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by chownah
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 234

Re: Can we only play not work?

I think I know what you are saying: The difference between work and play is just a state of mind....a fabrication. I'm an organic farmer. I love it. I go out every day and play. People wonder why I work so hard. chownah Thats your full time paid profession? Everyone wants to be like chownah, that i...
by chownah
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 234

Re: Can we only play not work?

I think I know what you are saying: The difference between work and play is just a state of mind....a fabrication. I'm an organic farmer. I love it. I go out every day and play. People wonder why I work so hard. chownah What is an organic product ? Where are you living actually if you don't mind as...
by chownah
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 234

Re: Can we only play not work?

I think I know what you are saying: The difference between work and play is just a state of mind....a fabrication. I'm an organic farmer. I love it. I go out every day and play. People wonder why I work so hard. chownah Thats your full time paid profession? I don't see what your question has to do ...
by chownah
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can non matter related to matter ?
Replies: 12
Views: 96

Re: Can non matter related to matter ?

The four great elements = matters The feeling perception intention = mind objects Feeling arises from the matter , so is perception and intention , therefore , there are equivalent to matter . ........ ..... I think your logic is faulty. It seems that you are saying that everything which arise from...
by chownah
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can non matter related to matter ?
Replies: 12
Views: 96

Re: Can non matter related to matter ?

The four great elements = matters The feeling perception intention = mind objects Feeling arises from the matter , so is perception and intention , therefore , there are equivalent to matter . ........ ..... I think your logic is faulty. It seems that you are saying that everything which arise from...
by chownah
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we only play not work?
Replies: 25
Views: 234

Re: Can we only play not work?

Monks work, the good ones anyway. They do pastoral duties, practice meditation, study suttas, teach meditation, lead programs, chores around the temple including cleaning, etc. Some even get involved in construction, adding an addition to the temple, building a meditation hall or other structures. ...
by chownah
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 262
Views: 73295

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Uposatha Observance Club: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=1 ... 279&v=info
chownah
by chownah
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I've had a few...but then again...too few to mention...
Replies: 15
Views: 261

Re: I've had a few...but then again...too few to mention...

Bhikkhu Pannobhasa (David Reynolds) normally focuses on political and historical topics these days, but here he makes some very good points about regret: One principle of Buddhist philosophy that I have really taken to heart in life is that regret, or remorse, or feelings of shame and guilt over de...
by chownah
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 types of birth from sutta
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: 4 types of birth from sutta

.... To add, MN 12, which appears the only place this teaching is systematically found, was supposedly spoken when the Buddha was 80 years old. The sutta ends with: I am now old, aged, burdened with years, advanced in life, and come to the last stage: my years have turned eighty. https://www.access...
by chownah
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 types of birth from sutta
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: 4 types of birth from sutta

I think the buddha taught people in a way that they could understand...OF course this is just my opinion so maybe I'm wrong. Your probably wrong since this teaching is rarely found in the suttas and where it is found it was taught to Sariputta (rather than to the ordinary man in the street). I'm no...
by chownah
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 types of birth from sutta
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: 4 types of birth from sutta

I think the buddha taught people in a way that they could understand...to do this one would use the commonly held ideas about things if it did not interfere in some way with the essential ingredients for achieving the goal. For instance, the buddha's teachings on conception were taught using the cur...
by chownah
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the self view arises ?
Replies: 47
Views: 746

Re: How does the self view arises ?

For practicality and better understanding , Does avoiding being attack by someone is out of reflex or self ? If possible , can you describe what is the self ? For an arahant devoid of self , say if confront with an IS whom want to kill him /her , and decapitation is about to take place , would arah...
by chownah
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the self view arises ?
Replies: 47
Views: 746

Re: How does the self view arises ?

........ ...... Yet, an arahant still experiencing form sound odour taste touch mental objects ie mental fabrication , as such how does arahant said to be in Nibbana while still alive ? Here is an idea....if it doesn't work for you then just forget it: An arahanat still has mental fabarications but...
by chownah
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do Arahants have Cetana?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Do Arahants have Cetana?

Is cetana also translated as being "intention"?
chownah
by chownah
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the self view arises ?
Replies: 47
Views: 746

Re: How does the self view arises ?

........ ...... Yet, an arahant still experiencing form sound odour taste touch mental objects ie mental fabrication , as such how does arahant said to be in Nibbana while still alive ? Here is an idea....if it doesn't work for you then just forget it: An arahanat still has mental fabarications but...