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by chownah
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About Khuddaka-nikaya
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: About Khuddaka-nikaya

It seems to be available at some places on the internet. chownah Really!? please teach me... This book is very very important for Buddhist Studies. I just googled the title. I put "A Textual and Historical Analysis of the Khuddaka Nikaya" into the google search window and got this: https://www.goog...
by chownah
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 61
Views: 750

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings chownah, This is the unintended consequence of your posting about your beloved "oppression olypmics". Let me be clear... Words have meaning. If the reader introduces things neither said nor implied by those words, then that's on the reader. Let's be really clear....words have more than on...
by chownah
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 30
Views: 357

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

I will say it again, differently: an "Islamic Empire", like a "Christian Empire", is a contradiction in terms. It might mean that a christian empire is an empire which uses christian doctrines as the justification for its acts....etc. This makes sense in that isn't the justification for an empire's...
by chownah
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 88
Views: 970

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

I think I have said at least twice that I don't know any sutta that would talk about "thoughts being just thoughts"; and I doubt any of them does. In fact, my point so far is, that none of them does ...... From my previous post: In reference to the sensed, only the sensed. In reference to the cogni...
by chownah
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About Khuddaka-nikaya
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: About Khuddaka-nikaya

It seems to be available at some places on the internet.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 61
Views: 750

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings DooDoot, Well, my impression was your Olympics post inferred Muslim persecution is mere propaganda & unwarranted. No, not at all. Yes it does. This is the unintended consequence of your posting about your beloved "oppression olypmics". The oppression olympics is a meme created by politica...
by chownah
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 30
Views: 357

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

What about the "Holy" Roman Empire? Also, I think that at the time of the crusades europe might have been described with respect to christiainity in a fairly similarly way to how the kingdoms of the middle east were at the time of the "islamic empire". Poorly written but I hope someone gets the idea...
by chownah
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 88
Views: 970

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Although the suttas teach repeatedly how in the seen, there should be only the seen etc., they do so in very specific contexts. Not so. Can you name a sutta where there is a statement to the effect of "When you think that your actions have caused harm to yourself or others, you should see that as a...
by chownah
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 61
Views: 750

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Doodoot,
can you please come down to earth and get back on topic.....and take a reasonably small bite of the history of everything (hopefully one associated with the topic) and chew it politely.....only if you want to.....
chownah
by chownah
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 309
Views: 9985

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Hi Pseudobabble This is a complete red herring you are chasing but here goes. It is not a red herring. The context that you put you response in does in the english language using commonly held principles of logic and inference mean exactly pseudobabble said. While you may think that your words conv...
by chownah
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 88
Views: 970

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Although the suttas teach repeatedly how in the seen, there should be only the seen etc., they do so in very specific contexts. Not so. In the bahiya sutta mr. bahiya just requested a teaching in brief....and this is what he got: "Then, Bāhiya, you should train yourself thus: In reference to the se...
by chownah
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 125
Views: 1659

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Greetings, To think that I have great expectations for the posters here is laughable. :rofl: Indeed. For what are expectations but a means by which to set oneself up for disappointment? Expecting or demanding others to think like us, be like us, or to adhere to our private standards and proclivitie...
by chownah
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 61
Views: 750

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings Chownah, Your post can easily be taken that we should ignore the suffering of the rohingya.....and others. Mine? No, I'm just reaffirming Dharmasherab's perspective that one should not unconditionally accept the prevailing narrative, especially when there is awareness of how mainstream me...
by chownah
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 61
Views: 750

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Your post can easily be taken that we should ignore the suffering of the rohingya.....and others.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 125
Views: 1659

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I really agree with this. I don't mind people discussing what they think are bad things about other religions but the tone of the discussion seem to me to be bashing and uncaring about the people who are muslims and who do not ascribe to those negative things which people see. The tone of the discu...
by chownah
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 125
Views: 1659

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I really agree with this. I don't mind people discussing what they think are bad things about other religions but the tone of the discussion seem to me to be bashing and uncaring about the people who are muslims and who do not ascribe to those negative things which people see. The tone of the discu...
by chownah
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 125
Views: 1659

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

There have been a lot of ugly posts about Islam and other faiths. I really agree with this. I don't mind people discussing what they think are bad things about other religions but the tone of the discussion seem to me to be bashing and uncaring about the people who are muslims and who do not ascrib...
by chownah
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind independent of body?
Replies: 24
Views: 292

Re: Mind independent of body?

Agganna sutta is very clear on the independent mind. Lord budda explains when this earth disappears the mind dwells in the brahma loka called Abhassara. There the mind stays luminous and feeding on delight. When the earth reappears the mind again gets back to the earth and conditioned by formation ...
by chownah
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind independent of body?
Replies: 24
Views: 292

Re: Mind independent of body?

They are both independent and interdependent. The analogy given is of two sheaves of wheat propped up against each other; they are independent entities, but when one falls the other falls too (Visuddhimagga XVIII: 32). Are you actually saying that they are two SEPERATE entities which are interdepen...
by chownah
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind independent of body?
Replies: 24
Views: 292

Re: Mind independent of body?

They are both independent and interdependent. The analogy given is of two sheaves of wheat propped up against each other; they are independent entities, but when one falls the other falls too (Visuddhimagga XVIII: 32). Are you actually saying that they are two SEPERATE entities which are interdepen...