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by Meezer77
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Parajika
Replies: 11
Views: 2525

Re: Parajika

It's interesting he uses the word gangster eh? Fitting I guess
by Meezer77
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Parajika
Replies: 11
Views: 2525

Re: Parajika

Thanks Bhante, I'm guessing that during the Buddha's time that there were some charlatans profiteering from claiming to have special powers and taking advantage of people? Would that be a fair interpretation?
by Meezer77
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Parajika
Replies: 11
Views: 2525

Parajika

Hello, I was wondering if there is a reason that falsely claiming to have supernatural powers or attainments is a parajika in the vinaya rules.The reason I ask is because slander is considered a lesser offence, but to my reasoning it would be just as immoral. I'm not intending to come across as argu...
by Meezer77
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Synchronicity
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: Synchronicity

Yeah, it is kind of funny and other people laughed when I told them about it. It's strange that these incidences often don't have any real purpose or significance
by Meezer77
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Synchronicity
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Synchronicity

Im looking for some feedback on a weird experience I had which may or may not have been supernatural. A few months ago I watched the film "Ouiji - Origin of Evil " The film wasn't that impressive and I turned it off half way through cos it was pretty boring. But afterwards I started thinking about O...
by Meezer77
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"
Replies: 105
Views: 11795

Re: "Why secular Buddhism is Not True"

I'm getting the impression that SB is perhaps seen as a financial threat. But then I could just be too cynical
by Meezer77
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Leaves and Moss
Replies: 9
Views: 2911

Re: Leaves and Moss

Thank you for sharing that version of the story. Forgive me, I'm really curious- What's it like to live in a cemetery?