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by Caraka
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Rude People, Frequent Unpleasant Encounters - Kamma?
Replies: 38
Views: 8220

Re: Rude People, Frequent Unpleasant Encounters - Kamma?

Do you consider yourself disgusting?


No, but I am not pretty.
Why?
by Caraka
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from africa
Replies: 11
Views: 2241

Re: Hello from africa

Hi, welcome:)
by Caraka
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Rude People, Frequent Unpleasant Encounters - Kamma?
Replies: 38
Views: 8220

Re: Rude People, Frequent Unpleasant Encounters - Kamma?

Is there some type of Kamma that will make people detest you just by looking?
Do you consider yourself disgusting?
by Caraka
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Next life and the Buddhist path
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

Re: Next life and the Buddhist path

I tend to focus on the small things, that I know I actual are able to change into the better. E.g. not be mind discriminating when I remember, helping when condition arise, saying no thanks to drinking, practise more concentration which again helps me with my defilements. However I have no idea what...
by Caraka
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How to stop internet addiction?
Replies: 25
Views: 3395

Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Why internet have such bad influence on peoples? Why does cars have such bad influence on people.. I'm sure this could be the start of a long list, and I can see one common property they share. The disconnection of some senses, when we meet another persons car, or another persons post on the intern...
by Caraka
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist egoism
Replies: 26
Views: 3517

Re: Buddhist egoism

Nhe, I was more thinking of wanting stuff like a house, or better food, and even store food for tomorrow, that kind of egoism.., which again may lead to acquiring whats not given..

In the simplest sense stuff can be acquired by stealing, but there is a lot of ways t acquire anything.
by Caraka
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist egoism
Replies: 26
Views: 3517

Re: Buddhist egoism

I think so, yes. But, is one buddhist that are aware of his/hers egoism and by practice work to towards a better being the same as an ignorant buddhist that is not aware of his/hers egoism? I also think egoism is direct related to the precept of not taking anything that does not belong to you, and a...
by Caraka
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Re: Greetings!

Greetings:)

I love tattoo, I have my self. It is a personal art collection from various places where such condition arised.
by Caraka
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Offering dhammabooks to new buddhists
Replies: 4
Views: 2904

Re: Offering dhammabooks to new buddhists

I would highly recommend Buddhism Explained by Laurence-Khantipalo Mills. I bought it my self out of curiosity, it is small and in plain english it describe buddhism in an easy way. I read it tree times before I could put it away, and are looking forward to read it again. I'm forever grateful to Lau...
by Caraka
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Should sex be demonized so much?
Replies: 132
Views: 24000

Re: Should sex be demonized so much?

I was reading about Ten Immoral Kammas and Their Effects ( http://www.aimwell.org/Books/Pesala/Kamma/kamma.html#Classification ), and thinking about your post. It states: The evil effects of sexual misconduct are: having many enemies, getting an unsuitable spouse, rebirth as a woman, or rebirth as a...
by Caraka
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Should sex be demonized so much?
Replies: 132
Views: 24000

Re: Should sex be demonized so much?

Your topic reminds me of a story I heard about how old schools educating about masturbation. They literally explained 'Do not masturbate! Cause when you do you leak brainfluid. The seemen from your masturbation comes from your brain, and the more you masturbate the stupider you will get'. So Dawn is...
by Caraka
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pharmacological Aids to Enlightenment
Replies: 72
Views: 10101

Re: Pharmacological Aids to Enlightenment

They do augment cognition, which is the context for my repl I think this is still idle speculation, even if you are able to refer to well documented scientific tests. Cause tests just documents the effect and counter effects only on your body (like getting pain, dizzy etc), they will never tell if ...
by Caraka
Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is Mara to you?
Replies: 22
Views: 3753

Re: What is Mara to you?

This is an interesting article for further study: The Buddha's Encounters with Mara the Tempter: Their Representation in Literature and Art by Ananda W.P. Guruge http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/guruge/wheel419.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :anjali: Great link, thanks.
by Caraka
Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pharmacological Aids to Enlightenment
Replies: 72
Views: 10101

Re: Pharmacological Aids to Enlightenment

If such a drug existed, I think it's not a violation of the 5th precept, since the full phrase includes "which lead to carelessness". If such a drug existed is idle speculations. The fifth precept is for me a translation trying to make the Buddhas teaching about moral and ethic understandable in En...
by Caraka
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Vedanā at eye-base
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Vedanā at eye-base

Would it not be natural to differ between mind-based experience through the eyes and the pain from body through eyes?