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by bodom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 221
Views: 12587

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Whether alcoholism is a disease or not is really not the point. It is what is and is not skillful to say to those struggling with what could broadly be called an addiction or substance abuse problem, and what is and is not right speech from a Buddhist perspective. This isn't a geographic or cultura...
by bodom
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 221
Views: 12587

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

In the context of Buddhism, there is also no reason to think that alcoholism is somehow one of those things that are not impermanent; or that when it comes to alcoholism and depression, we must forget about Buddhism and unquestioningly subscribe to the currently popular notions about these things. ...
by bodom
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 221
Views: 12587

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Alcoholism is not a disease and alcoholic can return to social drinking. I should have written "In my experience alcoholism is not a disease and alcoholic can return to social drinking." That does not warranty that the whole 350 word post be deleted. Those words could have been added or that line d...
by bodom
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 221
Views: 12587

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Those of us in recovery from alcohol have a saying. Once a cucumber becomes a pickle, it can no longer go back to being a cucumber.We have pickled ourselves. There's no going back. I am an alcoholic and have long term sobriety free from from alcohol. I work with others who are struggling and on the ...
by bodom
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Honoring the Devas
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Honoring the Devas

By reflecting on there virtues and dedicating merit to them. [6] “Furthermore, you should recollect the devas: ‘There are the devas of the Four Great Kings, the devas of the Thirty-three, the devas of the Hours, the Contented Devas, the devas who delight in creation, the devas who rule over the crea...
by bodom
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Longest that you have meditated?
Replies: 16
Views: 806

Re: Longest that you have meditated?

Personally I aim for an hour a day but living the family life with kids and a career i don't always get the chance to sit. I try to keep Ajahn Chah's teaching below in mind: Q: Is it necessary to sit for very long stretches? Answer : No, sitting for hours on end is not necessary. Some people think t...
by bodom
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dmytro!
Replies: 17
Views: 670

Re: Happy B8irthday, Dmytro!

Happy Birthday!

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The twofould trap and release from Dhamma-trade into the wheel of Dhamma
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: The twofould trap and release from Dhamma-trade into the wheel of Dhamma

I've been going on and on about how there are always strings attached, how one always indebts oneself the moment one receives or takes something, including and especially, religious teachings. Just because a religious person doesn't charge money or favors when giving a religious teaching, doesn't m...
by bodom
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali pronunciation of Thanissaro
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Pali pronunciation of Thanissaro

It is pronounced

Tuh-niss- sorrow

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 1103

Re: New to Buddhism

Welcome Doug! I hope you find all that you need here on the forum.

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Looking for clarification about the Mahasi method
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Looking for clarification about the Mahasi method

Sayadaw U Pandita, one of Mahasi Sayadaw's foremost disciples, had this to say: In making the verbal label, there is no need for complex language. One simple word is best. For the eye, ear, and tongue doors we simply say, “Seeing, seeing... Hearing, hearing... Tasting, tasting.” For sensations in th...
by bodom
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Buddha Said...
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

Re: The Buddha Said...

Does anyone have a canonical reference for the Ovada Patimokkha...? Dhammapada verses 183 through 185. 183. To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas. 184. Enduring patience is the highest austerity. "Nibbana is supreme," say the Buddhas. ...
by bodom
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: New Member

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah
Replies: 23
Views: 3227

Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

atharva2k wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:36 am
I'm SO excited to read this.
You will absolutely not be dissapointed. Everytime I think it's as good as it gets it gets even better!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Does negative thinking matter?
Replies: 37
Views: 1711

Re: Does negative thinking matter?

This is what the Buddha had to say: “Bhikkhus, whatever a bhikkhu frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. If he frequently thinks and ponders upon thoughts of renunciation, he has abandoned the thought of sensual desire to cultivate the thought of renunciati...