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by SarathW
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A doctrinally comprehensive guide to achieving Nibbana?
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: A doctrinally comprehensive guide to achieving Nibbana?

Buddhism does not have a one fit all doctrine. Buddha declared his teaching according to the development of each person. So not knowing where you stand it is not possible for anyone to make a recommendation. If you do not have a reliable teacher you have to do all the hard work yourself going throug...
by SarathW
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 34
Views: 317

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

My observation is if you hurt one bee they sent a message to another bee and the other bee attack you.
by SarathW
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 34
Views: 317

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

However, if I harm any of them I am in trouble. sounds like sīlabbata-parāmāsa. next you will blame & condemn yourself for worms killed due to the growing of food you eat. i imagine if you refrain from killing any insect, you will still remain in trouble, that is, not free from suffering. What I me...
by SarathW
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

Both a long time dhamma practitioner and much experienced psilocybin user here. I could go on and on about the positive effects of the mushroom, which there unquestionably are, however, only the dhamma can solve the problem of suffering, period. There is some overlap between possible states/percept...
by SarathW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 34
Views: 317

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

Actually, bees are quite harmless.
I can confidently put my hand into a 10000 be nest without any fear even now.
However, if I heart any of them I am in trouble.
by SarathW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 34
Views: 317

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

In my opinion, doing good is easier than doing bad.
by SarathW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 7
Views: 63

The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance.
Are these claims sounds valid?

by SarathW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 34
Views: 317

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

Sam Vara wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:42 pm
SarathW wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:34 pm
So doing bad is like going downhill. (ie to hell?)
And which is easier? :shock:
Why downhill has to be hell?
Can't it be heaven?
by SarathW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between tranquility and drowsiness
Replies: 8
Views: 69

Re: difference between tranquility and drowsiness

I think drowsiness is like sloth and Topher. (one of five hindrances)
by SarathW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 34
Views: 317

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 SarathW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 34
Views: 317

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 SarathW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Fake monk: Buddhist crusader catches one on London street
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Fake monk: Buddhist crusader catches one on London street

It is sad, that you can't become a monk in modern society without having a link to a linage and obtaining a certificate. In Buddha's time, people just shaved their heads and became monks. Why can't we do it now? If I want to become a monk, why can't I do it on my own? Is becoming a monk a monopoly ...
by SarathW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 34
Views: 317

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 appe...
by SarathW
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have I broken the five precepts?
Replies: 34
Views: 317

Re: Have I broken the five precepts?

It is sometimes difficult for a layman to define the extent of the virtues.

by SarathW
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Fake monk: Buddhist crusader catches one on London street
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Fake monk: Buddhist crusader catches one on London street

It is sad, that you can't become a monk in modern society without having a link to a linage and obtaining a certificate. In Buddha's time, people just shaved their heads and became monks. Why can't we do it now? If I want to become a monk, why can't I do it on my own? Is becoming a monk a monopoly o...