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by chownah
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pleasant and Unpleasant
Replies: 16
Views: 176

Re: Pleasant and Unpleasant

I can understand that an apple can be regarded as intrinsically pleasant and desirable because it's food, it's sweet and has a pleasant taste, but someone may hate the taste of apples and find them unpleasant and undesirable. So how can we say that the apple is desirable independent of perceptions,...
by chownah
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: cheerios commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 348

Re: cheerios commercial

How about this toothpaste add:

chownah
by chownah
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 165
Views: 8900

Re: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?

SarathW wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:43 pm
there is no place for the consciousness to land until after a few months
Perhaps you have to learn bit more about the nature of consciousness.
Consciousness can land on anything including space and consciousness itself.
No it can't.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 254227

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Scientists have not found a problem with any of the gm organisms create so far.....with regard to human health. I think that it is possible to have gm organisms which do not pose a health risk to humans but I think it is very difficult to prove that they do no as evienced by the huge amount of resea...
by chownah
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 165
Views: 8900

Re: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?

Fusion of the sperm and egg happens before descent into the womb The way I understand all three happen at once. It is like lighting a fire from a matchbox. (say when match stick (sperm cell) hit the matchbox (egg or ovarium cell) it light fire (consciousness come to being) You should probably go ou...
by chownah
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 165
Views: 8900

Re: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?

sperm cell is also human The way I understand the sperm cell is not a human. It is a cell. It may have a life the same way a tree has a life. In Abhidhamma it describe as Jivitandriya. A cell may have Jivitandriya but not consciousness. According to Buddhist teaching, the human birth begins at the ...
by chownah
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: cheerios commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 348

Re: cheerios commercial

Sovatthika wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:13 am
@dns .
What do you think of the music?
chownah
by chownah
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 2018 World Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: 2018 World Cup

I think that world cup football is a great metaphor for the condition of humanity as a whole....corruption, gambling, prostitution, drug abuse, cheating, acting, rioting, nationalism, consumerism, PROFITS,.....its got it all! I'm hoping there are lots of people here supporting the noble endeavors of...
by chownah
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: cheerios commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 348

Re: cheerios commercial

The milky bar kid.....wow.....I won't bring a link here but you do not exagerate......did milky bars become really popular?
chownah
by chownah
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?

By "goal" I mean "enlightenment"..."awakening"...attaining nibhanna...take your pick...shovel...rake.....
chownah
edit: I got a bit nutty with the pick shovel rake thing......just ignore it.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?
Replies: 9
Views: 108

Re: What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:04 am
Agree.
The question is why it is called right view and other teachings as the wrong view.
I think that right view means a view which leads one toward the goal...it still is to be abandoned though....eventually......
chownah
by chownah
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment
Replies: 20
Views: 235

Re: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment

Greetings, For sattipatana one only needs to minimally remember that "there is a body". Seems like while health is important it does not seem that vibrant health would be needed to minimally remember that "there is a body". :jumping: Metta, Paul. :) I think I should clarify where my comment came fr...
by chownah
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: cheerios commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 348

Re: cheerios commercial

The link to the annoying commercial seems to be missing. Is it this one?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmDhi1zkJis What do you think about this wheaties commercial?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_x2_2enYQ4 chownah Edit: I've just got to add this one!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XPdgWBV0...
by chownah
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 70719

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

Do not speak thus. Do not misrepresent the Blessed One; for it is not good to misrepresent the Blessed One. If you are replying to me: I did not represent anyone. I just gave my ideas. This may surprise you but I actually think about what the buddha said.....and sometimes it leads me to have ideas ...
by chownah
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment
Replies: 20
Views: 235

Re: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment

I'm glad my post strikes you as funny. I don't get it. Unintended humor is sometimes the best kind.
chownah
by chownah
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment
Replies: 20
Views: 235

Re: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment

For sattipatana one only needs to minimally remember that "there is a body". Seems like while health is important it does not seem that vibrant health would be needed to minimally remember that "there is a body".
chownah
by chownah
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the inter-relationship between different aspects of dharma, seeing it as a whole
Replies: 19
Views: 279

Re: the inter-relationship between different aspects of dharma, seeing it as a whole

I think it depends on the individual. In the suttas some people got just a single lesson and they were released and some people took a very long time with exposure to alot of lessons (ananda comes to mind) before they were released.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 70719

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

The difference between saying there is no self and saying that everything I think of is not self is that it is possible for you to observe what you think of and determine that it is not self....your range of what you think of only includes the things you think of and it does not include the things w...
by chownah
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?
Replies: 67
Views: 964

Re: Nāma-rūpa is best rendered as...?

What I was thinking of was from an4.24 'kalaka sutta I think any translation with bracketed words is questionable. The word "construe" generally refers to construing "self" rather than the idea of an "object'. Alternative translation here: https://suttacentral.net/en/an4.24 My view is that for worl...