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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: 193

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: 4374
Views: 320701

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: 4374
Views: 320701

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: 7
Views: 43

Re: Hello from Canada!

Welcome to DW!

by DNS
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings
Replies: 8
Views: 141

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: 3715

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: 3715

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: 116

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: 386

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 ...
by DNS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Determinism vs Dependent origination
Replies: 44
Views: 566

Re: Determinism vs Dependent origination

Buddhism doesn't fit into full-fledged free will or determinism, imo. It is more of something in the middle, although much more toward determinism, imo. Life events and apparent decisions come from past events, conditioning, upbringing, etc and Buddhism would add also from kamma. Free will implies a...
by DNS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: homosexuality
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: homosexuality

I think Theravada is one of the most accepting / tolerant Buddhist schools toward homosexuality. For example, in some Mahayana schools or sutras, certain sex acts are prohibited, which effectively prohibit homosexuality. I strongly doubt the Buddha would have approved of homosexuality unless you ca...
by DNS
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: homosexuality
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: homosexuality

I think Theravada is one of the most accepting / tolerant Buddhist schools toward homosexuality. For example, in some Mahayana schools or sutras, certain sex acts are prohibited, which effectively prohibit homosexuality.
by DNS
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: homosexuality
Replies: 16
Views: 422

Re: homosexuality

Can you provide the quote and link to the translation you were reading?
by DNS
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3715

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Middle way guys. Just because taking kamma to an extreme to the point where u are inactive doesnt mean u throw out the whole thing. The key is issue is "everything" is caused by kamma is a wrong view. :thumbsup: Yes, I agree. "Everything" is caused by kamma -- wrong view. "Nothing" is caused by kam...
by DNS
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3715

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Middle way guys. Just because taking kamma to an extreme to the point where u are inactive doesnt mean u throw out the whole thing. The key is issue is "everything" is caused by kamma is a wrong view. :thumbsup: Yes, I agree. "Everything" is caused by kamma -- wrong view. "Nothing" is caused by kam...