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by seeker242
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 794

Re: What is the destination of the people who get Buddha's teachings wrong?

The destination is whatever their kamma dictates. You don't know their kamma, therefore you can't know their destination either. The most one can say is wrong view is negative kamma. Views are not the only kamma made. You don't know all their kamma, so you can't know their destination. For particula...
by seeker242
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 444

Re: How does conceit arises ?

What is meant by "I am view"? Māna? Sakkāya-diṭṭhi? Mana is the sense of I am , does the sense of I am can give rise to the view of I am ? Mana could easily be called a view of I am. So sense of I am, view of i am, could mean the same thing. "A noble disciple understands in this way the unskillful ...
by seeker242
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 444

Re: How does conceit arises ?

Depends on what you mean by that. If you mean self identity view, AKA the 1st fetter, no. Although, it could easily be called "a view". In the same way, although a noble disciple has given up the five lower fetters, they still have a lingering residue of the conceit ‘I am’, the desire ‘I am’, and t...
by seeker242
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 444

Re: How does conceit arises ?

Conceit = I making. "I am better", "I am equal", "I am inferior", all = conceit Are you saying the sense of I am = conceit , and is synonymous with the view of I am ? Depends on what you mean by that. If you mean self identity view, AKA the 1st fetter, no. Although, it could easily be called "a vie...
by seeker242
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 444

Re: How does conceit arises ?

I don't think the word mana needs to be explicitly said in order to describe conceit. "I am" = conceit and "i am" is clearly stated above. Opinion is one thing , evidence is one thing . “Just as, bhikkhus, all petty princes are the vassals of a wheel-turning monarch, and the wheel-turning monarch i...
by seeker242
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 444

Re: How does conceit arises ?

I would say it is conceit and the reason it arises is stated above. :meditate: Well good for you , but others might want some text to substantiate it in the Pali so to make it clear . I don't think the word mana needs to be explicitly said in order to describe conceit. "I am" = conceit and "i am" i...
by seeker242
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 444

Re: How does conceit arises ?

Sorry , did not see the Pali stating conceit(mana) anywhere ? Mendicants, when what exists, because of grasping what and insisting on what, do people think ‘I’m better’ or ‘I’m equal’ or ‘I’m worse’?” Why do you think ‘I’m better’ or ‘I’m equal’ or ‘I’m worse’ isn't itself conceit? I was hoping som...
by seeker242
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does conceit arises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 444

Re: How does conceit arises ?

https://suttacentral.net/sn35.108/en/sujato Sorry , did not see the Pali stating conceit(mana) anywhere ? Mendicants, when what exists, because of grasping what and insisting on what, do people think ‘I’m better’ or ‘I’m equal’ or ‘I’m worse’?” Why do you think ‘I’m better’ or ‘I’m equal’ or ‘I’m w...
by seeker242
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist
Replies: 72
Views: 1151

Re: Ritual for becoming a Buddhist

Go to a local temple and take refuge/precepts. That is all that's required. :meditate:
by seeker242
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.
Replies: 21
Views: 566

Re: B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.

B.sujato translates 'metta' as 'love'. That's horrible, and it's wrong.
Yet, still quite easy to understand, given the context. Therefore, not horrible. :) Divorcing a word from it's context, now that's horrible in pretty much any language! :D :meditate:
by seeker242
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 109
Views: 1468

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:09 pm
So, what should we be looking for?
Go back to being a hunter gather and stop pooping indoors, stop driving cars, stop living in buildings, stop wearing clothes, because all those things are completely unnatural. Just go live naked in the forest and eat stuff out of the dirt.

:jumping: :rofl:
by seeker242
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 109
Views: 1468

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

Bacteria is the only way B12 is ever produced and has always been that way, regardless if animals are involved or not. Animal gut bacteria is what produces it, not the animal themselves. But, only when the animal's diet contains sufficient amounts of cobalt. When it does not, which is often the case...
by seeker242
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 109
Views: 1468

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:36 pm

They add the B12 during manufacture. Do you mean where do they make it? I believe France and Germany produce the bulk of what is consumed in Europe.
Originally, it comes from fermentation of bacteria, neither plant nor animal. They stopped making it from animals back in the 1960's :)
by seeker242
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 109
Views: 1468

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

6 Science-Based Health Benefits of Eating Vegan

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ve ... t-benefits
by seeker242
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 109
Views: 1468

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

Dr. Joel Kahn on the benefits of a vegan diet.