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by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is born by moisture?
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: What is born by moisture?

It probably refers to insects. Insects often mate and lay eggs in moisture. Insects are members of the Animal Kingdom, so would still be included in the Buddhist cosmology of potential rebirth destinations.
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4382
Views: 320919

Re: the great vegetarian debate

He said "sorta" veg, not completely veg You're either vegetarian or you're not I guess that since pretty much all of us have consumed milk at some time in our lives then none of us are strictly vegetarian.....I guess it is pretty much impossible for any mammal to be strictly vegetarian. chownah Mil...
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4382
Views: 320919

Re: the great vegetarian debate

For instance comparing the infant mortality rate of wild animals with the infant mortality rate of angus cows is a way to have a better understanding about the life of animals in nature and the life of animals that are raised to provide food. chownah Oh, okay, so your point might be (?) that domest...
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4382
Views: 320919

Re: the great vegetarian debate

He said "sorta" veg, not completely veg You're either vegetarian or you're not Yes, I suppose you're right. There are many people who call themselves veg but actually eat meat occasionally. That is not really being vegetarian according to the strict definition. Same with being vegan. I sometimes ha...
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4382
Views: 320919

Re: the great vegetarian debate

chownah wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:55 am
In the wild the infant mortality for large mammals (zebra, giraffe, etc.) is over 50 percent.
chownah
What does infant mortality rate of wild animals have to do with the price of tea in China? i.e., this topic? :tongue:
by DNS
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Peace, from Marietta, GA USA
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: Peace, from Marietta, GA USA

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:04 am
Isn't following Buddha is similar to follow the footsteps of our heroes?
Sure, why not?

If you're Buddhist, try and be more Buddha-like.
If you're a Christian, try and be more Christ-like.
If you're a Taoist, etc.
by DNS
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4382
Views: 320919

Re: the great vegetarian debate

In the wild the infant mortality for large mammals (zebra, giraffe, etc.) is over 50 percent. chownah What does that have to do with their diet? I imagine all wild animals have a high infant mortality rate. Apparently the mortality rate has more to do with infections after childbirth, see: https://...
by DNS
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4382
Views: 320919

Re: the great vegetarian debate

one_awakening wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:37 am
jcsuperstar wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:08 am

.. and my GF is sorta veg, she eats seafood....
If she eats seafood, she's not a vegetarian
He said "sorta" veg, not completely veg. Anyway, just an FYI, jcsuperstar unfortunately passed away 8 years ago. :candle:

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by DNS
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Canada!
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Hello from Canada!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: greetings

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3830

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

I know why people are wealthy and why they are not, which includes myself (because I know exactly the causes for the wealth I earned and the wealth I did not earn). Its got nothing to do with being generous in a past life. How do you know this? Do you have iddhi powers? It could be from past life g...
by DNS
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3830

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

If Jeff Bezos was generous in a past life, why is he paying his Amazon employees $15/hour in the present life a The U.S. federal minimum wage is only $7.25 or $7.50. He is paying them $15 which is double the minimum wage amount. It was seen as a generous move. I'm not saying he's a generous guy, I ...
by DNS
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vitor, from Brazil
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Vitor, from Brazil

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we hypocrites?
Replies: 24
Views: 394

Re: Are we hypocrites?

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me ...