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by jason c
Mon May 28, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 261029

Re: confused about dairy right understanding?

cittisanto, i will read the great vegetarian debate later this evening thanks for the post. i realise that the buddha was an almsman thats why i phrased the statement the way i did. khali bodhi, i am not trying to create a schism, i am comfortable in my own practice and have found it a great benifit...
by jason c
Mon May 28, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 261029

confused about dairy right understanding?

i've been reading some of david snyders writing on vegetarianism and it makes sense, but i could not find anything on veganism other than a mentioning about vitamen b-12. i am deeply interested in morality as our foundation for practice and what concerns me is that people simply want to find a set o...
by jason c
Mon May 28, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Maitreya - What do you think?
Replies: 31
Views: 1878

Re: Maitreya - What do you think?

hi david, i was reading that the buddha said five 1000 yr. periods. but since he let women leave the householders life and live as nuns the 1000 yr period would be cut in half. leaving five 500 yr periods. 2500yrs but i do strongly agree with cittasanto in that we shouldn't wait to be saved by anyon...
by jason c
Mon May 28, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Maitreya - What do you think?
Replies: 31
Views: 1878

Re: Maitreya - What do you think?

Metteyya/Maitreya does not come until the Dhamma has died out. Today we have copies of the Pali Canon in Pali and numerous other languages. It shows no signs of dying out anytime soon. The Mahayana and some of the Theravada commentaries place the arrival of Metteya at approximately 5,000 years afte...
by jason c
Mon May 28, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Maitreya - What do you think?
Replies: 31
Views: 1878

Re: Maitreya - What do you think?

Sounds like the consensus is that another Buddha (Maitreya) will come when the Dharma disappears. Well, that has already happened, wouldn't you say? "Search for Buddhism in the Internet. How many different ideas are there? How many different explanations are given? Some of them say, “There is no So...
by jason c
Mon May 28, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddhism In the Eyes of Intellectuals
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Buddhism In the Eyes of Intellectuals

“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. Budd...
by jason c
Mon May 28, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Listening practice
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Listening practice

hi dan, i,m going to interpret listening as mindfulness and not just hearing sensory. when my daughter was 2, i took her to the zoo. i had this great plan to show her all the animals(i had an agenda). shortly after arriving on our way to see the monkeys my daughter started jumping down a flight of s...
by jason c
Mon May 28, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: am i breaking my sila
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: am i breaking my sila

thanks for your replies, they have been understood. taxes are not a real big problem in my life, i shut my home building business down in 2009, when the economy went belly up. now i operate a carpentry business from the back of my bicycle (sounds depressing) but i highly reccomend it. i'm fortunate,...
by jason c
Mon May 28, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: inherent goodness
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: inherent goodness

hi befriend, i questioned christianity all my life, eg; the ten commandments, a list of things you just dont do. i much prefered the buddhas approach observe the precepts. i interpret this as observe yourself if you break a precept. what was the quality of my mind at that time? practicing this i fou...
by jason c
Sun May 27, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: am i breaking my sila
Replies: 6
Views: 581

am i breaking my sila

if someone is begging for money and i posess first hand knowledge that the person will use that money to harm someone it would be unwise to support this person. as a self employed business owner my government orders me to collect and submit taxes to them. now i posess first hand knowledge that my co...
by jason c
Sun May 27, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Kansas. :)
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Hello from Kansas. :)

welcome joe
by jason c
Sun May 27, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: intro's better late than never
Replies: 5
Views: 738

intro's better late than never

hello everyone, i joined this discussion group about 5 days ago, i attempted to submit an introduction then, but due to my inept computer skills i was unsuccsessful at posting. i finally fidgured it out with a topic for discussion i posted and things have kind of snowballed from there. anyway, hi fr...
by jason c
Sun May 27, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: inherent goodness
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: inherent goodness

i was thinking that if when anyone does a wholsome action they feel a sense of well being afterwards. doing good deeds, does not make one feel neutral or negative. so wouldnt that make it that our nature is predisposed for goodness. so my point is that, if doing good equate with involuntarily feeli...
by jason c
Sun May 27, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Other conditions today???
Replies: 130
Views: 10752

Re: Other conditions today???

dear cittasanto, once someone has found the path the buddha has described, and developed the technique of practice the buddha has described. they become their own teacher their own master, and can progress on the path at a pace that suits them. i see the world we live in today, with the financial di...
by jason c
Sat May 26, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 12213

Re: Plants in Buddhism - Idea of B. Nature of Grasses an Trees

serving on a 10 day goenka retreat, the very wise kitchen manager looked deeply into my eyes held up a bean sprout and said "look at this bean sprout, this is life, how can you eat this and use this energy to do harm or evil. we take the life of this bean sprout and we must use its energy for good s...
by jason c
Fri May 25, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is all doubt bad?
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: Is all doubt bad?

i believe what he means is the experience of pure mind or the bardo of death , the seperation of nama rupa the experience of no-self no permanent "I". one who enters this with conscioussness and returns has broken the dam, stream entry occurs and the meditator is given a glimpse of nibbana. returnin...
by jason c
Fri May 25, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Meditate?
Replies: 341
Views: 27612

Re: Why Meditate?

why meditate?
because we never know who will come out of meditation, and sometimes we get a promotion. :woohoo:
jason
by jason c
Fri May 25, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Buddha Dharma and Food - consider food as path to liberation
Replies: 16
Views: 2931

Re: Buddha Dharma and Food - consider food as path to liberation

hi hanzze , inside each of us is our own personal samsara when we act selfishly we recieve unpleasant sensations, when we act selflessly we recieve pleasant sensations. we can look at the outside world and see suffering but all we can do is change ourselves. if others see us so peaceful, so happy, t...
by jason c
Fri May 25, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings from pasadena texas!
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: greetings from pasadena texas!

greetings shane, must be getting hot in texas.
by jason c
Fri May 25, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Buddha Dharma and Food - consider food as path to liberation
Replies: 16
Views: 2931

Re: Buddha Dharma and Food - consider food as path to liberation

it is my personal opinion that the teachings of the buddha although incredibly relevant in todays world are dated, they are 2500 yrs old. if the buddha was living in todays world he would have taught with todays tecnologies. we cannot forget evolution, humans are not living the same way we did 2500 ...