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by dharmacorps
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self protection / killing insects
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Self protection / killing insects

2. Doesn't taking any medicine(killing micro-beings) break the percept of not killing .......or it is taken as an exception even thought it is also killing for self preservation No. The dhamma teachings do not address microscopic beings (e.g. beings smaller than a bed bug is the traditional example).
by dharmacorps
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self protection / killing insects
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Self protection / killing insects

The precepts are there for you to undertake voluntarily. If you choose to kill other living beings or break the precepts for your own reason, that is up to you, but you will likely find your practice of meditation will be stunted because of this regardless of your reasoning (self preservation agains...
by dharmacorps
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Culadasa, accomplished "jhana-heavy" Vism. Jhana meditator, and his response to sexual misconduct charges
Replies: 28
Views: 517

Re: Culadasa, accomplished "jhana-heavy" Vism. Jhana meditator, and his response to sexual misconduct charges

Regarding anger and rudeness, it really depends on the context. It is impossible to tell much about somebody without knowing them for a long time. But being angry and rude will turn most people off and make it harder to hear their message or take it seriously at least for me from the culture I am fr...
by dharmacorps
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?
Replies: 32
Views: 394

Re: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?

OP, as you can already see, asking for health advise or weight advice on a internet forum is a bad idea and you will get bad advice. It is best to speak to a doctor or health care professional. Your weight may be entirely appropriate given your size or other considerations. Don't waste your time ask...
by dharmacorps
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Salivation and swallowing
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Salivation and swallowing

This can be due to a change in diet or stomach issues.
by dharmacorps
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The constant "I shouldn't be feeling this way" feeling
Replies: 16
Views: 7613

Re: The constant "I shouldn't be feeling this way" feeling

No_Mind wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:47 pm
If Buddhism feels like a prison should one break out of it?

If Buddhism feels like a prison then maybe you aren't actually practicing it, but something else.
by dharmacorps
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 24
Views: 1471

Re: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?

Abhayagiri's affiliated bhikkhuni monastery operates independently and is a few hours away from Abhayagiri. They do their own thing. Just a clarification here. There is no such thing as "abhayagiri's bhikkhuni monastery". Sorry poor choice of words on my part. They have a (informal) relationship wi...
by dharmacorps
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 24
Views: 1471

Re: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?

JamesTheGiant wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:07 pm
The Bhikkhuni order never died out. It has existed unbroken in China since the first times.
That would be a procedural/vinaya consideration as I mentioned. Theravada died out, Mahayana didn't.
by dharmacorps
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I wish to further my practice by becoming a monk. I can't find anywhere that invites someone 53 yrs old. Advise pls
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: I wish to further my practice by becoming a monk. I can't find anywhere that invites someone 53 yrs old. Advise pls

Only option I have heard of would be moving to Asia where you can have a lay sponsor (more common in Burma) and ordain in middle age, even older years. But again practically speaking as others have said, there's nothing wrong at all with being a lay person and committing further to practice.
by dharmacorps
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 24
Views: 1471

Re: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?

Abhayagiri's affiliated bhikkhuni monastery operates independently and is a few hours away from Abhayagiri. They do their own thing. As for your question, you would have to be very specific about what "fully supportive" of bhikkhuni ordination means. If you mean supportive of nuns (8, 10, 12 precept...
by dharmacorps
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Qualifications to teach Dhamma to another?
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Qualifications to teach Dhamma to another?

I would recommend reading the suttas where the Buddha discusses qualities of a good teacher, and qualities of the dhamma. I don't have references but he spoke about this at length and detail so this is the best guide.
by dharmacorps
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: wasted time
Replies: 21
Views: 1338

Re: wasted time

Mark the date and time Skynet went active. First they took our dance moves.
by dharmacorps
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: covid vaccine: yea or nay?
Replies: 79
Views: 4042

Re: covid vaccine: yea or nay?

I share your frustration. It goes beyond ignorance though, it's a sort of willfull narcicism, or perverse individualism, or excessive ego-trip, or something. Which is strange in a Buddhist context. You're right often it is more than just ignorance. It is also not knowing when to maintain silence (l...
by dharmacorps
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: covid vaccine: yea or nay?
Replies: 79
Views: 4042

Re: covid vaccine: yea or nay?

Always shocks me to see the level of ignorance about the basic science of immunizations flying around on the internet, even on Buddhist forums. :cry: Makes me want to set my Physicians Assistant degree on fire. I'll be getting the shot as soon as I can. I have chronic health conditions but the roll ...