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by chownah
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 44
Views: 647

Re: Muscular Christianity

The actor is david carotene...who played his muscular buddhism role right up to his death. https://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/dazz/CARROT.png Did you mean David Carradine? . I just went and googled "david carotene" and the wikipedia page for david carradine came up in the search so I think t...
by chownah
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there canonical teachings about the fundamental invalidity of conceptual thinking and the necessity to eliminate it?
Replies: 18
Views: 258

Re: Are there canonical teachings about the fundamental invalidity of conceptual thinking and the necessity to eliminate

The sutta doesn't say "eliminate conceptual thought..." That's a wrong interpretation. it says "in the cognized, let there be only the cognized..." If "in the cognized, there will be only the cognized", then conceptual thought would be eliminated. I believe you are mistaken. Conceptual thought is o...
by chownah
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 44
Views: 647

Re: Muscular Christianity

Here is an example of muscular buddhism I guess:

The actor is david carotene....who played his muscular buddhism role right up to his death.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 44
Views: 647

Re: Muscular Christianity

“What does womanhood matter at all When the mind is concentrated well, When knowledge flows on steadily As one sees correctly into Dhamma. It conveys the meaning like: In spite of having "a negative attribute:womanhood", I can still do the same "positive" things. I think you have described the mean...
by chownah
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?

Using the second definition is it then that someone who mortifies others is into S&M?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada anti creativity?
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: Is Theravada anti creativity?

greggorious wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:14 pm
It’s a little disheartening though the notion of creativity just being another worldly desire we must dispose of in order to reach spiritual heights.
If you had to choose between creativity or spiritual heights which would you choose.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 36
Views: 532

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:26 pm
chownah wrote: I don't know how the idea of annihilation or infatuation has come into the discussion.

I have no idea what you are discussing now.
Eternal citta in Theravada
Citta is a dhamma and all dhammas are impermanent.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 36
Views: 532

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

This is the beginning of my discussion about the mind being one of the six sense media: The mind is one of the six. chownah where is this in the scriptures? So, I don't know how the idea of annihilation or infatuation has come into the discussion. The point I am making is that the mind is one of the...
by chownah
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 36
Views: 532

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

contact at the intellect as they actually are present, knowing & seeing whatever arises conditioned through intellect-contact — experienced as pleasure, pain, or neither-pleasure-nor-pain — as it actually is present, one is not infatuated with the intellect... one is (just) not infatuated with the ...
by chownah
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 36
Views: 532

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:08 pm
chownah wrote: In the fire sermon is one place.
I don't think it says, what you think it says.
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
chownah
by chownah
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 36
Views: 532

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:25 am
chownah wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:24 am
cappuccino wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:27 am
From the cessation of name-&-form comes the cessation of the six sense media.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prat%C4%A ... tp%C4%81da
The mind is one of the six.
chownah
where is this in the scriptures?
In the fire sermon is one place.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 219

Re: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:47 am
faith is necessary to develop

there is a realm to attain
The world is built on attaining, the ending of the world is built on relinquishment.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 219

Re: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?

I wouldn't reduce the mind to mere mind-consciousness, mere mind-contact, etc Mind, mind-consciousness, and mind-contact are all just fabrications. The idea that a fabrication can or can not be reduced to something else is yet another fabrication. I think that these fabrications lead one to assigni...
by chownah
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 219

Re: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:34 am
SN 12.2: "The eye-medium, the ear-medium, the nose-medium, the tongue-medium, the body-medium,
the intellect-medium."
Depending on the definitions which one has it can be entirely acceptable for intellect and mind to be the same faculty.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 219

Re: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?

The mind is one of the sense bases....it is not defined just like the eye, ear, tongue, nose, body (the other five sense bases) are not defined. chownah Sure , but everyone can know can touch can see what is the eye ear nose tongue body with certainty without any problems ! However , I am sure none...