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by Tom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: question about a hypothetical scenario
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: question about a hypothetical scenario

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Tom wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:36 pm
I'll add to the scenario that the person no longer has the intention to deceive after the noise ends
I understand. But what was the original intention? Wholesome or unwholesome?
The intention seems unwholesome given that Person A wants to deceive in one case.
by Tom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: question about a hypothetical scenario
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: question about a hypothetical scenario

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:31 pm
What is the intention? Is it wholesome intention or unwholesome intention?
That's always the question to ask in matters of kamma.
I'll add to the scenario that the person no longer has the intention to deceive after the noise ends.
by Tom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: question about a hypothetical scenario
Replies: 5
Views: 375

question about a hypothetical scenario

Hypothetical scenario: Person A makes a noise for 3 seconds with the intention for that noise to be deceptive to Person B only if Person A plays a video game at any time after the noise ends. Is Person A risking the kamma of deception by playing a video game after the noise ends? EDIT after JamesThe...
by Tom
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 1st precept question
Replies: 9
Views: 664

1st precept question

Is it a breach of the first precept if you unknowingly kill an insect by stepping on the ground with the thought “I don’t care if any insects die because of this” but you did not purposely attempt to kill any insects?
by Tom
Tue May 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are Thanissaro Bhikkhu's views on an intermediate state?
Replies: 3
Views: 426

What are Thanissaro Bhikkhu's views on an intermediate state?

Hello all,
Do any of you know what Thanissaro Bhikkhu's views are on whether or not there is an intermediate state between rebirths?
by Tom
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Lying and telling jokes.
Replies: 12
Views: 3390

Re: Lying and telling jokes.

you should train yourself, ‘I will not tell a deliberate lie even in jest.’ tasmātiha te, rāhula, ‘hassāpi na musā bhaṇissāmī’ti: evañhi te, rāhula, sikkhitabbaṃ. Ñāṇamoli: “Therefore, Rāhula, you should train thus: ‘I will not utter a falsehood even as a joke.’” I.B. Horner: “Wherefore, for you, R...
by Tom
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 45
Views: 2874

Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Does maintaining celibacy as a lay person produce pleasant kammic results?
by Tom
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would this break the first precept?
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Would this break the first precept?

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:43 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naraka_(Buddhism)
the length of a being's stay in a Naraka is not eternal, though it is usually incomprehensibly long, from hundreds of millions to quintillions of years
Hello, may I ask why you posted this here? I don't mind, I'm just curious
by Tom
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Would this break the first precept?
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Would this break the first precept?

Scenario: You place a banana peel on the ground with the intention to decide at a later time whether or not you want someone to slip and fall and die because of it. You later decide mentally that yes you do want someone to die because of it. Someone later slips and falls and dies because of that ban...
by Tom
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Parajika
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Question about Parajika

There was a slight mistake in my original question so I just edited it
by Tom
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about Parajika
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Question about Parajika

Scenario: A monk tells person A to kill person B. Person A will definitely kill person C if the monk cancels the killing of person B. The monk knows this but cancels it anyway while fully aware that person A will kill person C. Person C is then killed by Person A. Did the monk commit a parajika from...
by Tom
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about Mara
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Re: Questions about Mara

But beings can kill other beings. Is Mara a being or is Mara purely symbolic? Does all taking of life violate the law of kamma? Some people interprets Mara to be strictly and exlusively symbolic. But MN 50 made it clear that's not the case. About the violation of kamma, that means that Mara simply ...
by Tom
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 2nd precept and milk and eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 455

2nd precept and milk and eggs

Is milking a cow and drinking its milk considered taking what is not given?
Also what about taking eggs from a chicken?
by Tom
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about kamma-vipaka
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Question about kamma-vipaka

According to the Milindapañha there are only seven cases. The results of kamma are not quite the same as the results of hard work. If you work, you get paid a wage. If you donate, you make good kamma, and it makes you happy in the present, but the vipāka does not bear fruit at once. If one performs...