About not kill any living being

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Re: About not kill any living being

Postby _Daniel_ » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:54 am

if you are seriously ill, and you doctor say to you that you have some virus, and you have to use medicines to kill virus. should you take medicines? or you should only die for no get bad karma ? I think that we misunderstand to Buddha. For example a lion shouldnt hunt to get food? because if he get food killing other animal, he gets bad karma...one thing is the compassion and other thing is to go against your own nature. We can try not kill other living beings, but it always should be in a natural way.

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Re: About not kill any living being

Postby Rui Sousa » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:04 am

With Metta

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Re: About not kill any living being

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:19 am

Hi Rui Sousa

Thanks for the link.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: About not kill any living being

Postby Rui Sousa » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:53 am

With Metta

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Re: About not kill any living being

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Re: About not kill any living being

Postby Goedert » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:51 pm

Actually friends,

Virus is not a living being or sentient being, because he uses RNA or DNA of a Living Cell by infecting it and then multiply himself and getting a better DNA or RNA from that mixing.

Virus has a latent possibility to be a living cell, he can only live by infecting one, so he is kind of a "seed".

No problem getting medicine to get rid of it.

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Re: About not kill any living being

Postby altar » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:01 pm

I used to speculate if a virus was really a being in hell, a being that had been subjected to hell, by his misvirtues. A being that because of its manifestation was subject to torment and could not communicate well and was therefore trapped, therefore in sharp pulsing pain. That is how I imagined a virus.

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Re: About not kill any living being

Postby Jason » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:12 am

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