per day to the toilet to release only water, wetting my pants if I do not run. ...
by cookiemonster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

OMG ppl you cant compare Vinaya rules with kamma. Thats like saying growing your hair too long (more than 2 finger widths) or talking to the opposite gender out of earshot of another person is intrinsically bad for anyone to do. It is not. its is just not proper for monastics to do. Damaging vegeta...
by cookiemonster
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

OMG ppl you cant compare Vinaya rules with kamma. Thats like saying growing your hair too long (more than 2 finger widths) or talking to the opposite gender out of earshot of another person is intrinsically bad for anyone to do. It is not. its is just not proper for monastics to do. Damaging vegeta...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

pitakele wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:40 pm
cookiemonster wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:02 pm
I thought committing an pacittiya offense is intrinsically akusala.
Knowingly breaking a vinaya rule may be akusala for a monastic, but destroying vegetable life is not akusala in itself as is the intentional killing of living beings.
They're akusala to different degrees ...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

just like the meat-buyer isn't necessarily requesting that suppliers kill beings Sometimes the seller can be the supplier/butcher too. Anyhow, buyer's demand is the reason why a seller requests suppliers to provide meat. If no one buys meat (no demand), no seller woudn't bother to sell meat. "The d...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Buying meat in a food store definitely creates a demand. :popcorn: That demand creates a supply. The supplier kills beings. :pig: Therefore, the buyer has a hand in that killing. :stirthepot: Period. Under that logic: Buying vegetables in a food store creates a demand. That demand creates a supply....
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Buying meat in a food store definitely creates a demand. :popcorn: That demand creates a supply. The supplier kills beings. :pig: Therefore, the buyer has a hand in that killing. :stirthepot: Period. Under that logic: Buying vegetables in a food store creates a demand. That demand creates a supply....
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

This could also apply to vegetable foods, in light of the Vinaya rule: "The damaging of a living plant is to be confessed." The vinaya rules regarding not damaging vegetables, seeds & crops have mostly been instigated so to not offend laypeople,. e.g. farmers, not because there is anything instrins...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

It's important to consider the spirit of such teachings, and not just the letter. Even though Buddha didn't teach his followers to be vegetarian, I think it important to be thoughtful about one's consumer habits. In modern times, most of us are very removed from the mass means of producing food, es...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

user99 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Its forbidden to order Meat and eat it so i Wonder this
It is not forbidden to laypeople.
by cookiemonster
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: jhana required?
Replies: 60
Views: 7092

Re: jhana required?

jhana is definitely not required. this is clear from many people who became arahants just by listening to the Buddha. I always figured that those individuals practiced and mastered jhana and other virtues in their previous lifetime(s), which explained - at least to me - why it appeared that they di...
by cookiemonster
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't aversion necessary?
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: Isn't aversion necessary?

I always hear Buddhists say that extremes must be given up, and that one should follow the middle path. Craving and aversion must both be given up, they say. Craving, I understand. But without aversion for this world, how can there be detachment? As long as one is attached to the world, how is libe...
by cookiemonster
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

I've never understood how someone can meet all their nutritional needs on one meal a day. How do you accomplish getting all the vitamins, proteins, etc? I try to eat a very large meal with all the calories, vitamins, etc. I need for the day in one sitting. How many calories is your meal? I estimate...
by cookiemonster
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What is meditation?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: What is meditation?

The term "meditation" is used by people from within the same tradition, different traditions and different paths. When we ask: what is meditation? The answer usually involves a description of a certain activity depending on the method being used. And yet, the term itself is aiming to make a distinc...