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by seeker242
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 508973

Re: the great vegetarian debate

I don't think that is really the argument coming from most vegetarians. It's more like "intentionally choosing the most harmful option is unwholesome kamma, when you have a choice to choose lesser harm". Wouldn't that depend on the intention behind it? Perhaps, but even if there is no intention to ...
by seeker242
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 508973

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Yes, one can say that. But that does not make it an absurd argument. Because the argument is to minimize harm caused, not to cease causing harm altogether. For example, many more animals are killed per calorie from making beef than from growing vegetables. That wasnt the original argument though, w...
by seeker242
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 508973

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Is it practical for everyone to be vegertarian? If you cut out meat then wouldn't you need to cut down more forests (and kill more animals) to make way for larger and larger crops? Actually no. If we were to grow crops only for people, there would be less land use, less water use, less pollution, l...
by seeker242
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 508973

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Seeker242 wrote: " A farmer who raises animals and does not kill them, but sells them to a slaughterhouse, is still engaged in wrong livelihood. " I think this is wrong. I think the Buddha never taught this. Is there a Sutta reference which says this? chownah Yes, the sutta I posted before, and the...
by seeker242
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 508973

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Although, since only a bhikkhu has the authority to interpret such suttas, only a bhikkhu can say authoritatively say it is or isn't. I have never heard any bhikkhu say it isn't. After all, it is the bhikkhu-sangha that has the sole authority in interpreting the suttas. Reference? Several bhikkhus ...
by seeker242
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 508973

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Seeker242 wrote: " A farmer who raises animals and does not kill them, but sells them to a slaughterhouse, is still engaged in wrong livelihood. " I think this is wrong. I think the Buddha never taught this. Is there a Sutta reference which says this? chownah Yes, the sutta I posted before, and the...
by seeker242
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 508973

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Raising animals with the intent of assuring that they are humanely treated would not be wrong livelihood. chownah P.S. Can you find a Sutta reference that says that raising animals is wrong livelihood? chownah "Monks, a lay follower should not engage in five types of business. Which five? Business ...
by seeker242
Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 508973

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Raising animals with the intent of assuring that they are humanely treated would not be wrong livelihood. chownah P.S. Can you find a Sutta reference that says that raising animals is wrong livelihood? chownah "Monks, a lay follower should not engage in five types of business. Which five? Business ...
by seeker242
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 508973

Re: the great vegetarian debate

I believe it would be called "wrong livelihood" to raise animals for slaughter, so helping animals this way would not really be an option. :anjali:
by seeker242
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Has Tiger Woods attain Jhana?
Replies: 28
Views: 9634

Re: Has Tiger Woods attain Jhana?

I posted the same question, in another Buddhist forum about two years ago without knowing that Tiger Woods was a Buddhist and he was meditating as a very young child. If I am not wrong, I think that he played 18 hole golf at par at the age of five. I think that most of prominent players win in Olym...
by seeker242
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5384
Views: 508973

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Making a special appeal for cows and abstaining from beef while eating all other meats, because you see cows as your benefactor, is selective and egoistic compassion. From what I have seen, he never condoned eating any other kind of meats either. "Sayædaw stresses that ingratitude is the really har...
by seeker242
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks and facebook/internet
Replies: 19
Views: 1811

Re: Monks and facebook/internet

What i'm trying to ask is, if you can have an facebook account, you can have lotsa followers, you can add any people, like many pages. What if it pages of models/sexy entertainers/cute girls pictures provider. Is it wrong or am i too narrow mind? :juggling: Monks who behave skillfully would not ind...
by seeker242
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: what happens to people who commit suicide?
Replies: 24
Views: 2892

Re: what happens to people who commit suicide?

what could happen Very bad karma is made, worse than what there is now. You will only bring more pain to yourself. A friend of mine is a clinical psychologist. She's very nice. She has helped many people in your situation. You don't want to bring even more pain to yourself, yes? Of course not, no o...
by seeker242
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: problem with selling mouse traps
Replies: 9
Views: 1678

Re: problem with selling mouse traps

I would just tell them it's against your religion to help people with mouse traps. If they are going to fire you for your religious beliefs, well that would probably be illegal.
by seeker242
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Respect for other religions - What about materialism?
Replies: 20
Views: 2065

Re: Respect for other religions - What about materialism?

I think a balance is needed in how we approach others, and maybe more respect for those who hold materialistic views. Personally, I think one can say "this is error" but at the same time still show respect. One does not need to agree with something in order to respect it and disagreement does not n...