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by chownah
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Sorry,but I made a mistake that I think should be corrected. I posted this: This thread is titled "Can other religions contain eightfold path?".......I brought a sutta reference where the buddha talks about the possibility of the Noble Eightfold path being found in some religion (dhamma and discipli...
by chownah
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 975

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

Actually I don't see that you have clarified what I mentioned in that you only refer to me talking about my experience.....are you suggesting that you take me to be an arahant so my experience is the defining one?....I doubt it. Why not? Why do you think the Arahant would be different to what you d...
by chownah
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Chownah wrote DN 16 Maha-parinibbana Sutta: Last Days of the Buddha 61. And the Blessed One spoke, saying: "In whatsoever Dhamma and Discipline, Subhadda, there is not found the Noble Eightfold Path, neither is there found a true ascetic of the first, second, third, or fourth degree of saintliness....
by chownah
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

The buddha seems to allow for the possibility that the noble eightfold path can exist in a dhamma and discipline taught by others: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.16.1-6.vaji.html#fnt-54 DN 16 Maha-parinibbana Sutta: Last Days of the Buddha 61. And the Blessed One spoke, saying: "In w...
by chownah
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Right view is the forerunner and cannot be found in teachings other than those of Gotama. This may be true....it does make you seem to be omniscient to the extent of knowing what is contained in all of the teachings that have ever been taught....do you claim this omniscience?....are you familiar wi...
by chownah
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 975

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

are you suggesting that you take me to be an arahant so my experience is the defining one?....I doubt it. Why not? Why do you think the Arahant would be different to what you described when it comes to a magic trick? Actually I don't see that you have clarified what I mentioned in that you only ref...
by chownah
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 975

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

... Just keep your mind set on the Dharma. Magic and Transcendental powers, although they can be helpful, are secondary to the philosophy that will emancipate you from the suffering of this world. In any case, pursue Metta and nothing else, Chownah. My views on the buddha's teachings mentioning mag...
by chownah
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

The Eight Stranded Flyng Spaghetti Monster religion's eightfold path is the same as what the buddha taught and the goal is the same.....the only difference is that in the Eight Stranded Flying Spaghetti Monster religion it is all taught by the Flying Spaghetti Monster; the buddha does not appear in...
by chownah
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

The Eightfold Path is not Buddha's monopoly but only Buddha taught the Noble Eightfold Path. It explains how you progress in your life towards a goal. The goal of Buddha's eightfold Path is the NIbbana (hence it is called Noble Eightfold Path). The goal of Abrahamic religions perhaps the union with...
by chownah
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 975

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

Also, you really didn't clarify what I requested. I think it was included in your previous answer: I know how some magic tricks work but they still deceive me in that there is the appearance of impossible things happening.....but I wouldn't say that I am impressed. Would the same thing apply to the...
by chownah
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 975

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

Chownah, a temporary thing manifested in this temporary world but there in this world by it's means in whichever way it is practiced by people. I don't understand "there in this world by it's means in whichever way it is practiced by people." Does this mean that any thought or idea arising in an in...
by chownah
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

A religion can contain the eightfold path to the extend that the eightfold path can be realized by its faithful.....I guess.....don't know for sure.....
chownah
by chownah
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 975

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

Magic is a real thing. And there are references to it in Scripture :tongue: . What kind of a real thing is it?.....in other words what do you mean by "a real thing"? chownah Chownah, a temporary thing manifested in this temporary world but there in this world by it's means in whichever way it is pr...
by chownah
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 178
Views: 1821

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

The religion of the Octopus Leg Path contains the eightfold path.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants and magic tricks
Replies: 89
Views: 975

Re: Arahants and magic tricks

Mahabrahma wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:12 am Magic is a real thing. And there are references to it in Scripture :tongue: .
What kind of a real thing is it?.....in other words what do you mean by "a real thing"?
chownah