Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

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Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

Post by Fortyeightvows » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:49 am

"A Buddhist monk has been killed by a leopard while meditating in a protected forest for the big cats, the fifth such attack in the area this month, Indian police said Thursday"

"Rahul Walke Bodhi was seated beneath a tree in Ramdegi forest in western India for morning prayers on Tuesday when the leopard pounced."

"The forest, roughly 825km west from the state capital Mumbai, falls within a protected reserve for big cats where four other fatal attacks have occurred in recent weeks.

The monks, in the area for an annual prayer conference, had ignored warnings from local officials about venturing too far into the forest, police said."

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Re: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

Post by ford_truckin » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:21 am

Brutal way to die.

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Re: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

Post by Fortyeightvows » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:31 am

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Re: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

Post by Grigoris » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:56 am

Poor leopard...
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Re: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

Post by Lobsang Chojor » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:17 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:56 am
Poor leopard...
Supposedly they have no plans to track down and kill the leopard, which is surprising but good
"Morality does not become pure unless darkness is dispelled by the light of wisdom"
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Re: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

Post by Grigoris » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:43 pm

Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:17 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:56 am
Poor leopard...
Supposedly they have no plans to track down and kill the leopard, which is surprising but good
I was thinking more about the negative consequences accrued from killing a member of the ordained Sangha.
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

Post by Lobsang Chojor » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:11 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:43 pm
Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:17 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:56 am
Poor leopard...
Supposedly they have no plans to track down and kill the leopard, which is surprising but good
I was thinking more about the negative consequences accrued from killing a member of the ordained Sangha.
Ah yes I hadn't thought of that
"Morality does not become pure unless darkness is dispelled by the light of wisdom"
  • Aryasura, Paramitasamasa 6.5
ༀ་ཨ་ར་པ་ཙ་ན་དྷཱི༔ Oṃ A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhīḥ

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Re: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:33 pm

Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:11 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:43 pm
Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:17 pm

Supposedly they have no plans to track down and kill the leopard, which is surprising but good
I was thinking more about the negative consequences accrued from killing a member of the ordained Sangha.
Ah yes I hadn't thought of that
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Re: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

Post by Fortyeightvows » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:35 am

I thought about the stories of the buddha offering his own body to the tigers to eat

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Re: Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

Post by Grigoris » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:45 am

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:33 pm
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Nah, it is more like misanthropic Greg feels that the life of a leopard (a species on the brink of extinction) is more important than that of a foolish monk who went to meditate in an area where there have been three previous leopard attacks.
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Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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