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by polaris
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 8339

Re: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?

In Thailand I doubt even more that they have Preparation H. I've often seen it in the medical stores of Thai monasteries, which means it's probably quite readily available – the sort of thing that you could buy at Boots. I remember I saw Boots pharmacy in Chiang Mai. I just try to find Boots pharma...
by polaris
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 8339

Re: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?

There is a native American plant called witch hazel, which is an astringent. It causes swollen tissues to shrink, and is often used in the US for hemorrhoids. Use the pre-soaked pads or just put some on a piece of cotton or soft cloth and apply to the painful areas. Works very well on internal and ...
by polaris
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 8339

Re: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?

Preparation H, my friend ... preparation H. Works like a charm It may works like a charm. But just saying preparation H is not doing any good at all. What exactly is prepartion H? A cream a lotion or Herbal ? You need to let me know where do I buy it and pharmacy has them ? Or I need a prescription...
by polaris
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?
Replies: 19
Views: 8339

Re: Is Cannabis oil available in pharmcy in Thailand?

Preparation H, my friend ... preparation H. Works like a charm It may works like a charm. But just saying preparation H is not doing any good at all. What exactly is prepartion H? A cream a lotion or Herbal ? You need to let me know where do I buy it and pharmacy has them ? Or I need a prescription...
by polaris
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Programming is wrong livelihood?
Replies: 15
Views: 1689

Re: Programming is wrong livelihood?

Some are and some are not. For example, my former job is a intern dev for a gambling company, this is clearly wrong livelihood because I contribute to an industry of crippling people and arousing in them greed and addiction, so after completed the intern duration here I've quit. I believe there are...
by polaris
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana
Replies: 154
Views: 28212

Re: What needs to be done so that Theravada is never called Hinayana

Hello,hello, if you bother to read this book called "How Theravada is Theravada" (an interesting thick book) you will find that historically Theravada is associated with the word Hinayana. I wonder why Buddhists (many of them) are arguing over this matter. After all haven't they learned anything fro...
by polaris
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Information about Abhidhamma
Replies: 35
Views: 12815

Re: Information about Abhidhamma

Why are some groups opposed to the Abhidhamma? Because they have not studied it well. You are right SarathW they have not studied it well. Oh, by the way are you a retired person ? I asked because I see you on the forum most of the time so I am being curious. Not trying to be busybody. Because norm...
by polaris
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can one go for full Bhikkhu ordination in a different Theravada monastic lineage after committing a Parajika in another?
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Can one go for full Bhikkhu ordination in a different Theravada monastic lineage after committing a Parajika in anot

Unfortunately a good friend of mine committed a Parajika offence and is being relegated back to being a Novice (Samanera). My question is whether a Parajika offence committed under a particular monastic lineage where the offender is no longer allowed to become a Bhikkhu, whether that only applies w...
by polaris
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries
Replies: 44
Views: 11987

Re: Power and Oppression in Western Monasteries

In regard to the part about feeling somewhat stuck to stay in an abusive place; I have seen some set up a sort of safety net back home. For example, I know a guy who ordained but kept his vehicle and bank account with his brother. He gave his brother power of attorney over his bank account which wa...
by polaris
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can one go for full Bhikkhu ordination in a different Theravada monastic lineage after committing a Parajika in another?
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: Can one go for full Bhikkhu ordination in a different Theravada monastic lineage after committing a Parajika in anot

Unfortunately a good friend of mine committed a Parajika offence and is being relegated back to being a Novice (Samanera). My question is whether a Parajika offence committed under a particular monastic lineage where the offender is no longer allowed to become a Bhikkhu, whether that only applies w...
by polaris
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks/nuns and the Internet
Replies: 18
Views: 4463

Re: Monks/nuns and the Internet

Sorry I'm not trying to be controversial here. Just talking about the Monastic communities that I've spent time in. Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lankan monastic communities.. even Pa Auk... Even in some of the most rural places imaginable the monastics there were using smartphones common place. Sam...
by polaris
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma teachings in the Suttas
Replies: 14
Views: 7954

Re: Abhidhamma teachings in the Suttas

This monk doesn't seems to know Abhidhamma. He seems to say "keep things simple don't bother to learn".
by polaris
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination during the time of King Mongkut of Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Ordination during the time of King Mongkut of Thailand

During the time of King Mongkut in Thailand before he became King he was a monk. I think he was a monk for 22 years before he ascended the throne. while he was monk he found out that Thailand Theravada Buddhism was not following the authentic Theravada Buddhism like in Sri Lanka so he invited the S...
by polaris
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination during the time of King Mongkut of Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Ordination during the time of King Mongkut of Thailand

During the time of King Mongkut in Thailand before he became King he was a monk. I think he was a monk for 22 years before he ascended the throne. while he was monk he found out that Thailand Theravada Buddhism was not following the authentic Theravada Buddhism like in Sri Lanka so he invited the Sr...
by polaris
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dangers of Marijuana
Replies: 35
Views: 12974

Re: Dangers of Marijuana

Since this topic is on marijuana I thought I could just ask a question related to marijuana. Since last year 2019 September I started having IBS(irritable bowel syndrome) then passing blood in the stool in November. Imagine I had these two bad illnesses coming at me both almost same time. Oh, I had ...