Masaru wrote:The precepts are very good guides to conduct, though.
Myoho-Nameless wrote:Masaru wrote:did you know the internet is a drug too? Do you make like Thich Nhat Hanh and avoid HBO and all "intoxicating" TV?
Masaru wrote:I think we're taking the interpretation of "intoxicants" a bit too far.
Myoho-Nameless wrote:Masaru wrote:I think we're taking the interpretation of "intoxicants" a bit too far.
Hell no, although I don't buy into it myself, as I see the Zen perspective as stiff ass joyless puritanism, there is a certain logic to it and a perspective worth mulling over. That you can ingest things in media that can cause suffering. They are intoxicating even. We should look at the things we do that might in actually be bad for us. So many things should be interpreted as intoxicants.
Myoho-Nameless wrote:All that aside, its a personal code, the legalize all drugs camp is winning me over in spite of my being a Buddhist because not everyone is a Buddhist and we aught not to force Buddhism on anyone not receptive.
Masaru wrote: I might just be experiencing symptoms of acute ODD
Masaru wrote:I was around people who preached against Pokemon
dude wrote:Introspection and meditation are bad? Who told you that?
Man you got that right.
I never heard of SG before this thread.
Don't want to find out any more for sure.
rory wrote:Anyway I joined Honmon Butsuryu Shu last month, and I'm pretty happy. Is it a perfect org? No, but then they don't claim to be, which is nice too. I've found people kind and helpful, so far which works for me.
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