I dont know myself that well
I would do it for fun if I knew I could get awat
I would do it to possess something (robbery)
I would do it out of revenge
I would do it to protect myself/my relatives/friends
I would do it to save my life at expense of someone else (titanic example)
Something else, please specify.
I would do it to protect myself/my relatives/friends, killing someone in self-defense isn't exactly the same as murder(killing with malice aforethought).
Hi, I think depending on circumstances, think we have it all within us to go over to the *ID* side, let our ID take over, by pass our Super Ego and just go for it.
Though, of course, all depends..I would or my family or other loved ones be in serious danger and even then woud try to think of another way to prevent this act, as..just a bit of a pacifict I suppose.
It has made me giggle (is that bad) to read poll that some would murder just to try it for a *laff*..veyr emotive.
You know, sometimes when you met another, and for whatever reason you just do not like their vibes, their way of being,you actually find they make your skin crawl..(okay, just me then)..psychodynamic theorists suggest this is your ID component wishing to *get rid of them*..but of course you can not, we live in law abiding soicety..well supposedly, but I truly think and feel that not too dep down within most, is a burning mass of rage and anger ready to explode..
If I had to choose a method of eradicating another if at harm, would be through...umm..actually, do not know, though would not strangle them, way to intense.
I was expelled from the planet Jupiter so am now on my way to Venus.......
I would kill if I have too, to protect myself, my friends or my family. I will kill for revenge, and when it comes to fun it depends, if you kill someone who did some fucked up things to you than yeah its fun to kill that person. To watch them suffering. That would be fun, wouldnt it? To watch them bleed and begging you for forgiveness. But you know damn well that they deserve it.
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I don't think so. I don't even like arguing with people.
I'm a very family oriented guy. When people fuck with family, I have no mercy or remorse.
Only in self-defense or to protect loved ones. I don't think I'd do it out of revenge because it'd just give an empty feeling wherein no true satisfaction can arise.
I'm not a Buddhist in the higher bhūmis or a Jain doing Sallekhanā.
A lot of Buddhists wouldn't agree with this, saying it goes against the Middle-Way. Buddha reputedly killed a murderous madman on a ship to protect the civilians on it, so one can debate whether such extreme pacfistic attitudes are adharmic.Tsong Khapa states that the third bhūmi is called the "Light-Maker" because when it is attained "the fire of wisdom burning all the fuel of objects of knowledge arises along with a light which by nature is able to extinguish all elaborations of duality during meditative equipoise." Bodhisattvas on this level cultivate the perfection of patience. Their equanimity becomes so profound that
"even if someone...cuts from the body of this bodhisattva not just flesh but also bone, not in large sections but bit by bit, not continually but pausing in between, and not finishing in a short time but cutting over a long period, the bodhisattva would not get angry at the mutilator."
The Bodhisattva realizes that his tormentor is motivated by afflicted thoughts and is sowing seeds of his own future suffering. As a result, the bodhisattva feels not anger, but a deep sadness and compassion for this cruel person, who is unaware of the operations of karma. Trainees on the third level overcome all tendencies toward anger, and never react with hatred (or even annoyance) to any harmful acts or words. Rather, their equanimity remains constant, and all sentient beings are viewed with love and compassion:
All anger and resentment rebound on the person who generates them, and they do nothing to eliminate harms that one has already experienced. They are counterproductive in that they destroy one's peace of mind and lead to unfavorable future situations. There is nothing to be gained through anger and resentment, revenge does nothing to change the past, and so the bodhisattva avoids them.
Bodhisattvas on this level also train in the four form meditations, the four formless meditations, and the four immeasurables, and the higher knowledges.
Also, on Sallekhana:
There are different extents you can apply the principle of Ahimsa in life. These are more extreme. I keep a balance.Sallekhanā (also Santhara, Samadhi-marana, Sanyasana-marana) is the Jain practice of facing death voluntarily at the end of one's life.
The truth is, existence always involves a bit of violence/exploitation since we need to consume resources. It's good to maintain a kind of balance without acting overly self-righteous, apathetic, or feigning innocence. No one is wholly innocent in life, and I don't feel like getting into too much depth.
Life is an effervescent flux of desires and attachments that can never be satiated in its ravenous nature as long as an "I" keeps popping up. I would definitely sterilize all of mankind at once in a heartbeat, if it were easily within my ability, and end this tranwreck of suffering.
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i voted "Something else, please specify" because I'm the type of person to think about killing someone out of pettiness but I'll probably never do it because thats crazy and im too anti social to kill because that will only bring more attention to me.
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