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by dharmacorps
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: philanthropy and dhamma
Replies: 23
Views: 317

Re: philanthropy and dhamma

Mahabrahma wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:21 am
I hope you understand where He was coming from.

I'm not worried about my own understanding. But if your basis for understanding is a TV show on Netflix, it isn't me you should be worried about.
by dharmacorps
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: philanthropy and dhamma
Replies: 23
Views: 317

Re: philanthropy and dhamma

Mahabrahma wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:50 pm He was such a magnanimous person that He was willing to lay down His life for animals.
Nice idea, but I don't believe there is any example of the Gautama Buddha doing this in the suttas that I have ever read.
by dharmacorps
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 83
Views: 14745

Re: Abortion

Mahabrahma wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:21 pm some people who don't believe in the soul
Buddhists, do you mean?
by dharmacorps
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist approach to closure.
Replies: 23
Views: 451

Re: Buddhist approach to closure.

Impermanence.
by dharmacorps
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ethical Trading as Right Livelihood
Replies: 16
Views: 285

Re: Ethical Trading as Right Livelihood

There's a difference to be made between speculating (e.g. "this next stock will go up 1000% and is the next amazon! I'll be rich beyond measure!") vs investing ( buying and holding in a wide selection of things and over time). The former is close to gambling, the latter is in my opinion more modest ...
by dharmacorps
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are the downsides of getting a flu shot
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: what are the downsides of getting a flu shot

Caodemarte wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:38 am Get your shots. Avoid the flu or passing on the flu. The odds of a negative reaction are so much less than that that there are no good arguments against it.
Well said. :clap:
by dharmacorps
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re-Birth
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: Re-Birth

"what is reborn" is a complicated issue and there are innumerable threads about this. I recommend searching for those. Genetics have nothing to do with rebirth because genes only exist in the physical form, which isn't reborn. The body and its genes are born, ages, gets old, dies, rots, and disappea...
by dharmacorps
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vaccination and ordination
Replies: 40
Views: 676

Re: Vaccination and ordination

Past vaccines didn’t do this but these new vaccines will bond animal rna onto your human, and technically you will be a new genetically modified species. Like a Monsanto seed, you could be patented and owned technically. You missed the secret meeting. You're owned already. :spy: :alien: I've said t...
by dharmacorps
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vaccination and ordination
Replies: 40
Views: 676

Re: Vaccination and ordination

No, vaccines don't turn you into an animal. :sage:
by dharmacorps
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We have an opportunity to devote to the Path. What action did we take in past lives? Was it merit?
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: We have an opportunity to devote to the Path. What action did we take in past lives? Was it merit?

The teachings say it is rare and precious to encounter a human existence, and our good fortune to encounter the dhamma. Beyond that, it is best not to waste time speculating the whys and wherefores, especially when only enlightened beings know the truth of that.
by dharmacorps
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What if we have violated a precept?
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: What if we have violated a precept?

It may be worth reflecting that kamma is not an eye-for-an-eye process. For example, Angulimala did not need to be murdered 999 times before he could become an arahant. The Buddha said that if that were the case, nobody would become enlightened. Unless you committed matricide, patricide, or killed o...
by dharmacorps
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Should we avoid driving?
Replies: 20
Views: 345

Re: Should we avoid driving?

Do you breathe? When we breathe in, we inhale small beings sometimes. Should you stop breathing? Or become a jain ascetic and wear a mask everywhere?
by dharmacorps
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Practicing at home vs going homeless?
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Practicing at home vs going homeless?

Are you talking about ordaining or just being homeless?
by dharmacorps
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are there laws prevent us from practicing the right livelihood?
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Are there laws prevent us from practicing the right livelihood?

Since the question is about Right Livelihood, and not in general about how government could interfere with our lives, I would say no. It is up to us to choose a livelihood that is in line with the dhamma and therefore our responsibility. In the example of a grocery store and health inspectors, this ...
by dharmacorps
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MA 101 and MA 102, the agama parallels for MN 19 and MN 20 are prime examples of B. Analayo's fraudulent translation of
Replies: 29
Views: 894

Re: MA 101 and MA 102, the agama parallels for MN 19 and MN 20 are prime examples of B. Analayo's fraudulent translation

Why do you think B. Analayo and B. Sujato have not responded to my accusations (as well as all of those from others who used mild language)? If I had to guess why people don't respond to you (which, by the way, nobody is required to do under any circumstances), as your most recent response demonstr...