history principles practice stories, books, media discussion forum organizations resources
zenguide.com logo
 
Monday Jul 28 2014 02:28PM ET
º login º register º email º guestbook º printer friendly
grey dot
  Posted on Jul.28.2009 @ 07:08PM EDT by chontri

Every created thing is like
A dream, an illusion, a bubble,
A dewdrop, a flash of lightning.
View all created things like this.

The Diamond Sutra
translated... continue...

z
.
e
.
n
menu left history menu spacer principles menu spacer practice menu spacer zen media menu spacer discussion forum menu spacer organization directory menu spacer resources  
login
  DISCUSSION FORUM
» topic list   » start a new topic   » my tracked topics   » view topic
grey dot

horizontal line
→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: OH AND WHY DO YOU SIT ON A JURY IN A CAPITAL MURDER CASE?
vertical line Posted on Feb.20.2007 @ 10:34AM EDT by stephen

 

We are instructed not to kill. Yet there are killers. I have a friend who was accused of murder and was released when it was deemed justifiable homicide. His defense was essentially that he happen to be around when someone needed killing. Is that possible? MU


Go to Latest Reply   Reply to this Topic   Email stephen
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from whatzen
Feb.20.2007
11:39AM EDT 
Email whatzen
vertical line Nothing is possible.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 68861
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from whatzen
Feb.20.2007
11:41AM EDT 
Email whatzen
vertical line Nothing is not possible.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 68862
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ZenTurtle
Feb.20.2007
08:11PM EDT 
vertical line There is, of course, self-defense. And there is the defense of others. But to justifiably take another life requires an imminent threat. Vengence is not justice. It just perpetuated more need for this 'justice'.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 68900
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Feb.21.2007
08:06AM EDT 
vertical line Did you sit on the jury which rejected the charge of murder and accepted your friend's plea? Intellectual and philosophical justification for killing/murder - reminiscent of Raskalnikov (means someone cut off from the whole, a man out of communion), who believed himself to be extraordinary (there is always someone ordinary around who needs killing). Did your friend need a defense as an abdication of responsibility in order to escape an external punishment?
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 68902
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Feb.21.2007
11:42AM EDT 
vertical line Looking for absolution, absolutely?
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 68908
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Feb.21.2007
12:23PM EDT 
vertical line Where's that tongue? Cat must've got it. heheehaw
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 68910
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Feb.21.2007
12:52PM EDT 
vertical line Cat familiar, ooh yasssslllppp.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 68912
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from lehish
Feb.21.2007
01:52PM EDT 
Email lehish
vertical line

Quote:  "ooh yasssslllppp."
.........

hehe

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 68916
horizontal line
 
Back To Topic List   Go to Top of Page

 



SUPPORT ZENGUIDE.COM
If you are planning on purchasing any product from amazon.com, you can help us out by using the search box to the right or by clicking on this link to begin shopping.


Purchase posters, art prints, media (music CD & DVD)

buy this BUDDHA
by
Puchase this Item
More Art Prints & Media
Zen & Buddhism books
 
 
d
.
i
.
s
.
c
.
u
.
s
.
s
.
i
.
o
.
n
.

.
f
.
o
.
r
.
u
.
m
.
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 zenguide.com - All rights reserved. °