Leapord kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest.

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tamdrin
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Leapord kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest.

Post by tamdrin » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:39 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/46548994


I heard about this happening in Thailand in the past, it appears it just happened recently in India!

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Re: Leapord kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest.

Post by Manopubbangama » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:25 am

Thanks for posting this story.

Forest meditation is indeed hardcore.

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Re: Leapord kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest.

Post by Dhammabodhi » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:04 am

May he attain peace. :candle:
"Take rest, take rest."-S.N.Goenka

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Re: Leapord kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest.

Post by dharmacorps » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:22 pm

:candle: I have mostly read about tigers in SE asia (who seem to leave monks mostly alone), but leopards may be a different thing.

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Re: Leapord kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest.

Post by paul » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:45 pm

Conditions are different now with the big cats being confined to reserves and often prey is scarce. Several attacks have occurred in the Ramdeghi area recently. Since this monk was in a big cat reserve and far from the monastery in an area where he had been meditating for a month, it seems either foolhardy or a lack of knowledge to be doing so. Is it clear comprehension ?

"According to the Com., 'clarity of consciousness' is of 4 kinds: regarding the purpose, the suitability, (inclusion in the meditative) domain, and the undeluded conception of the activity concerned. Explained in detail in Com. to Satipatthāna Sutta. (tr. in The Way of Mindfulness, by Soma Thera; BPS)."---Buddhist Dictionary, Nyanatiloka

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Re: Leapord kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest.

Post by salayatananirodha » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:02 am

Great way to die? And that lady that got murdered giving to someone on the road.. Dying with wholesome mind state
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


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