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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: 13
Views: 120

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: 13
Views: 120

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: 1
Views: 38

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: 3143

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: 1
Views: 21

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: 34
Views: 312

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: 34
Views: 312

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: 3143

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: 180

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: 194

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: 2015

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
by chownah
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 30
Views: 537

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

chownah wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:20 am
This is how forums should be?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3XNmHe4AQw
?
chownah
I guess a forum could have harmony like that....but....is it the only way that a forum could have harmony?.....maybe there is another way....


chownah
by chownah
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: A Two State Solution for Europe?
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: A Two State Solution for Europe?

I"m not going to support a yes or no viewpoint on this issue. I think this issue brings up a topic which I have broached in various places from time to time which is: What is the basis for determining who has the right to provide, maintain, and support a government which controls people and land? It...
by chownah
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DeepMind AI
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: DeepMind AI

[html]https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/7i0f8i/deepmind_learns_chess_from_scratch_beats_the_best/[/html] Interesting link to new Artificial Intelligence applications. There's a paper there which goes into depth and the youtube links to a couple of actual games is interesting too. What's...
by chownah
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'
Replies: 38
Views: 769

Re: Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'

Don't let 'information overload' become 'information overlord'.
chownah
by chownah
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'
Replies: 38
Views: 769

Re: Living as Buddhists in an age of 'Information Overload'

With regard to what is on TV, there is no 'news', just the same tired old story, with different names and faces doing the same old things. I find that as time goes on I am increasingly less interested in politics and current affairs. I see little point in getting worked up about stuff I can do noth...
by chownah
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 30
Views: 537

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

This is how forums should be?:

?
chownah
by chownah
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 9237

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

More news on the AI front. The people at google's AI research dept. have developed a new computer called Alphazero. It is a descendant of the compter program which consistently beat the worlds best Go players. It is extremely important to note the improvement: Alphazero is not programmed to play any...
by chownah
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 909
Views: 37039

Re: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)

About the holiday destination directly: If one has little money one can have a stay at home holiday and in place of "destination" one can have "activities". Could be watching lots of movies and then the choice of movies is huge....it could be to go to a penny arcade and then you would have to decid...
by chownah
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pope and the Muslim Card: Pity the Buddhists and Hindus of the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Rakhine
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Pope and the Muslim Card: Pity the Buddhists and Hindus of the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Rakhine

The pope plays your "Muslim victim card" because in this case the victims are Muslim, not Buddhist. Good post. Now that the non muslims have abused the muslims for so long that the muslims are organizing to defend themselves and in the process this really does open the door to outside influences do...