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by chownah
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

Someone ever suggested he tried to use heart beat instead of breathing as the object of meditation, but that will be too coarse an object to be used successfully. I think that using the heart beat does not work like the breath works because the breath has two systems by which it can be regulated on...
by chownah
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Vibhava Tanha?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: What is Vibhava Tanha?

Why the desire for Nibbana is not considered Vibhava Tanha? According to nyanatiloka's dictionary: Vibhava-tanhā: 'craving for non-existence', or for self-annihilation; I think that there are many different reasons why one might crave for nibbana but I think that some of them are in fact exhibiting...
by chownah
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 39
Views: 659

Re: lice

This thread seems to be alot about just a discussion of whether to kill them or not. There are two camps on this (maybe more)....on camp says don't its really bad and one says do its really not so bad.....I have never seen any discussion of this kind of thing (there have been many...mice...mosquitos...
by chownah
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 39
Views: 659

Re: lice

You would also be actively spreading lice throughout your community, a deeply uncompassionate act, as lice are known to carry a good number of regularly deadly pathogens. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738510/ I'm not offering an opinion about how to deal with lice but I do want to p...
by chownah
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fear and Animosity
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Fear and Animosity

I think that fear is a result of the perception of imminent personal harm. If you fear that someone will harm you then it is somewhat likely that you will develop hatred towards them....a teacher....a dentist....a head of state.....an army.... I don't really see that fear and hatred are necessarily ...
by chownah
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way
Replies: 58
Views: 3547

Re: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way

Taoism emerged as a watered down version of a great body of knowledge so that it was dilute enough for the average person to consume. The teachings of lao tsu as given in the tao te ching are not a reaction to anything.....who can wait for the mud to settle....
chownah
by chownah
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Making a video game
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Making a video game

Digity,
I'm wondering why you are wanting to refresh your programming skills.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Alchemy symbols as Kasina
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Alchemy symbols as Kasina

I think that terra and earth refer to the same entity but terra is used in special circumstances like when the earth travels through a hoop to which some netting is attached.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian prayer as skillful means
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Christian prayer as skillful means

I think praying to someone solidifies the sense of self. I had a good mindfulness meditation this morning I guess I just had doubt about the practice as it pertains to myself. Thanks for the feedback. I will study mindfulness more as I seem to practice more than I read which is imbalanced. In the a...
by chownah
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata exist after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: Does the Tathagata exist after death?

I went to access to insight and searched for "Does the Tathagata exist after death". Check out: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn44/sn44.006.than.html https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn44/sn44.008.than.html There are more. chownah The question I have is whether we can apply...
by chownah
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Tathagata exist after death?
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: Does the Tathagata exist after death?

I went to access to insight and searched for "Does the Tathagata exist after death".
Check out:
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
There are more.
chownah
by chownah
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question of cetana in kamma
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Question of cetana in kamma

chownah so you are saying there was no intention to drive a car (under the influence)? or does drunkedness negate intention? I think what I am saying is very clearly exactly what I posted....I doubt that people (outside of some pathological personalities....like perhaps as depicted in the movie Blu...
by chownah
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question of cetana in kamma
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Question of cetana in kamma

obviously the intention to get drunk & then drive drunkenly
I drank alot many years ago and never never never did I think "I think I'll go get drunk and then drive drunkenly"......it never happened.......I can't even imagine that any of my drinking friends ever had that thought.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?

What do you think about it? Many peoples say that practice is strictly gradual... Or some things are gradual and other not ? :thinking: It is called the 'eightfold noble path'.....it is not called the 'eighfold noble dash'....it is not called the 'eightfold noble high hurdles'.....I wonder why? cho...
by chownah
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: alcohol
Replies: 24
Views: 1134

Re: alcohol

Why don't the people who are bothered by this sotapanna conjecture just go ask some if they are able to drink alcohol or not? If you can't find a sotapanna then I guess the only way to find out is to become one. chownah because that would be getting distracted by a label that means different things...