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by chownah
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Burning and human remains
Replies: 26
Views: 342

Re: Burning and human remains

From the wikipedia article on Thích Quảng Đức: Precedents and influence[edit] [*] Despite the shock of the Western public, the practice of Vietnamese monks self-immolating was not unprecedented. Instances of self-immolations in Vietnam had been recorded for centuries, usually carried out to honor Ga...
by chownah
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wrong livelihood?
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: Wrong livelihood?

It would be good if a link to a sutta about wrong livelihood were brought here as then it would be clear to all what is being discussed.
chownah
by chownah
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"
Replies: 28
Views: 231

Re: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"

Well, I would certainly appreciate the opportunity to amend my understanding if it contains inconsistencies. But if, after claiming that there are inconsistencies, you are unable to point them out, then I appreciate that reticence on your part might be the better course. I could say alot but I thin...
by chownah
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"
Replies: 28
Views: 231

Re: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"

They might not be, but can you say why you think that? I could say alot but I think it is better to leave it as it is. chownah Well, I would certainly appreciate the opportunity to amend my understanding if it contains inconsistencies. But if, after claiming that there are inconsistencies, you are ...
by chownah
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"
Replies: 28
Views: 231

Re: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:26 am
chownah wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:21 am
It seems to me that your views expressed here are not consistent with your previous statement that intention is wanting a particular outcome.
chownah
They might not be, but can you say why you think that?
I could say alot but I think it is better to leave it as it is.
chownah
by chownah
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 79
Views: 861

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

Some argue that interpretation, but I don't think it is well supported by the nidana "definitions" in SN12.2 and MN9. When you read those nidana descriptions there is actually quite a lot of form or "physicality" involved, so DO seems to describe a psycho-physical process rather than a purely menta...
by chownah
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 21
Views: 213

Re: What is it that take birth ?

"physical process" is a mental construction. chownah I don't understand why you keep making this argument, it's more like a philosophical position than anything based on the suttas. The suttas do distinguish between mental and physical ( bodily? ), eg in the classification of vedana. And then there...
by chownah
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"
Replies: 28
Views: 231

Re: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"

The latter, I think. Wanting a particular outcome. Then "to have your cake and eat it too" would not produce bad kamma for example during a famine one kills one's pet chicken and eats it because one did not want the particular outcome of the chicken being killed but only wanted the outcome of havin...
by chownah
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 21
Views: 213

Re: What is it that take birth ?

xofz wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:03 pm
The mind-only realms have existed for far longer than material existence
No, they have not existed longer.
chownah
by chownah
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"
Replies: 28
Views: 231

Re: Meaning of Intention, Negligence, "Cause"

The latter, I think. Wanting a particular outcome. Then "to have your cake and eat it too" would not produce bad kamma for example during a famine one kills one's pet chicken and eats it because one did not want the particular outcome of the chicken being killed but only wanted the outcome of havin...
by chownah
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 765

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

I was a member of a buddhist forum and after posting for awhile I began to see how the administration seemed to think that those who ran the site should be looked up to and venerated just because of their position of authority. Once I had clearly seen that this is what was happening I dropped it lik...
by chownah
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 79
Views: 861

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

I am not so sure ? I am confused . What about your body that is living here on this earth ? Is that a mental construction ? I suppose the money in the bank is not ? Please clarify . Thanks The experience which leads you to think that you have a body which is living here on this earth is a result of...
by chownah
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 21
Views: 213

Re: What is it that take birth ?

Hello , In the paticasamuppada , the Jati link ie birth , referring to what exactly ? Is it birth of a physical body ? A thought take birth ? If it is a thought , it should be at or after sanna link . SN12.2 clearly describes "birth" ( jati ) as a physical process. "physical process" is a mental co...
by chownah
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 79
Views: 861

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

Some argue that interpretation, but I don't think it is well supported by the nidana "definitions" in SN12.2 and MN9. When you read those nidana descriptions there is actually quite a lot of form or "physicality" involved, so DO seems to describe a psycho-physical process rather than a purely menta...
by chownah
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 79
Views: 861

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

I doubt that the meaning that all links in paticasamuppada is everything about Mental construction ! Some argue that interpretation, but I don't think it is well supported by the nidana "definitions" in SN12.2 and MN9. When you read those nidana descriptions there is actually quite a lot of form or...