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by chownah
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 200
Views: 9071

Re: Coronavirus

It appears many people including politicians got their mathematics and the terminology incorrect. In my opinion, the coronavirus is growing at a compound rate. In the beginning, it was about 30% compound and after the intervention now it has reduced to 5-10% compound. Many talk about exponential gr...
by chownah
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: the great vegetarian debate

If you are over the age of 7, you *know* what will happen with a part of the money you give to the butcher. Some people who are over the age of 7 know that what the butcher does with her money is her kamma and reflects her intentions......it does seem though that there are some people who are over ...
by chownah
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: the great vegetarian debate

What matters in the Dhamma is intention. Only intentional actions are morally significant. And when you buy meat regularly isnt your intention when you pay to have someone to kill a cow/pig for you? I can't answer for ceisiwr but for me the answer is definitely NO! My intention is to obtain sustain...
by chownah
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

......, since if we buy meat we're expecting somebody else to break the first precept and do wrong livelihood. And of course Right Intention includes developing harmlessness, the wholesome wish not to cause harm. When I buy meat I am not expecting somebody else to break the first precept and do wro...
by chownah
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

......, since if we buy meat we're expecting somebody else to break the first precept and do wrong livelihood. And of course Right Intention includes developing harmlessness, the wholesome wish not to cause harm. When I buy meat I am not expecting somebody else to break the first precept and do wro...
by chownah
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

If you are a person over the age of 5 you know for sure where the meat comes from and what will be the consequences of your actions, If your intention is to sustain the body then the intention to harm does not arise. ..... chownah You are still ignoring Right Intention, specifically developing harm...
by chownah
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 200
Views: 9071

Re: Coronavirus

Odd thing is .. the first case happened two weeks back on Mar 17 .. today is day 14 By day 14 New York (city not state) had at least 200 cases (as far as I could hunt down the numbers) .. almost 10 times more Both cities have an area of 800 sq km and population of 10 million. This discrepancy of da...
by chownah
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

If you are a person over the age of 5 you know for sure where the meat comes from and what will be the consequences of your actions, If your intention is to sustain the body then the intention to harm does not arise. .....and yet there is nothing in the suttas which indicates that eating meat conve...
by chownah
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

I will close by saying that never in my life when buying, preparing, or eating meat has the intent to be harmful arisen. chownah Unfortunately in this world most of bad things happen with the best intentions "the way to hell is paved with good intentions" they say.. The buddha didn't say that and I...
by chownah
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments
Replies: 26
Views: 664

Re: Arguments

The differences between argument and discussion.......in an argument one tries to prove ones self to be right and the other to be wrong....in a discussion one tries find what is right regardless of who is right or wrong....in an arguement one tries to force feed knowledge to the other......in a disc...
by chownah
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7253

Re: Momentary 'experience'

If things do not endure, knowledge would not be possible. About these things which endure: I'm jumping into this discussion having not read much of what has been said....so.....if the discussion is about 'experience' then it is not enough to say that something endures.....what must be shown is that...
by chownah
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

You are responsible for the obvious consequences of your actions. ........ When you buy meat, you are responsible of the obvious consequences of your act. When I buy meat I see that someone has killed an animal. I see that someone is selling the meat obtained from the dead animal. I am not responsi...
by chownah
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 5193
Views: 475593

Re: The Great Vegetarian Debate

In the UK, a favourite organic solution is "beer traps". Pots full of beer sunk into the ground which attract slugs and snails (a huge problem in cool damp conditions). They taste, get overcome, and drown. The grower empties them out, refills with beer, starts again. Aphids etc. are often sprayed w...
by chownah
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without fake self could one survive another day ?
Replies: 48
Views: 730

Re: Without fake self could one survive another day ?

The thread starter didn't ask for references, and I formulated my own understanding based on the teaching and my own practice. Your need for more references than the three I gave is your personal problem, not mine. Thank you for clarifying that the things you have asserted are based on your underst...
by chownah
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without fake self could one survive another day ?
Replies: 48
Views: 730

Re: Without fake self could one survive another day ?

Of course one can find all of this in one or more of the written teachings, I just presented three that have inspired me. But what is it that makes this so interesting to you? Do you find something not to be in accordance with the essence of the teachings, the goal of practicing, or the nature of c...