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by dharmacorps
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 35
Views: 322

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

I planted a lot of flowers in my garden as I enjoy the wildlife. (bees, butterflies, birds) I do not like pests because I have euthanize them. Now the bees became a problem and I had to break the first precepts to get rid of them. Sometimes trying to do good does not produce the same fruits. It app...
by dharmacorps
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Soul plane
Replies: 22
Views: 205

Re: Soul plane

What difference does it make? You're dead. :alien:
by dharmacorps
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thoughts on becoming a forest hermit?
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Thoughts on becoming a forest hermit?

It sounds like a waste of a lot of time and energy enforcing your isolation. Better to be an anagarika and live in a monastery, or a upasika serving a monastery.
by dharmacorps
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to stay stable in the presence of distraught person
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: How to stay stable in the presence of distraught person

Ionbuddy wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:31 pm
Generally, something like the common definition is seen as a good thing, at least at a certain level.
If it is a good thing then it wouldn't cause you trouble and you wouldn't be reasonably asking for help.
by dharmacorps
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in covid time
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: Ordination in covid time

Most monasteries are not accepting new ordinations of foreign people due to covid it seems--The advice we have seen on the forum for others asking is to wait until things calm down a bit. You also may want to be sure you are being respectful and observant of your own country's regulations and other ...
by dharmacorps
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 35
Views: 322

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

Sounds like you are saying in a roundabout way you called an exterminator and they killed the bees for you.

So... yeah you broke the 1st precept. Sounds like you know it.
by dharmacorps
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to stay stable in the presence of distraught person
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: How to stay stable in the presence of distraught person

"an uncontrollable amount of empathy, which makes it hard for me to stay equanimous" sounds like agitation. Think about it. yeah, this sounds right. What they may be interpreting as empathy may be something else. They may just get engulfed in other people's emotions, which makes them reactive rathe...
by dharmacorps
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How to stay stable in the presence of distraught person
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: How to stay stable in the presence of distraught person

You could watch your breath. Do equanimity meditation. Equanimity meditation is particularly helpful when dealing with strong reactions to other people (ill will, or the opposite too).
by dharmacorps
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: The Eagle has landed.
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: The Eagle has landed.

We owe an awful lot in the west to Luang Por-- UK and USA. A very inspiring man. I read and re-read his talks often.
by dharmacorps
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self protection / killing insects
Replies: 13
Views: 199

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: 199

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: 547

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: 34
Views: 478

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: 12
Views: 344

Re: Salivation and swallowing

This can be due to a change in diet or stomach issues.