theravada_guy wrote:I figured it was okay to chat online, but wasn't too sure.
theravada_guy wrote: Any advice anyone can give me on this,
Kim O'Hara wrote:So many ways to communicate, yet so few of us end up with the quality of communication we want ...
I haven't come across any real substitute from good old-fashioned face-to-face real-time conversation.
What the others gain in convenience they lose in richness.
Almaril wrote:Am I being too Mahayana?
appicchato wrote:theravada_guy wrote:I figured it was okay to chat online, but wasn't too sure.
In the situation your referring to you might ask yourself where, or what, the benefit is...and will this help you in your practice...walking the walk is a full time endeavor...
Almaril wrote:Greets everyone!
I don't really see what is the problem - the basis of this avoidance - of meeting people who are doing drugs. I am quite new to practical buddhism and just starting to take my spiritual journey into my hands, but this made me wonder.
Specially I am thinking about thc (pot) or psychedelics, such as LSD or mushrooms. Why on one hand I understand that one tries to live a pure life - like the opener of this topic - and get away from addictive and harmful influences I feel that we, human beings are somewhat responsible for each other. And whilethere is the chance of "getting burned" while hanging out in social drinking nights, but making friends and sharing the Dharma with a bit more tolerance towards people can be something really valuable for both peers. Also, my really strong impression through meeting a decent amount of people who are engaged with psychoactive substances - still, mostly thinking about THC, LSD and shrooms - that they are really open to spirituality and does seek connection with the Dharma through these extraordinary experiences.
Am I being too Mahayana?
tiltbillings wrote:theravada_guy wrote: Any advice anyone can give me on this,
Don't think with your penis.
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