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by chownah
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: The final combination of dhammas before the manifestation of Nibbana is an impossible event

Don't you know? It is not a matter of what he is going to do.....he is doing it right now....this thread is what he is doing.....you are what he is doing..... Everyone has to work out their salvation by themselves. "Thus an instructed disciple of the noble ones reflects in this way: 'I am now being...
by chownah
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 422

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

The Buddha meditates for compassion to the world, he has said this time and time again. I am not taking issue with this statement but I have not seen a sutta quote which exactly says this. Some of the sutta quotes presented in this thread come close to implying it but none of them that I have seen ...
by chownah
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: The final combination of dhammas before the manifestation of Nibbana is an impossible event

So what are you going to do with this insight of yours? Don't you know? It is not a matter of what he is going to do.....he is doing it right now....this thread is what he is doing.....you are what he is doing.....he has accomplished alot and frankly what he has accomplished does not shine a very p...
by chownah
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 422

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

"Why did the Buddha emerge from meditation?" Why not go a bit farther and ask "Did the buddha emerge from meditation?". It seems that people here are resistent to the idea that the buddha's mind did not give rise to anything with which the buddha identified (self) with the resultant attachments and...
by chownah
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 33
Views: 422

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

I think it is quite likely that the entire of the buddha's existence was meditation.....nothing but meditation.....naturally when in the rains retreat when sitting idle most of time the most near at hand thing for meditation is the breath....so......breath meditation it was.....pretty simple really....
by chownah
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Germann wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:22 am
The realization of Nibbana is the passage of a known series of dhammas combinations.
....and yet another hugely important and unsupported assumption!!!!!!
chownah
by chownah
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Zombie Pigs
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: Zombie Pigs

cappuccino wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:27 pm
DNS wrote: I agree; often people refer to NDEs as someone coming "back from the dead" when in reality they were never really dead. It's called NEAR death experience for a reason -- they almost died.
they die and come back perhaps hours later
No they don't.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jellyfish and Buddha
Replies: 23
Views: 244

Re: Jellyfish and Buddha

Do you mean if they get eaten they do not die?....
chownah
by chownah
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: Life is a finite sequence of combinations of a finite set of elements (dhammas).

Germann wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:35 am
Life is a finite sequence of combinations of a finite set of elements (dhammas).
This is a huge assumption offered without support.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma and Science
Replies: 31
Views: 433

Re: The Dhamma and Science

Thoughts? Isn't it amazing the degree to which scientists have been able to augment and extend the six sense media!!!! Isn't it amazing the variety and surprise of the various construals which are made from what they find!!!! Isn't it amazing how based on the extension of the senses and the constru...
by chownah
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: Theravada against mathematics

In any case, this path will be traversed for an infinite past. Major assumption. No evience to support it. Might be completely false. chownah Proof: the infinite set of steps of the algorithm is a countable set, the cardinality of a countable set is minimal for infinite sets. Set of steps mapping i...
by chownah
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 664
Views: 8681

Re: Theravada against mathematics

In any case, this path will be traversed for an infinite past.
Major assumption. No evience to support it. Might be completely false.
chownah
by chownah
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning
Replies: 27
Views: 232

Re: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning

It doesn't mean there isn't a beginning Are you ready to admit that conditioned dhammas can arise without kammic reasons? Are you ready to admit that conditioned dhammas can not arise without kammic reason?......not that I care if you are ready to admit it or not (I suspect that you are not ready b...
by chownah
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Valid Forms of Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Valid Forms of Buddhism

No form of buddhism is valid. All forms of buddhism are void of self and to take them as being substantial is delusional.
chownah
by chownah
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Black holes
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Black holes

Or it could be that the Buddha here was not talking about black holes at all. Almost assuredly not. That dark place is "void" or (as described by bikhu bodhi) "vacant".....a black hole is said to be the exact opposite of "void" or "vacant" in that a black hole is so far as is known the place where ...