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by Grigoris
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination experience of Westerners
Replies: 24
Views: 1615

Re: Ordination experience of Westerners

On the other hand, there are Westerners and Western monastic aspirants who have a huge sense of entitlement, believing people are entitled to become monastics. You believe that an aspirant is not entitled to take ordination??? Just look at the debate around the bhikkhuni ordination: there, these en...
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Feeling suicidal or drinking two glasses of wine?
Replies: 17
Views: 1637

Re: Feeling suicidal or drinking two glasses of wine?

You are positing it as an either (I drink alcohol) / or (I commit suicide) situation, when there are countless other options that can help to pacify your suicidal thoughts.
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with Depression and Anxiety
Replies: 39
Views: 6854

Re: Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

I think that sleep, exercise, fun movie watching and traveling are the natural medicines for reducing depression and anxiety. Except that people with Depression and Anxiety cannot sleep, and are not motivated to exercise, travel or watch movies. Most times they cannot get out of bed (depression) or...
by Grigoris
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination experience of Westerners
Replies: 24
Views: 1615

Re: Ordination experience of Westerners

Westerners think they can practice like monks, without actually becoming monks and try to follow Sutta whose content is aimed at monastic practitioners. This leads to all sorts of problems and false moral dilemmas. Issues that the great majority of laity in Theravadin countries do not concern thems...
by Grigoris
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination experience of Westerners
Replies: 24
Views: 1615

Re: Ordination experience of Westerners

The point in selibacy is that a lot of dukkha is based on it. And here was me thinking that Buddhism is about overcoming dukkha! :tongue: Ajahn Chah said that a practitioner who only follows his likes and dislikes not event begun the Path. (from Stillness Flowing) What about liking Dharma practice?...
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination experience of Westerners
Replies: 24
Views: 1615

Re: Ordination experience of Westerners

Westerners think they can practice like monks, without actually becoming monks and try to follow Sutta whose content is aimed at monastic practitioners. This leads to all sorts of problems and false moral dilemmas. Issues that the great majority of laity in Theravadin countries do not concern thems...
by Grigoris
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination experience of Westerners
Replies: 24
Views: 1615

Re: Ordination experience of Westerners

I think the "problem" in the West is that we do not have the opportunity to ordain for limited periods of time like, for example, in Thailand. The Thai situation gives you the opportunity to experience monastic life, without the burden of having to keep the vows forever and the ensuing feelings of g...
by Grigoris
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 78
Views: 19006

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

If you are not a monk, which 99% of the the people posting here are not, then sex (within the constraints of Right Action) is perfectly fine. That includes ejaculating. If anybody disagrees then I DARE THEM to come up with a single teaching by the Buddha that says that LAY PEOPLE are not allowed to ...
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: One of the reason why there is no solid evidence that there is an afterlife
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: One of the reason why there is no solid evidence that there is an afterlife

there maybe is a way to do it as some theories suggest in the internet. .. i look now what words are translated as afterlife. paro loko http://dictionary.sutta.org/browse/p/paro paroPTS Pali-English dictionary The Pali Text Society's Pali-English dictionary Paro,(adv.) [cp.Vedic paras; to para] bey...
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: One of the reason why there is no solid evidence that there is an afterlife
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: One of the reason why there is no solid evidence that there is an afterlife

i was telling that there is no evidence on afterlife, you can't see afterlife with your eyes. I took literal example, heavenly beings when they do something then within that spawn many years have passed by on human realm. How you can see heavenly beings? By developing the divine eye, or by being re...
by Grigoris
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: One of the reason why there is no solid evidence that there is an afterlife
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: One of the reason why there is no solid evidence that there is an afterlife

https://suttacentral.net/dn23/en/sujato 2.4. The Simile of the Gods of the Thirty-Three “Well then, chieftain, I’ll ask you about this in return, and you can answer as you like. A hundred human years are equivalent to one day and night for the gods of the Thirty-Three. Thirty such days make a month...
by Grigoris
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 142
Views: 52735

Re: Tantric Theravada?

sentinel wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:39 am
I meant he should be a Thai monk , not Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche. Though I met him before .
I gave you a link to a Thai temple with Thai monks in my previous response to you.

NOT Tibetan Vajrayana.

If you go to a Tibetan temple you will, strangely enough, find Tibetan teachers.
by Grigoris
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 142
Views: 52735

Re: Tantric Theravada?

sentinel wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:23 am
How does one knows it is Tibetan vajrayana ?
As opposed to... :shrug:

This is a Tibetan Vajrayana temple in Thailand: https://www.facebook.com/RangjungYesheThailand/
by Grigoris
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 142
Views: 52735

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Has anyone ever met any Thai (tantric) monk whom practise vajrayana in Thailand ? Yes, I have. I met a senior monk at this temple , we talked for quite a while and he guided me through a technique too. Not exactly Vajrayana though. Although the technique he taught me was very similar to Vajrayana t...
by Grigoris
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 2859

Re: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?

The only possible destination for the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong is: SAMSARA Then what about those Buddhist traditions in which members are determined to stay in samsara in order to help others, or in which they maintain that nirvana is samsara ... No Buddhist tradition maintains that.