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by Strive4Karuna
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Need tips on humility
Replies: 14
Views: 864

Need tips on humility

Can you guys offer some suggestions on how to be more humble. I think my arrogance is my greatest flaw. I cant seem to find much on humility in the sutta pitaka. I remember reading a sutta on humility years back but haven't come across it since.

:namaste:
by Strive4Karuna
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to be born as a deva or human?
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Re: Better to be born as a deva or human?

I'm going to assume that you are currently human and not a deva. At what point in the past do you recall having a choice and why did you choose human over deva? And if you didn't make that choice in the past then what makes you think you will in the future? You are right. There is something about t...
by Strive4Karuna
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: looking for suttas on humility
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

looking for suttas on humility

HI guys,

If you know of any suttas on humility please post.

:anjali:
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how do devas and brahmas look?
Replies: 21
Views: 2073

Re: how do devas and brahmas look?

Do they get excited? I recall reading one sutta where a yogin got so infatuated by just seeing a deva that he abandoned the holy life altogether, going off to have fun with her instead of practicing meditation. Lol ... i get excited if i see an advertisement for bikini in internet.. i shoudnt be se...
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Better to be born as a deva or human?
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Better to be born as a deva or human?

I do not want a wasted rebirth. I want rebirth in a place where I have the greatest potential to make strides towards nibbana. I know that devas can still learn the Dhamma even though the Blessed One is no longer physically here. Ajahn Mun (widely to believed to be an arahant) use to teach devas whe...
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Giving too much?
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: Giving too much?

Once, householder, there was a brahman named Velāma. And this was the nature of the gift, the great gift, he gave: He gave 84,000 gold trays filled with silver, 84,000 silver trays filled with gold, 84,000 copper trays filled with gems. He gave 84,000 elephants with gold ornaments, gold banners, co...
by Strive4Karuna
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Giving too much?
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Giving too much?

Hi guys It makes me happy to purchase people gifts and be as generous as possible when the opportunity presents itself. My dilemma is that I don’t want to be “that guy”. That person who tries to outshine others by purchasing people extravagant gifts. That is not my intention, I just love to see peop...
by Strive4Karuna
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ask for forgiveness for misconduct.
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Ask for forgiveness for misconduct.

Hi guys, I just wanted to ask for forgiveness for post I made a few years back. I was using intoxicants and hallucinating and made a post saying I was the future Maitreya Buddha. I was also engaging in sexual misconduct. May the community forgive me. Best wishes, Kevin :namaste: Nosey Nora here wan...
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ask for forgiveness for misconduct.
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Ask for forgiveness for misconduct.

Hi guys, I just wanted to ask for forgiveness for post I made a few years back. I was using intoxicants and hallucinating and made a post saying I was the future Maitreya Buddha. I was also engaging in sexual misconduct. May the community forgive me. Best wishes, Kevin :namaste: everyone in world i...
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?
Replies: 59
Views: 2366

Re: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?

White wolf.
We can all tell from your post that you have a good heart. People like you do not end up in the lower realms. I would not worry. Be happy. You are a blessed being. You have great Kamma to be born as a human being. Even greater kamma have found the Buddha.

Stay blessed.
by Strive4Karuna
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ask for forgiveness for misconduct.
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Ask for forgiveness for misconduct.

Hi guys,

I just wanted to ask for forgiveness for post I made a few years back.

I was using intoxicants and hallucinating and made a post saying I was the future Maitreya Buddha. I was also engaging in sexual misconduct.

May the community forgive me.

Best wishes,

Kevin :namaste:
by Strive4Karuna
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What does straightforward in speech mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

What does straightforward in speech mean?

What does straightforward in speech mean? From the Karaniya Metta Sutta.

link to Metta sutta below.

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .amar.html
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?
Replies: 41
Views: 11524

Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?

I have read on this forum that smoking tobacco ciggarettes is not a breach of the 5th precept. Others disagree.

Is smoking tobacco a breach of the 5th precept or not?

How about e-ciggarettes (vaping)?
by Strive4Karuna
Wed May 23, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

I would like to thank everybody for all your wonderful replies. Every single reply was helpful and my heart felt a little more at ease after reading each one. I hope this board will forever be around to be of help to all of us in our time of need. Thank you!!
by Strive4Karuna
Tue May 22, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 2768

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

https://fakebuddhaquotes.com/do-not-dwell-in-the-past-do-not-dream-of-the-future/ The Dhammapada verse 348: 348. Muñca pure muñca pacchato, majjhe muñca bhavassa pāragū; Sabbattha vimuttamānaso, na punaṃ jātijaraṃ upehisi. Translated from the Pali by Ven. Nārada Thera ; Let go the past. Let go the ...