Wrong Livelihood?

General discussion of issues related to Theravada Training of Sila, the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
lojong1
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Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Wrong Livelihood?

Postby lojong1 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:23 am

MJS wrote:At first i was nervous posting the above because of the many vehement supporters of Vegetarianism and Ahimsa to everything.

I don't buy meat, but if it makes your posting easier, I am a violent meat-eater.

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JeffR
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Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6
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Re: Wrong Livelihood?

Postby JeffR » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:49 am

There was a time I questioned my livelihood. I work in water treatment and kill bacteria.

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Kim OHara
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Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6
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Re: Wrong Livelihood?

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:57 am

JeffR wrote:There was a time I questioned my livelihood. I work in water treatment and kill bacteria.

... and save humans from disease and death.
:thumbsup:
As I have said before, very little in this world is purely black or white, and aiming for the lightest shade of grey makes a lot of sense.
If there's a conflict between saving people and saving other animals, save the people.
If there's a choice between saving animals and saving plants, save the animals.
And so on.
Everyone can work it out for themselves and should accept responsibility for their own actions.
:meditate:
Kim


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