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by cookiemonster
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 429278

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

OMG ppl you cant compare Vinaya rules with kamma. Thats like saying growing your hair too long (more than 2 finger widths) or talking to the opposite gender out of earshot of another person is intrinsically bad for anyone to do. It is not. its is just not proper for monastics to do. Damaging vegeta...
by cookiemonster
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 429278

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

OMG ppl you cant compare Vinaya rules with kamma. Thats like saying growing your hair too long (more than 2 finger widths) or talking to the opposite gender out of earshot of another person is intrinsically bad for anyone to do. It is not. its is just not proper for monastics to do. Damaging vegeta...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 429278

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

pitakele wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:40 pm
cookiemonster wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:02 pm
I thought committing an pacittiya offense is intrinsically akusala.
Knowingly breaking a vinaya rule may be akusala for a monastic, but destroying vegetable life is not akusala in itself as is the intentional killing of living beings.
They're akusala to different degrees ...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 429278

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

just like the meat-buyer isn't necessarily requesting that suppliers kill beings Sometimes the seller can be the supplier/butcher too. Anyhow, buyer's demand is the reason why a seller requests suppliers to provide meat. If no one buys meat (no demand), no seller woudn't bother to sell meat. "The d...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 429278

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Buying meat in a food store definitely creates a demand. :popcorn: That demand creates a supply. The supplier kills beings. :pig: Therefore, the buyer has a hand in that killing. :stirthepot: Period. Under that logic: Buying vegetables in a food store creates a demand. That demand creates a supply....
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 429278

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Buying meat in a food store definitely creates a demand. :popcorn: That demand creates a supply. The supplier kills beings. :pig: Therefore, the buyer has a hand in that killing. :stirthepot: Period. Under that logic: Buying vegetables in a food store creates a demand. That demand creates a supply....
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 429278

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

This could also apply to vegetable foods, in light of the Vinaya rule: "The damaging of a living plant is to be confessed." The vinaya rules regarding not damaging vegetables, seeds & crops have mostly been instigated so to not offend laypeople,. e.g. farmers, not because there is anything instrins...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 429278

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

It's important to consider the spirit of such teachings, and not just the letter. Even though Buddha didn't teach his followers to be vegetarian, I think it important to be thoughtful about one's consumer habits. In modern times, most of us are very removed from the mass means of producing food, es...
by cookiemonster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 429278

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

user99 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Its forbidden to order Meat and eat it so i Wonder this
It is not forbidden to laypeople.
by cookiemonster
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: jhana required?
Replies: 60
Views: 12494

Re: jhana required?

jhana is definitely not required. this is clear from many people who became arahants just by listening to the Buddha. I always figured that those individuals practiced and mastered jhana and other virtues in their previous lifetime(s), which explained - at least to me - why it appeared that they di...
by cookiemonster
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't aversion necessary?
Replies: 16
Views: 876

Re: Isn't aversion necessary?

I always hear Buddhists say that extremes must be given up, and that one should follow the middle path. Craving and aversion must both be given up, they say. Craving, I understand. But without aversion for this world, how can there be detachment? As long as one is attached to the world, how is libe...
by cookiemonster
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1809

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

I've never understood how someone can meet all their nutritional needs on one meal a day. How do you accomplish getting all the vitamins, proteins, etc? I try to eat a very large meal with all the calories, vitamins, etc. I need for the day in one sitting. How many calories is your meal? I estimate...
by cookiemonster
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What is meditation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: What is meditation?

The term "meditation" is used by people from within the same tradition, different traditions and different paths. When we ask: what is meditation? The answer usually involves a description of a certain activity depending on the method being used. And yet, the term itself is aiming to make a distinc...
by cookiemonster
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1809

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

Could you post the discourse where the Buddha recommended sleeping before 10 PM? I don't think I've heard that one before. I also would like to see the Sutta about going to bed before 10pm. I could see perhaps the inference of that time based on the Suttas however. Obviously they didn't have clocks...
by cookiemonster
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1809

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

Digity wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:09 am
I've never understood how someone can meet all their nutritional needs on one meal a day. How do you accomplish getting all the vitamins, proteins, etc?
I try to eat a very large meal with all the calories, vitamins, etc. I need for the day in one sitting.