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by D1W1
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Music and right livelihood
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Music and right livelihood

What comes to mind is, teaching music instrument such as piano, violin, etc can increase attachment and pleasure for sound, in eight precepts Buddha advised us to refrain from them. Do professional musicians really enjoy music? I know several professional musicians. From what I've seen, professiona...
by D1W1
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Music and right livelihood
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Music and right livelihood

...And so, being heedless and negligent themselves, they’ve encouraged others to be heedless and negligent. When their body breaks up, after death, they’re reborn in the hell called ‘Laughter’. So attanā matto pamatto pare madetvā pamādetvā kāyassa bhedā paraṃ maraṇā pahāso nāma nirayo tattha upapa...
by D1W1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Music and right livelihood
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Music and right livelihood

Agree. But as a lay person you can enjoy sensual pleasures even if you are a Sotapanna. Perhaps you have to worry about this only if you want to become and Anagami. If that is your goal you better of becoming a monk. Thanks for your reply, but in Talaputta Sutta Buddha says actor goes to hell. Why ...
by D1W1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Music and right livelihood
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Music and right livelihood

I know it's a different thing between playing music and an actor. But this sutta sounds a bit too much IMO. Does everything arousing people's lobha, dosa and moha? What does not arousing LDM? You even arousing your wife and kids LDM.
by D1W1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Music and right livelihood
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Music and right livelihood

Buddhist lay people are expected to observe eight precepts only once a month on Uposatha days. But the whole teaching is to reduce sensual pleasure, attachment. Aren't we trying to diminishing pleasure even outside Uposatha days? So how can this be part of practice? Agree. But as a lay person you c...
by D1W1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Music and right livelihood
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Music and right livelihood

Music is a higher form of being. I think teaching piano would be a lovely way to earn a living. Can you elaborate that? :namaste: Well, you seem to be questioning the attachment issues with music. I’m a construction worker, home builder. There are times when crafting something ie: cutting and fitti...
by D1W1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Music and right livelihood
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Music and right livelihood

thepea wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:41 am
Music is a higher form of being.
I think teaching piano would be a lovely way to earn a living.
Can you elaborate that? :namaste:
by D1W1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Music and right livelihood
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Re: Music and right livelihood

SarathW wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:23 am
Buddhist lay people are expected to observe eight precepts only once a month on Uposatha days.
But the whole teaching is to reduce sensual pleasure, attachment. Aren't we trying to diminishing pleasure even outside Uposatha days? So how can this be part of practice?
by D1W1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Music and right livelihood
Replies: 23
Views: 613

Music and right livelihood

Hi guys I have a qualification in music education and I am about put that education into practice. For lay people right livelihood is not doing business in weapon, human being, meat, intoxicant and poison. Clearly music is not one of them. What comes to mind is, teaching music instrument such as pia...
by D1W1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex only for procreation
Replies: 35
Views: 1773

Re: Sex only for procreation

Sex with sex toys is basically masturbation. Is masturbation sexual misconduct? I believe only for monks and a minor one. As lay practitioners, it seems to me, that the precepts and Buddhist ethics in general, are training rules . They help us not to harm others and ourselves, develop wholesome sta...
by D1W1
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex only for procreation
Replies: 35
Views: 1773

Re: Sex only for procreation

Most of us have sex for pleasure, not for procreation. And the Buddha had repeatedly counselled that attachment to pleasure was to be abandoned. So attachment to pleasure, whether straight or gay, is to be eventually abandoned. It is also said that it is only uprooted by non-returners, right? For t...
by D1W1
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex only for procreation
Replies: 35
Views: 1773

Re: Sex only for procreation

Most of us have sex for pleasure, not for procreation. And the Buddha had repeatedly counselled that attachment to pleasure was to be abandoned. So attachment to pleasure, whether straight or gay, is to be eventually abandoned. It is also said that it is only uprooted by non-returners, right? For t...
by D1W1
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 615
Views: 26194

Re: Monastics and suicide

You don't know what is monastic life like. I read some time ago, an ex monk said there is no to very little room for personal view or opinion. Harsh life that lay people going through is no exception for monastic, it can even harder. When Buddha was alive, Buddha promotes unity and harmony among his...
by D1W1
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conscience and Buddhism
Replies: 26
Views: 855

Re: Conscience and Buddhism

I don't understand your question. What is it that you specifically want to know more about? Same position here, I don't understand what you were talking. What do you mean by wrong, right, develop morality, insight into DO? I don't know if I can explain it in easier terms for you, but I will try. In...
by D1W1
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha use the same trick on us which he used to Nand?
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: Did Buddha use the same trick on us which he used to Nand?

:alien: it AFAIK you can't tell people too you have achieved it because that is an offence. Just a thought. This rule is only for monks. Monks are not allowed to tell their attainments to a layperson. But they can discuss it with another monk. However, laypeople are free to tell their attainments to...