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by seeker242
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1008780

Re: Word Association Game

Universal
by seeker242
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:28 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1008780

Re: Word Association Game

dead
by seeker242
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 1008780

Re: Word Association Game

admirable
by seeker242
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Eradicating sex drive
Replies: 98
Views: 24488

Re: Eradicating sex drive

There is some really good talk on it here. http://www.forestdhamma.org/ebooks/english/pdf/Arahattamagga_-_Arahattaphala.pdf This is an excerpt from page 44. This section starts on page 40. But the whole entire e-book is quite good! Sexual attraction is rooted in perceptions of the human body. When t...
by seeker242
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do people who get murdered deserve it?
Replies: 110
Views: 8403

Re: Do people who get murdered deserve it?

Everybody who is born will die. That's the important kamma. That's the consequences that we should look at. Specific ways of dying really are not all that important kamma-wise. Yes! And to try to nail down specifics is something the Buddha advised against. "There are these four unconjecturables tha...
by seeker242
Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and War
Replies: 39
Views: 6576

Re: Buddhism and War

After reviewing some of the old discussion, I want to ask a follow up: Many people said they might be willing to participate in the war as a doctor or in a similar role that does not require actual fighting. So those people, do you expect others to do the fighting for you? It just seems karmically ...
by seeker242
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: "Why Meditate" Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3901

Re: "Why Meditate" Question

As I see it, meditating with no goal does not mean meditating with no goal. :smile: It simply means that when you actually sit down to meditate, you aren't preoccupied with some other thing besides the meditation or meditation object itself, which takes your attention off of the actual meditation yo...
by seeker242
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ticks and fleas
Replies: 100
Views: 10523

Re: Ticks and fleas

Again, no-one is advocating letting someone suffer an agonizing death. I don't know. It doesn't appear that way to me. If a dog and it's living area contracts a serious flea infestation you generally only have two choices. Kill the fleas or let the dog suffer and die an agonizing death. If you say ...
by seeker242
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ticks and fleas
Replies: 100
Views: 10523

Re: Ticks and fleas

Here some of the problems with rebirth in samsara are evident. Because we love and are attached to one animal Or, not because of "attachment" but because of "compassion". What about compassion for the flea who dies by the press or your thumb and possibly reappears in a hell? Is that compassion? Man...
by seeker242
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ticks and fleas
Replies: 100
Views: 10523

Re: Ticks and fleas

Here some of the problems with rebirth in samsara are evident. Because we love and are attached to one animal Or, not because of "attachment" but because of "compassion". Would an Arahant kill the bugs to save the dog? I don't think anyone except another Arahant can answer that, as only an Arahant ...
by seeker242
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ticks and fleas
Replies: 100
Views: 10523

Re: Ticks and fleas

If one has a problem killing fleas and ticks, it would be better to not have the responsibility of taking care of pets to begin with IMO. :) However, if one does have a pet, the very responsible thing to do is to not allow them to be become infested with fleas and tics to begin with. That way, you w...
by seeker242
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks and Money; trying to figure out my feelings...
Replies: 26
Views: 5960

Re: Monks and Money; trying to figure out my feelings...

Things like this always remind me of Verse 50 of The Dhammapada. 50. "Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one's own acts, done and undone." :namaste: I assume, seeker, this is in reference to my post because I came on very strong (a...
by seeker242
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks and Money; trying to figure out my feelings...
Replies: 26
Views: 5960

Re: Monks and Money; trying to figure out my feelings...

Things like this always remind me of Verse 50 of The Dhammapada.

50. "Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one's own acts, done and undone."

:namaste:
by seeker242
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Should I take the Refuge?
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

Re: Should I take the Refuge?

Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. Due to my being brought up in a christian family, I may have misunderstood the third percept. I have understood it to mean sex before marriage. Is that what it means? No, it has nothing to do with you being married or not. In the scriptures it's described ...
by seeker242
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Should I take the Refuge?
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

Re: Should I take the Refuge?

Is it okay for me to take refuge at a Mahayana temple but be a Theravada Buddhist? Refuge is not all that different, if at all, between Mahayana and Theravada. It's one of the "Basic Points Unifying the Theravāda and the Mahāyāna" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_Points_Unifying_the_Therav%C4%81d...