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by Sam Vara
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

It is good that vegetarians (and anybody) have compassion for animals. But they do not own feelings of compassion for animals. Anyone of any diet can have compassion for animals. To think they have exclusive rights to that sentiment could only be conceit. "If feelings of compassion for animals were...
by Sam Vara
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

The Hare Krishna folks in my city (of Melbourne) sell fresh milk from cows (from their farm) who are milked by hand, treated with kindness, and are never killed, even after they can no longer give milk. Also, no antibiotics, grass-fed, and well worth the extra cost, in my opinion. So it can be done...
by Sam Vara
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Re: What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?

This is referring to bhikkhu precept , isn't killing karma is heavier than sexual activity ? Maybe it's to do with likelihood and the frequency of temptation? Isn't male sangha and female sangha living separately ? And lay people are supposed to distant themselves from monastic community if not att...
by Sam Vara
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Re: What is the reason sexual abstinence ranking number 1 ?

sentinel wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:26 pm
This is referring to bhikkhu precept , isn't killing karma is heavier than sexual activity ?
Maybe it's to do with likelihood and the frequency of temptation?
by Sam Vara
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: about 3rd precept
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: about 3rd precept

What do you take the 3rd precept to be about? abstain from any sexual activities Are you talking about the third of the standard five precepts for lay people ( kāmesu micchācārā etc...) or the third precept of the eight ( abrahmacariyā veramani etc...)? The former is not usually taken to mean that ...
by Sam Vara
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Guys! Im newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Hey Guys! Im newbie

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:
by Sam Vara
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

So , should consumers share a part of the slaughtering karma ? Apparently not, but I'm hoping that's another benefit of veganism. :thinking: Millions of creatures are killed to grow vegetable use of pesticides. Sure. I'm familiar with all the arguments. It's based mainly on sentiment, but it seems ...
by Sam Vara
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

I'm only saying that veganism absolves me of that particular problem. Everyone needs to make their own mind up on that one. Exploitation is certainly bad in some respects, but seems too vague a term to provide much guidance for action. "Exploitation" can mean many different things. I just say accor...
by Sam Vara
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

I think veganism probably is an extreme . Honey and milk ain't the problem . Exploitation is . Even deforestation although not intentionally committing killing (but should counting on animals extermination along it ) could cause massive devastation and other side effects . I'm only saying that vega...
by Sam Vara
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Re: Slaughterhouse workers

sentinel wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:47 pm
So , should consumers share a part of the slaughtering karma ?
Apparently not, but I'm hoping that's another benefit of veganism. :thinking:
by Sam Vara
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Seemingly harmless attachments can lead to great suffering and unimaginable danger.
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Seemingly harmless attachments can lead to great suffering and unimaginable danger.

Your title and examples reminded me of this: Now, what is the taking on of a practice that is pleasant in the present but yields pain in the future? There are some brahmans & contemplatives who hold to a doctrine, a view like this: 'There is no harm in sensual pleasures.' Thus they meet with their d...
by Sam Vara
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Slaughterhouse workers
Replies: 52
Views: 1298

Slaughterhouse workers

A BBC article on the psychological stress involved in killing animals for a living. I've seen lots of these types of arguments before, but this one makes its case quite effectively:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-50986683
by Sam Vara
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: BBC article on ex-monk
Replies: 2
Views: 310

BBC article on ex-monk

A sympathetic little article from the BBC on a Thai ex-monk who meditates a lot: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-50985103/former-thai-monk-meditates-up-to-50-times-a-day I wondered why he doesn't do fewer sessions of longer duration, but he seems to have his lifestyle nicely sorted and appe...
by Sam Vara
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Hello all

clarkembers wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:15 am
Hello, I am new to your forum as of today..
Hello to you too, clarkembers! :hello:
by Sam Vara
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Hello all

Hello, winterfire, and welcome to DW! :anjali: