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  • Re: Third Precept...beyond adultery

    I too find @Jeffrey points very helpful, useful and compassionate/realistic.

    As well as celibacy, masturbation and prostitution, we might consider the online sex phenomena ... and perhaps the future of robot partners.

    Incidentally asking celibates for help on sexuality is like asking an anorexic for gateaux baking recommendations ...

    Human sexuality. Fun! B)

    Bunks
  • Re: Book of Eights: Chapter 1

    Is this accomplished through meditation, or more through cultivating paramitas, good sila, etc? I mean from a Theravada POV ...

    From Theravada POV all the methods and more, that you suggest. In Theravada:

    • Pureland is Nirvana, Para-nirvana, Suddhavasa

    • Hell realm (Naraka) is not being a monk :p

    Lotus festival - yeah! Wot no pics? B)

    Vastmind
  • Re: 4NT Revisited.

    know the feeling. Three weeks ago I learned that in some ways I have been coasting through life. I have mistaken being nice for being good.

    Humblin' ain't it. :p

    There we are all being ultra spiritual Buddhists ...

    ... when we realise our shallowness - oops! Better late than never ...

    VastmindShoshinkarastidhammachick
  • Re: Mx Angry

    @Shoshin - Pah! o:)

    Better to not engage the mouth, without engaging the mind first. Pah again!

    ... and now back to Mx Very Angry with knobs on ... o:)

    (too wikid?) ... ah well, better solutions always welcome ... B)
    http://dharmawisdom.org/teachings/articles/working-mindfully-anger

    Shoshin
  • Re: Master Your Senses

    "Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion."
    The Dhammapada

    I think I might trade in my iPada for a dhammaPada ;)

    HozanBunksKeromeJeffrey