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Unintentionally killing insects when playing sports and running

Formally the Vinaya, or Buddhist monastic law, states this about killing: pli-tv-bu-vb-pc61There is no offence if it is unintentional; if (he is) not thinking; if he does not know; if he is not ...
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Why do enlightened beings want to save sentient beings? Does everyone want to be saved?

If you knew of a really good restaurant, would you keep that knowledge to yourself, or would you take your friends there? If you saw a fantastic movie, would you go home and muse about it in private, ...
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Unintentionally killing insects when playing sports and running

Of course, if you are observing the first precept, you must not intentionally kill those insects on your jogging path i.e. if you see them while jogging, you should avoid them. On the other hand, on ...
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Sentience, killing, & extremes?

OP: What determines an animal's sentience? All five aggregates (form, feeling, perception, mental formations and consciousness) must be present, in order for a being to be considered sentient. OP: ...
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Sentience, killing, & extremes?

There's discussion between Buddhists of different schools about whether it's important to have a vegetarian diet. Some say "yes" -- because eating meat involves farming and killing or ...
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Which consciousness/es are involved in meta-congnition (thinking about thinking)?

1. mana-āyatana is 7 viññāṇa-dhātu (7 mana-āyatana) that is dvāra of mano-viññāṇa In tipitaka of theravāda-buddhism, viññāṇa in mano-dvāra are called thinking. Viññāṇa generally translated as "...
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