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by seeker242
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?
Replies: 35
Views: 2206

Re: Is smoking tobacco/ e-ciggarettes a breach of the 5th precept?

Not a precepts violation. However, just because it's not a precepts violation does not mean it's not bad to do. Cigarettes are obviously bad for health. If "carelessly unhealthy" is all that is needed to qualify as a violation, then thousands of other things would also qualify. For example, McDonald...
by seeker242
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3387

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

Nibbana = no suffering. Once he became the Buddha, he became permanently without suffering. Impossible for him to go back into suffering.
by seeker242
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is meditation bad for you?
Replies: 27
Views: 956

Re: Is meditation bad for you?

Is meditation bad for you?
Some people hurt themselves doing exercise, does that mean exercise is bad for you? Of course not...
by seeker242
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 331645

Re: the great vegetarian debate

A "lifestyle" of being tortured on a farm is better than a wild animal?? That's interesting...it's also false. Furthermore, wild animals on the savanna, and what happens with them, is completely and totally irrelevant to how humans abuse and kill animals. The comparison as done above is not appropri...
by seeker242
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 331645

Re: the great vegetarian debate

The mortality rate at the abattoir is 100%. The average beef cattle life expectancy is 18-22+ years. The average beef cattle is killed at 18-24 months...That is like a child being killed when they are 6 years old. The typical pig lives 10-12 years. The typical pig is killed at around 6 months old. T...
by seeker242
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Lying precept
Replies: 28
Views: 1034

Re: Lying precept

James Tan wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:33 am
Greetings to all ,

I wish to understand more about lying precept . Hope someone or bhante can help . For example ,
Say if my relatives or good friends ask what is my salary and I don't intend to tell them , how should one reply ?
Don't say something that's false. :smile:
by seeker242
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 120: why are bhikkhus aspiring for the household life?
Replies: 15
Views: 684

Re: MN 120: why are bhikkhus aspiring for the household life?

What is supposed to be the meaning or message of the above parts of this sutta? Thanks That whatever "They settle on that thought, stabilize it and develop it" this will be the result. It's hypothetical scenarios that is explaining "If you do this, then this will be the result". He never says that ...
by seeker242
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 331645

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

If one thinks that they should be a vegetarian because that is more kusala than eating meat then that is wrong view. And wrong view is not harmless. People don't become vegetarian over kusala. People become vegetarian over not wanting to cause suffering for others. Not wanting to cause suffering fo...
by seeker242
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 331645

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

What I sometimes observe: Person A: " Can I do this ?" Person B: "Check the rule book!" What I see less frequently: Person A: " Should I do this ?" Person B: "Check your conscience." Just because an act is or isn't forbidden in the Pali Canon shouldn't make its inclusion or omission in the book you...
by seeker242
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: ‘This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.’
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: ‘This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.’

He's referring to any notion of "myself", whether it's a personal self, absolute self, conventional self, universal self, etc, etc. Though "I have no self" is also a view about self. Sure I think you could say that. In MN 2 The Buddha declares that to be an "idea unfit for attention" and a "thicket...
by seeker242
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: ‘This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.’
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: ‘This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.’

If it was just "conventional self" then that would not include "ultimate self" and it would be ok to make notion of an ultimate self, AKA Brahman, etc. However, that's not considered ok either. He's referring to any notion of "myself", whether it's a personal self, absolute self, conventional self, ...
by seeker242
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't aversion necessary?
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Isn't aversion necessary?

But without aversion for this world, how can there be detachment? By seeing things as they actually are. "Emancipation, monks, also has a supporting condition, I say, it does not lack a supporting condition. And what is the supporting condition for emancipation? 'Dispassion' should be the reply. "D...
by seeker242
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?
Replies: 36
Views: 896

Re: Why does the monks not happy with Buddha's teaching ?

dharmacorps wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:56 pm
Read the final paragraph again. "Delight is the root of suffering.... the bhikkhus did not delight in the Buddha's words"

If they delighted in him saying that delight itself is the root of suffering, it wouldn't make sense.

:goodpost:
by seeker242
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does this five pungent flavours prohibited for monastic consumption ?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Does this five pungent flavours prohibited for monastic consumption ?

Exclusion of the "Five Pungent herbs" is a Mahayana vow from the Bodhisattva Precepts in the Brahma's Net Sutra. Popular in East Asian Mahayana. :smile:
by seeker242
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly are we supposed to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 671

Re: What exactly are we supposed to do?

budo wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:52 am

Do you know anyone including yourself that is free from samsara? and how do you know?
I don't know and I don't know. But I believe the Buddha, when he says he is :) And also believe him when he says "this is what you need to do". :)