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by Nicolas
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New Suttta Central Site is Live
Replies: 32
Views: 950

Re: New Suttta Central Site is Live

Sam Vara wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:01 pm
Mike, how do you get to the parallel translations?
Sam, when you're viewing a sutta, click the settings button (cog icon), then the "View original text with translation" heading will include these options: Side by side, line by line, or pop-up.
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

Think about people who live from agriculture, and who need to kill a lot of animals if they wish to grow some crops. For example: Here in Europe (and elsewhere in the world too), there is an invasion of the red/brown slug. These slugs eat young plants, to the ground. If you don't kill the slugs, yo...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

We're not talking just about killing people, or at least so far this hasn't been specified. There's also the issue of killing animals in self-defense. Case in point: Our cats are terrorized by the neighbor's tomcat, who is bigger and stronger than they are. What am I supposed to do? Let him terrori...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

It does matter, because it indicates a person's motivation for doing a particular action. For example, an adult man can do things because his parents and teachers taught him to be a "good boy", and so he might seem like he's emulating an arahant, when in actuality, he's just a man-child still actin...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

binocular wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:40 pm
I wouldn't call keeping the five precepts an act of "emulating an arahant" and it makes no sense to me to conceive of things this way.
It doesn't matter what one calls it, as long as the intentional action (or inaction) is the same.
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

It's strange that so many Buddhists expect lays to emulate arahants when it comes to killing, but not in other ways. If lay people follow those expectations about not killing, while being lays in all the other aspects, that makes them very vulnerable, far more vulnerable than their lay practice can...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New Translations of the Pali Canon Four Nikayas and Vinaya
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: New Translations of the Pali Canon Four Nikayas and Vinaya

The new translations of the Nikayas by Bhante Sujato are coming soon!
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:59 am
[...]
Dhammika Sutta (Snp 2.14) wrote:Let the intelligent person live a celibate life,
as one would avoid a pit of glowing coals;
but being unable to live the celibate life,
go not beyond the bounds with others’ partners.
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

[...] Just as the ocean is stable and does not overstep its tideline; in the same way, my disciples do not—even for the sake of their lives—overstep the training rules I have formulated for them. Monks, even if bandits were to carve you up savagely, limb by limb, with a two-handled saw, he among yo...
by Nicolas
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

Nicolas wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:25 pm
Intentionally killing is always unwholesome, or at best mixed kamma.
by Nicolas
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

It's mixed: And what is kamma that is dark & bright with dark & bright result? There is the case where a certain person fabricates a bodily fabrication that is injurious & non-injurious… a verbal fabrication that is injurious & non-injurious… a mental fabrication that is injurious & non-injurious.… ...
by Nicolas
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

Bodily misconduct is performing unwholesome bodily action, which as described in MN 9 and AN 10.176 (which you just quoted), includes killing.
by Nicolas
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?
Replies: 141
Views: 2477

Re: Poll - If you had to kill in self-defense would you?

Intentionally killing is always unwholesome, or at best mixed kamma, and is always rooted in worldliness (to achieve a worldly result). An arahant cannot, does not intentionally kill. Why? Because they have eradicated greed, hatred and delusion. If there at all existed intentional killing not rooted...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1723

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

A stream-enterer still has sensual desire. No. How can a stream-enterer have such a quantum of sensual desire that they need to engage in sex & reproduction; when SN 13.1 says the stream-enterer has destroyed 99% of the whole mass of suffering? :shrug: The mind of the stream-enterer obviously still...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1723

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:07 pm
Why would a stream-enterer be inclined for many reincarnations into families or into the household life?
A stream-enterer still has sensual desire.
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1723

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

In the suttas, not one sotapanna was reincarnated back to earth. I didn't make any claim as to where sotapannas are reborn. Birth occurs in other realms, cf. mundane right view. Yes, as I posted, no other suttas that mention "eighth bhava". As for "sattak­khat­tu­paramatā", the Pali word for this d...
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1723

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

DooDoot's deleted post wrote:[...]
I made the case for the argument I put forward. Others that read these exchanges will make up their own mind.

Also, it is worth moving these messages to a new topic, as these exchanges of ours (including Zom) are numerous and off-topic.
by Nicolas
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1723

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

In the 1st ever sutta, the sotapanna realised all that is subject to arising is subject to cessation. If a sotapanna changed this view of 'cessation' to a view of seven more lifetimes, this would become very confusing. The sotapanna would start to have thoughts of "I", which are contrary to the yon...
by Nicolas
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?
Replies: 99
Views: 1723

Re: What is the difference between Samma Sati and Yoniso Manasikara?

All non-arahant ariyas will reborn somewhere. And they all have right views. Questionable idea. More evidence is required. DooDoot, do you mean to say that a sotapanna has ended birth? Also, in reference to the sotapanna, this at-most-seven bhava , what does it refer to if not future being/becoming...