Smoking tobacco

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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby Indrajala » Thu May 05, 2011 1:20 am

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Smoking tobacco

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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby Stewart » Thu May 05, 2011 2:59 pm

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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby Malcolm » Thu May 05, 2011 4:28 pm





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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby kalden yungdrung » Thu May 05, 2011 4:45 pm

Tashi delek, :)

Yes like Namdrol wrote, we will get a hard time with the import of herbs / precious pills / TCM patent pills here in the Netherlands c.q. Europe.
Further can these TCM pills be stored for about 3 - 5 years.
I import my medicine normally out of China ( patent pills) and can help my patients very good with these herbal pills.
But what to do at the moment, in case of a prohibition, i have no idea.
Maybe one of you has some smart suggestions? That would be welcome

Then in case that a smoke like weed/pot could be a medicine then it could be used. I guess that to smooke it is permitted, but if it would then be a medical subject, so that it would be allowed in TCM and TTM, i don't know.

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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby Malcolm » Thu May 05, 2011 4:51 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby kalden yungdrung » Thu May 05, 2011 5:01 pm

The best meditation is no meditation

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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby Stewart » Thu May 05, 2011 5:45 pm

Thanks Namdrol. I will stick with Men Tsee Khang. I have found the pills very beneficial.

Best wishes.

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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby catmoon » Thu May 26, 2011 5:53 pm

Sergeant Schultz knew everything there was to know.

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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby Fa Dao » Thu May 26, 2011 7:33 pm

Catmoon,
thank you. In most places now smokers are treated worse than heroin addicts. Usually by people slamming down a beer while munching on a Mc Rib. Please. We all have our demons to deal with. Part of the Path.
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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby gnegirl » Sun May 29, 2011 3:42 pm

I have allergies, and sometimes people's perfume makes my eyes water, so much so that i can identify 'scent wakes' of the stuff my eyes do not like. If i suggested that we ban perfumes, it would not go over.

I've no problem with folks smoking in public, as long as they have the decency to stop if someone asks them too, nicely, w/o being a jerk about it.
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Re: Smoking tobacco

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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby padma norbu » Mon May 30, 2011 3:15 am

I was surprised to read recently that cigarette companies in India (I think that's where it was) are putting warning messages on the packages about donating the cigarettes to monks. The article also had a picture of a monk in yellow robes smoking a cigarette. I've heard of certain monks smoking pot before, but I was surprised to learn that cigarettes are a big enough problem among monks that this is necessary.
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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby Indrajala » Mon May 30, 2011 5:49 am

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby catmoon » Mon May 30, 2011 6:29 am

From the Dhammapada:

253. If a man looks after the faults of others, and is always inclined to be offended, his own passions will grow, and he is far from the destruction of passions.
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Re: Smoking tobacco

Postby LastLegend » Mon May 30, 2011 6:56 am

NAMO AMITABHA
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)

Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Re: Smoking tobacco

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