cooran wrote:Hello moyshekapoyre,
What will happen to the maggots if they are collected with the trash?
I don’t think there are any non-harming ways of removing fleas – it may be that your mother has to eradicate them.
I once had a problem with mice, and managed to get some non-killing traps, keep them in a mouse house and then release them with food into a rural area with a creek nearby.
This thread may be of assistance:
Breaking the First Precept
Regarding the student who wants to study skills to enable him to join the army – these articles may give you a deeper understanding of the varied Buddhist outlook on the military - sorry for the amount of reading I'm suggesting :
Buddhism & The Soldier by Major General Ananda Weerasekera
Can We Justify War? Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera
http://www.buddhanet.net/budsas/ebud/wh ... ev/287.htm
The Buddha and the Four-Limbed Army: The Military in the Pali Canon Matthew Kosuta Ph.D
Violence and Disruption in Society - A Study of the Early Buddhist Texts by Elizabeth J. Harris
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... 2.html#ch1
moyshekapoyre wrote:Indeed, it seems the Buddha of the Tipitaka was a big hypocrite when it comes to killing. Not ok to kill anything at all, but you must continue to be a soldier until your time is up!
PS: the Buddha said one shouldnt do bussiness in trading weapons, flesh, poison. But he doesn't restrict the military career or martial art training for lay person.
Sam Vega wrote:PS: the Buddha said one shouldnt do bussiness in trading weapons, flesh, poison. But he doesn't restrict the military career or martial art training for lay person.
Regarding the military career, I advise that one at least reads this
before signing on the dotted line.
DarwidHalim wrote:In my opinion, not all killing goes against ethics.
DarwidHalim wrote:There are situations you really have no choice according to your best judgement at that moment.
DarwidHalim":You don't kill him for fun. You don't kill him because you are angry. You don't kill him because you are crazy.
DarwidHalim": If because of buddhism, it makes us idiot not knowing which one is appropriate, then buddhism has made us becoming ethic extremist.
DarwidHalim":Some time, you have no choice to kill someone, because you have to save the victim of the murderer and the murderer from deep hell.
I saw this video, the police shot this canibal, because he didn't have choice.
DarwidHalim wrote:In the kesi Sutta provided by Bhikku Pesala, we can see that even Buddha can kill someone.
The Buddha wrote:“It is true, Kesi, that it's not proper for a Tathagata to take life. But if a tamable person does not submit either to a mild training or to a harsh training or to a mild and harsh training, then the Tathagata does not regard him as being worth speaking to or admonishing. His knowledgeable fellows in the holy life do not regard him as being worth speaking to or admonishing. This is what it means to be totally destroyed in the Doctrine and Discipline, when the Tathagata does not regard one as being worth speaking to or admonishing, and one's knowledgeable fellows in the holy life do not regard one as being worth speaking to or admonishing.”
DarwidHalim wrote:I can't really kill someone anyway, even I cut his head, in the next second he just appear in another form.
DarwidHalim wrote:This is because you have the concept of death as something real death.
"All beings tremble before danger, all fear death. When a man considers this, he does not kill or cause to kill. All beings fear before danger, life is dear to all. When a man considers this, he does not kill or cause to kill." Dhammapada, 129-130
"Monks, one possessed of three qualities is put into Purgatory according to his actions. What three? One is himself a taker of life, encourages another to do the same and approves thereof. Monks, one possessed of three qualities is put into heaven according to his actions. What three? He himself abstains from taking life, encourages another to so abstain, and approves of such abstention."
Anguttara Nikaya, 3.16
I asked Bhante Seelananda about the bug question and he simply said, "Please abstain from killing insects!" He doesn't like to expound much--I suppose he doesn't have a lot of computer time.
D1W1 wrote:Sorry to wake this thread. But I just want to ask if anyone finds it difficult to get a reply from Bhante Seelananda? I sent him question many months ago but received nothing.