In regards to 2g) Does slander of the Tathagata or unsubstantiated/unsupported claims constitute an attack, if not what would constitute an actual attack?2. Speech
g. Attacks against the Buddha, Dhamma, or Sangha, which violate the Intention of this forum (See Section 1. Intention for details)
1) 1. Intention
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Regarding 2d.2. Speech
d. Unsubstantiated allegations against individuals or traditions - including psychoanalyzing other members, and predictions or threats of kammic retribution
1) If a person is Slandering the Tathagata, advocating Killing, encourages others to kill and someone was to tell him it is not good to slander the Tathagata or encourage others to kill and that these actions will have bad results. Is that an Unsubstatiated allegation or not?
2) In regards to predicting karmic consequences, does it imply predicting karmic consequences in general or predicting karmic consequences in spirit of an Unsubstatiated allegation?
Regarding 3h)3. Action
h. Claiming to be a Buddha, samma-sam-buddha, or Metteyya (Maitreya)
Would saying "before my enlightenment i was an unenlightened Bodhisatta" would that be claiming Buddhahood?