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by Sam Vara
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 11
Views: 70

Re: Neutering animals.

Keeping pets is not discouraged in the canon that I am aware of. Keeping agricultural or farming animals is discussed more I believe. Neutered animals live longer typically, so I am not sure there is an argument that is sutta based against keeping pets or neutering them. It would be up to personal ...
by Sam Vara
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 11
Views: 70

Re: Neutering animals.

Bundokji wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Does neutering animals remove the sexual desire? or merely remove the ability to copulate?
Normally, the desire as well.
by Sam Vara
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neutering animals.
Replies: 11
Views: 70

Re: Neutering animals.

hermitwin wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:36 pm
My good friend is an animal lover.
Is there bad Karma when animal lovers neuter the animals?
As ever, it depends on the intention involved. Normally the intention is good, for reasons to do with the welfare of the animal and its owner and others that they meet. So good kamma, in that case.
by Sam Vara
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dear to your Self
Replies: 13
Views: 99

Re: Dear to your Self

I wonder how others interpret this use of the word “Self” against the standard teachings of “not-self”? I interpret it to mean that the word (rather like the archaic use of our term "soul") can be used to mean either an unchanging essence which is part of us; or as an identifier of a particular ind...
by Sam Vara
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dear to your Self
Replies: 13
Views: 99

Re: Dear to your Self

I wonder how others interpret this use of the word “Self” against the standard teachings of “not-self”? I interpret it to mean that the word (rather like the archaic use of our term "soul") can be used to mean either an unchanging essence which is part of us; or as an identifier of a particular ind...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?

Ceisiwr wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:43 pm
I’m having trouble translating “atthī’ti”. Any help would be much appreciated.
Hi Ceisiwr,

atthi means "is", "exists", or "is found to be", etc.

Putting a macron over the i to make it ī and adding ti just means that it comes at the end of a quote.
by Sam Vara
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Do we take this lifetime knowledge to the next life?
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Do we take this lifetime knowledge to the next life?

Do we take this lifetime knowledge to the next life? Ven. Vijithanada argues that we accumulate a lot of knowledge (sanna or perception) from childhood to adulthood. He said, contrary to popular belief, we do not take this knowledge to the next life. What is your opinion? Sutta Samutta CD 2 Track 7...
by Sam Vara
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Really Confused...!
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: Really Confused...!

The problem is a fundamental inability to ignore the contradiction. I don't want to merely pick based upon an aesthetic preference, I want to pick that which is right and correct. What is the criterion for you knowing that one is more "right and correct" than the other? What could anyone on an inte...
by Sam Vara
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is kayena ?
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: What is kayena ?

Do you have an example in context? So it seems the translation is "personally" . https://suttacentral.net/sn36.31/en/sujato And with the fading away of rapture, they enter and remain in the third absorption, where they meditate with equanimity, mindful and aware, personally experiencing the bliss o...
by Sam Vara
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is kayena ?
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: What is kayena ?

Ok , how about kayena as "personal" ? Make sense ? I think it would make less sense than Doodoot's answer. Kāya apparently means "body", normally in the sense of our physical body, but also meaning the trunk of the body, or a collection or grouping of something (as in "a body of men"). In this last...
by Sam Vara
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?
Replies: 25
Views: 911

Re: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?

Do you think the Buddha proscribed paedophilia and hebephilia? Not at all and that's not what I'm advocating. I just don't think people who naturally have innate predispositions toward irregular forms of sexual attraction should be harassed and executed by self-appointed vigilante thugs. Actually p...
by Sam Vara
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?
Replies: 25
Views: 911

Re: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?

The Jain stance on non-violence becomes even more crucial as violent behaviour against those with irregular but perfectly natural sexual dispositions increases. This trend of vigilantism has no doubt increased as populism has reinforced reactionary traditionalism. All the violence in society can be...
by Sam Vara
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1230

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

What do the animals in question think about it? What would they prefer? Because that is what veganism is all about. It's not about what some people would or would not prefer. It's about what the animals in question would prefer. No animal would prefer to be killed. And if you are always speaking on...
by Sam Vara
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The cause of suffering
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: The cause of suffering

Thank you. The question is what's the source of that attachment? Aversion or desire? Or is all aversion grounded on desire? One way to look at it (which seems helpful to me at the moment) is that the source of that attachment is ignorance : not seeing things as they really are. The attachment can m...
by Sam Vara
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The cause of suffering
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: The cause of suffering

Hello friends, Sometimes I get attached to phenomena because I desire it, but some others I get attached to it because I have aversion to it. For example, if I'm physically hurt, I become afraid that the wound will last for very long, and I will be in a lot of pain, etc, and I just can't let go of ...