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.
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- Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:07 pm
- Forum: Sīla
- Topic: Ethical Trading as Right Livelihood
- Replies: 16
- Views: 285
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 ...
- 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
"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...
- Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:19 pm
- Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
- Topic: Vaccination and ordination
- Replies: 40
- Views: 676
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...
- 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.
- Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:13 pm
- Forum: Sīla
- Topic: What if we have violated a precept?
- Replies: 13
- Views: 298
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...
- 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
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 ...
- 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...