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by CoreyNiles92
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can a Theravada Buddhist monk KILL in self defense ?
Replies: 25
Views: 3510

Re: Can a Theravada Buddhist monk KILL in self defense ?

If the intention is to kill it is not allowed! If it is an accident it is an accident and would be a lesser offence or possibly no offence depending on the circumstance. why all the questions? Why not??? You don't like questions??? I thought Buddhism was all about asking questions??? Cos, in Christ...
by CoreyNiles92
Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The doer/observer
Replies: 16
Views: 2187

Re: The doer/observer

My apologies, I'm reading a book called Brahm Meditation. There is some referencing to the doer and knower/observer in it, that got me confused. "To understand this process, I will now introduce the two halves of the mind: the knower and the doer." Is Brahm Meditation not a proper teaching of Buddhi...
by CoreyNiles92
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The doer/observer
Replies: 16
Views: 2187

The doer/observer

I was just wondering whether or not once a person becomes the observer, they are still in control of where their life is going. When I make a decision, and follow through I choose the course of my life, but only when I let the doer take control, if I were the observer wouldn't I just sit there aimle...
by CoreyNiles92
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Video games and mindfulness
Replies: 12
Views: 2989

Video games and mindfulness

I was just wondering if playing video games, for a short period, or long period of time robs you of mindfulness. I have noticed what seems to be dwindling mindfulness during extended sessions of indulging in this form of entertainment. I know this is kind of a mundane question, and may seem irreleva...
by CoreyNiles92
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about the first precept
Replies: 16
Views: 1827

Re: Question about the first precept

What if you were drafted to a war, and found yourself fighting in a trench with your allies when a group of enemies storm in firing their weapons towards you, pepper spray wouldn't even phase them in such a frenzy, and you would be killed a hundred times over before reaching them to subdue. If you c...
by CoreyNiles92
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about the first precept
Replies: 16
Views: 1827

Question about the first precept

I was wondering, does murdering someone without the intention of doing so break the first precept? An accident for example. Also, even with the intention, if you murder someone in self defense in a situation where you're left no other choice, would this break the first precept? And one more, say the...
by CoreyNiles92
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there any levels of bad deeds
Replies: 27
Views: 3371

Re: Is there any levels of bad deeds

Thank you, I couldn't have seen an explanation so profound on my own. I understand now. I shouldn't be so hasty to discredit anything before trying to understand.
by CoreyNiles92
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there any levels of bad deeds
Replies: 27
Views: 3371

Re: Is there any levels of bad deeds

I always make an attempt to understand all that is offered to me as far as wisdom goes. But I found myself rejecting this idea that killing an Arahant guarantees rebirth in hell, whereas killing an unenlightened person does not. Punishment requires mandate, which implies authority. That being said, ...
by CoreyNiles92
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there any levels of bad deeds
Replies: 27
Views: 3371

Re: Is there any levels of bad deeds

Ahh well, I enjoyed my time learning about Buddhism while it lasted I had a completely different understanding on it's teachings. I don't value myself more than any other, so I do not wish to embark on a journey to become of greater value than anyone else.
by CoreyNiles92
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My opinion on how to get everlasting maximum happiness
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

Re: My opinion on how to get everlasting maximum happiness

I'm not saying the Buddha is right or wrong, there is no way to know anything for 100% certain. But the ideals you are sharing with us here, are not of Buddhist belief, and were not taught by the Buddha. They are not part of Theravada. "how to get everlasting maximum happiness" is not what Buddhism ...
by CoreyNiles92
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there any levels of bad deeds
Replies: 27
Views: 3371

Re: Is there any levels of bad deeds

There are definitely actions more or less wholesome than one another. For example, killing an Arahant guarantees rebirth in Hell whereas murdering an unenlightened person does not. In fact if this is true, I am 100% done with Buddhism, and will be moving along to being a simple unenlightened being ...
by CoreyNiles92
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there any levels of bad deeds
Replies: 27
Views: 3371

Re: Is there any levels of bad deeds

"the bad karma can be neutralized if the good karma is equal in goodness as to the badness of the bad karma try picturing it like a scale, and causing suffering/preventing happiness of you or other people as bringing the scale down , but causing happiness and stopping suffering as bringing the scale...
by CoreyNiles92
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there any levels of bad deeds
Replies: 27
Views: 3371

Re: Is there any levels of bad deeds

LonesomeYogurt wrote:There are definitely actions more or less wholesome than one another. For example, killing an Arahant guarantees rebirth in Hell whereas murdering an unenlightened person does not.

Is this accurate? If so I think my views on Buddhism just radically changed.
by CoreyNiles92
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do you think of these statements?
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: What do you think of these statements?

The first thing you must overcome on the road to enlightenment is letting go of the need to grasp for happiness, and hide from sadness. They are chemical reactions in the brain, they come and go, and should not be held onto with such devotion. It would be as nonsensical to grasp to happiness, as it ...
by CoreyNiles92
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: My opinion on how to get everlasting maximum happiness
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

Re: My opinion on karma and why u pay for what uve done- Rebirth

Hey xtra, I don't mean to be rude. But I saw many of your opinions on the forum, and you speak with great purpose. I know you believe yourself to be enlightened, and that you are helping others, but is it not possible that you have fooled yourself possibly? Your ideas carry with them very profound t...