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by Ceisiwr
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

Pascal2 Let alone that at the time of the Buddha we didnt have animal intensive farming, vegan alternatives, we didnt know about proteins and where to get them, etc. so any direct comparison with the scriptures lacks of the understanding that animal raising conditions 2500 years ago were not the sam...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Sam I'm not sure what is meant by "integrity" here. It might mean having strongly-held and internally consistent opinions, which can be a virtue of sorts, but may not be in line with what we think the Buddha taught. Yes. The issue here is what the Buddha taught. It’s quite clear that he didn’t teach...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Greetings Binocular, And playing dumb is also morally significant. At some point, incompetence and ignorance become indistinguishable from malice. Who’s playing dumb? The whole "I'm just eating meat to support myself in the holy life" falls flat on its face when that same person also engages in sex,...
by Ceisiwr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Essex England
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Greetings from Essex England

Welcome to the site and greetings from Wales :smile:
by Ceisiwr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Sam Vara wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:25 pm
DNS wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:35 pm
In fact, is there even any Buddhist tradition that mandates vegetarianism;
Californian Wokeist.
:jumping:
by Ceisiwr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 22
Views: 325

Re: The devas are not capable of seeing him

Greetings auto, I’m breathing in heavily.’ When breathing out heavily they know: ‘I’m breathing out heavily.’ My understanding is that this is mere convenience. One does not think “I am doing this, then I will do this” in Anapanasati. The stages of Anapanasati rise quite naturally from the proceedin...
by Ceisiwr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: the great vegetarian debate

If you are over the age of 7, you *know* what will happen with a part of the money you give to the butcher. Some people who are over the age of 7 know that what the butcher does with her money is her kamma and reflects her intentions......it does seem though that there are some people who are over ...
by Ceisiwr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The meaning of "nimitta" ("sign") & "animitta" ("signless")???
Replies: 18
Views: 273

Re: The meaning of "nimitta" ("sign") & "animitta" ("signless")???

According to an Agama one has to first establish emptiness samadhi before there can be the signless and the “nothingness” samadhi (which seems to correspond to directionless samadhi): If a monk speaks like this: ‘Without having attained concentration on emptiness, I shall give rise to signlessness (...
by Ceisiwr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mental Standpoints
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Mental Standpoints

Greetings everyone, What does it mean to have a “mental standpoint” in relation to form, feelings etc? Householder, through the destruction, fading away, cessation, giving up, and relinquishment of desire, lust, delight, craving, engagement and clinging, mental standpoints, adherences, and underlyin...
by Ceisiwr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The meaning of "nimitta" ("sign") & "animitta" ("signless")???
Replies: 18
Views: 273

Re: The meaning of "nimitta" ("sign") & "animitta" ("signless")???

The Meaning of Nimitta Having mapped out the range of states known as "anzmitta," we can now investigate the nature and range of "nimittas,"before ping on to examine the method of practice that leads beyond them, and the nature of the anzmitta states to which such practices lead. While nzmitta has ...
by Ceisiwr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The meaning of "nimitta" ("sign") & "animitta" ("signless")???
Replies: 18
Views: 273

Re: The meaning of "nimitta" ("sign") & "animitta" ("signless")???

Worth a read:

“ Signless” Meditations in Pāli Buddhism, by Peter Harvey
The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1 1986”

http://www.ahandfulofleaves.org/documen ... y_1986.pdf
by Ceisiwr
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: the great vegetarian debate

[james] Unless you are eating like a monk, from an alms bowl, or are in a situation where the selection of your food is completely someone else’s choice, in a hospital for example, or you are starving somewhere, all circumstances where intent does not go beyond sustenance, eating choices and intenti...
by Ceisiwr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Greeting [james] Buying and consuming bacon is completely rooted in the needs of sensory gratification... yum yum! It is not even particularly nutritious nor healthful. If the realization of harm inherent in the consumption of meat is entirely displaced by the needs for gratification, which seems to...
by Ceisiwr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Pascal2 I have never written such a thing It’s best you keep track of what you have said. Earlier I gave a definition of karuna, which is translated as “compassion”. In relation to that you said: “Compassion" is an English word, not a Pali word It is not defined by the site https://www.wisdomlib.org...
by Ceisiwr
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Pascal2, I have never talked about karuna and I have never claimed to know Pali Yes you did. You said the definition of karuna doesn’t fit compassion, which is why I’m asking you which Pali word you would instead translate as compassion? If karuna means compassion, then it means the Buddha understoo...