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by DNS
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?
Replies: 14
Views: 213

Re: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?

Shiva is known as the "destroyer" in some Hindu sects, so that would make some sense, I suppose. No, Shiva is not Mara. What is the source of this view? Shiva has the (or, one of the) highest status in Hinduism -- he is considered the Deva of the Devas. Mara is a deva too, according to Buddhism. Bu...
by DNS
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Hi Bhante,

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?
Replies: 14
Views: 213

Re: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?

Oh okay thanks . But , if you don't mind asking , only the Leader of this realm is called Mara and is evil minded ? Does other occupants deva of this realm is of similar evil minded or mostly good minded ? I think they are mostly good-minded. They enjoy sense pleasures created by others. In English...
by DNS
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?
Replies: 14
Views: 213

Re: Which realm does the Mara belongs to ?

James Tan wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:37 am
I was wondering what realm does the Mara reside at ?
Paranimmita-vasavatti deva realm. Number 11 on this list:
https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/31_planes_of_existence

Note: it is not a woeful realm (apaya) and is actually a deva realm.
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings - Krakow, Poland
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Greetings - Krakow, Poland

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322342

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Consider: If wild animals is the best way to go for animals then is it better for people to live like wild animals?....why not let nature take its course (as you say) when it come to humans? chownah Animals are in a woeful state (according to Buddhism). Humans are higher than that. According to Bud...
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322342

Re: the great vegetarian debate

There is one right in your last post, see:
chownah wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:54 pm
If people who really cared for animals raised and slaughtered them then their lives would indeed be relatively stress free
Enough sealioning. Further meta-discussion will be removed without warning.
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322342

Re: the great vegetarian debate

I don't see how your first paragraph has to do with anything....my reply is "so what?"....although you don't seem to be aware of the fact that the way the world is going it might not be long until cheetahs (for example) will only survive because of artificial breeding and human intervention....and ...
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322342

Re: the great vegetarian debate

It is throughout this thread and perhaps others where you suggest that it is okay to raise animals for meat. Again, I am not saying that you are not entitled to your opinion. If you have changed your mind, then that is fine, that is your choice. You have presented your views and you are allowed to d...
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322342

Re: the great vegetarian debate

chownah wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:30 pm
I guess you are against me when I say this.....I guess we are choosing sides.....what side am I on?
chownah
You are on the side of the view you presented. That's all. No biggie. I disagree, that's all.
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322342

Re: the great vegetarian debate

So now we are picking sides.....it is not surprising to see that you take a posture against me. Do you even know what "side" I am presenting?....please explain to me what side I am representing. chownah You are obviously suggesting that it is okay to raise animals for meat and kill them for meat. A...
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322342

Re: the great vegetarian debate

And as a result of this there would be many animals who enter the world, live reasonably comfortable lives if raised by people who care about the welfare of the animals they raise, and who then die in a relatively stress free way... I don't think there's any chance animals would stop being bred and...
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322342

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Strictly speaking milk is not vegetable material.....strictly speaking none of us are strictly vegetarian. chownah You are thinking vegetarian = only eats vegetables. This is not the case. A vegetarian is someone who doesn't eat meat. veg·e·tar·i·an /ˌvejəˈterēən/ noun noun: vegetarian; plural noun...
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322342

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Oh, okay, so your point might be (?) that domesticated animals have a lower infant mortality rate and therefore a better "quality" of life? Domestic animals receive more care from their owners either due to affection (as in pets) or because of their economic value (farm animals) and receive visits ...
by DNS
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is born by moisture?
Replies: 6
Views: 152

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.