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by chownah
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The 6th precept
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: The 6th precept

What if you were in a space vehicle and you were orbiting the earth every hour. Would the rule be applied with respect to the ground directly underneath the vehicle?....if so then in every hour there would be 30 minutes when you could not eat and 30 minutes when you could....I guess....don't know fo...
by chownah
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 249

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

MN 21 Kakacupama Sutta: The Simile of the Saw (excerpt) translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.021x.than.html "Monks, even if bandits were to carve you up savagely, limb by limb, with a two-handled saw, he among you who let his heart get angere...
by chownah
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 44
Views: 546

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

When some of these expressions are formalized within a community, they tend to look like rituals. But it is not necessary to engage in them with a ritualistic mindset. One can engage in those practices (bowing etc.) without a ritualistic mindset. When some of these expressions are formalized within...
by chownah
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 249

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

Didn't the buddha say that one should not have ill will towards someone even if they are sawing off your arms and legs? chownah Text please , sawing off arms only in the story . Non ill will yes , how would you react if challenge by other ? No feeling of aversion ? MN 21 Kakacupama Sutta: The Simil...
by chownah
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?
Replies: 23
Views: 249

Re: Is disliking certain people consider an extreme ?

Didn't the buddha say that one should not have ill will towards someone even if they are sawing off your arms and legs?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 44
Views: 546

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

If you can see the path then you can follow it.....this is the same for everyone no matter if they are "buddhist" or not......
chownah
by chownah
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 59
Views: 836

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

, encouraging people in the wrong way won't bring any right results. I see no wrong encouragement here....but I do see that you continue to hold to the idea that lay people can not benefit by applying effort towards right concentration....even when a sutta reference which contradicts your view on t...
by chownah
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 59
Views: 836

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

there is a whole Samyutta that speaks of a householder, who attained non-returner status. I do not recall my good self nor any other member here have denied a householder can attain non-returner status. However, the life & mind of this non-returner status must be exceptionally pure; thus "superhuma...
by chownah
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 59
Views: 836

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

The Dhamma (suttas) and Vinaya unambiguously say jhana is a superhuman state. Of course unless you are careful to adequately define what is meant by "superhuman state" then whatever you say about the dhamma is ambiguous. If the pali actually has a term for "superhuman state" then I really doubt tha...
by chownah
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 59
Views: 836

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

Can you find a theravada reference which says that The mind becomes equal to Brahma's minds ? Offhand, I recall the AN 4.123, which states that a person who is able to enter a particular jhana at will is reborn by Brahma in the corresponding world of rupa-loka, after death in the human world. The s...
by chownah
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Right Speech

Sounds like maybe you should consider finding other employment.......perhaps consider it a bit more seriously....
chownah
by chownah
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 59
Views: 836

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

The Dhamma-Vinaya says jhanas are superhuman states. ....it kind of depends on what one means when using the term "susperhuman states" :quote: ...... :shrug: chownah For example, jhana refers to the sphere of the unthinkable: that it is impossible to think, along with the abilities of the Tathagata...
by chownah
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 59
Views: 836

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Pulsar wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:30 pm
Some perceive the four rupa jhanas as superhuman states
The Dhamma-Vinaya says jhanas are superhuman states.
....it kind of depends on what one means when using the term "susperhuman states" :quote: ...... :shrug:
chownah
by chownah
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is wrong with Sati's pernicious viewpoint?
Replies: 21
Views: 1021

Re: What is wrong with Sati's pernicious viewpoint?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:26 am
What is wrong with Sati's pernicious viewpoint?
I think that the sutta is clearly saying that it is not consciousness that is reborn.
Pretty simple really I think.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Forming their own stories in the mind when reading the nikaya
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Forming their own stories in the mind when reading the nikaya

I think that forming their own stories in the mind while attending to the six sense media is the basis for the arising of all experience.
chownah