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by zerotime
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: A reason for lying
Replies: 39
Views: 1832

Re: A reason for lying

edit: they were not 500 arhants but new ordained monks. Inside Cullavagga.

(mistakes, lack of attention: another involved thing in the problem of lying)
by zerotime
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Preserving the teachings of Bhikkhu Samahita
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Preserving the teachings of Bhikkhu Samahita

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by zerotime
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: A reason for lying
Replies: 39
Views: 1832

Re: A reason for lying

I'm curious as to a situation in which you think lying is unavoidable. I don't try to do some defence of lying but just to describe the real situation in the lay life and the related kamma. One should avoid lying until he can, although in the lay life one should know this is impossible in absolute ...
by zerotime
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Clarification of some Vinaya rules among monks, nuns and trans people?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Clarification of some Vinaya rules among monks, nuns and trans people?

...there are certain kinds of people who might possibly be considered non-binary... the problem is the difficulty for an easy acceptance of that dialectics like "non-binary", "intersex" etc... like expressions of empiric facts of Reality. I mean as a solid fact and independent from the noise of the...
by zerotime
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: A reason for lying
Replies: 39
Views: 1832

Re: A reason for lying

even if somebody believes there is absolutely no reason for lying, when we live in society we will lie soon or later. Lying is like killing: this is unavoidable for lay people in some degree. The lying is avoidable for monks. While killing is unavoidable for both lay and monks. Monks can try to live...
by zerotime
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Time
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: Time

Here's one thing that was said (Itivuttaka 63; the footnote is from Thanissaro Bhikkhu): these verses are very deep and translations in Internet are poor to get the sense in most cases including those western languages appearing inside SuttaCentral. The best translation I have found is here, inside...
by zerotime
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Alarm Bells Sounded Over Child Abuse at Thailand’s Buddhist Temples
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Alarm Bells Sounded Over Child Abuse at Thailand’s Buddhist Temples

these things have always existed. Although in modern times it can become more visible. And also it becomes more massive because there is a cultural device promoting that in open and subtle ways, to model the human beings from their childhood. Both things, visibility and culture promotion, are joined...
by zerotime
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Working in a supermarket... wrong livelihood
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Working in a supermarket... wrong livelihood

It is not wrong-livelihood to work in a supermarket, or even to serve wine in a restaurant, unless one earns a commission for selling more. See the Vaṇijjā Suttaṃ on wrong-livelihood for Buddhists. There is a previous topic that discusses this at some length. Check your intention. One can break pre...
by zerotime
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: A reason for lying
Replies: 39
Views: 1832

Re: A reason for lying

I think there is absolutely no reason for lying. And as a seeker of the Truth, lying is the worst thing you can do. As the Buddha said in MN 61 : "when someone is not ashamed to tell a deliberate lie, there is no bad deed they would not do, I say. So you should train like this: ‘I will not tell a l...
by zerotime
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 62
Views: 46195

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

thanks! :smile:
by zerotime
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Why do things exist the way they do?
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: Why do things exist the way they do?

Werther wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:24 pm
Why do things exist the way they do?
why the doubt when same time you says they exist in the way they do

Strange.
by zerotime
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why many Buddhist monks are over weight?
Replies: 66
Views: 8170

Re: Why many Buddhist monks are over weight?

maybe not always because an excess of food. Refined flours and other modern food engineering are terrible for that issue. Public health experts attribute this to two factors. First, monks are required to accept and eat whatever is given to them on their daily alms rounds. Second, monks are not permi...
by zerotime
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 44
Views: 1687

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Since there would be no force or God behind all of creation according to Buddhism, what is the purpose of all contained in the universe? Would this be one of those questions the Buddha preferred to remain silent about? there is no purpose. You should add the purpose. One should feel the freedom on ...
by zerotime
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: A reason for lying
Replies: 39
Views: 1832

Re: A reason for lying

Notably absent in the passage above are the words: unfactual, untrue, BUT beneficial, endearing & agreeable to others . The Buddha does NOT say this is bad and not to be said, it is simply not addressed in this passage. The Dhamma is complete; good in the beginning, good in the middle, good in the ...
by zerotime
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Humour - wrong speach?
Replies: 22
Views: 868

Re: Humour - wrong speach?

Good point. I'm reminded of this, from Ajahn Thanissaro: The standards set by the precepts are simple — no intentional killing, stealing, having illicit sex, lying, or taking intoxicants. It's entirely possible to live in line with these standards. Not always easy or convenient, but always possible...