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Effect of brutal or sex videos

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Effect of brutal or sex videos

Postby Annapurna » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:19 am

Heard on TV a direct confirmation that kids ...

But let me begin at the start.

Six 13 year old boys got sexually abused and raped in a vacation camp by older boys, around 16.

The authorities said they hadn't heard any screams and had not noticed anything unusual.

Of course a big investigation is going on now as a result.

What sex crime experts already stated as a fact however was:

"We know that youths who watch porns are usually the ones who commit such offences."

I always thought it works this way.

The human monkey imitates everything he's watched and so I always warn of polluting the mind with brutality and porn, it changes our perception of what we think is normal as well as our reaction.

Being calloused is not what a modern man needs today, imo, and certainly doesn't make him more interesting for most women, on the contrary.

Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Effect of brutal or sex videos

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:25 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Postby Annapurna » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:25 am

I will have to admit though I really like "Alien"... :lol:
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Re: Effect of brutal or sex videos

Postby bodom » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:11 pm

I have watched my fair share of both. Having said that, I have neither murdered or raped anyone as a result. Could it lead to it? Maybe. I guess it depends on the mental stability of the viewer.

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

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Postby Annapurna » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:39 pm

Bodom,

the question is, have you ever analysed in depth what made you interested in those?
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Disregard the Faults of Others

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:13 pm

At one time while the Buddha was receiving alms from a certain lady, an ascetic who regularly received alms from her was being fed by a servant in another room. The ascetic was cursing and scolding the Buddha and was feeling quite miffed.

The woman was embarrassed and could not concentrate on what the Buddha was saying. The Buddha advised her: “Do not regard the faults of others, the things done and not done by others. Regard your own faults, the things done and not done by yourself.”

At the conclusion of the verse, the woman attained to Stream-winning.

I recall that a certain Rabbi likened having a television set to having an open sewer running through your living room. If you don't know where the off button is, then it is better to get rid of the television. I guess the same goes for a computer too, though at least with a computer we have a bit more control over what we see and hear.
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Re: Effect of brutal or sex videos

Postby bodom » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:46 pm

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
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with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Effect of brutal or sex videos

Postby Annapurna » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:28 pm

Yeah, Bodom.

Thank you. A good reply. What can I say...

I sure have my lot of unwholesome stuff too.

Fortunately, "sinning" can be humbling and so propel towards progress.
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Re: Disregard the Faults of Others

Postby Ben » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:27 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Re: Effect of brutal or sex videos

Postby OcTavO » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:58 am

Hi Anna, I can't weigh in on the porn aspect but I can weigh in on the "brutal".

I'm a horror writer and a practicing Buddhist. Most people think the two are mutually exclusive but I beg to differ. The genre of horror is a direct conduit to something I believe is hard-wired into every human existence - the need to come to terms with impermanence. I see little difference from the Buddha's many suggestions that we meditate on death in a charnel ground. Horror movies or books are a relatively "safe" way to get close to the suffering that is present and possible in the world and in our own bodies. Of course, some step over the line and glorify or promote violence but for the most part, when carefully considered, it's a quite meaningful art form.

I'm quite active in the horror community and there I have met some of the most caring, pacifist people I have ever encountered. Contrary to popular belief, horror is enjoyed by a large, mentally-stable, compassionate portion of the population and I'm willing to bet that for every horror film fan who commits a crime you'll be able to find a drama genre fan who did the same thing.

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Re: Effect of brutal or sex videos

Postby sattva » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:07 am

several good Buddha quotes and stories here. :anjali:

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Re: Effect of brutal or sex videos

Postby bodom » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:32 am

Nothing wrong with a good scary movie every once in awhile. The 'Alien' trilogy are some of my favorite horror movies as well Anna.

: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
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always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Effect of brutal or sex videos

Postby Annapurna » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:49 am

Actually, I wouldn't call that horror, Bodom.

It's science fiction for me.

Horror is for me the chainsaw or Shining or the Blair witch project.

That is the stupidest movie I've ever seen, I laughed my butt off... :rofl: much to the displeasure of my co watcher....

But Rosemaries baby or Alien is cool.

Absolutely.

After work--cool.
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Re: Effect of brutal or sex videos

Postby Alex123 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:17 pm

Well I am often engaged in wrong activity of watching bloody and violent martial arts movies (the more artistic violence the more enjoyable). I used long ago to take Karate, and a bit of Muay Thai & Krav Maga. I've learned some techniques that I am not proud off, but they do add insight into fragility of human body. It is so easy to mutilate or send someone to the other world (and accumulate akusala kamma as a result). I can easily do a number of repetitions of bent over row with ~142 pounds in ONE hand (two 71 pound kettlebells). On bowflex I can bench 410 pounds 3 times (too bad I don't have a normal bench).


Guess what, I am careful not to kill a mosquito, my mother is 10x more aggresive than I am... My testesterone levels are at the highest normal range. So watching violence doesn't make me act violently or want to act violently. Thoughts and mental images are not-self, one doesn't need to act out on them.

I am working at stopping this wrong addiction (watching wrong or any video clips for that matter). It is wrong and shameful.
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