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by seeker242
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?
Replies: 25
Views: 948

Re: Is the Jain stance on nonviolence more compelling then the Buddhist viewpoint?

weak wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:34 pm
would the Buddhist viewpoint be sympathetic to the warped moral codes of the vigilante general public who demand mob justice?
There is no reason to think that it would.
by seeker242
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

:focus: :popcorn: Ok! :D Another good article on the topic "The harrowing psychological toll of slaughterhouse work" "The psychological toll this takes on a person cannot be underestimated. Slaughterhouse work has been linked to a variety of disorders, including PTSD and the lesser-known PITS (perp...
by seeker242
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

No it's not, but as lay people if you follow 5 precepts you are called a virtuous lay follower, meat eater or not :) Yes, but the issue does not concern the precepts to begin with. It doesn't have anything to do with the precepts or even kamma. The animals in question, that are being killed, don't ...
by seeker242
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

It is good that vegetarians (and anybody) have compassion for animals. But they do not own feelings of compassion for animals. Anyone of any diet can have compassion for animals. To think they have exclusive rights to that sentiment could only be conceit. Is anyone saying that? I don't think so. Ev...
by seeker242
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

It is good that vegetarians (and anybody) have compassion for animals. But they do not own feelings of compassion for animals. Anyone of any diet can have compassion for animals. To think they have exclusive rights to that sentiment could only be conceit. Is anyone saying that? I don't think so. Ev...
by seeker242
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

Is it appropriate from a Buddhist POV to knowingly and willingly give support to another person's wrong livelihood? You could argue that it's not against the precepts. However, to argue that it's completely neutral and benign, that's a tall order!
by seeker242
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: about 3rd precept
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: about 3rd precept

garibaldi1689 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:24 am
seeker242 wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:58 pm
What do you take the 3rd precept to be about?
abstain from any sexual activities
For laypeople, the 3rd precept is about abstaining from misconduct in sexual activity. Not about abstaining from all sexual activity. The Buddha did not ask that of laypeople.
by seeker242
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1325

Re: S.N. Goenka says: only use one kind of meditation...why?

I think most people have misunderstood this, so let me simplify. Many times meditators complain that they go off on a long train of thought, return to breathing etc. etc. Familiar story. Why do you think they get 'caught' in the network of thought to begin with? They become distracted, catch themse...
by seeker242
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1325

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

:namaste: Nothing can be observed in real time. We observe everything after the event. For example, you observe anger AFTER it has occurred, which is why there is regret. You observe the thought AFTER it's occurred, which is why there's frustration is not being able to control it. So point is: we n...
by seeker242
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: about 3rd precept
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: about 3rd precept

What do you take the 3rd precept to be about?
by seeker242
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?
Replies: 96
Views: 2074

Re: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?

Buddhist monks should do whatever they want to do, long as they are not breaking any vows. And we should stop being so attached to our own ideas about how we think they should behave. No layperson should be trying to control or dictate a monks behavior. A layperson should be concerned with controlli...
by seeker242
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Concentration and Boredom
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: Concentration and Boredom

alfa wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:08 am
Just want to know how every different people handle it differently.
:anjali:
By not trying to get away from the boredom and to just be with the breath.
by seeker242
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva
Replies: 19
Views: 1972

Re: A monastics thoughts of the path of the bodisattva

"The Basic Points Unifying the Theravada and the Mahayana" is worth a read. :anjali:

https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/9_poin ... d_Mahayana
by seeker242
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: In remembrance of Bhikkhu Samahita
Replies: 41
Views: 3532

Re: In rememberance of Bhikkhu Samahita

Bhikkhu Samahita thank you for all your wonderful work. May you be at peace. :anjali:
by seeker242
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?
Replies: 64
Views: 1832

Re: Would Buddhism be better witbout 'devas', 'hell realms' and 'hungry ghosts'?

Oh no not a liar, merely that modern humans misinterpret. If there is one thing I have learnt about the Ancients is that they often encoded advanced astronomical knowledge in mythology. A lot of Buddhist scripture concerning planes of existence, ghosts and devas may relate to investigations into co...