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by Mr Man
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5643

Re: buying/using gun

Answered my own question. In the Vinaya, Suttavibhanga, the 92 pacittiya (rules entailing confession), number 74 states “Non-offenses. According to the Vibhaṅga, there is no offense for a bhikkhu who, trapped in a difficult situation, gives a blow “desiring freedom.” The Commentary’s discussion of ...
by Mr Man
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5643

Re: buying/using gun

No, that is incorrect. Where do you believe the right to own a gun comes from? From our inalienable human rights. The rights every human has from birth simply by being human. Are you of the view that rights only exist when the state recognises them? If so that would mean there are no human rights v...
by Mr Man
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5643

Re: buying/using gun

it’s also true that owning a gun is a right. It’s simply the case that the U.K. government does not recognise said right. No, that is incorrect. Where do you believe the right to own a gun comes from? Not all modern political positions will be found in the suttas. Still, they must still be informed...
by Mr Man
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5643

Re: buying/using gun

Mr Man What do you mean it is a "human right"? You do not have the "right" to own a gun where I live. That people have a right to own a gun for self defence just like they have the human right to life, liberty, property, marriage, religion etc regardless of if the state recognises said right or not...
by Mr Man
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5643

Re: buying/using gun

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:23 pm
Mr Man wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:20 pm
Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:28 pm there is nothing wrong in owning a gun and it is indeed a human right to do so
What?
there is nothing wrong in owning a gun and it is indeed a human right to do so.
What do you mean it is a "human right"? You do not have the "right" to own a gun where I live.
by Mr Man
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: buying/using gun
Replies: 59
Views: 5643

Re: buying/using gun

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:28 pm there is nothing wrong in owning a gun and it is indeed a human right to do so
What?
by Mr Man
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 703
Views: 154035

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Buddhist Monastic Code I Chapter 8.1 Pācittiya: The Lie Chapter Tired of arguing so I'll let you read it... even if I do the legwork it will just be ignored. Okay Pacitiya 1 A deliberate lie is a statement or gesture made with the aim of misrepresenting the truth to someone else. The K/Commentary, ...
by Mr Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 703
Views: 154035

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

You are still banging on about this :roll: People should be willing to back up allegations they make on this board. The irony! Regardless, its obvious at this stage that BorkenBones and I simply do not agree with you. Instead of beating this rather boring dead horse perhaps its time to move on? You...
by Mr Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 703
Views: 154035

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

The article does seem to border on the defence of law breaking and I would use it as evidence in any accusation of defamation. And 'saying one knows when one doesn't' is a clear Vinaya issue. Perhaps you could clearly show where, in the article, Bhante Sujato defends law breaking? Can you give a qu...
by Mr Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 703
Views: 154035

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

And when you said Bhante Sujato defends "law breaking", Is that defamatory? And when you said "he must have broken numerous Vinaya rules"? The article does seem to border on the defence of law breaking and I would use it as evidence in any accusation of defamation. And 'saying one knows when one do...
by Mr Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 703
Views: 154035

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Nobody knows 100% whether or not another person is a rapist, murderer etc. The point I'm making is that Bhante Sujato does not know and yet declares it to be true that Trump is a rapist. This a flagrant example of 'not knowing he says I know'. It's a very simple point to understand and with no evid...
by Mr Man
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 28
Views: 16486

Re: Being aware from...

Sam, not sure if this piece is technically correct from a Theravada perspective but it might be of interest. I think types would have been a better word than layers.

The Four Layers of Consciousness
https://www.lionsroar.com/the-four-laye ... ciousness/
by Mr Man
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 28
Views: 16486

Re: Being aware from...

I think it would be interesting to hear robertk's view on this from a technical perspective.
by Mr Man
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 28
Views: 16486

Re: Being aware from...

If you step on a pin you feel the pain at the point of contact. Consciousness arises at the point of contact. Focus on sound and you will notice more sounds (Sound consciousness arises). Focus on sight and you will notice more things visually. Focus an the solar plexus and you will notice what arra...
by Mr Man
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 28
Views: 16486

Re: Being aware from...

If you step on a pin you feel the pain at the point of contact. Consciousness arises at the point of contact. Focus on sound and you will notice more sounds (Sound consciousness arises). Focus on sight and you will notice more things visually. Focus an the solar plexus and you will notice what arras...