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by Fede
Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?
Replies: 28
Views: 6717

Re: Can killing be acceptable in Buddhism?

In the Noble Eightfold path, we are to abstain from taking of lives. In practice I have tried my best to follow this precept. I have avoided stepping on ants. I would catch spiders in my room and release them without harm. It's not hard to abstain from taking of lives in the comfort of our modern d...
by Fede
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does non-verbal deception break 4th precept
Replies: 17
Views: 2569

Re: Does non-verbal deception break 4th precept

Ah. Well it would have helped the discussion if you has been more specific initially, I think. Thank you for clarifying. The intention behind the trick is the deciding factor. Is it to amaze, or wilfully deceive? The bread and wine during Catholic communion, is not seen as a 'magic trick' but as div...
by Fede
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 196
Views: 162373

Re: your home altar/shrine

This is in my entrance porch... It's the 'welcome home' Buddha, if you like.
Nice to come home to.

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(By the way, it snowed like stink last night. Can you tell??)
by Fede
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 196
Views: 162373

what a good idea!
And it doesn't break the second precept! :jumping:
by Fede
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 196
Views: 162373

Re: your home altar/shrine

Image

Image #2 - green Tara...

She's a close and personal friend of mine...... :smile:

(Still haven't got the image pasting quite right though.... and trust me, for me, this is h-u-g-e!!)
by Fede
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 196
Views: 162373

Re: your home altar/shrine

by Fede
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 196
Views: 162373

Re: your home altar/shrine

Ok. I really don't mean this to be so hopelessly off-topic, but i have pictures in my files, to post and show... but how do I attach them? I looked at the 'forum instructions' but you need a url address or something... what's the url address to a personal photo - ? i can post photos on other website...
by Fede
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does non-verbal deception break 4th precept
Replies: 17
Views: 2569

Re: Does non-verbal deception break 4th precept

It's a really simple thing to say, "I'm sorry, I'm really tired, can this wait?" It's simple, but if you are at the point where you are drifting off to sleep but are still somewhat lucid it pulls you back to wakefulness, you might struggle to get back to sleep again. I just don't see why you should...
by Fede
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does non-verbal deception break 4th precept
Replies: 17
Views: 2569

Re: Does non-verbal deception break 4th precept

It's a form of deception. The Buddha didn't 'not answer' because he didn't want to be bothered. He also (afaik) did not 'pretend he didn't hear the question'. the Buddha refrained from responding for worthwhile Dhamma-teaching reasons.... the one question you can never lie to, is 'are you asleep?' (...
by Fede
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mahasi, the abdomen, and the lower dantian
Replies: 8
Views: 1967

Re: Mahasi, the abdomen, and the lower dantian

It's worth mentioning that the Passive Martial Arts (Tai Chi, Qi Gung, zham Zhong) all focus on the energy (Qi) which accumulates in the DanTien, and focus on its manifesting in all channels which transport Qi around the body. I teach Qi Gong, and there is a particularly powerful standing Meditative...
by Fede
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Dipa Ma
Replies: 9
Views: 2609

Re: Dipa Ma

Thank you.

That's priceless.

:namaste:
by Fede
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 593
Views: 138655

Re: Joke!!!

Of course....you didn't know that?

Don't tell me you've only just found out.......

Cooran, really!

And here was I thinking you had your finger on the pulse of every Stupendous Universal Teaching That's Available.....

or SUTTA......
:tongue:
by Fede
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Dipa Ma
Replies: 9
Views: 2609

Re: Dipa Ma

I was about to inform tiltbillings the "page could not be found".... then I noticed the date of the original posting..... :embarassed:

April 2009.....


o......k....... :juggling:
by Fede
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mentioning Buddhism in public
Replies: 49
Views: 11188

Re: Mentioning Buddhism in public

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Sorry if this is incorrect, but it's the best I could do.....
by Fede
Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mentioning Buddhism in public
Replies: 49
Views: 11188

Re: Mentioning Buddhism in public

How do I post a picture from my album....? I wear Indian style clothes all the time. In fact, I was married in an Indian chemise and authentic pajama trousers.... mostly, I receive compliments, if anyone says anything... Never had a raised eyebrow.... The thing is, the UK is such an ethnically-diver...