purple planet wrote:...i dont want to take the percpects ...
purple planet wrote: no music or stuff for fun
just stuff that i do not mindfuly -Why no stuff for fun? What's the meaning of that for you?
Not trying to discourage you or anything, but it's curious that you don't want to take the most basic 5 core precepts, but instead jump ahead to a sub-section of the seventh, and include a newspaper precept that doesn't even exist except for monks. And even then only some few hardcore monks.
no problem as long as when new people read this thread they will remember the original question - so i will put a small reminder and continue the conversation :I understand the mosquito thing, but how about the other four precepts?
James the Giant wrote:Ok, interesting... thanks
A good way to keep an oath is to make it in front of some people who know you, and you then tell everyone you know that you have done it, and tell them you're really serious this time, and you will give each of them twenty bucks if you break your oath. And give them all a bit of paper with the oath and the twenty dollar promise typed on it, and your signature.
You can give me the promise too, I'll send you my paypal details.
purple planet wrote:DAWN i read your post about you wanting to become a monk - what i think is you shouldnt - i dont want to get in to this cause it will make people really go just in short cause i dont want to inspire you to become a monk - i didnt want to write this before cause i cant think of something that brings more bad karma than convincing someone not to be a monk ill just say it cause i dont want you to become a monk because of my thread - you can be a good home monk if your family agrees
purple planet wrote:sometime maybe its good when you have temptations in fרront of you so you will "have something to work with" plus im still not a beeliver i didnt even have one insight - i follow buddhism cause until now it make sense - a lot of sense but my family would feel bad if i will go to a monestry so untill i would be sure about the practice i wont leave house -
but again the oath worked for me like crazy - and exactly in that week i went to events with really really good food but had no problem cause of the oath
Actualy i dont take a decision yet, i have to acheve somethink, and after that i will think about the future.
purple planet wrote:can i ask what it is
purple planet wrote:the truth is that i actually wanted a descusion a bit thats why i didnt put a short question - but im very nervous to hear about some good oaths and to take the oath allready thats why i went crazy with the things + i wanted to use one of this cool simleys on the side
I'dont realy understand this part
the truth is that i actually wanted a descusion a bit thats why i didnt put a short question
purple planet wrote:I'dont realy understand this partthe truth is that i actually wanted a descusion a bit thats why i didnt put a short question
descusion=discussion /chat i misspelled that
it was an apology that i allways said and i said i used it cause i was nervous to hear good ideas on how to take an oath so i can take it as soon as possible
the last part is a joke -that i only said just cause i wanted to use a smiley
for moderators : could you please delete this thread
purple planet wrote:I am trying to take an oath that i will not hear music , not read newspapers ect ect .... and to do everything as much as possible to be as mindful as i can -
i did it once and it turned out good - but i stopped i really believe i need to take it to the extreme (without becoming a monk or going on a retreat) - and by extreme i mean no music or stuff for fun -
I want to do a ceremony so the oath will get stuck in my head - i dont want to take the percpects cause i still kill mosquitoes and i eat all day (i want to eat without the "fun" "greed" factor by eating only mindfuly and only healthy food)
- In short : what i would like to hear are intersting idea on how to take an oath - ways to make it memorable - i would take a "blood oath" - cut my hand to make it bleed a bit but i would defintly would like to heat some other good ideas like maybe to eat something ect any idea no matter how stupid is welcomed .....
plwk wrote:Sigh... there was once a wise man who said let your yes be yes and your no be no...
And a cool Canadian woman who sang Why you have to go and make things so complicated?
Any wonder the Blessed One in the Dhammapada admonishes us...
Those who mistake the unessential to be essential and the essential to be unessential, dwelling in wrong thoughts, never arrive at the essential.
Those who know the essential to be essential and the unessential to be unessential, dwelling in right thoughts, do arrive at the essential.