A question about one of the 5 percepts

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Re: A question about one of the 5 percepts

Postby Aloka » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:08 pm

mikenz66 wrote:

I appreciate your concern about accuracy, but did either of you take the time to carefully read the sutta that I referred to and quoted from?


Yes I did, thanks, Mike....but does that mean I'm not allowed to mention any other sutta ?
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Re: A question about one of the 5 percepts

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:48 pm

I guess it's possible to have a reading of the suttas that minimises the role of kamma. Obviously kamma is not the only cause of things, but I don't think it's something that should be minimised.

I found one of the suttas that is perhaps more relevant, because it deals with Pelindivacca, an Arahant and his past kamma has an effect on him:
http://www.what-buddha-said.net/library ... vaccha.htm
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
http://suttacentral.net/ud3.6/en
Then the Gracious One, after applying his mind to venerable Pilindivaccha’s previous lives, addressed the monks, saying: “You should not be offended, monks, at the monk Vaccha, it is not with hatred on the inside, monks, that Vaccha accosts the monks with words of contempt. For the monk Vaccha, monks, for five hundred lives has been reborn in a brāhmaṇa family without interruption, for a long time he has been one who has accosted others with words of contempt, because of this Vaccha accosted the monks with words of contempt.”

I can't yet find a specific reference in the suttas to deaths of Arahants such as Maha Moggalana, only a summary of the Commentary: http://www.what-buddha-said.net/library ... ana_th.htm

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Re: A question about one of the 5 percepts

Postby villkorkarma » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:21 pm

Does it not lead to a big ego If I hit someone or is it depending on whom I hit?
dont hurt anyone in any sort of way
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Re: A question about one of the 5 percepts

Postby villkorkarma » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:17 pm

Mkoll wrote:psychological pressure


What is that?
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