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by thepea
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hell being sound?
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Hell being sound?

You can hear them all the time, saying “wear a mask” you can find them in hospitals.
by thepea
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Visuddhimagga
Replies: 20
Views: 492

Re: The Visuddhimagga

What’s a Visuddhimagga?
by thepea
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Samadhi
Replies: 24
Views: 409

Re: Samadhi

simsapa wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Is there a limit to perfected samadhi? Supposing an arahant entered perfect samadhi on some object, could they maintain that focus until the moment of death?
All objects are impermanent, and pass away.
by thepea
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Yes, I understand privelage vs birthright. Nuns have banded together and sought out equitable treatment. Obviously they were not pleased with things as they were, and I feel the changes are for the better, and would like to see complete equity regardless of sex. Ok so you are suggesting sick mental...
by thepea
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

I'll rephrase: Nobody owes it to you to ordain you. One doesn't have the right to demand ordination. Not in a time of a pandemic, and not ever. Yes, I understand this. So a monastic cannot drop robes during a pandemic and leave the group? Is this correct? Otherwise it seems hypocritical. Understand...
by thepea
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

The women have argued for additional rights, what is wrong with the non-sick arguing for their rights. It's not about rights, it's about privileges. Do you know the difference between the two? I’m not sick, why are we treating everyone as the potential to kill one another. Lol. You might want to re...
by thepea
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Everything is closed.
by thepea
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Also , can you put this thread back in the general discussion area please, I don’t see the personal experience aspect of this.
by thepea
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

I don’t really know what is the norm or what would be insulting. I wouldn’t feel right about taking an action that I didn’t understand just for the purpose of fitting in. A serious question: Have you spent time at any monasteries? From what you are saying you could have difficulty fitting in. It se...
by thepea
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

SteRo wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:26 pm
thepea wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:23 pm
This pandemic needs to end!
Patience. It's only a matter of 1-2 years from now on.
You think that’s it?
I think with this new over reactions to flus we are not going back to normal. May not open again.
by thepea
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Thank the heavens that you're not bound to a wheelchair, don't have an infectious disease, and that you're not a woman! Wheelchair and infectious disease are physical impediments that one can absolutely see, logically understand and come to terms with. The example of being a woman is similar to thi...
by thepea
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Yes, but as stated even if one wanted to take the route of the buddha and wander into the forest, this also has been made illegal in this pandemic. To me, I feel a line has been crossed, with human rights vs apparent medical safety. Going forth has been squashed. I think Mara has won. Thank the hea...
by thepea
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Ordination is a privilege, not a right. Yes, but as stated even if one wanted to take the route of the buddha and wander into the forest, this also has been made illegal in this pandemic. To me, I feel a line has been crossed, with human rights vs apparent medical safety. Going forth has been squas...
by thepea
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Might? I think the dhamma has been shut down, and it’s not a “might” but a must? So how and why is this allowed to happen? When does this open up again? What if it’s years? The dhamma hasn't been shut down. Many monasteries are providing online services and so on. Just in the interests of not sprea...
by thepea
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 129
Views: 2245

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Just clarity, and out of respect for my family I have to continue with laylife, I think it inappropriate if I were to live amongst family in “monk mode”. I think it's always possible for a lay person to start "monk mode" to a certain extent, if not 100%, then 80%, 50%, 30% (ie. cut back your sex, e...