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And what is right action? Katamo ca, bhikkhave, sammākammanto? Avoiding killing living creatures, stealing, and sexual activity. Yā kho, bhikkhave, pāṇātipātā veramaṇī, adinnādānā veramaṇī, abrahmacariyā veramaṇī— Magga-Vibhanga Sutta


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No, the canonical definition of the Eightfold Path does NOT include any explicit mention of celibacy. The actual language is both broader and goes further than mere sexual abstinence. The right action (samma-kammanta) is defined as abstaining from five major types of wrong conduct, one of which is: Kamesu micchacara Kamesu is a form of word Kama, which ...


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pācittiya 68 (From the Theravadin monastic code); Not to affirm that things such as sexual pleasures are not an obstacle to the development of ariyā stage or to jhāna realisations, nor to rebirth in the deva world, when the Buddha explains that these things are precisely an obstacle to those, and not to maintain erroneous views. Those bhikkhu who hear ...


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Should I consult psychologist or should I go for monk-life? If you are ready to be a monk and live by the Vinaya, by all mean do. A householders life is not cut out for fasting for everyone. Even monks who are engaged in lot of activity find it difficult to fast afternoon. If you meditate for long hours fasting afternoon is not a problem, but when you get ...


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I think it's similar to what children go through when at first parents lay down the rule of not putting things into the electric socket and later learning why one ought not do it.


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Gautama Buddha explicitly called his teachings 'The Middle Path,' in the Dhamacakkappavattana Sutta: Monks, these two extremes ought not to be practiced by one who has gone forth from the household life. There is addiction to indulgence of sense-pleasures, which is low, coarse, the way of ordinary people, unworthy, and unprofitable; and there is ...


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Doesn’t matter if your breath is deep or shallow. Just let it do what it wants to do. If you force it, you are introducing volition. All that’s going to do is lead to tension and doubt. Just let go of your expectations of what meditation ought to be. Meditation is what happens, not what we make happen.


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This is quite normal. So the breath become so subtle the breathing will stop altogether in deep Jhana. Just be mindful of your experience. Do not do analysis. It is better if you consult your teacher.


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When one does or is still capable of depriving beings from existance, still takes on of what isn't given, still abuses for sense pleasures, still speaks of what isn't true, still takes intoxication and further still has thoughts incl. greed, aversion, confusion, in short who ever hasn't arrived a wrong view, bears still all kind of bad kamma along the way, ...


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