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Hey man. I have never experienced anything that can confirm or deny past lives.
However, as far as my practice goes, I like to remain open minded as I find it helps me to keep focused on the bigger picture when I get stuck on things eg. my kids ar…
I fell of the horse. Had to eat.
Join the club mate.
Don't sweat it. The intention was there.
I find it difficult when not in a conducive environment. Any chance you can stay at a Monastery? I understand you're a fai…
I completely fell off the wagon I’m afraid. I was on track until about 7pm then I started drinking beer, eating pizza and watching sport!
I am really struggling right now. Before you have kids no one tells you how f’n boring it is! Especially as …
Good luck! Perfectly fine for you to eat after midday.
At Ajahn Brahms monasteries the lay people on the eight precepts are allowed certain "allowables" at 6pm each day including licorice, cheese, ginger and dark chocolate.
But you eat what you …
Its encouraged for lay buddhist to try to take the eight precepts on full and new moon. Its almost new moon tommorrow sat North Hem. EST.
Im wondering if you guys celebrate the uposatha? How did it go or are you doing it tod…
@Carlita. I agree with a fair chunk of what you say but I don't find the five precepts easy.
I still catch myself exaggerating stories (dishonesty) and don't get me started on sexual misconduct!
Also, is using the photocopier at work to print …
Ha ha! Na, we dropped the bone a while ago @federica.
In fact, I was a little surprised at how strong the Yes vote for same sex marriage was in some of the outback, rural areas. Even Queensland ( the Home of Pauline Hanson) voted Yes!
Australia has just voted "Yes" in a non-binding plebiscite by a margin of 62-38 to same sex marriage!
Good news.....as someone said to me "we have evolved slightly as a country this morning".
Now it's up to our pollies to do the right thing an…
We shouldn't read too much into it. Those things were written a long time ago. Neuroscience has confirmed that the brain automatically processes information using thought, imagination, etc. Control is possible, but only for a specif…
Well last night I went to the first session of a foundation program, headed by a really lovely nun who promoted discussion and questions over everything. The core text is a commentary on the Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa's…
I reckon if it weren't for the third precept above (no sexual activity) I could take the eight precepts pretty much every day!
I find it difficult to keep that precept for more than a day or two. I reckon I'd need to be in a monastery in order t…
It's an interesting one generosity.
So often I get caught thinking it's just from a material perspective however any time we sit and listen to someone, hold the door open for them, make dinner for our kids etc. we're being generous!
We are still having typical Spring weather ...Warm and sunny one day, cold and rainy/overcast the next...Or it's a bit of everything ie, four seasons in one day
Ha! That sounds like Spring, Summer and Autumn in Melbourne!!
Spot on @federica - sometimes I think "Maybe the Buddha didn't live and his life story is made up" but then realise it doesn't matter.
Someone (or someone's) presented these teachings. Does it matter who it was?