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by dylanj
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Killing a yakkha not parajika offence
Replies: 39
Views: 1397

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: 30
Views: 503

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: 1397

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: 14
Views: 650

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: 18
Views: 527

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: 184

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: 492

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...
by dylanj
Mon May 25, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for sutta re: giving different types of teachings according to personality of audience
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Looking for sutta re: giving different types of teachings according to personality of audience

I remember a sutta where the Buddha lists I think 5 types of teachings to give & who to give/not give them to, something like "If I give a teaching on morality to someone unaccomplished in morality they will not receive it well", anyone know what it is?
by dylanj
Thu May 14, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading
Replies: 92
Views: 3016

Re: Nagarjuna wants Mahayanists to fear śrāvakas as one who loves life fears beheading

As already said elsewhere as Theravadin you should stay away from Nagarjuna's ideas because these are not compatible with Theravada doctrine. Actually for me it's weird that Zan call's himself an "orthodox Theravadin" and tries to merge his obviously private idea of "orthodox Theravada" with Nagarj...
by dylanj
Thu May 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gay and Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Gay and Buddhism

I'm a gay man. I'm not convinced that paṇḍaka doesn't simply refer to homosexual. The commentarial explanation is irrelevant, the commentary is very late & gets lots of things wrong. In the vinaya when the term is used the paṇḍaka in question is clearly a homosexual man. It might refer to a specific...
by dylanj
Thu May 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Gay and Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 1023

Re: Gay and Buddhism

Ceisiwr wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 3:33 pm
Greetings,

I assume you are referring to Pandakas? If so, it doesn't seem to simply mean "homosexual". For example, the men who slept with the monk were not classed as pandaka only the receptive monk was.
Having sex with a man isn't the same thing as being a homosexual.
by dylanj
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The European Pagan Connection
Replies: 18
Views: 976

Re: The European Pagan Connection

Ceisiwr wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:41 am
Well they both share the same Indus Valley ancestry, if I remember correctly?
I agree with this but it's not the mainstream theory
by dylanj
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The European Pagan Connection
Replies: 18
Views: 976

The European Pagan Connection

Here I'll propose that the ancient Greek religion was genuinely aware of the basic structure of the universe & actual devas, with parallels between theirs & those acknowledged by the Buddha. In Buddhism Sakka is King of the Gods, ruler of a pantheon of 33. In the Hellenist religion Zeus is King of t...