recent Jogye controversy

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Re: recent Jogye controversy

Postby zed » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:34 am

Is gambling in any way contrary to Buddhist philosophy?

I am aware of the scriptural prohibitions (viewtopic.php?f=77&t=13330&p=174426&hilit=gambling#p174426), but they seem to be culturally, rather than philosophically or doctrinally, based.

As someone who aspires to experience śūnyatā but without going down the monastic path, what's wrong with playing a game of poker for money among friends?

And what's wrong with buying lottery tickets? Suppose I won the jackpot, would those anti-gambling Buddhist groups refuse to accept a donation from me?

Serious question.

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Re: recent Jogye controversy

Postby Malcolm » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:10 am

zed wrote:would those anti-gambling Buddhist groups refuse to accept a donation from me?

Serious question.


Serious answer. I won't refuse it.
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Re: recent Jogye controversy

Postby zed » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:56 am

But do you belong to, or support, any Buddhist anti-gambling lobby group?


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