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by seeker242
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Garlic and Onion in diet?
Replies: 11
Views: 5402

Re: Garlic and Onion in diet?

It's allowed. The only prohibition really is just eating the garlic by itself. The prohibition against the "five pungent spices" is a Mahayana prohibition.
by seeker242
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Secular Law
Replies: 33
Views: 2565

Re: Theravada and Secular Law

Impossible to say until first knowing what the law of the land is and whether or not following it would be unethical. I think it depends on what is meant by obeying the law of the land. If ones own ethics coincides with the law of the land one could act consistent with the law but one could be doin...
by seeker242
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Secular Law
Replies: 33
Views: 2565

Re: Theravada and Secular Law

Impossible to say until first knowing what the law of the land is and whether or not following it would be unethical.
by seeker242
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 689
Views: 47850

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Chanh Dao wrote: Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:02 pm Looking to hear the views of the community on this subject.
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The Buddha himself protested social injustice by routinely denouncing the caste system. "High born is better than low born" is really no different than "white is better than black", etc.
by seeker242
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: incline the mind to deathless? what?
Replies: 51
Views: 1464

Re: incline the mind to deathless? what?

so what is incline the mind to deathless, what one cognize? how to understand? What is the deathless? The deathless is non-fixation, non-clinging, non-craving for/to any phenomena. What is Incline the mind to the deathless? Incline the mind to non-fixation, non-clinging, non-craving for/to any phen...
by seeker242
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Fourth precept question
Replies: 30
Views: 1617

Re: Fourth precept question

Rag wrote: Thu May 21, 2020 8:21 pm If I were to enter my own birthday when ringing someone else up am a lying? (as it is probably not indeed their birthday).
No. If a person is clearly not underage and you enter a date not underage, that is not a lie, that is just the truth. :meditate:
by seeker242
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 1746

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

confusedlayman wrote: Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:57 pm
If nirvana is sucide, then sucide from what? we can use better words like "escape" from suffering etc
Yes, that is why the answer to the question posed is no.
by seeker242
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 1746

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

so dont sucide Not planning on it. However, that's not the issue being discussed. What is being discussed is the question "Is Nirvana a suicide". And I'm discussing why the answer should be no. :smile: what is meaning of sucide? Good question. The OP will have to define exactly what that means to a...
by seeker242
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 1746

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

but if u have no self just experience by process, and expeirence is off when process if off, its not annhilation Alright, but if that's the case, then there isn't anything to kill, or suicide, to begin with. And if that's the case, then Nibbana cannot be a suicide since the whole notion would be ir...
by seeker242
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 1746

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

but if u have no self just experience by process, and expeirence is off when process if off, its not annhilation Alright, but if that's the case, then there isn't anything to kill, or suicide, to begin with. And if that's the case, then Nibbana cannot be a suicide since the whole notion would be ir...
by seeker242
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 1746

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word? No, as suicide implies the killing and death of something. Meanwhile, Nibbana by definition, is the deathless realm. One also doesn't attain Nibbana by killing something. One attains Nibbana by gaining wisdom, seeing how things actually are. You d...
by seeker242
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?
Replies: 60
Views: 1746

Re: Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word?

Is Nirvana a suicide in the good sense of the word? No, as suicide implies the killing and death of something. Meanwhile, Nibbana by definition, is the deathless realm. One also doesn't attain Nibbana by killing something. One attains Nibbana by gaining wisdom, seeing how things actually are. You d...
by seeker242
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Unintentionally killing insects when playing sports and running
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: Unintentionally killing insects when playing sports and running

Am I violating the first precept? No, not even coming close to it. The first precept is ALL about intentional killing, and not about accidents. The first precept is irrelevant to unintentionally killing insects. For example, you inevitably kill insects or animals just driving a car around town. The...
by seeker242
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A verse that hard to understand in Kodhana Sutta
Replies: 16
Views: 4608

Re: A verse that hard to understand in Kodhana Sutta

I 've been thinking about it for a long time and i still dont understand it.
Anger is unskillful and only leads to more harm.

I don't think it needs to be more complicated than that.

:meditate:
by seeker242
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1349

Re: Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?

Without the Vinaya, would we all be living like animals?
Certainly not. Myself as an example, I was abstaining from killing living beings before I even encountered Buddhism. In fact, Buddhism's stance on not killing is the very thing that caused me to become interested in it to begin with. :smile: