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by Disciple
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Degree in Buddhist Studies
Replies: 15
Views: 1010

Re: Degree in Buddhist Studies

Hello SDC. Check out Naropa University in boulder, Colorado. Should be some programs available there.
by Disciple
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Re: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?

Yes, the self-reflection it can induce and therapeutic effects were what had sparked this idea. Mostly for his own good, he should see and acknowledge his flaws and the horrible karma he generates through his actions.. But perhaps it might make things worse as Aloka said, and give him another form ...
by Disciple
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Re: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?

Its the safer alternative and from my experience also makes you to self reflect and see the flaws in one's character on a deeper level. From a strict Buddhist view both of them should be avoided but I can't denounce the therapeutic effects.
by Disciple
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The 3rd precept for lay person
Replies: 11
Views: 2085

Re: The 3rd precept for lay person

Are whoremongers always destined for lower rebirth? From Snp 1.6: Buddha Sehi dārehi asantuṭṭho Vesiyā supadussati ; Dussati paradāresu, Taṃ parābhavato mukhaṃ Unsatisfied with his own wife, with others’ wives he’s seen in tow, corrupted too with prostitutes— that’s the way to disaster’s woe. https...
by Disciple
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The 3rd precept for lay person
Replies: 11
Views: 2085

Re: The 3rd precept for lay person

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:38 pm
Disciple wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:55 pm
What about prostitutes?
They are best avoided. You don't know where they have been, and some may be married.

However, see the story of Ambapāli.
Agreed but does it break 3rd precept if they are not married? Are whoremongers always destined for lower rebirth?
by Disciple
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The 3rd precept for lay person
Replies: 11
Views: 2085

Re: The 3rd precept for lay person

From the Siṅgāla Suttaṃ “Killing, stealing, telling lies, and committing adultery ³ are never praised by the wise. ³ Committing adultery. Literally, “Going to the wives of others (paradāragamanañceva). Sexual misconduct (kāmesumicchācāra) means literally “Misconduct in sensual pleasures,” but the m...
by Disciple
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 39
Views: 2800

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

Stream enterer is as rare as the ability to split hair with an arrow. Could you give the Sutta support for this? What Buddha said was as far as there are people who follow the Noble Eightfold Path there will not be lack of Arahants in this world. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn56/sn5...
by Disciple
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board
Replies: 42
Views: 3664

Re: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:20 am
From the link:
"adultery with multiple women, some of whom are sex workers, took place over the past four years. The outcome was extended relationships with a group of about ten women. "
That explains the "dasa" bit of his name, then.
:rofl:
by Disciple
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism destructive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1290

Re: Is Buddhism destructive?

Japan isn't buddhist? It's one of the most technologically advanced.
by Disciple
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)
Replies: 10
Views: 2376

Re: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)

Mahayana/vajrayana is chock full of them. They have been useful to me and are especially good for those with a busy lifestyle. Not everyone can live like a monk unfortunately.
by Disciple
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Masturbation of sens doors (poll)
Replies: 15
Views: 796

Re: Masturbation of sens doors (poll)

This is a serious question?
by Disciple
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?
Replies: 25
Views: 1619

Re: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?

How difficult is it to attain stream entry?
by Disciple
Sun May 12, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gender Equality Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 9415

Re: Gender Equality Poll

Choice 1 for obvious reasons
by Disciple
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self-Defence
Replies: 42
Views: 6075

Re: Self-Defence

How ethical would it be for a Buddhist layperson to carry a knife or gun for self-defense? I'm wondering because not everyone has the privilege of living in a safe environment. Consider these points- Killing is unethical. All environments are unsafe. Are there examples supporting carrying weapons f...