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Title: Ethics-Sila forum
Post by: Will on July 05, 2013, 03:44:43 pm
Whether as a sub-forum under Buddha Basics or having its own forum, the foundation of Ethics needs more emphasis here.
Title: Re: Ethics-Sila forum
Post by: ground on July 05, 2013, 10:42:02 pm
It is up to you to support ethics in each and every place and time. Why segregate it by means of a ghetto forum?  :fu:
Title: Re: Ethics-Sila forum
Post by: Will on July 06, 2013, 08:26:05 am
It is up to you to support ethics in each and every place and time. Why segregate it by means of a ghetto forum?  :fu:

Brilliant insight!

Then it must follow that: "It is up to all Buddhists to support the Dharma in each and every place and time. Why segregate it by means of a ghetto forum, like FreeSangha?
Title: Re: Ethics-Sila forum
Post by: Hanzze on July 06, 2013, 11:15:21 am
Since you have blocked the PM :-) I have no other possibility:

Oh Mr. Will, where ever is a Will is a way :-)

thanks for your great effort. That is all "buddhists" would need and not more.

I had to think on you and thought that might be a help for your great work: The Healing Power of the Precepts  (http://zugangzureinsicht.org/html/lib/authors/thanissaro/precepts_en.html)

You may also find a good collection of suttas and references here: Virtue (http://zugangzureinsicht.org/html/ptf/dhamma/sila/index_en.html)

If you like to link it to accesstoinsight, just change "http://zugangzureinsicht.org/html/" with "http://accesstoinsight.org/"
The server of ZzE is a eco-server in Germany and the search machine is not a google or other third-part recourse taker. Its all given and without strings. So what ever seems to be better, where ever people are. I guess there are less who know that John Bullitt spends $1000 and more dollar a year, to pay the search requests, since he made it free as good as possible and not "fake-free".

Keep up your good work and be careful, you easy tend to seems to be angry (that is normal for people of panna-carita). People who do not have virtue react angry if you tell them about virtue. So such teachings will be not easy pleasant for you.

When ever you feel that you like to make a journey or visit another place or if you like to share something, you are always invited and welcome: www.sangham.net (http://www.sangham.net) (a hermitage :-) )


metta & mudita
_()_

 :curtain:

Would be really great to see such a forum, right after a Dana and basic gratitude Forum in each and every "buddhist" forum and not anywhere hidden. Such needs to be trained and taught.

(thought to post it in your virtue topic, I guess it fits well here as well)



Title: Re: Ethics-Sila forum
Post by: ground on July 06, 2013, 08:11:53 pm
It is up to you to support ethics in each and every place and time. Why segregate it by means of a ghetto forum?  :fu:

Brilliant insight!

Then it must follow that: "It is up to all Buddhists to support the Dharma in each and every place and time. Why segregate it by means of a ghetto forum, like FreeSangha?
How could a "Dhamma"  be supported by a forum?  :fu:
Title: Re: Ethics-Sila forum
Post by: songhill on July 06, 2013, 08:16:04 pm
Whether as a sub-forum under Buddha Basics or having its own forum, the foundation of Ethics needs more emphasis here.

We should never forget that Buddhism is a system; moreover one that opens up to nirvana.  It does not spin around morality.  According to the Buddha in The Relays of Chariots Sutta (M. i. 149–50), using the example of King Pasenadi’s seven relays of chariots, purity of moral habit as a chariot is for the purpose of reaching the chariot of purity of mind.  Purity of mind is for the purpose of reaching the purity of view. Purity of view goes as far as crossing over doubt, etc. Eventually by this system of relays we reach nirvana without attachment.
Title: Re: Ethics-Sila forum
Post by: Will on July 06, 2013, 08:21:32 pm
Whether as a sub-forum under Buddha Basics or having its own forum, the foundation of Ethics needs more emphasis here.

We should never forget that Buddhism is a system; moreover one that opens up to nirvana.  It does not spin around morality.  According to the Buddha in The Relays of Chariots Sutta (M. i. 149–50), using the example of King Pasenadi’s seven relays of chariots, purity of moral habit as a chariot is for the purpose of reaching the chariot of purity of mind.  Purity of mind is for the purpose of reaching the purity of view. Purity of view goes as far as crossing over doubt, etc. Eventually by this system of relays we reach nirvana without attachment.

Without pure morality, the mind jumps about and concentration is impossible, without concentration wisdom can never be garnered.

So to flip your sentence:  Buddhism does only spin around without a stable moral basis.
Title: Re: Ethics-Sila forum
Post by: ground on July 06, 2013, 08:28:02 pm
Without pure morality, ....
There is no pure morality other than the mere idea "pure morality".  :fu:
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