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by chownah
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 46
Views: 485

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

The third noble truth appears to refer to the cessation of craving rather than the cessation of citta. Well, yes, that's one of these points of controversy... However, the point is that in the suttas there are these various terms that are used in different contexts, even though they have a large ov...
by chownah
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 46
Views: 485

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

I think that many distinctions are being drawn here about the various uses of the various terms....however I don't see much which clearly delineates either exactly why a particular usage is used in a particular situation or whether an alernative word can be used as well. For instance, nyanatiloca's ...
by chownah
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 317

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

With respect to prepare: Is it possible that the process of preparation is always going on even for an arahant and it is not that preparation ceases in the absence of ignorance but rather that the preparation is seen as just being a preparation in the absence of ignorance and thus it deliterious eff...
by chownah
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 46
Views: 485

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana? Where do you find Citta in Dependent Origination? Please quote some Sutta to support your answer. I don't know about your question but doesn't it work like this: When the mind (citta) and consciousness (vinnana) and a thought (a mental object...I ha...
by chownah
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 23
Views: 314

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

I think that one thing that leads people to the delusional self is that they think they see a continuity from the past throught the present into the future of the things they take to be the self....namely form... feeling... perception... fabrications... consciousness....and all that follows from the...
by chownah
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Golden Light Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Golden Light Sutra

The word I misspelled was "naivety"....here is the definition which I think is more on topic than my spelling error. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/naivety Definition of naivety - lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement. ‘The account has a particular directness, a delightful naivety, ...
by chownah
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 748

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

Zom, I think that you are using the common place definition of "conceit".....that being "1. the state of being too proud of yourself and your actions:" as I found on line at the cambridge english dictionary. This is one of the three kinds of conceit as used in the dhamma....but the concept of concei...
by chownah
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 748

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

Couldn't someone want to hide their misdeeds in order to enhance their public image and wouldn't this be rooted in conceit? Put another way; isn't deceit rooted in conceit? Well, all samsara is rooted in conceit, our very existence. However, certain things affect conceit, as dhamma (mental phenomen...
by chownah
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'investigating'
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: 'investigating'

Is vicaya the same as vicara?
chownah
by chownah
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Golden Light Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Golden Light Sutra

Noticed that this sutra, translated by Emmerick, was published by PTS, so there must be value for all Buddhists, not just Mahayana: https://fpmt.org/wp-content/uploads/teachers/zopa/advice/pdf/sutragoldenlight0207lttr.pdf I think that your comment would be comical for its naivity if it were not for...
by chownah
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"
Replies: 39
Views: 748

Re: Let's emulate the Arahants, let's make everyday an "Uposatha day"

Zom wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:22 pm
Tendancy to hide somethink can be rooted on conseit
Quite otherwise, obviously .)
Couldn't someone want to hide their misdeeds in order to enhance their public image and wouldn't this be rooted in conceit? Put another way; isn't deceit rooted in conceit?
chownah
by chownah
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more
Replies: 41
Views: 807

Re: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more

like all states of mind, there is a realm for those states of mind There is no realm for states of mind. The Fine-Material World (rupa-loka) consists of sixteen realms whose inhabitants (the devas) experience extremely refined degrees of mental pleasure. These realms are accessible to those who hav...
by chownah
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more
Replies: 41
Views: 807

Re: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:23 pm
like all states of mind, there is a realm for those states of mind
There is no realm for states of mind.
chownah
by chownah
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"

Best to not over generalize. Can there be an definitive statement that does not include generalization? For example, your statement "best to not over generalize", is it applicable all the time, or some of the time? You seem to be confusing generalizaton with over generalization. I wouldn't want to ...
by chownah
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other"

I think with respect to the title: Suicide: "Men heal sitting side by side with each other" that it might be better to say that "there is a type of man who is suicidal and who heals sitting side by side with other men."

Best to not over generalize.
chownah