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by chownah
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sex before marriage
Replies: 41
Views: 752

Re: Sex before marriage

The entertainment media depict sex as being fun.....and they depict the sex before marriage as being more fun than sex after marriage. Is there anyone who denies that this has an impact on sexually maturing individuals?
chownah
by chownah
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 63
Views: 791

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

As I mentioned in a previous post I have not seen anything brought here that shows a connection between kali yuga and theravada. Is there one?.....and if so can you describe it? chownah The second sentence describing this Connections forum says: "What can we learn from other traditions, religions a...
by chownah
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 63
Views: 791

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Although the 'standard' length of the kali yuga time cycle is over 400,000 years, there have been other interpretations. This a long article surveying the many ways and complexities involved in this study. The author Bibhu Dev Misra finally settles on a much shorter cycle of 3000 years, for each of...
by chownah
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 19
Views: 229

Re: Compassion fatigue

I don't think that compassion (as used in the suttas) produces fatigue....I think it is carrying the burden of kamma brought about by self which causes fatigue......put down the burden!
chownah
by chownah
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 19
Views: 229

Re: Compassion fatigue

This is the instruction of the Buddha to a layperson regarding right action: "And how is one made pure in three ways by bodily action? There is the case where a certain person, abandoning the taking of life, abstains from the taking of life. He dwells with his rod laid down, his knife laid down, sc...
by chownah
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 19
Views: 229

Re: Compassion fatigue

A good example of where compassion wasn't exercised with wisdom is Musk's uninformed attempt to help the Thai cave rescue. Compassion has to alleviate the situation it's aimed at and it takes a lot of precise information to do that. I don't think that "compassion" used in this context has anything ...
by chownah
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 63
Views: 791

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Hi Chownah its in the forum for Connections to Other Paths, Its in the right place I'm not questioning the placement of this thread....I'm wondering what the connection is with theravda buddhism..... chownah Maybe you havent had enough good exposure to other ways of life that integrate. It seems th...
by chownah
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 63
Views: 791

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

I keep scanning the posts here wanting to find out how this is connected to theravada buddhism but so far I'm not finding it. chownah Hi Chownah its in the forum for Connections to Other Paths, Its in the right place I'm not questioning the placement of this thread....I'm wondering what the connect...
by chownah
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 63
Views: 791

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

I keep scanning the posts here wanting to find out how this is connected to theravada buddhism but so far I'm not finding it.
chownah
by chownah
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 53
Views: 638

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

What experiences happiness in nibbana? I think that wherever and whenever you think that there is some happiness going around and you want to know what experieces that happiness you should try to pinpoint the exact happiness you are talking about and where it arises....I think this will help you see...
by chownah
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Compassion fatigue
Replies: 19
Views: 229

Re: Compassion fatigue

Before I do something good I have to give myself a pep talk about how Buddha..... I think that compassion is not the same thing as "doing something good". We can do something good out of pity or out of expecting something good in return for examples.... We can feel compassion and do nothing when we...
by chownah
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 63
Views: 791

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

I think that the information age has rather done away with most of the influence that these fabricated ages might have on most people.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 1682

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

What do you expect, chownah? What do I expect with respect to what? What I hope is that people (inclucing you) will see that you are here not being a mouthpiece for UG as you imply but that you are being a mouthpiece for your own fabrications. I'm not even sure if they are even based on your romant...
by chownah
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 1682

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

You don't need me as a mouthpiece for U.G. You being a mouthpiece for UG would be one thing but you are not even that. You are a mouthpiece for your own romantic musings on a man who from what I have seen of him would reject everything you are saying. chownah What do you expect, chownah? What do I ...
by chownah
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 140
Views: 1682

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

Saengnapha wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:40 pm
You don't need me as a mouthpiece for U.G.
You being a mouthpiece for UG would be one thing but you are not even that. You are a mouthpiece for your own romantic musings on a man who from what I have seen of him would reject everything you are saying.
chownah