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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 meaning death; if he is mad, if he is the first wrong-doer. In particular, notice that ignoring the knowledge that there are living creatures on sports grounds is ...


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There is a class of "insentient" being in the Buddhadharma called the asaṃjñasattva, a class of devas in the bṛhatphalā heaven of the fourth dhyāna. This is maybe what you mean? These live lives of non-perception until perception arises when they are reborn in a lower state after their merit has exhausted itself and their lifespan ends. From ...


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Idk what u mean by Non sentient beings but maybe one can say that of plants as in they are according to Sutta 'alive but aren't percepient'.


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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, or would you try to get your acquaintances to go see it? There's nothing mystical or magical here. People like to share good things with others; sharing ...


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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 a regular jogging track that many people use, you would find that insects and other animals would start to avoid this path and find other routes. If you ...


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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: If killing is never allowed, how would one deal with a parasite infesting their body, or any other animal as so? Killing sentient beings is against the first ...


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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 hunting animals -- and even if you don't kill them yourself, your paying for meat contributes to that industry and cycle. Some (as you probably know) say "no&...


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Mr Suminda here expressed well what is included in sentience. The working out of the exact results of action & intention is not to be done, as far as i know. The consequent origination is without a discernable beginning and the exact results of this or that action is not something that is easy to figure out. There is no forumulae or a solver which ...


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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 "consciousness" in english-tradition. This is a terrible translation, because when we compare viññāṇa with english in sense article, viññāṇa is not just the ...


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