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by chownah
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 17
Views: 205

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

Chownah wrote: Again, I don't want to put words in your mouth but considering the idea that you might die next week would you be most concerned with the pain that would be involved or would the more potent suffering come from mental anguish? James Tan replied: I don't know about your thinking but f...
by chownah
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 17
Views: 205

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

I'm not wanting to put words in your mouth but if one sees pain as being the only suffering associated with death then as long as one could be assured of a painless death then death at any time would be a non-issue.....death tomorrow?....sure....why not.....not a problem....I don't care. Is this ho...
by chownah
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 17
Views: 205

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

Maybe you can explain to me if say you are very ill sort like cancer and you are aching to the extreme , and what do you think if you are suffering then or maybe not , just mentally suffering ? Are you saying that you think that death is suffering because it is painful?....and for no other reason? ...
by chownah
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 17
Views: 205

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

I think it would be good if you explained in what way or ways it is that death is suffering. chownah Maybe you can explain to me if say you are very ill sort like cancer and you are aching to the extreme , and what do you think if you are suffering then or maybe not , just mentally suffering ? Are ...
by chownah
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 81
Views: 918

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

From SN12.2 ( repeated in MN9 ): "Now what is aging and death? Whatever aging, decrepitude, brokenness, graying, wrinkling, decline of life-force, weakening of the faculties of the various beings in this or that group of beings, that is called aging. Whatever deceasing, passing away, breaking up, d...
by chownah
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 17
Views: 205

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

I think it would be good if you explained in what way or ways it is that death is suffering.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Burning and human remains
Replies: 26
Views: 367

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: 11
Views: 126

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: 235

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: 235

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: 235

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: 81
Views: 918

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: 215

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: 235

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: 215

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