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by anthbrown84
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

If the Buddha ate meat, it doesn't make it ok for me, because I don't presume to be on the same level as a Buddha, nor do I want to eat the dead bodies of other beings. Why don't people who like eating meat eat the bodies of dead humans from hospitals and morgues? It would save a lot of animal suff...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

No it's not, but as lay people if you follow 5 precepts you are called a virtuous lay follower, meat eater or not :) Yes, but the issue does not concern the precepts to begin with. It doesn't have anything to do with the precepts or even kamma. The animals in question, that are being killed, don't ...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

Is anyone saying that? I don't think so. Even slaughterhouse workers have compassion for animals. That's precisely the reason why such work causes them so much psychological damage. If they didn't, then chopping animals heads off would be no different than chopping up wood. But nobody gets PTSD fro...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

It is good that vegetarians (and anybody) have compassion for animals. But they do not own feelings of compassion for animals. Anyone of any diet can have compassion for animals. To think they have exclusive rights to that sentiment could only be conceit. Is anyone saying that? I don't think so. Ev...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

If the Buddha ate meat, it doesn't make it ok for me, because I don't presume to be on the same level as a Buddha, nor do I want to eat the dead bodies of other beings. Why don't people who like eating meat eat the bodies of dead humans from hospitals and morgues? It would save a lot of animal suff...
by anthbrown84
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the life like in Brahama Worlds?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: What is the life like in Brahama Worlds?

I know of a person who had an experience that he thinks was the Brahma worlds.... after a certain mediation attainment/occurrence and if I remember rightly this person was taken up on a blanket of light up into what looked like a clouded area, but the clouds were pink and shining bright... very much...
by anthbrown84
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about nirvana
Replies: 28
Views: 498

Re: Question about nirvana

The third eye is just that, a 3rd eye which you can see psychicly through. It is no real special achievement to be able to see through it, at least in buddhist terms The stainless eye of The Dhamma is seeing reality as it truly is... they are not even slightly related :) I realize the danger in usi...
by anthbrown84
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about nirvana
Replies: 28
Views: 498

Re: Question about nirvana

The third eye is just that, a 3rd eye which you can see psychicly through. It is no real special achievement to be able to see through it, at least in buddhist terms

The stainless eye of The Dhamma is seeing reality as it truly is... they are not even slightly related :)
by anthbrown84
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Buddha's wife (wives)?
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Buddha's wife (wives)?

I'm sorry to be rude here, but I'd take.what is written in the mahyana Sutras with a pinch of salt.

Look to the Pali Canon for your research and lessons because these other books came out later and often contradict what it says in The Suttas.
by anthbrown84
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is there some proof that my karma can become better and so i can experience that in this life i living now?
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Is there some proof that my karma can become better and so i can experience that in this life i living now?

Of course you can see this Go and punch an old woman in the face and see how that feels.... you will feel awful. That is one type of kamma ripening. Cause and effect..... granted, in another life you may experience something like that, but here and now you'll feel remorse, you may have swollen hands...
by anthbrown84
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?

What seems to have changed with me is that I no longer put much stock in the emotional upheavals, the frustrations, the disappointments, etc. Relationships are often like a ship set adrift on a sea of emotions - you get tossed and turned and blown about by the winds and the waves. With Dhamma pract...
by anthbrown84
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: The passing of Ven Dhammavuddho Mahathera
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: The passing of Ven Dhammavuddho Mahathera

Such a good example to the 4 fold assembly.

Referring to The Suttas is what we should all be doing, and he had tremendous knowledge of them.

Sadhu and thankyou.

:candle:
by anthbrown84
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence

I would like to say that what I say below is stripped back and missing detail, but all true. I have been possessed or at least had battles with 2 demons in my time. I have dealt with ghosts on maybe hundreds of occasions, but demons are a different level altogether. A ghost is like a weak drug addic...
by anthbrown84
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Considering giving up harsh speech, even about certain politicians I dislike intensely: advice sought.
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Considering giving up harsh speech, even about certain politicians I dislike intensely: advice sought.

I personally feel that avoiding speech like that is very important. I've also heard a monk say the 4th precept is abstaining from all devisive, harsh, false speech and slander. I take this as 1 precept in my own training :) Some politicians do coinjour up strong feelings of hate... The Buddha said t...
by anthbrown84
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1325

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

:namaste: Nothing can be observed in real time. We observe everything after the event. For example, you observe anger AFTER it has occurred, which is why there is regret. You observe the thought AFTER it's occurred, which is why there's frustration is not being able to control it. So point is: we n...