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by Will
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1230

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

It is perfectly acceptable to Buddha for a lay person to cultivate for their own benefit solely or for the benefit of others also. https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN8_26.html So it turns on 'encouragement of others' or not to encourage. One needs to ponder on when 'encouragement of others' bec...
by Will
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Definition of thought
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Definition of thought

Here is Horner's version: (xi) " Revered Nagasena, what is the distinguishing mark of volition ?" " Being willed, sire, is a distinguishing mark of volition and a distinguishing mark is effective preparation." " Make a simile." " Suppose, sire, some man has prepared poison and were to drink it himse...
by Will
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Definition of thought
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Definition of thought

Here is Bhikkhu Pesala's version in #11. The last two italicized are often rendered as 'thought'. But the subject is very complex. 11. “What is the characteristic mark of intention (cetanā)?” “Conceiving, O king, and preparing.” “Give me an illustration.” “As a man having prepared poison and having ...
by Will
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Definition of thought
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Definition of thought

Seems unusual. Do you have the pali? There is a link this information says: Nāgasena Bhikṣu Sūtra, translated by Venerable Guang Xing. Buddha’s Light Edition English Sutra Translation Series, 2008. This publication is part of translation program of the Woodenfish Project. The full text, with detail...
by Will
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1230

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

One that believe in kamma, while doing this kind of immoral action, will feel remorse, thus making the kamma result weaker due the weakness of the mind. Those who do it out of ignorance will reap more bad result. So just knowing Buddhism has already help one in this case. Even those ignorant of kam...
by Will
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Buddha's wife (wives)?
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Buddha's wife (wives)?

It was common for Princes, Kings & royalty in Asia (& the West, for that matter) to have several or many consorts. So it does not seem impossible or even unlikely that the Prince who became Buddha had more than one.
by Will
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New translations from Kalavinka
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: New translations from Kalavinka

The old Kalavinka Press website has been updated. Now many excerpts from the new texts are included in the Dharma Jewels section:

http://kalavinka.org/index.html
by Will
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why I'm an Epicurean and not a Buddhist
Replies: 57
Views: 1293

Re: Why I'm an Epicurean and not a Buddhist

Any form of afterlife terrifies me... So the only option for an afterlife remaining is some kind of dream-state which sounds horrible. Better ever lasting anaesthesia. If you really crave annihilation after life, then you must stop dreaming and thinking - now. Every thought about what if , every th...
by Will
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 177
Views: 24571

Re: Theosophy

No one has begged or bribed, but in a generous mood I offer a New Year's greeting from 1890: A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! This seems easy enough to say, and everyone expects some such greeting. Yet, whether the wish, though it may proceed from a sincere heart, is likely to be realized even in the case o...
by Will
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free PTS eBooks
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Free PTS eBooks

Many thanks, but maybe I missed it, where is the original date of publication in Anguttara for example? Never mind - will look them up on Wikipedia. (1932-6, five vols. for AN) The old translation has: Monks, I know of no other single sound by which a man's heart is so enslaved as it is by the voice...
by Will
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Laniakea supercluster
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Laniakea supercluster

Wow I've never seen those flow paths before. Seen the supercluster map, but the flow directions are new to me. So big! I like the bigness. It makes my problems seem smaller. Right about the currents of plasma. Within the solar system these currents of electro-magnetic energy have been studied. But ...
by Will
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Laniakea supercluster
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Laniakea supercluster

Not a typical Buddhist sacred place, but surely inspiring:

by Will
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Sutrasanne
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: Sutrasanne

Thanks Fergus.

And for focusing only on the question :bow:
by Will
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Political Views and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 876

Re: Political Views and Buddhist Practice

No_Mind wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Can having strong political views co-exist with serious pursuit of Buddhism?
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:namaste:
Certainly - if by 'strong' you mean 'clear'.

If politics are primary over Dhamma in your mind, and coupled with strong attachment, then retrogression is likely.
by Will
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New translations from Kalavinka
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Part of the Introduction to new book - Nāgārjuna on Mindfulness of the Buddha : In this volume I present Ārya Nāgārjuna’s explanations of three closely related but rather different “mindfulness-of-the-Buddha” practices that are sometimes mistaken for each other: “Mindfulness of the Buddha” as Pure l...