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by Disciple
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The nature of Nibbana
Replies: 15
Views: 3014

Re: The nature of Nibbana

Understood, thanks.
by Disciple
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The nature of Nibbana
Replies: 15
Views: 3014

Re: The nature of Nibbana

In the state of deep sleep there is no desire, no attachment, nothing at all but oblivious bliss. Can this be likened to Nibbana? I think the great about liberation is the ability to handle the most difficult situations in life with wisdom, compassion and equanimity. I agree but what does this have...
by Disciple
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The nature of Nibbana
Replies: 15
Views: 3014

The nature of Nibbana

In the state of deep sleep there is no desire, no attachment, nothing at all but oblivious bliss. Can this be likened to Nibbana?
by Disciple
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What did Buddha say about gambling?
Replies: 8
Views: 7127

Re: What did Buddha say about gambling?

hermitwin wrote:if a person who is keeping the 5 or 8 precepts gamble, is the precept broken?
Buddha never made it a precept to forbid gambling, he only advised against it.
by Disciple
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Swearing
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Re: Swearing

Thank you for all the replies.
by Disciple
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 20
Views: 4528

What would you do?

Apologies if this question offends anyone, but it is something I've been thinking about recently. Given the Buddha's stance on non violence, if someone came up to you and started physically assaulting you, what would you do about it? What would a good Buddhist do about it?
by Disciple
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Swearing
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Swearing

If swearing is done without the intent to hurt anyone, does that still constitute as unwholesome kamma? A couple examples would be something like "where the f are you going this late" or just generally insulting someone in a jokingly manner without wanting to hurt them.