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by Mr Man
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19457

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Buddhist Monastic Code I Chapter 8.1 Pācittiya: The Lie Chapter Tired of arguing so I'll let you read it... even if I do the legwork it will just be ignored. Okay Pacitiya 1 A deliberate lie is a statement or gesture made with the aim of misrepresenting the truth to someone else. The K/Commentary, ...
by Mr Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19457

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

You are still banging on about this :roll: People should be willing to back up allegations they make on this board. The irony! Regardless, its obvious at this stage that BorkenBones and I simply do not agree with you. Instead of beating this rather boring dead horse perhaps its time to move on? You...
by Mr Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19457

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

The article does seem to border on the defence of law breaking and I would use it as evidence in any accusation of defamation. And 'saying one knows when one doesn't' is a clear Vinaya issue. Perhaps you could clearly show where, in the article, Bhante Sujato defends law breaking? Can you give a qu...
by Mr Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19457

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

And when you said Bhante Sujato defends "law breaking", Is that defamatory? And when you said "he must have broken numerous Vinaya rules"? The article does seem to border on the defence of law breaking and I would use it as evidence in any accusation of defamation. And 'saying one knows when one do...
by Mr Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19457

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Nobody knows 100% whether or not another person is a rapist, murderer etc. The point I'm making is that Bhante Sujato does not know and yet declares it to be true that Trump is a rapist. This a flagrant example of 'not knowing he says I know'. It's a very simple point to understand and with no evid...
by Mr Man
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

Sam, not sure if this piece is technically correct from a Theravada perspective but it might be of interest. I think types would have been a better word than layers.

The Four Layers of Consciousness
https://www.lionsroar.com/the-four-laye ... ciousness/
by Mr Man
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

I think it would be interesting to hear robertk's view on this from a technical perspective.
by Mr Man
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

If you step on a pin you feel the pain at the point of contact. Consciousness arises at the point of contact. Focus on sound and you will notice more sounds (Sound consciousness arises). Focus on sight and you will notice more things visually. Focus an the solar plexus and you will notice what arra...
by Mr Man
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Being aware from...

If you step on a pin you feel the pain at the point of contact. Consciousness arises at the point of contact. Focus on sound and you will notice more sounds (Sound consciousness arises). Focus on sight and you will notice more things visually. Focus an the solar plexus and you will notice what arras...
by Mr Man
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19457

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

For somthing to be slander it has to be untrue. You have already acknowledged that you do not know if Trump is a rapist. Trump has not been convicted of rape, so it is slander to publicly say he is a rapist unless the person in question has evidence. In terms of the Dhamma to say something is true ...
by Mr Man
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19457

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Mr Man So if Ceisiwr does not know if Trump has committed rape Ceisiwr cannot know if Bhante Sujato has committed slander. It's that simple. I do not know that Trump has committed rape. Trump has not been found to have committed rape. If I say that Trump is a racist that is lying and slander. For s...
by Mr Man
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19457

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Mr Man Does Ceisiwr know if Trump has committed rape? Nope. Apparently Sujato does. So if Ceisiwr does not know if Trump has committed rape Ceisiwr cannot know if Bhante Sujato has committed slander. It's that simple. Apply the Sutta quote to yourself, don't worry about Bhante Sujato He speaks fals...
by Mr Man
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19457

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

He speaks falsehood. If he is summoned to a council, to an assembly, to his relatives’ presence, to his guild, or to the court, and questioned as a witness thus: ‘So, good man, tell what you know,’ then, not knowing, he says, ‘I know,’ or knowing, he says, ‘I do not know’; not seeing, he says, ‘I s...
by Mr Man
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?
Replies: 32
Views: 4598

Re: Are Buddhism and Buddhist monks in the west in real danger?

santa100 wrote: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:38 pm Ah, Bhante's quick glance at the woman's boobs around 50th second.
I'd say he is looking at the iPad.
by Mr Man
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19457

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

So you are ok when monks engage in slander. Got it. I don't doubt that for a moment, but innocent until proven guilty is an important maxim to uphold. Cough Trump hasn’t been convicted of rape or child abuse. Therefore, it’s slander in terms of the law. Oh has Bhante Sujato been convicted?