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by santa100
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: From Heedlessness to Hell
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: From Heedlessness to Hell

Does this short summary sound like something that an armchair 18th Century European Philosophe would find amenable? In that case, you can delve into hermeneutics and try to change the literal meaning of this story, or at least, claim that the Buddha didn't actually say this. Actually it's impossibl...
by santa100
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Livelihood
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Livelihood

I have been reading, and I will also now explain the risks of the customers pets getting poisoned if they enter the loft or catch any poisoned vermin, and also the smell if the vermin die in their loft space. Also suggest other natural approaches to the customers. A combination of ultrasonic repell...
by santa100
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Polyamorous relationships

lostitude wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:13 pm
I'm not here to pick a virtual fight, thanks. If that's what you are into it's not going to happen with me.
If you think that's a virtual fight then so be it. I'm more than happy to engage in any fight. But I don't see it that way.
by santa100
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Polyamorous relationships

lostitude wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:09 pm
I have not made a single claim in this whole thread.
Great, now you resort to denial. What other tactics you have after ad hominem attack and denial?
by santa100
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Polyamorous relationships

I am not attacking you as a person, I'm attacking your attitude on this thread, replacing the words I write with others and linking some of my quotes with unrelated points. You are here to win a debate,, not to discuss so there is nothing for me to learn from you. I don't care what you want or do n...
by santa100
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Polyamorous relationships

lostitude wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:00 pm
Wow! :shrug: I think that before lust brings on the downfall of our world, it is attitudes like yours that will.
I already knew you'll resort to the kind of behavior above. Ad hominem attack is an expected behavior when you have zero proof to back up your claim.
by santa100
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Polyamorous relationships

Was this really necessary? It is now since you consistently hide your info while I share mine. If you have nothing to hide, then what are you afraid of? Well I have jus read it and was unable to find any reference to that. Could you be more specific? I'd be happy to. But you have to do your part fi...
by santa100
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Polyamorous relationships

The islamic empire is the longest-lived transcontinental empire in history, despite their debauchery, to use your vocabulary. So your point does not hold. Are you living in a different universe or something? Just simply take a look in the news and see what region where all the most horrible ghastly...
by santa100
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Polyamorous relationships

How is that certainly a factor? I sense a lot of prejudice in your unsupported assumptions. You intentionally removed my previous sentence. I said there's the case where folks resort to polygamy due to resources issue, but if you live in a notso poor country, and if 2-person relationship is just fi...
by santa100
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Polyamorous relationships

So who gets to decide how the 3rd precept is to be interpreted? Why is the evolution of social constructs (such as tat of a "couple" which is far from universal in humans and which is not the norm among our closest animal relatives either) necessarily a dark age thing as you say, santa? First of, a...
by santa100
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 930

Re: Polyamorous relationships

I was not well for two days . I hope you don't misunderstand my intention . I read about this term not long ago , I didn't know that other than few generation ago, people does marrying more than one person . What I don't know is nowadays people openly engage in relationships with more than one pers...
by santa100
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Listening to music generates demerit
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: Listening to music generates demerit

Listening to music generates demerit (bad deeds, bad kamma)? Listening to music breaks the precepts of virtue? Who listens to music becomes a bad person? Does listening to music generate demerit as much as killing and stealing? As others have mentioned, depending on how many precepts you're followi...
by santa100
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta
Replies: 37
Views: 592

Re: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta

That means fourth should have different interpretations as well as they both have a relationship. I don't follow your logic at all. Why do you keep raising question about the 4th step while Bodhi, Thanissaro, and almost all others already share the same interpretation that have solid backup from MN...
by santa100
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta
Replies: 37
Views: 592

Re: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta

I am not interested at 3rd step on the 1st tetrad, unless there is a connection between the third and the fourth. You should, because it holds the key to remove your confusion in the OP. There's a difference between SabbaKaya (3rd step) versus (KayaSankhara) (4th step). You will not understand step...
by santa100
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta
Replies: 37
Views: 592

Re: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta

What is the meaning of above? I can't agree with Bhikkhu Bodhi's explanation. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html Actually your cited link to Ven. Thanissaro's translation already answered your question. Notice Ven. T's footnote #2. on "body" versus "bodily fabrication" (or bodil...