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by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Absent member of our community
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Absent member of our community

Thanks Spiny Norman. I appreciate that.
by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Absent member of our community
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Absent member of our community

Agreed. The cost is too great and there's little to gain.
by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Absent member of our community
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Absent member of our community

I feel responsible; I was certainly involved in the discussion and I certainly handled it unskillfully. Strange how things have a tenancy to be brought to mind at odd times.
by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Absent member of our community
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Absent member of our community

I think I remember that whole sorry affair. It's a shame it lead to the exodus. Does anyone know if those who left are doing okay? Annapurna is another name that springs to mind.

I hope they're okay.
by Mawkish1983
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Absent member of our community
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Absent member of our community

It just occurred to me that Fede has been missing for quite some time and there was no indication of them planning a hiatus. Does anyone know if Fede is alright?
by Mawkish1983
Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: That everyone has the Buddha nature does not mean that everyone is a Buddha.
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: That everyone has the Buddha nature does not mean that everyone is a Buddha.

Everyone has the capacity to rid themselves of the defilements of greed, aversion and delusion, so everyone has the capacity of reducing their dukkha-sources to nothing. If that state of zero defilements is labelled 'Buddha nature', then everyone has it, plus the defilements. To me, though, it is li...
by Mawkish1983
Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Just Saying Hello
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Just Saying Hello

Hello :) how's the health?
by Mawkish1983
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Should I read 'What the buddha taught'?
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Should I read 'What the buddha taught'?

This book is the very next one on my reading list and I just finished the previous book, so I'll be starting it tonight.

Odd for me to be only just reading such a praised book about Theravada only now, given that I've been practising Theravada for years, but hey ho.
by Mawkish1983
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dalai Lama at 80 interview
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Dalai Lama at 80 interview

samseva wrote:It says: BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only.
Uh huh, so try this: https://youtu.be/ZMHUI3Z64WI
by Mawkish1983
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Dalai Lama at 80 interview
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Dalai Lama at 80 interview

This is a very short interview with HHDL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b061yf3v My review: I am not particularly impressed with the interviewer, who cuts HHDL off a few times and doesn't really give him long enough to formulate an answer before bouncing on to the next topic. I got the impression ...
by Mawkish1983
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How do you reconcile the Dhamma and having a family?
Replies: 20
Views: 1392

Re: How do you reconcile the Dhamma and having a family?

My daughter provides an endless supply of opportunities to develop the brahmaviharas, like here:
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She decided to help out with the washing by pulling it all out of the machine when our back was turned. Developing equanimity is an important part of the Dhamma.
by Mawkish1983
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is animal euthenasia 'humane'?
Replies: 227
Views: 16846

Re: Is animal euthenasia 'humane'?

I think I understand where a few people are coming from who say that all killing has an element of hatred as a component of motivation: not necessarily hatred for the animal, but hatred for seeing it suffer. In the case of the fishermen, hatred of the idea of being without enough fish to earn enoug...
by Mawkish1983
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is animal euthenasia 'humane'?
Replies: 227
Views: 16846

Re: Is animal euthenasia 'humane'?

Lots of talk about euthenasia of pets, but what about euthenasia of an animal you have no previous relationship with? Without that strong aversion to a companion's suffering, can it still be compassionate/humane to end the life of a suffering animal? I think I understand where a few people are comin...
by Mawkish1983
Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is animal euthenasia 'humane'?
Replies: 227
Views: 16846

Re: Is animal euthenasia 'humane'?

Out of curiosity, are there any sutta references where the Buddha suggested killing could be compassionate? Are these morally-grey areas every presented? I vaguely recall the Buddha condoning national armies, yet condemning violence: some middle way approach is neccessary to reconcile this apparent ...
by Mawkish1983
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is animal euthenasia 'humane'?
Replies: 227
Views: 16846

Re: Is animal euthenasia 'humane'?

Sorry to be blunt, but I didn't want to discuss if it was ever acceptable to kill, nor whether it was a violation of the first precept, I simply was curious about whether the claim that euthenasia can be 'humane' was justifiable or not. If my opinion is sought about whether killing an animal is ever...