should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

Postby Ben » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:32 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:41 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:43 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

Postby rowboat » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:49 am

Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

Postby Doshin » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:50 am

Knowing about dhamma, does not imply knowing dhamma

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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

Postby rowboat » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:02 am

Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
Ud 5.5

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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

Postby rowboat » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:10 am

Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
Ud 5.5

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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

Postby rowboat » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:13 am

Of course I am in no way suggesting you are being careless about the safety of human beings when you target shoot. But I happen to treat the lives of birds, small mammals, and insects as being very important. I'm only assuming that this is a dimension to your well-enjoyed pastime which you haven't fully considered.
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Re: should a practicing buddhist own a gun?

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Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
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