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by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 121
Views: 1008

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

If a monk was physically attacked, the Buddha allowed him to strike back in self-defense , but never with the intention to kill. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/gettingmessage.html What is the reference for this? In the Vinaya, Suttavibhanga, the 92 pacittiya (rules entailing...
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 57
Views: 925

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Why not just take the gun out of the kid's hands? There are already laws against under-age people (i.e., including kids) from owning guns. The problem is that many of the shooters obtain their guns illegally. There are too many guns in the marketplace. A complete and total ban of all guns is one pr...
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 57
Views: 925

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

The Parkland school had an armed guard on duty and he didn't do shxt!! That and the fact that police were called 39 times to his house for various domestic issues and mental health issues. He should never have been allowed to have any gun, not just an AR-15. There is lots of blame to throw around (...
by DNS
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 49

Re: Hello from Australia

Welcome to DW!

:yingyang:
by DNS
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 178

Re: Ven. Katukurunde Ñāṇananda Maha Thera 1940-2018

I don't see any details yet, cause of death, etc. I've been checking:
http://buddhistchannel.tv/
by DNS
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Section moderated according to Sutta
Replies: 25
Views: 390

Re: Forum Section moderated according to Sutta

rightviewftw wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Also think this is best applied as a running long thread not 10 thread,
Perhaps worthy of a sticky in the Classical Theravada?
Go ahead and make a thread in Classical Theravada and if there's enough interest, one of us on the mod team could make it a sticky.
by DNS
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Section moderated according to Sutta
Replies: 25
Views: 390

Re: Forum Section moderated according to Sutta

So if I get this right, you wanted a special section of the forum, which is "moderated" by Sutta and therefore, I assume, according to Classical Theravada principles? The problems with that and why there is probably so much opposition, is that it is still very subjective. Who decides what is the cor...
by DNS
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: Loved this ❤️

DNS, you were talking about the rat race. Is it ever possible to get away from that altogether even if you are a monastic? Monasteries need money to run and although monks and nuns don't directly handle money, they need it to survive. If you're a 'regular' monk and not an abbot, vice-abbot, preside...
by DNS
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 121
Views: 1008

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

There have been 578 visits to this thread. But there are only 18 scores! This forum is almost dead, There are about 10-15 people left posting. This is down a lot since i "left" in 2016 forum got trolled hard i think and it drove people away. Not all polls generate that much interest. Some have hund...
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."
Replies: 45
Views: 514

Re: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."

Disciple wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:40 pm
I guess we are all screwed then unless we become monks.
:?:

Did you mean to post in a different thread? You don't need to be a monk to follow the 5 precepts.
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 89
Views: 4866

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

When I see curling at the Olympics I tend to think "brooming, sweeping . . . seriously; this is a sport?!"

I'll bet their wives say, "look at him sweeping; at home I can't even get him to take out the garbage."
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Re: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?

Actually, spiritual people and religious people tend to be happier. I won't link any studies, so no one thinks I'm cherry-picking, just google on your own and you'll see numerous studies confirm that the religious and greater religiosity tends to result in happier people. And it extends across all s...
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: Loved this ❤️

chownah, I already quoted AN 9.7 here is the full text: https://suttacentral.net/en/an9.7 “[1] It is impossible for a monk whose mental fermentations are ended to intentionally deprive a living being of life. [2] It is impossible for a monk whose mental fermentations are ended to take, in the manner...
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."
Replies: 45
Views: 514

Re: Challenging Position "Sotapanna Can break Five Precepts, it is possible, it can happen."

" One for whom these teachings are accepted thus after being pondered to a sufficient degree with wisdom is called a dhamma-follower, one who has entered the fixed course of rightness, entered the plane of superior persons, transcended the plane of the worldlings. He is incapable of doing any deed b...
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: Loved this ❤️

You seem to be of the view that arahants are in some way less capable in dealing with the world than non-arahants. Can you be more explicit in describing how you see the arahants inabilities? Why wouldn't a lay arahant just keep on doing their right livelihood etc? You make it sound like a disabili...
by DNS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: Loved this ❤️

Thanks DNS, so if the 7 day rule isn't backed up by the suttas and as the last paragraph of the article says, was partly put in place out of fear of the sangha losing power,then how much attention should we give it? I'm not suggesting that the sangha is pointless or should be done away with btw. It...
by DNS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 52
Views: 621

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

also same Sutta group is a Sutta https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn42/sn42.010.than.html Maniculaka Sutta SN 42.10 what i gather from that Sutta is that buddhadharma followers money is not allowed. does it mean that if i need trousers, then i am not allowed to use money to buy them also...
by DNS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: Loved this ❤️

So you can't eat or drink if you're an Arahant? You can eat and drink as an arahant, but if you are not a monk or nun, there would be no one to give you that food and drink. If you held a job, you'd be subject to all the trappings and cravings of the 'rat-race' and all that entails, which I presume...
by DNS
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and metta
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Greetings and metta

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2: