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by chownah
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 86
Views: 1598

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

From the wikipedia article "2013 Myanmar anti-Muslim riots": March riots in Meiktila[edit] Tensions between Buddhist and Muslim ethnic groups flared into violent clashes in Meiktila, Mandalay Division on 20 March and continued until the 22nd, killing at least 40 and wounding 61 people. The violence ...
by chownah
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to teach children to think for themselves?
Replies: 30
Views: 159

Re: How to teach children to think for themselves?

I think it is a bit odd to say that you are going to teach someone how to think. It is sort of like teaching a vegetable seed to sprout. chownah I think (!) it depends on what is meant by "thinking". In the absence of any such tuition, either overt or covert, there will certainly be mentation, but ...
by chownah
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to teach children to think for themselves?
Replies: 30
Views: 159

Re: How to teach children to think for themselves?

I think it is a bit odd to say that you are going to teach someone how to think. It is sort of like teaching a vegetable seed to sprout.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 32
Views: 386

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

I like trump because he is a horse's ass and you know what comes out of a horse's ass. If the horse's ass is a jenny, then we can expect a hinny to come out of her. :tongue: If trump was a jenny then his kids would all be sterile.....which doesn't seem to be the case.....I guess there must be anoth...
by chownah
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 32
Views: 386

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

I'm an organic farmer. I like trump because he is a horse's ass and you know what comes out of a horses ass.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Gems
Replies: 15
Views: 115

Re: Dhamma Gems

Indeed we should not be friendly with evil doers....we should shun them.....but the question is should we just ignore them or should we actively try to convince other people to be unfriendly towards them and to shun them? chownah The passage has to do with protecting one's material wealth. If we ar...
by chownah
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Gems
Replies: 15
Views: 115

Re: Dhamma Gems

INdeed we should not be friendly with evil doers....we should shun them.....but the question is should we just ignore them or should we actively try to convince other people to be unfriendly towards them and to shun them?
chownah
by chownah
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 32
Views: 386

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

I guess I might as well produce the inevitable reply:
I hate him....who will be effected most by this hate?
chownah
by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Report on UK "Faith Schools"
Replies: 13
Views: 180

Re: Report on UK "Faith Schools"

Perhaps I missed somethings. https://www.muslim-library.com/english/women-who-deserve-to-go-to-hell/ :roll: The article did not single out this book as being muslim....it is being singled out as an example of things which (evidently) are contrary to what the law requires of faith schools. As I have...
by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 86
Views: 1598

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings chownah, so, retrofuturist, perhaps you should please calm down. Don't worry, I'm cool. 8-) From my perspective, we're all against murder, all against rape, all against violence, all against dislocation and the wanton destruction of property. (Someone correct me here, if I'm wrong...) I f...
by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to teach children to think for themselves?
Replies: 30
Views: 159

Re: How to teach children to think for themselves?

How to teach children to think for themselves fills up volumes. Teaching them this starts at birth. When a newborn smiles at its caregiver and the caregiver smiles back the newborn soon learns that he/she is connected to a world and that the world responds to his/her initiatives. The baby learns tha...
by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Report on UK "Faith Schools"
Replies: 13
Views: 180

Re: Report on UK "Faith Schools"

.I don't see the article singleing out muslim schools at all....however the largest number of faith schools is muslim and the muslim faith schools had a larger degree of non-compliance than did the jewish or christian faith schools. These are just the facts that were presented.... The article made ...
by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 86
Views: 1598

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings Chownah, Please calm down. Metta, Paul. :) Thank you for your concern....if I was more calmed down I would be sleeping....maybe you would rather I be sleeping! :shrug: :jumping: You might also want me to calm down out of concern for pseudobabble.....but I'm not sure why you would be conce...
by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Dhammas
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Dhammas

I learned the word 'dharma' literally means ' to support ' or ' to uphold '. For example: The Classical Sanskrit noun dharma is a derivation from the root dhṛ, which means "to hold, maintain, keep"... It is derived from an older Vedic Sanskrit n-stem dharman-, with a literal meaning of "bearer, sup...
by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata

Teeth clenched and tongue pressed hard on the upper palate is pretty much a description of what one often does with strong physical exertion.....which seems to be what the buddha was talking about (As I did so, sweat poured from my armpits. And although tireless persistence was aroused in me, and un...
by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2287

Re: Stephen Batchelor's “After Buddhism.” Yale University Press, 2015

m0rl0ck wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:15 pm
calling what he is selling buddhism, seems to me dishonest rather than sincere.
This kind of judgment can very easily lead to the vast majority of thai people being labeled dishonest for calling themselves buddhists.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Report on UK "Faith Schools"
Replies: 13
Views: 180

Re: Report on UK "Faith Schools"

........ the British government, who should oversee all education institutions. I just don't understand why Islam keeps getting blamed for matters created by British & European bureaucrats. :shrug: This article is about what Ofsted has found out about faith schools....Ofsted is a gov't agency to "i...
by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 86
Views: 1598

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Lyndon, 1) The term isn't 'discredited', just questioned. Not the same. 2) You beg the question: what is being asked is whether the situation as reported, is how the situation really is - you assume it to be so. Nobody denies that villages have been burned, what people ask is who actually did the b...
by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 36
Views: 449

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

That is the one....thanks for bringing it here. MN20 is called "The Removal of Distracting Thoughts". It shows that one should deal with distracting thoughts and shows different methods to get rid of them. It says that when one gets rid of them "his mind becomes steadied internally, quieted, brough...
by chownah
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 86
Views: 1598

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Do you actually think that by discrediting the term Rohingya, you can minimalise the atrocitees that have been perpetrated against Rakhine state Muslims; Rohingya??? Lyndon, 1) The term isn't 'discredited', just questioned. Not the same. 2) You beg the question: what is being asked is whether the s...