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by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?

The teachings would not appear to not look upon usury favourably or ideally given they say indebtedness is bondage: And what is the bliss of debtlessness? There is the case where the son of a good family owes no debt, great or small, to anyone at all. When he thinks, 'I owe no debt, great or small,...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in a restaurant part 2
Replies: 78
Views: 981

Re: Eating in a restaurant part 2

Anyone? You are asking about animal husbandry. Go read up on animal husbandry and it will teach you how fast animals can be raised. It is off topic here in this thread. Maybe you should post in the great vegetarian debate thread....or start a topic to ask this question....but....really.....just go ...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 35
Views: 606

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

Did joseph bell have "often heated and quite unfriendly discussions with his assistants and was this one of the things which supported his effectiveness?....and was it the "intense dynamics between those two minds" that produced such good results. ".......that is the quality being pointed to as bein...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 450
Views: 13480

Re: POTUS 2017

Trump’s Treasury Dept embarrasses itself with one-page ‘analysis’ http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-treasury-dept-embarrasses-itself-one-page-analysis And third, the entire Treasury Department analysis literally fits on one page. If we exclude the headline, the document isn’t quite 400 ...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:26 pm
chownah wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:52 am
I don't see how the quote you brought says anything about indebtiness....seems it is just talking about debtlessness.
:roll:
I don't understand this reply....please explain.
chownah
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lead us not into temptation -- not anymore?
Replies: 12
Views: 116

Re: Lead us not into temptation -- not anymore?

Wow, what a good pick up line....."being here with you I feel like I'm being led into temptation"....or something similar.....I'll have to work on this for awhile and develop some variations to match various situations...."baby, please lead me into temptation"...."do you know the way to temptation?....
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 35
Views: 606

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

binocular wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:08 pm
The reason why Holmes is such an effective detective is his method of investigation,
No. The reason is because he is a fiction.....and as such his effectiveness is only imaginary.
chownah
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?

The teachings would not appear to not look upon usury favourably or ideally given they say indebtedness is bondage: And what is the bliss of debtlessness? There is the case where the son of a good family owes no debt, great or small, to anyone at all. When he thinks, 'I owe no debt, great or small,...
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:26 am
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Do you have any references to support what you have brought?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 61
Views: 599

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

L.n., Where are buddhists who hold far right political views and who believe in engaged buddhism supposed to go to express/discuss their views? chownah Why can't people with views on the far right or far left discuss here without calling into question the character of anyone who disagrees? Some of ...
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 61
Views: 599

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

L.n.,
Where are buddhists who hold far right political views and who believe in engaged buddhism supposed to go to express/discuss their views?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.

If you are powerful and you actually try to do something in the world and you are on the other side then you are part of that evil machine......and if you are really powerful and really try to do something in the world and you are on the other side then you must be the mastermind of that evil machin...
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3177

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

.... that which understands the fires of hell to be the very same warmths of God's love which permeates heaven. I hope you don't mind me saying so but this really does sound like something that mark twain could have written about....something like "on a cold morning in heaven they just throw a coup...
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?

I'm not sure that pursueing gain with gain has anything to do with charging intereset for a loan......what does it mean anyway?
chownah
by chownah
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 43
Views: 402

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

Is Samma Ditthi perfected in a stream winner or is it still a work in progress? It's perfected. The Dhammacakkhu that arises at stream entry is "spotless" and "immaculate": Just as a clean cloth with all marks removed would take dye evenly, so too, while the brahmin Brahmāyu sat there, the spotless...
by chownah
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 43
Views: 402

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

It's why those performing autopsies have to wear protective gear, depending on the level of decomposition. We ALWAYS wear protective gear during autopsy, regardless of level of decomposition. Although you will see some old timers handle organs with bare hands :rofl: :clap: And if you pay attention ...
by chownah
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3177

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Doodoot is in full propogandic drag. Spreading laughable rumors and ridiculous conclusions. Really people, beware of this drivel he is dishing out. IS apologized to Israel?.....showing that IS has a good side?...that IS has regret???? Israel let's IS live on their borders show that judaism is more t...
by chownah
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits
Replies: 22
Views: 201

Re: A thought on advice about quitting addictions and bad habits

Some people think that addicts are just normal people who have come under the spell of an addictive substance. I think that this is wrong and that thinking this will not lead to helpful advise for most addicts. Every year there are millions of people who take very addictive drugs in their treatment ...
by chownah
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: A Two State Solution for Europe?
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: A Two State Solution for Europe?

Spiny Norman wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:14 am
I looked at the thread title and thought it was about BREXIT. :toilet:
Me too! I was going to post that I liked the 28 state solution they had before the EU!
chownah
by chownah
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Stream-entry: Would you know?
Replies: 36
Views: 2017

Re: Stream-entry: Would you know?

Crazy cloud wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:38 pm
Find out who is asking about stream entering and discover that the answer is the stream ..

:smile:
:goodpost:
chownah