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by chownah
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Report on UK "Faith Schools"
Replies: 13
Views: 157

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: 82
Views: 1454

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: 5
Views: 43

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: 157

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: 82
Views: 1454

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: 162

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: 214

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: 2255

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: 157

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: 82
Views: 1454

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: 22
Views: 323

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: 82
Views: 1454

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...
by chownah
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 22
Views: 323

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

[...] MN 20 is it, I think. 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...
by chownah
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The body
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: The body

“It is in this fathom-long body with its perceptions and its mind that I describe the world, the origin of the world, the cessation of the world, and the way leading to the cessation of the world.” Saṃyutta Nikāya II 36 What did he mean by this? "It is in this fathom-long body with its perceptions ...
by chownah
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 25
Views: 289

Re: Religion quiz

1. Theravada Buddhism (100%) MRDA again, Bhante? Probably. :) I always seem to get something unexpected in the third place. This time it's Orthodox Quakerism. In the past I've had Mormonism and Neo-Paganism. With all the practice you are getting taking this quiz I think that we can say with some ce...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 22
Views: 323

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

Isn't there a sutta about different ways to deal with "bad" thoughts? It gives four or five strategies with the first being the most preferable and the last (grit your teeth and force it out of you mind) the least preferable?....anyone know which one it is?
chownah
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?

Does anyone have such a reference? chownah "Monks, for one who partakes of sensuality, poverty is suffering in the world." "Yes, lord." "And a poor, destitute, penniless person gets into debt. For one who partakes of sensuality, getting into debt is suffering in the world." "Yes, lord." "And a poor...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 39
Views: 676

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

No. The reason is because he is a fiction.....and as such his effectiveness is only imaginary. Then, for once, I feel sorry for you, because you haven't experienced such effectiveness for yourself. By this I mean the effectiveness of rigorous discussion (not necessarily such effectiveness in solvin...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?
Replies: 10
Views: 164

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: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4244
Views: 261664

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 ...