gendun wrote:I see nothing in the OP to suggest that the poster was asking about the Bhikkhu Vinaya.
In my case I noted that you were suggesting that the wearing of malas for any reason was a breach of precept.
That puzzled me and still does.
For the reason I outlined. That I have seen a photograph of a highly respected Bhikku wearing a mala.
And a lay person of many years experience who daily takes the 8 precepts and leads others in so doing wearing the same mala.
as I have said before I am not dealing with interpretations of the rules, only explaining what is and is not in the rule itself. I went as far into explaining interpretation as I wished to go and that was that. As a result there is not much I am actually saying other than something is or is not present.
another result is I have not actually dealt with the vinaya as a picture of a mendicant and their disciple (who I thought was a mendicant) would be under the rule I quoted in Cv.V.2.1 not the rule lay people live under one day a week. but there are several things not present which you have supposed would be. You have kept bringing up a Bhikkhu so the seventh precept is not something they follow directly, yet their is a corresponding rule they do follow. which was only quoted when a passage and assertion were given relevant to mendicants. not that I was dealing with that rule in corresponding to you.
gendun wrote:I am baffled by your negative tone.
Incidentally the "fallacy of appealing to authority" is one of a series of possible failures of logic in defending a position.
I was merely asking for clarification about a matter about which I have little knowledge . And I asked a simple question in good faith.
I find your dismissive and defensive response both disappointing and frankly very odd.
I do not usually fluff up what I say and I am not going to do so because someone prefers it to be that way. now if I was mistaken with the appeal to authority claim, great news, and I am sorry for the misunderstanding. but I communicate the way I communicate not the way you do, and to suppose I am being negative or anything else is not demonstrative of it being the case.