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- Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:50 am
- Forum: General Theravāda discussion
- Topic: The nature of Nibbana
- Replies: 15
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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...
- Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:47 pm
- Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
- Topic: What did Buddha say about gambling?
- Replies: 8
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Buddha never made it a precept to forbid gambling, he only advised against it.hermitwin wrote:if a person who is keeping the 5 or 8 precepts gamble, is the precept broken?
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?
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.