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by rhinoceroshorn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?

I was reading our Mahāyāna sister forum and found interesting posts! Different monks take different vows depending on the tradition they ordain in. The first five precepts are generally the same throughout most traditions but after that they begin to differ. There isn't just "one set of precept...
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?

I would like to remember that Buddhism isn't Jainism.
We don't avoid pleasurable skillful things. So, there is a space for healthy entertainment, it seems.

I would like to read your thoughts.
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?

It is important how you translate the precept. In the monastery I go to, we translate it as "I undertake the precept to refrain from going to inappropriate shows, beautification, and adornment". Beautification and adornment is easy to understand, but inappropriate shows is not so simple. ...
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?

From another topic: Several of our online Bhikkhu's have mentioned reading novels in their spare time, I believe, aren't you being a bit strict, making up a rule that didn't ever exist before?? The precept doesn't explicitly warn against reading novels for the same reason it doesn't explicitly warn ...
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?

There are some ascetics and brahmins who, while enjoying food given in faith, still engage in seeing shows. This includes such things as dancing, singing, music, performances, and storytelling; clapping, gongs, and kettle-drums; art exhibitions and acrobatic displays; battles of elephants, horses, ...
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

How to follow the seventh precept in modern days?

From Khuddakapāṭha 2: vii. Naccagītavāditavisūkadassanā veramaṇīsikkhāpadaṁ, I undertake the training rule of refraining from dances, songs, music, and watching shows. I'm intrigued with this watching shows. Does it mean that watching a YouTube video breaks the precept? It's a kind of remote show. :...
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners
Replies: 56
Views: 52451

Re: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners

Hi, Thank you for this thread. Funny that in several past decades there has been no travel restrictions, and now when the most important decision of ones life is about to take place, travel restrictions appear. No wonder Buddha encouraged a sense of urgency, since conditions are prone to change. Sa...
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Your take on pre-sectarian Buddhism
Replies: 168
Views: 21928

Re: Your take on pre-sectarian Buddhism

DNS wrote: Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:47 pm
rhinoceroshorn wrote: Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:12 pm This would explain why the Buddha and Mahāvīra are so similar.
It's even much more similar than that. See my list of 24 major items where they are virtually the same.

Buddhism & Jainism
Thanks for sharing!!
by rhinoceroshorn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Your take on pre-sectarian Buddhism
Replies: 168
Views: 21928

Re: Your take on pre-sectarian Buddhism

Here's my take, from a person who just reads around and likes to ponder. The Buddha's life is a story. It is not a biography. It's a myth composed by a community very seriously being pulled towards a way of experiencing the world alien to much of human society. This would explain why the Buddha and...
by rhinoceroshorn
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Moderation in food, 6th precept and weight loss
Replies: 26
Views: 29981

Re: Moderation in food, 6th precept and weight loss

I started to do OMAD yesterday. Let's see what happens!! :stirthepot:

I combined my breakfast with the lunch into a single strange meal that I bet you have never seen in your life! It was a mess but good.

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by rhinoceroshorn
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Brahmacariya Breach
Replies: 31
Views: 5139

Re: Brahmacariya Breach

I follow the 8 precepts and sometimes break the third precept through masturbation. Generally, it's a symptom of something wrong in the practice which makes me turn to sensual pleasures. Just forgive yourself and keep going. Lately I discovered that forgiveness and contentment are powerful weapons ...
by rhinoceroshorn
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Brahmacariya Breach
Replies: 31
Views: 5139

Re: Brahmacariya Breach

I follow the 8 precepts and sometimes break the third precept through masturbation. Generally, it's a symptom of something wrong in the practice which makes me turn to sensual pleasures. Just forgive yourself and keep going. Lately I discovered that forgiveness and contentment are powerful weapons o...
by rhinoceroshorn
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what is the longest most obnoxious compound pali word you've run into?
Replies: 13
Views: 2532

Re: what is the longest most obnoxious compound pali word you've run into?

From my notes.

Part of the work in this language is deciphering each word. :tongue:

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by rhinoceroshorn
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: what is the longest most obnoxious compound pali word you've run into?
Replies: 13
Views: 2532

Re: what is the longest most obnoxious compound pali word you've run into?

The reason I mentioned before remains: it's a trait which comes from Sanskrit. We should preserve it for etymological purposes. But I understand your pain. I study Sanskrit and I frequently get confused about sandhi rules and agglomeration. Here is an image of when I asked help on Reddit. I didn't e...
by rhinoceroshorn
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is 'fart' in pali?
Replies: 12
Views: 2528

Re: What is 'fart' in pali?

i read somewhere that buddha said one benefit of being alone was that he could do bathroom functions privately, something like that. anyone know where that was? I agree with him if he said so. I eat things which make me fart a lot. I'm glad I live alone. :oops: I suspect it's the explosive combinat...