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by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 458

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Chownah unchained.
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by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 458

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Greetings, Unfortunately it probably won't amount to much, when the man regards himself as above the scriptures of his own tradition. Nice gesture, although I hope it doesn't serve to legitimize him at all in Thailand. Metta, Paul. :) That's two unexplained negative comments in a row, Paul. Yes, an...
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 458

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Kim OHara wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:08 am
He is a vast improvement over his predecessor.
I would think so since I think that most if not all of them are dead.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 458

Re: Pope visits Thailand

I thought he was more open, more liberal, and therefore less judgmental of Buddhism? The Catholic Church has been emasculated for a while now. Wow! This is quite a change.....it used to be just some of the choir members but now you say its the entire church? :jawdrop: Does being emasculated qualify...
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 458

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Mr Man wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:45 am
pope.jpg
So....is it worse that this monk is HOLDING HANDS with the pope or that the dalai lama was hugging a nun?
chownah
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 458

Re: Pope visits Thailand

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:57 pm
I hope it doesn't serve to legitimize him at all in Thailand.
You think he is illegitimate?.....the bastard pope?
chownah
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 458

Re: Pope visits Thailand

It makes sense that he would visit here. Madonna was here in 2016 and don't they have statues of her all over the Vatican?.....it just makes sense that he would visit thailand as part of his "The Following of Madonna Tour."
chownah
by chownah
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attachment to non-attachment
Replies: 53
Views: 855

Re: Attachment to non-attachment

That's why self identity 'views' or 'beliefs' have to be deal with from the beginning. An attachment to non attachment to is a result of sakkaya ditthi. One who sees anatta clearly will not have such a vision or such micca ditthi. Hence with such an attachment one cannot attain even a sotapanna sta...
by chownah
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Objectless Awareness and Other Quandries
Replies: 54
Views: 639

Re: Objectless Awareness and Other Quandries

With reference to "cross-question one another" I am cross-questioning your understanding of 'awareness' in 'objectless awareness'. In the present context I would define 'to get obsessed with a word': to take a word too literal regarding the meaning the world knows . E.g. if I could think 'awareness...
by chownah
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?
Replies: 41
Views: 718

Re: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?

When the buddha described his attainment of enlightenment I think he said that his mind became "jhanically concentrated" (4th jhana) and then visions arose. Were these visions (once they arose) then "the meditation subject"?.....and is this what is called vipassana? Can you quote the sutta you have...
by chownah
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?
Replies: 41
Views: 718

Re: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?

Can we say that: - in deluded state of mind there is multitude of objects + Nibbana, that's why it's difficult to find Nibbana from it. - in concentrated state of Samadhi there is only two objects: our object of concentration + Nibbana, so that's why Nibbana can be relatively easy apprehended from ...
by chownah
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Objectless Awareness and Other Quandries
Replies: 54
Views: 639

Re: Objectless Awareness and Other Quandries

Is this a description of "obsession"? when the discourses of the Tathagata — deep, deep in their meaning, transcendent, connected with emptiness — are recited, they listen, they lend ear, they set their hearts on knowing them; they regard them as worth grasping & mastering. And when they have master...
by chownah
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attachment to non-attachment
Replies: 53
Views: 855

Re: Attachment to non-attachment

I think that if attachment to non-attachment leads to non-attachment then it is helpful....if it doesn't then it is just another attachment.....I really think it could go either way.....
chownah
by chownah
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 7.48: "Attending inwardly to feminine/masculine faculties"?
Replies: 15
Views: 247

Re: AN 7.48: "Attending inwardly to feminine/masculine faculties"?

Can a woman attend to her feminine faculties etc., but not be excited and delighted by that? A woman who attends to HER feminine faculties is endulging in false self...if a woman does not identify with the feelings which arise then they are just feelings and there is noone there to crave after thos...
by chownah
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Objectless Awareness and Other Quandries
Replies: 54
Views: 639

Re: Objectless Awareness and Other Quandries

. "Objectless Awareness" Yeah, Cool! Umm, Of what? :tantrum: . This is what has prompted me to take a closer look at mn121 in that "objectless awareness" seems to be what thanissaro is talking about in that one part near the end.....so the question was just that....awareness of what? So, to try to ...