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by dylanj
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: arguments against killing in self-defense
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

arguments against killing in self-defense

for the purpose of this thread please only reply in accordance with the buddha's teaching that one should not kill even to save their own life or that of another this is a very hard thing to convince people of i'd like to see arguments for it perhaps to an extent it's totally reliant on rebirth & ka...
by dylanj
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Good and bad
Replies: 22
Views: 1743

Re: Good and bad

read the suttas
by dylanj
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SDC stepping down as a moderator
Replies: 25
Views: 16067

Re: SDC stepping down as a moderator

bye
by dylanj
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Necessity of the Abhidhamma
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: On the Necessity of the Abhidhamma

Sam Vara wrote: Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:46 pm I voted "necessary", because Robertk has just persuaded me to buy a big expensive book on it, and I really don't want to have wasted my money...
well i have bad news for u
by dylanj
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Necessity of the Abhidhamma
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: On the Necessity of the Abhidhamma

i would potentially even say it's better to go without it
by dylanj
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Tomas de Torquemada burning in kammic hell?
Replies: 50
Views: 4605

Re: Is Tomas de Torquemada burning in kammic hell?

we cannot say someone is certainly in hell without knowing that they have committed one of the anantarikakamma
by dylanj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: devadatta and brahma?
Replies: 20
Views: 6560

Re: devadatta and brahma?

i don't think kamma necessarily ripens sequentially
by dylanj
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence
Replies: 39
Views: 2380

Re: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence

sentinel wrote: Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:45 pm
dylanj wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:35 am
sentinel wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 2:53 pm

Isnt precepts is about killing beings ?
the 1st precept is. the parajika is about killing humans.
It should include killing animals also .
I think it is fine as the Buddha made it. I think he knew what he was doing.
by dylanj
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 31
Views: 1434

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

i would think that this is referring to the "right view on the side of merit" as distinguished in the mahacattarisaka sutta which is really just a general belief in moral retribution & thus not something exclusively possessed by Buddhists
by dylanj
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence
Replies: 39
Views: 2380

Re: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence

sentinel wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 2:53 pm
Volo wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 12:45 pm Because parajika is only to kill a human being.
Isnt precepts is about killing beings ?
the 1st precept is. the parajika is about killing humans.
by dylanj
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: who is the god of israel
Replies: 28
Views: 12369

Re: who is the god of israel

i think it's likely the old testament & new testament gods are different, assuming both exist the god of the old testament shows a lot of qualities similar to those of asuras or demons or titans, jealousy, anger, possessiveness, pride, etc. in the new testament God is a more benevolent being with le...
by dylanj
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: How to teach dhamma to parents when im shy and myself confused?
Replies: 20
Views: 9058

Re: How to teach dhamma to parents when im shy and myself confused?

establish yourself better. do good by yourself, practice & understand the dhamma so you can better teach & embody it.
by dylanj
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks/Buddhists during Buddhas lifetime
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Monks/Buddhists during Buddhas lifetime

I agree reading the Vinaya helps. The Suttas too to an extent.
by dylanj
Wed May 27, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha attached to rites & rituals (silabbatupadana) ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1077

Re: Was the Buddha attached to rites & rituals (silabbatupadana) ?

there is a distinction between attachment to rites/rituals & practical, detached utilization of them for a wholesome purpose generally speaking i think what the fetter refers to is the belief that rites & rituals are spiritually effective in & of themselves, like the water of the ganges purifying si...