Cittasanto wrote: tiltbillings wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:I doubt you know what my opinion is.
You have been repeatedly voicing it here.
and you have repeatedly misrepresented what I have said from the start. so I highly doubt you know you do.
If I have misrepresented what you said, my apologies. Sometimes, however, you are not very clear in what you say.
" it doesn't say anything about continued use of such weapons after.
It doesn't. And since the gun is longer being used to kill animals or people, it is not used to intimidate anyone, it is not an issue.
the context is actually widened to more than just killing alone, or is "conscientious, sympathetic, compassionate for the good of all living beings" only about not killing, and not about other forms of ahimsa?
Yes, and the non-lethal, non-harming use of a gun for recreational use is not an issue.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.