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Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Postby cooran » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:00 pm

Hesitated to watch Guys' video at first - but thought it was good when I did :jumping: ,
then watched plwk's video - :rofl:
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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Postby Dina » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:10 am

Though men will be men, and like to look at boobs (so I am not one to judge) Surely the kind of films that involve brutal acts and bodily damaging acts for the entertainment of lustful people can't be a positive thing. You also have to consider the kind of life that has led someone to be in such a film, it is probably not a very pretty one. Seems like taking pleasure in the mental issues someone would have to have to do these things, would have to be incredibly bad.

I'm in for some bad karma. :P

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Postby chownah » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:05 am

It is often said "he who benefits us", "he who benefits us", what then does this "he who benefits us" mean?.............There is the case, monk, of one who stirs up trouble on the internet and whose efforts thereof do stimulate arising of thoughts of the Dhamma amongst laypeople and monks alike. He is one who benefits us.....................

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Is that the latest addition to the Khuddaka Nikaya chownah? :lol:

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:47 am

Great post and nice quote!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Postby dhammapal » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:16 am

When I said that porn was a root cause of depression, social withdrawal and social anxiety, of course the dots of color on the screen aren't the problem, but the world of porn, which broadcasts the message that if women liked you they would take their clothes off for you, becomes alienated from the real world, leading to social withdrawal and social anxiety because when women aren't enthusiastic about flirting etc. it is interpreted as meaning that you are unattractive and inadequate and that the only way to see women in the nude is to watch porn where the women can't reject you. And it is embarrassing to be joining a social tennis club with the sole purpose of meeting a woman who would undress for you.

The only nude photos on my computer (17) I downloaded in a few hours last July. I deleted them all early this morning making a point of throwing out backup CD-ROM versions too. It was a close thing to keeping them. After tossing them in the garbage I had the best sleep in years.

I was a heavy user of videotapes and magazines as a teenager in the 1980's. I couldn't talk with the women in the videos and became socially isolated. At one point I planned to lose my virginity with a prostitute the next morning and then kill myself (I became a Buddhist 3 years later and have never been suicidal since.) I suffered from bipolar disorder since puberty at age 14 which I had blamed on unrequited love but I believe that poor sex education on the topic of pornography was a factor.

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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."


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