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by Sanjay PS
Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Killing Insects
Replies: 94
Views: 10249

Re: Killing Insects

:anjali: Hi No-mind With a very little knowledge I have about you, it seems you are a good Buddhist than many other Buddhist I know. I believe in rebirth and Nirvana. I understand it my own way but it is still a belief. Please continue with your study and practice. Hope fully, one day, you will be a...
by Sanjay PS
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Prior trauma and anxiety about practice
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: Prior trauma and anxiety about practice

Even now though, at the age of 25, I'll have moments where I'm struck with this bizarre anxiety about practicing Buddhism. I worry that I'm wrong, and that I'm losing a high-stakes spiritual game by not believing the right things. Truth has no color, no name, no taste (except the taste of freedom),...
by Sanjay PS
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh
Replies: 5
Views: 2869

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh

Our family together has seen a few of the videos of the Venerable .

My giving metta may well be smaller than the tinniest drop , in an ocean full of boundless metta that the Venerable is sailing upon .

Thanks Ben.

sanjay
by Sanjay PS
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Killing Insects
Replies: 94
Views: 10249

Re: Killing Insects

Hello NM , Numerous times , unintentionally have i killed beings , as what you have cited .However , there is no point in justifying this , or being callous and carrying on regardless . Should we see an ant in the lavatory , i am sure most , if not all who have touched little depths in the ocean of ...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Killing Insects
Replies: 94
Views: 10249

Re: Killing Insects

Only way you can eradicate pest is by using pesticides which will have harmful effect on human. The best way to control them is to make an environment not suitable for them. Metta You mean by eradicating humans? Humans are in fact the most harmful animal. Most animals would be much better off witho...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Killing Insects
Replies: 94
Views: 10249

Re: Killing Insects

" Panatipata " implies beings that breathe . Micro-organisms , plants , may not directly come into this bracket . However having said this , what is more important , is neither should we go at lengths in justifying breaking the precepts , nor should be we pull a precept to a tightened leash , in so...
by Sanjay PS
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Killing Insects
Replies: 94
Views: 10249

Re: Killing Insects

I kill insects (mosquito, red ants, bedbugs) and rarely indulge in alcohol (once or twice a year). I do not buy and eat meat often but sometimes (once a month) I do eat meat I have purchased. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami: I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creat...
by Sanjay PS
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The boulder of samsara
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: The boulder of samsara

A very nice point, and one also made by other Ajahns, apparently: Is a mountain heavy? It may be heavy in and of itself, but as long as we don't try to lift it up, it won't be heavy for us. This is a metaphor that one of my teachers, Ajaan Suwat, often used when explaining how to stop suffering fro...
by Sanjay PS
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The boulder of samsara
Replies: 2
Views: 463

The boulder of samsara

The most Venerable Ajahn Chah once said : " to carry a boulder as large as a mountain is fairly easy ; all that one has to do is not to carry it . But a much much bigger boulder is our moods , we keep on carrying it wherever we go, and find it next to impossible to just leave it alone............. "
by Sanjay PS
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Student Of The Path
Replies: 139
Views: 41782

Re: Student Of The Path

Wishing you very well Jayantha .

May we all share each others merits, and may birth , growth , decay and death , urge us all to see through the veils of life and living , however blissful it may be .

sanjay
by Sanjay PS
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Killing Insects
Replies: 94
Views: 10249

Re: Killing Insects

Hello all, There is no need to kill living beings. You are definitely breaking the Precept. I use non-harming traps for mice and rats and the release them into bushland. Insect repellent lotion and insect screens on windows keep mosquitoes and flys away. And as for cockroaches - well, they are more...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: climate change
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: climate change

It sounds like he's saying that about the climate to enhance his primary message. I'd hope that he's not a climate-change denier. To my knowledge , he is not denying climate change , just reinforcing the basics of life . Hopefully , the Prime Minister , will shake up country India , without disturb...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: climate change
Replies: 2
Views: 513

climate change

An exhortation today from the Prime Minister of India to school children on Teachers day . " Its not that climates have changed , rather more accurately , its we that have changed , our forbearance , our tolerance has changed . Let us work together in not being at war with Nature with this sensitivi...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Teachers Day
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Teachers Day

Today is Teachers Day in India . Our little children came back from school and mentioned that their Principal asked to the assembly, who was the best Teacher ever ? There were many replies , Dr. Radhakrishnan , Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad , and others . A pupil softly said " God Buddha " . The principal de...
by Sanjay PS
Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: a simple truth
Replies: 2
Views: 690

a simple truth

Came across this lucid analogy of Kamma, written as a foot note in the book " A Manual of The Excellent Man "- authored by Venerbale Ledi Sayadaw .


" Though the fruits of a tree are not literally “stored” in the tree, the tree is a potential source of fruits in due season . "