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by jason c
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

and aren't you just making sweeping allegations about my practice. Not at all. I was asking a question. I didn't say "you are not practicing the teachings of the buddha" as you did in your post. (go back and see the questions and question marks of my un-edited post if you like) hey david, i'm sure ...
by jason c
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

santa100 wrote:Jason C wrote:
"thats wonderful, yes i have begun practicing as well, i really find the goenka method effective, which method do you practice?"

Anapanasati has really helped me a lot..
hey santa100,
me too, i wish you much success in your practice.
metta,
jason
by jason c
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

hey david, i don't know how else to explain it to you, minding your own business does not in any way imply non action, if someone was trying to harm someone in my presence, it would be my duty to stop this, but it must be done mindfully taking into consideration that the person doing the harmful act...
by jason c
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

santa100 wrote:Jason C wrote:
"you have found buddhism due to past kamma, begin practicing before its to late."

Dear Jason C, I've already started. Have you?
dear santa100,
thats wonderful, yes i have begun practicing as well, i really find the goenka method effective, which method do you practice?
metta,
jason
by jason c
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

while contemplating past and current wars i asked myself, are there any justifiable wars that a practicing buddhist could support? violence just seems to lead to more violence, a visious circle. or have we just become so culturally attached to war that it has become a family or countries tradition(...
by jason c
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

hey tilt,
could you be more specific?
metta,
jason
by jason c
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

Jason C wrote: "you can not control what others do, just change the way you do things." Well, the US and allies did. They stopped Hitler from exterminating the Jews. Let's not forget 6 millions of them perished in Hitler's gas chambers. How many more would have to die if we did nothing? Please be h...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

so are you saying the natives welcomed the white man, and all his goodies(alcohol, disease, theft, deceptiveness, etc...). they were blindsided in the same way hitler went after the jews, but nobody wants to admit to that. war is war on whatever scale it happens. so i agree not paying attention to ...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

what about the native americans and australian aboriginies, do they matter less than the jewish people in ww2? war is war, war is terrorism, to start a war against terrorism is to start a war against war. pointless! metta, jason those were not wars in the context that is being used here, but of cou...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

do you live constantly worrying about the state of the planet? Of course not, but I also don't sit still watching my sensations if some chaos is going on around me. I also plan on contemplating what to do in certain situations; I am not going to sit and watch sensations to figure out what to do in ...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

hi manas, it's not your country, what about the animals share of the lands wealth? it's not your land! metta, jason Hi jason, 'my Land' was meant in the sense of affection, not ownership. You have misunderstood my intent. If I had it my way, many mining projects would have to be shut down, because ...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

Mr Man wrote:Jason,
This is a very beautiful sutta and possibly is relivent: Sedaka Sutta: The Bamboo Acrobat http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .olen.html
:anjali:
yes, this is very relevant.
metta,
jason
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

I struggle with this question, and questions of a similar nature. I pile this one into the 'I'll deal with it if it happens' pile... speculation is rather pointless imo. The Buddha, I believe, had a good understanding of the society he lived in and how war and whatnot functioned in his day. What he...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

the nazi issue is in the past, it has no relevence in the present, which is where practicing buddhists should try to remain. Oh, but it is in the present. There are still leaders like that in this world. Genocide is still continuing to this day in some parts of the world. So you have avoided this q...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

Jason C wrote: "if you can't let go of the past, if you can't practice forgiveness, how will you ever know peace. and if you do not know peace for yourself, how can you be an example of it to others" Dear Jason C, it'd be utterly impossible to ever know peace if you're just "mindful" and "simply wa...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

we should simply be minding our own business. What is our own business? Do we ignore the screams of terror outside our apartment window because that is not our business? Do we ignore the person in distress? What is our business? violence just seems to lead to more violence So, we allow the violence...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

the monk simply stated he was not an expert in the medical field, the man seemed to be cared for, and he was simply minding his own business. Maybe I have a lot to learn, but I would never want to be like this. Nor do I see this attitude anywhere in the teachings. I think the monk was afraid to act...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

Jason C wrote: "The nazi issue is in the past, it has no relevence in the present, which is where practicing buddhists should try to remain" Guess what Jason C, without this past, you wouldn't be sitting here in your comfy armchair sipping hot chocolate and discussing about war and peace. If you're...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

hi david, i'm sure the native american indians, or the australian aboriginies, feel exactly the same as the jews did. where was the civil interaction then. group mentalities are not for practicing buddhists we are to remain mindful of our own sensations and reactions to them. i watched my cousin cat...
by jason c
Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?
Replies: 83
Views: 4653

Re: are there any justifiable wars to a practicing buddhist?

hey esquire, if your life has ever been at risk you will know that there is no time to think, you simply act. the action you take will depend on the situation. My life has been at risk, and it surprising how much thinking can happen in a snap of finger. Questions still pending: http://dhammawheel.c...