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Bounty-hunters-wrong livelihood? Or a good job?

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:14 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby christopher::: » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:01 am

Hi Anna & friends,

Some actions and activities in life may not fit neatly into a right or wrong category. Aspects of this man's work seem very positive, other aspects might create negative karma or problems for him in the future. Hard to say for sure, imo. People hold different views. I think especially with a situation like this that should be expected.

What's most important of course is that we make these kinds of distinctions as best we can for our own lives and behavior.

Just my own two cents on the matter.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Postby Annapurna » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:38 am

And as so often, you hit the nail on the head!

I wish Dog and his family enterprise lucky stars, and for myself and you all too.

Let's hope we always find the best solutions to the challenges and choices we may encounter.
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Postby Annapurna » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:57 am

I think my question is answered.

I want to thank all for participating and especially for the Dhamma quotes.

Thank you.

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Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:54 am

i've watched the show because it was on at a house i was at and i had no control over the TV

he uses lies and deception to catch these people that would go against right speech and the 5 precepts... but he's not a buddhist, so i guess it doesnt matter.

the show however is dreadful....
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Postby Annapurna » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:30 pm

I haven't seen him using lies, and he is a practising Christian.

You should not lie is a commandment.

Also, the Dalai Lama said that a white lie is allowed, if greater harm is being prevented this way-

Makes sense to me.
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สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Postby Dhammanando » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:56 am


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Postby pererin » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:05 pm

The text under discussion is לֹא-תַעֲנֶה בְרֵעֲךָ עֵד שָׁקֶר (Exodus 20:16). The pertinent word, שָׁקֶר [sheqer (pronounced sheh'-ker)], is analyzed by Strong as "an untruth; by implication, a sham (often adverbial):--without a cause, deceit(-ful), false(-hood, -ly), feignedly, liar, + lie, lying, vain (thing), wrongfully".

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Lexicon offers the following:ׁ

sheqer

1) lie, deception, disappointment, falsehood

1a) deception (what deceives or disappoints or betrays one)

1b) deceit, fraud, wrong

1b1) fraudulently, wrongfully (as adverb)

1c) falsehood (injurious in testimony)

1c1) testify falsehood, false oath, swear falsely

1d) falsity (of false or self-deceived prophets)

1e) lie, falsehood (in general)

1e1) false tongue

1f) in vain

Needless to say, both Rabbinic and Christian exegesis (and eisegesis!) have had plenty to say about this injunction; however, there is no doubt that a more general ethical implication of truth-telling can hardly be excluded from what was certainly in origin, as Dhammanando Bhikkhu has pointed out, a legal formula.

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