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by seeker242
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Secular Law
Replies: 33
Views: 948

Re: Theravada and Secular Law

chownah wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:21 pm

I was responding to the OP's poll question. I think I was clear about how I was defining "not break", "follow", and "obey" to mean different things.
You were responding to my comment as you quoted my comment. And I was saying they don't mean different things, they mean the same thing.
by seeker242
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Secular Law
Replies: 33
Views: 948

Re: Theravada and Secular Law

I agree with you completely that if a persons actions are consistent with the law then they are "not breaking" the law but I think there is a distinctly differnt meaning when it comes to "obeying" and "following" the law. I don't think there is a different meaning because I did not intend for there...
by seeker242
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Garlic and Onion in diet?
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Garlic and Onion in diet?

It's allowed. The only prohibition really is just eating the garlic by itself. The prohibition against the "five pungent spices" is a Mahayana prohibition.
by seeker242
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Secular Law
Replies: 33
Views: 948

Re: Theravada and Secular Law

Impossible to say until first knowing what the law of the land is and whether or not following it would be unethical. I think it depends on what is meant by obeying the law of the land. If ones own ethics coincides with the law of the land one could act consistent with the law but one could be doin...
by seeker242
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Secular Law
Replies: 33
Views: 948

Re: Theravada and Secular Law

Impossible to say until first knowing what the law of the land is and whether or not following it would be unethical.
by seeker242
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 485
Views: 9916

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Chanh Dao wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:02 pm
Looking to hear the views of the community on this subject.
🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
The Buddha himself protested social injustice by routinely denouncing the caste system. "High born is better than low born" is really no different than "white is better than black", etc.
by seeker242
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: incline the mind to deathless? what?
Replies: 51
Views: 824

Re: incline the mind to deathless? what?

so what is incline the mind to deathless, what one cognize? how to understand? What is the deathless? The deathless is non-fixation, non-clinging, non-craving for/to any phenomena. What is Incline the mind to the deathless? Incline the mind to non-fixation, non-clinging, non-craving for/to any phen...
by seeker242
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Fourth precept question
Replies: 30
Views: 967

Re: Fourth precept question

Rag wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:21 pm
If I were to enter my own birthday when ringing someone else up am a lying? (as it is probably not indeed their birthday).
No. If a person is clearly not underage and you enter a date not underage, that is not a lie, that is just the truth. :meditate:
by seeker242
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 943

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

confusedlayman wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:57 pm

If nirvana is sucide, then sucide from what? we can use better words like "escape" from suffering etc
Yes, that is why the answer to the question posed is no.
by seeker242
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 943

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

so dont sucide Not planning on it. However, that's not the issue being discussed. What is being discussed is the question "Is Nirvana a suicide". And I'm discussing why the answer should be no. :smile: what is meaning of sucide? Good question. The OP will have to define exactly what that means to a...
by seeker242
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 943

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

but if u have no self just experience by process, and expeirence is off when process if off, its not annhilation Alright, but if that's the case, then there isn't anything to kill, or suicide, to begin with. And if that's the case, then Nibbana cannot be a suicide since the whole notion would be ir...
by seeker242
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 943

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

but if u have no self just experience by process, and expeirence is off when process if off, its not annhilation Alright, but if that's the case, then there isn't anything to kill, or suicide, to begin with. And if that's the case, then Nibbana cannot be a suicide since the whole notion would be ir...
by seeker242
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 943

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word? No, as suicide implies the killing and death of something. Meanwhile, Nibbana by definition, is the deathless realm. One also doesn't attain Nibbana by killing something. One attains Nibbana by gaining wisdom, seeing how things actually are. You d...
by seeker242
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 943

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word? No, as suicide implies the killing and death of something. Meanwhile, Nibbana by definition, is the deathless realm. One also doesn't attain Nibbana by killing something. One attains Nibbana by gaining wisdom, seeing how things actually are. You d...
by seeker242
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Unintentionally killing insects when playing sports and running
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Unintentionally killing insects when playing sports and running

Am I violating the first precept? No, not even coming close to it. The first precept is ALL about intentional killing, and not about accidents. The first precept is irrelevant to unintentionally killing insects. For example, you inevitably kill insects or animals just driving a car around town. The...