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by seeker242
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 293

Re: What Now?

Intensive meditation retreats, the longer the better. :smile:
by seeker242
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What attributes made monks' robes "unconventional" during the time of the Buddha ???
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: What attributes made monks' robes "unconventional" during the time of the Buddha ???

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Merely being made from rags or discarded cloth?
Discarded cloth, that was often taken off dead bodies at the charnel ground. Not very ordinary to wear cloth from dead bodies. :)
by seeker242
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: neutering a cat?
Replies: 59
Views: 794

Re: neutering a cat?

I don't think either of those questions are relevant. No matter what the answer is to either of them it doesn't matter. Oh, but it matters, because there is an important difference between pity and compassion. It matters in terms of cultivating one's mind. Actually, it doesn't. It will always be in...
by seeker242
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: neutering a cat?
Replies: 59
Views: 794

Re: neutering a cat?

I think you missed the point of my question. It has nothing to do with being responsible or not. It has to do with people who are bothered by the euthanizing of animals. And I also asked a related question:Do any of you adopt pets from those shelters in an attempt to eliminate your own suffering I ...
by seeker242
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: neutering a cat?
Replies: 59
Views: 794

Re: neutering a cat?

The reason why people sterilize animals is because animal shelters euthanize an estimated 2.7 million cats and dogs annually because there aren’t enough homes for them. It is not a good thing to contribute to that number by allowing pets to reproduce. You are right that this is why SOME people ster...
by seeker242
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: neutering a cat?
Replies: 59
Views: 794

Re: neutering a cat?

The reason why people sterilize animals is because animal shelters euthanize an estimated 2.7 million cats and dogs annually because there aren’t enough homes for them. It is not a good thing to contribute to that number by allowing pets to reproduce.
by seeker242
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: neutering a cat?
Replies: 59
Views: 794

Re: neutering a cat?

I asked the cat and she responded yes she's happier that she gets to live a longer healthier life. :smile: There are serious doubts on whether animals have the same feeling of time as we do (they live more in "today", than in the future or past), and "longer life" might be quite a vague term for th...
by seeker242
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: neutering a cat?
Replies: 59
Views: 794

Re: neutering a cat?

binocular wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:20 am

They may be healthier and live longer. But are they happier?
I asked the cat and she responded yes she's happier that she gets to live a longer healthier life. :smile:
by seeker242
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: neutering a cat?
Replies: 59
Views: 794

Re: neutering a cat?

It should be noted the spayed/neutered animals live longer healthier lives, because they are fixed. If you do something that gives an animal a longer healthier life, is that really "injuring"? I would say not. Sounds like a good thing to do. Have you already neutered yourself to get all these benef...
by seeker242
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: neutering a cat?
Replies: 59
Views: 794

Re: neutering a cat?

I think castrating an animal would come under "injuring beings": Here, student, some man or woman is given to injuring beings with the hand, with a clod, with a stick, or with a knife . Because of performing and undertaking such action, on the dissolution of the body, after death, he reappears in a...
by seeker242
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: neutering a cat?
Replies: 59
Views: 794

Re: neutering a cat?

Suranga wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:13 pm
Do you think it will fall into breaking precept?
Neutering a cat does not come close to breaking any precept. Not neutering a pet cat can be considered careless and irresponsible.
by seeker242
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 67
Views: 1293

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

"Then there is the case where a certain person refrains from taking life, refrains from taking what is not given, refrains from sensual misconduct, refrains from false speech, refrains from divisive speech, refrains from abusive speech, refrains from idle chatter, is not covetous, bears no ill will...
by seeker242
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who follows the noble path?
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Who follows the noble path?

Mere suffering exists, no sufferer is found. The deeds are, but no doer of the deeds is there, Nirvana is, but not the man that enters it. The path is, but no traveller on it is seen. The whole notion of some "I" following the path, or not following the path, is a just a wrong idea to begin with. T...
by seeker242
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism idealistic?
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Is Buddhism idealistic?

idealism
[ahy-dee-uh-liz-uh m]
noun
the cherishing or pursuit of high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc.
Most definitely. :smile:
by seeker242
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What determines how long we live?
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: What determines how long we live?

This seems weird. Buddha repeatedly says birth is sorrow, and yet he is also saying in this instance that bad people are short-lived. :thinking: Isn't that contradictory? I don't think it's contradictory because death does not stop suffering. "birth is sorrow" meaning being stuck in continuous roun...