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by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 50416

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Well someone might hear "Love the Lord thy God with all your heart, strength, Soul and mind" and "Love thy neighbor as thyself" and instantly attain a state of Samadhi, absorption in Divine Trance and come to the realizations of the Noble Eightfold Path based on that goodness. We are living beings ...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 50416

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

What is your definition of enlightenment? Seeing emptiness directly built on a foundation of morality and non-clinging. This is what brings genuine enlightenment. My point was that the mystical "pure consciousness" state of Advaita Vedanta could be what the Buddhist refer to as "seeing emptiness di...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 119
Views: 28677

Re: Abortion

Abortion is just a concept. It isn't even real until something happens to make it relevant to you or someone you know. If that happens, you are either a participant in the situation or an observer. Only participants need to decide on an opinion. The rest of us, and I'm thinking that is almost every...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 119
Views: 28677

Re: Abortion

It is interesting to note how I was so harshly judged as "pro-abortion" because I don't believe that anyone can ultimately control another person's body. Sorry, but you cannot, no matter how immoral you may deem their actions. People need to stop letting emotion instead of reason get a hold of thems...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 112
Views: 103623

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

... Happiness is found in interaction with other living beings, in Metta, that is the purpose of life. There is great merit in a state of mind full of equanimity and renunciation, but there is absolutely no difference between the full renunciate who partakes in a relationship with a woman and one w...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 262
Views: 50416

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

I believe in my heart that some of the India Yogis reached full enlightenment, even though they were not Buddhists. Tibetan Buddhism shares more in common with yogi spirituality than Zen and Theravada. But there is much overlap between Buddhism and Yogi Advaita Vedanta. I'm not sure all yogi traditi...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Namaste!
Replies: 12
Views: 33766

Re: Namaste!

Welcome to DW!

May you fulfill your deepest wish for happiness. :namaste:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 112
Views: 103623

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

You're lying to yourself if you think you haven't ever been in Love with a woman :smile: . And you know it. :anjali: Even Buddha showed great Love to His wife and came back to visit her after attaining Enlightenment, crying next to her. The devotion and Love they had for eachother was immense, even...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 112
Views: 103623

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

relationship love is lust filled.. it is not equal to love of parents to child or brahma to other creatures Lust is chemical-based, nothing to do with love. You want to be a slave to chemicals? This is why marriages often don't last, as they're not rooted in real love, but rather lust in the beginn...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 112
Views: 103623

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

the main reason for xx is the good feeling we get.. that good feeling arise only when semen passes in penis tube... if semen is not moving (semen retentive) then there wont be feeling.. then whats the point of having xx what it has to do with buddhist practice? We never want to cling to impermanent...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 119
Views: 28677

Re: Abortion

Ceisiwr wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:44 pm DhammaMonk
Again, I will not continue on a mouse-on-a-wheel abortion debate; I simply wanted to give my two cents on the matter after having listened to Buddhist teachers on the issue.
And who might they be?
The debate is over. Dhamma wisdom tells me so.

Peace :namaste:
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 119
Views: 28677

Re: Abortion

No, governments do not have the right to know if a woman is with child, nor can it force a woman to give birth, or punish her. This cannot happen in any civilized citizen. Men don't have babies anyways - they only have fun making them. The debate stops here. I knew this would happen, even on a Buddh...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 119
Views: 28677

Re: Abortion

DhammaMonk You can debate the ethics all you want, but it should never ever be a political issue where government has control over a woman's body. A woman ultimately is to have full autonomy of her own body - end of story. I have to disagree. Abortion violates the embryo/foetus’ right to life. Ther...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 119
Views: 28677

Re: Abortion

You can debate the ethics all you want, but it should never ever be a political issue where government has control over a woman's body. A woman ultimately is to have full autonomy of her own body - end of story. Is abortion immoral? Well, abortion is killing for sure, but it is much more nuanced and...
by StrivingforMonkhood
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Duality in Theravada
Replies: 27
Views: 3201

Re: Duality in Theravada

Who say there is no duality in Theravada? It is an important aspect in Theravada as it emphasises on balance on things, being relax, being natural etc. There are many contrasting pairs mentioned as well. Some people come to Theravada after having some background practice and study in Mahayana and/o...