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It's clear from the sutta below that trade or livelihood related to weapons is forbidden, or at least, very strongly discouraged, for lay followers. From AN 5.177: “Mendicants, a lay follower should not engage in these five trades. What five? Trade in weapons, living creatures, meat, intoxicants, and poisons. Satthavaṇijjā, sattavaṇijjā, maṃsavaṇijjā, ...


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This seems very straightforward, I don't see what's to doubt here. The Brahmin insults the Buddha. The Buddha stays calm and says, I don't accept your insults nor react to them, so they still belong to you, just like the food you serve to your guests belongs to you when they leave it untouched. The verse says, when someone is angry and that makes you angry ...


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The question is formulated in such a way that it doesn't provide factual information about what this development entails, and erroneously categorizes this as "weapons research". The DoD is prohibited from developing, or outsourcing the development of, biological weapons. The US (and most of the world) signed the Biological Weapons Convention. As ...


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The art you draw evokes emotion within others. Now there is no profession that is 'correct' according to Buddhism, which is why Buddha advocated homelessness. Even farming, which is considered harmless; kills insects, scares away animals, destroys habitats etc... Selling artwork of people won't be considered unethical neither does it fall to the 5 categories ...


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Are you disrespecting the celebrity? The 18 primary root downfalls of the bodhisattva vows are:[5] 1 . Praising ourselves and/or belittling others If it's your job and you're good at it you can make use of those skills as a Ngakpa. If you think it's not fair for the celebrities you can ask them. Is it illegal what you're doing? Does your work benefits ...


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Using the built-in dictionary I guess the word-by-word translation seems to be as follows: Tasseva tena pāpiyo, yo kuddhaṃ paṭikujjhati; Kuddhaṃ appaṭikujjhanto, saṅgāmaṃ jeti dujjayaṃ. [Tasseva] [because of] [bad] [anyone] [angered] [is angry in return] [angry] [not getting angry in return] [a battle] [conquers] [hard to conquer] The Pali being verse is ...


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