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by DooDoot
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 31
Views: 335

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

And that is also part of the point I was trying to make before, which is that the real world is much messier and ...looser... than you seem to believe. irrelevant. of the real world, the suttas say: 174. Blind is the world; here only a few possess insight. Only a few, like birds escaping from the n...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: does an "upāsaka" have no ethical standards?
Replies: 1
Views: 24

does an "upāsaka" have no ethical standards?

dear Pali gurus i recently researched the word "upāsaka" in the suttas and gained the impression an upāsaka only "goes for refuge in the Triple Gem" yet does not necessarily observe an ethical standards ( AN 8.25 ) is this true? if so, it appears many upāsaka can easily be reborn in hell what is the...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 31
Views: 335

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

Okaaaay... so, so far, you know better than one of the mostly highly respected Theravadin bhikkhus... again, despite the fact, more identitarianism if Thanissaro was highly respected then Sujato would not have needed to censure his wrong views and we would not be required to fix his many errors so ...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: difference between these 3 stage?
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: difference between these 3 stage?

equanimity to formations 'mental formations' can be major or minor. generally, equanimity is only possible towards minor fleeting formations. also, the word 'formations' ('sankhara') does not always mean "mental formations" in the context of vipassana, the word 'sankhara' means ' things constructed...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)

The OP talked about his doctor. That is who prescribes schizophrenia medications, typically. I'm a physician's assistant so I understand the nuance of paramedical professions. What kind of medical professional are you? Irrelevant. All medical professionals do not share the same views. The OP has do...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Conflict schools of thought on meditation in Theravada?
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Conflict schools of thought on meditation in Theravada?

... then to just focus on the breath coming and going from my nostrils, being mindful of any changes or sensations in mind or body. It sounds like the above is not bringing any results. If it brought results, why would you be asking questions? It does not contain elaborate understanding of the jhan...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)

Please talk to an expert professional. This site is not a good place for this advice. Exactly. Listen to your doctor. If you have schizophrenia you can't trust your mind too much. "Your doctor" is not the same as "expert professional". There are different doctors & different expert professionals. A...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Orthodox explanation of a SN 12.11?
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Orthodox explanation of a SN 12.11?

I'm really sorry Dootdoot, but I still don't see how that explains that it is not that a being literally generates their own food merely by desiring it (craving for it). The sutta sounds like it is saying that if a being wants an apple, an apple will be generated merely by that want, out of craving...
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible to practice the classical Samatha objects during walking meditation?
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Is it possible to practice the classical Samatha objects during walking meditation?

Even to the extent of Jhana ? Close to jhana but probably not to jhana. Also, anapanasati does not include jhana because there is no experience of breathing in jhana. Also, the stream-enterer has not attained jhana but has destroyed much suffering and developed much samatha & vipassana (SN 13.1).
by DooDoot
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 31
Views: 335

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

Thanissaro's Thanissaro is not the Buddha and has a strong history of being confused about the teachings. It is irrelevant whether people follow the precepts or not. What is relevant is not following the precepts leads to hell. I posted this on Wellness and Diet forum. It is good to see people disc...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Ojas in Buddhism?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: What is Ojas in Buddhism?

While I enjoyed the video, i was skeptical of its content. My impression is celibacy simply keeps the mind, brain & reserve of energy free from impurity that otherwise clouds & wearies the mind & body; such as described in SN 46.55. I doubt any sexual energy is "transformed".
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 31
Views: 335

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

Reality check time: Changes nothing. Cannot change the results of kamma. Bhikkhus, possessing ten qualities, a female lay follower is deposited in hell as if brought there. What ten? (1) She destroys life … and (10) holds wrong view. Possessing these ten qualities, a female lay follower is deposite...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 31
Views: 335

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

I think the intention with which one takes psychedelics (fun/healing/insight/...) makes a difference. Unlikely (misguided; misinformed) intention changes the fact the substances can lead to brain damage & mental illness. For lay people buddhism does not contain commandments, just optional practice ...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 38
Views: 380

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

Maybe bee metta can help. :meditate: