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by chownah
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Story of a small giant

People are clapping for him because they saw him in other tv show. The restaurant/shop owners at the top of the mountain pay him. The mountain name is "Seol Ak Mountain" Yes he carries pretty much everything (sometimes injured tourist). I found a google map for seol ak mountain and it appears to be...
by chownah
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Story of a small giant

The idea of generosity is not separate from the idea of ownership. It is praiseworthy according to worldly logic and its good to see it for what it is if one is aiming to go beyond good and bad. Indeed!....and the buddha gave a lesson which discusses this exact issue: AN 7.49 PTS: A iv 59 Dana Sutt...
by chownah
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we know?
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Do we know?

Thanks....so devas are taken to be angels.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Story of a small giant

Did you see the legs on that guy? He might actually be able to carry 140kg. Notice how his carrying frame puts the weight right over his hips so the only part of his body that carries all the weight is his legs. Why are all the people standing around clapping for him?....is he a tourist attraction? ...
by chownah
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we know?
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Do we know?

How do we know that most angels fall into hell?
chownah
by chownah
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: equanimity like imperturbable?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

equanimity like imperturbable?

Is being "imperturbable" a word for when equanimity is taken to the limit (so to speak)? Imperturbable is used in relation to attaining the fourth jhana and sometimes also two of the higher jhanas.....equanimity is used all over the place in many situations. I'm asking because my understanding of th...
by chownah
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech
Replies: 51
Views: 1589

Re: Right Speech

If you think that a lay follower can consistently fit the definition of an arahant, then I don't know what to say ... ...you could say "I guess you must have a different view of what a lay follower is and a different view of what an arahant is than I have". chownah Sometimes, not knowing what to sa...
by chownah
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Story of a small giant

Dhammanando,
Thanks for your post....I am much relieved....I thought I was deficient in not being able to lift up 140kg and now I'm not worried about it in that I'm not going to try to break any records (or vertebra) trying.
chownah
by chownah
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness and memory: an experiment: the proof
Replies: 11
Views: 115

Re: Mindfulness and memory: an experiment: the proof

College students might try this experiment. Place your statistics book in front of you and remain mindful of it for a couple of hours......then open the book and study it for a couple of hours....then compare what you remember from each of the two hour periods. Is this what this topic is about? cho...
by chownah
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 38
Views: 988

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Just as the universe is in contant change and some people wonder "what is its purpose" even so as the names used to refer to the thatagatha is in constant change and some people wonder "what is its purpose". Seems like in this instance the explanation goes beyond the simple statement of the meaning ...
by chownah
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vedana and Perception
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Vedana and Perception

what the heck are vedana and sana?
chownah
by chownah
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we know?
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Do we know?

How do we know that most angels fall into hell? Cause it's written in a sutta? What if I'm an angel for 10,000 year don't you think I would encounter the Dhamma wouldnt I practice it? It all seems a little suspect to me as In the anguttara nikaya buddha seems to make "he even goes to a heavenly sta...
by chownah
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness and memory: an experiment: the proof
Replies: 11
Views: 115

Re: Mindfulness and memory: an experiment: the proof

College students might try this experiment. Place your statistics book in front of you and remain mindful of it for a couple of hours......then open the book and study it for a couple of hours....then compare what you remember from each of the two hour periods. Is this what this topic is about? chow...
by chownah
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of a small giant
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Story of a small giant

Sort of reminds me of me.....but in a smaller way of course.....I can't even lift 140kg and I certainly couldn't carry it up a treacherous mountain for 3+ miles everyday and I don't think I would do this for 46 years every day even if I could....there are no orphans around here to feed that I know o...
by chownah
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech
Replies: 51
Views: 1589

Re: Right Speech

binocular wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:10 pm
If you think that a lay follower can consistently fit the definition of an arahant, then I don't know what to say ...
...you could say "I guess you must have a different view of what a lay follower is and a different view of what an arahant is than I have".
chownah