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by Mr Man
Tue May 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Dhamma that triggers SJWs
Replies: 124
Views: 4976

Re: Dhamma that triggers SJWs

As long as I'm on a Theravadan forum, I will continue to post Theravadan texts regardless of what people outside of Theravada think. They give up their autonomy to views when they enter a forum regarding specific views. budo But why associate Theravadan texts with pejorative language and to degener...
by Mr Man
Fri May 17, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2845

Re: Abortion sources

Mr Man, If you study the Abhidhamma work translated by Narada Mahathera or the revision by Bhikkhu Bodhi you will find bhavanga & bhavangasota as part of Buddha's higher or more difficult teachings. Others here can probably provide sutta quotes on rebirth of the entity occurring at conception. Hi W...
by Mr Man
Fri May 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2845

Re: Abortion sources

So are there many individual streams of consciousness? Okay when you said " bad kamma has more to do with interrupting that stream & putting much negative, sorrowful kamma-phala into that life stream." Are you saying one life stream is interrupting another life stream? Is one life stream putting "n...
by Mr Man
Fri May 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2845

Re: Abortion sources

Hi Will The modern focus of many lay Buddhist folk on developmental stage of the baby in the womb misses the bigger point. Human life is a stream over many samsaric lifetimes, thus the bad kamma has more to do with interrupting that stream & putting much negative, sorrowful kamma-phala into that lif...
by Mr Man
Thu May 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Abortion sources
Replies: 23
Views: 2845

Re: Abortion sources

The modern focus of many lay Buddhist folk on developmental stage of the baby in the womb misses the bigger point. Human life is a stream over many samsaric lifetimes, thus the bad kamma has more to do with interrupting that stream & putting much negative, sorrowful kamma-phala into that life strea...
by Mr Man
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self defence
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: Self defence

Nothing about self defence in the Mangala Sutta “Many devas & human beings give thought to protection, desiring well-being. Tell, then, the highest protection.” The Buddha: “Not consorting with fools, consorting with the wise, paying homage to those worthy of homage: This is the highest protection. ...
by Mr Man
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self-Defence
Replies: 42
Views: 5212

Re: Self-Defence

Let's see you carry that attitude off in Sierra Leone. How many people who are born and raised in Sierra Leone have an interest in Buddhism? The point is that its easy to say such things, but a lot less easy to act accordingly when the situation actually arises. Substitute any actually risky situat...
by Mr Man
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self-Defence
Replies: 42
Views: 5212

Re: Self-Defence

Better than carrying a weapon develop barami.
by Mr Man
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self-Defence
Replies: 42
Views: 5212

Re: Self-Defence

How ethical would it be for a Buddhist layperson to carry a knife or gun for self-defense? I'm wondering because not everyone has the privilege of living in a safe environment. Consider these points- Killing is unethical. All environments are unsafe. Are there examples supporting carrying weapons f...
by Mr Man
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and patriotism
Replies: 67
Views: 1377

Re: Theravada and patriotism

Hi clw_uk Do you have the reference for your quotation please clw_uk? Sure: ““These four types of kamma have been understood, realized, & made known by me. Which four? There is kamma that is black with black result; kamma that is white with white result; kamma that is black & white with black & whit...
by Mr Man
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and patriotism
Replies: 67
Views: 1377

Re: Theravada and patriotism

He did say that kamma can be grey, which means it depends upon the intent. Do you have the reference for your quotation please clw_uk? I think that killing a human according to doctrine could never be positive. I thing possibly the quote means there is action which has both positive and negative in...
by Mr Man
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and patriotism
Replies: 67
Views: 1377

Re: Theravada and patriotism

Mr Man Okay, but did the Buddha teach this? He said that kamma is intent, yes. He also said that some intentional action is mixed, motivated by both good and bad factors and so results in good and bad outcomes. It naturally follows that killing can be mixed, depending on the circumstance and intent...
by Mr Man
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and patriotism
Replies: 67
Views: 1377

Re: Theravada and patriotism

Viachh wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:51 am
Killing is allowed for bodhisattvas in Mahayana, but there are no exceptions in Theravada (definitely not).
clw_uk wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:39 am

So killing humans can be “grey” kamma?
I would say so. Life can be complicated. It all depends on the intent.
Okay, but did the Buddha teach this?
by Mr Man
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada and patriotism
Replies: 67
Views: 1377

Re: Theravada and patriotism

Yes but it’s part of living in the world and isn’t necessarily black kamma. It can be mixed. Killing is allowed for bodhisattvas in Mahayana, but there are no exceptions in Theravada ( definitely not). Some actions are grey: “These four types of kamma have been understood, realized, & made known by...
by Mr Man
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada is...
Replies: 51
Views: 1541

Re: Theravada is...

How a lay person establishes a relationship with sangha is through dana and sila. For a layperson to practice in the Theravada interaction with sangha is fundamental. Sangha is the vehicle of the Theravada. Yes, I don't think anyone wants to downplay the importance of Sangha, but what happens when ...