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by chownah
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Artificial intelligence produces social conditions benefiting Buddhism:
Replies: 21
Views: 287

Re: Artificial intelligence produces social conditions benefiting Buddhism:

Here is a good example of current state of AI .. okay for flirting few minutes but not yet good enough for prolonged conversations. https://splinternews.com/hot-or-bot-how-to-tell-if-your-tinder-match-is-a-real-1793850272 :namaste: You seem to have very narrow view of what ai is all about....perhap...
by chownah
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 30
Views: 304

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

James Tan wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:29 pm

Why mind is capable of conscious of it self and others and matter cannot ?!
...but the mind has no self.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 30
Views: 304

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

Greetings , According to sutta , the sixth consciousness arises from the contact of the mind which is the sixth sense base versus mental objects . Therefore , what would you think is the sixth sense base ? Would you think the sixth sense base is of matter or non matter ? To clarify this question I ...
by chownah
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Replies: 14
Views: 179

Re: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.

If vipassana is not the way to enlightenment is it the way to the hell realms? I don't think that there is any one word that is the name for the way to enlightenment. IF there was such a thing with a word for its name then I'm sure that the budddha would have known it and taught about it directly. c...
by chownah
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 30
Views: 304

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

Greetings , According to sutta , the sixth consciousness arises from the contact of the mind which is the sixth sense base versus mental objects . Therefore , what would you think is the sixth sense base ? Would you think the sixth sense base is of matter or non matter ? To clarify this question I ...
by chownah
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: Loved this ❤️

. The Milindapanha is a Theravada text and considered Canonical, part of the Tipitaka according to the Burmese tradition: http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/milinda.pdf see page 138: 62. The Lay Arahant “You say that if a layman attains arahantship he must either enter the Order that very day or die...
by chownah
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Artificial intelligence produces social conditions benefiting Buddhism:
Replies: 21
Views: 287

Re: Artificial intelligence produces social conditions benefiting Buddhism:

Redundancy and the social consequences you mention may well occur, but I was thinking more about the changes in our ways of thinking that AI brings. Rather like the development of autonomy, individualism, ethical worth, and responsibility which preceded the Buddha. I don't see how AI would help in ...
by chownah
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.
Replies: 14
Views: 179

Re: Vipassana is not the way to enlightenment.

rightviewftw wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:09 am
Sutta
Staying Uncomfortably
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I think you are mistaken and this is not a sutta.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Re: Are spiritual people depressed and unhappy and poor?

dharmacorps wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:23 pm
I think its the other way around. Unhappiness and suffering leads to a spiritual search.
:goodpost:
chownah
by chownah
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 30
Views: 304

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

It seems that one's state of mind is strongly influenced by one's brain chemistry. It seems that what thoughts arise in the mind is strongly influenced by brain chemistry. It seems that the contents of dreams strongly correlate to events in the brain. It seems that the arising of memory of things i...
by chownah
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 82
Views: 3576

Re: Fake News

Greetings, Donald Trump gave a $500,000 speech paid for by a Kremlin bank, and his private foundation had accepted $145 million from Vladi­mir Putin-linked oligarchs and their Western business partners! :jawdrop: Oh no, wait, that's #FakeNews ... it was actually Hillary . This is not a reply to ret...
by chownah
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: Loved this ❤️

chownah, I already quoted AN 9.7 here is the full text: https://suttacentral.net/en/an9.7 “[1] It is impossible for a monk whose mental fermentations are ended to intentionally deprive a living being of life. [2] It is impossible for a monk whose mental fermentations are ended to take, in the manne...
by chownah
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: Loved this ❤️

Is the 7 day rule generally accepted by senior monastics? There is no 7 day rule. Your question presupposes a 7 day rule. There is no 7 day rule mentioned in the suttas or anywhere else that I have seen in theravada literature. A better way to enquire about this is to ask "do senior monastics belie...
by chownah
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: Loved this ❤️

You seem to be of the view that arahants are in some way less capable in dealing with the world than non-arahants. Can you be more explicit in describing how you see the arahants inabilities? Why wouldn't a lay arahant just keep on doing their right livelihood etc? You make it sound like a disabili...
by chownah
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 30
Views: 304

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

It seems that one's state of mind is strongly influenced by one's brain chemistry. It seems that what thoughts arise in the mind is strongly influenced by brain chemistry. It seems that the contents of dreams strongly correlate to events in the brain. It seems that the arising of memory of things is...
by chownah
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: Loved this ❤️

DNS,
You seem to be of the view that arahants are in some way less capable in dealing with the world than non-arahants. Can you be more explicit in describing how you see the arahants inabilities?
Why wouldn't a lay arahant just keep on doing their right livelihood etc?
chownah
by chownah
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!

Innocent until proven guilty....indictment is not proof of guilt. chownah There are a lot of "innocent" people who have committed dangerous crimes roaming free under this adage. Not just an adage. Presumption of Innocence https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presumption_of_innocence an excerpt: In many st...
by chownah
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 862

Re: Stream Entry

When I quote a sutta that is pertinent to me A questionable translation is not a "sutta". It seems you were only quoting your personal ideas & interpretation rather than a sutta. why would I need 'your' interpretation of what the sutta means? I do not recall offering any interpretation. I merely po...
by chownah
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 457

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

Consider that Sineru is the domain of beings on higher planes of existence than the human, with tavatiṁsa on top. If one considers that sineru is out of this world and is somewhere else then there is no way for us here on this forum to know anything about it except for our own fabricated thoughts b...
by chownah
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 457

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

The article you brought is not scientific as far as I can tell. I started reading the introduction and it is pretty obvious that there are too many unsupported and unexplained assumptions for this to be a scientific paper. I suppose that it is theoretically possible for those assumptions to be addre...