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by chownah
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 612

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

Here I copied my question : the sixth consciousness arises from the contact of the mind which is the sixth sense base versus mental objects . See. Here it is. Here you say that consciousness arises from contact. See? I think this is incorrect....do you agree? Also, I have seen nothing in the samyut...
by chownah
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 612

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

What I enquire about is question with regard to what is the thing called "mind" ? And of course where is it located ? I think that english is not your native language....am I right? Before you seemed to be asking about the "base" for the mind....now you are talking about what is the mind. These are...
by chownah
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 79
Views: 1239

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

In what country are guns most widely legal and the easiest to obtains with a population which has enough discretionary income so that rich and poor people can purchase one? In what country is the death by gun shot the highest? That's backwards. Owning guns is made legal and/or relatively easy to ob...
by chownah
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 612

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

See, you got it backwards...you had consciousness arising from contact while it is contact which arises from consciousness when it is allied with its associated sense and object....do you agree?
chownah
by chownah
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 612

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

Here I copied my question : the sixth consciousness arises from the contact of the mind which is the sixth sense base versus mental objects . Therefore , what would you think is the sixth sense base ? Would you think the sixth sense base is of matter or non matter ? ________________________________...
by chownah
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 79
Views: 1239

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

So are all of those voters in vermont who keep electing him time and time again all irresponsible?....all 71% of the voters in vermont were irresponsible when they re-elected him to the senate? chownah Argumentum ad populum (if that's a rhetorical question that he must be good since he was elected ...
by chownah
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 612

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

What I enquire about is question with regard to what is the thing called "mind" ? And of course where is it located ? I think that english is not your native language....am I right? Before you seemed to be asking about the "base" for the mind....now you are talking about what is the mind. These are...
by chownah
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 79
Views: 1239

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

The younger generation voted for Bernie. While the older generation voted for Trump. Which generation is more irresponsible ? Both; I voted for neither one. :tongue: So are all of those voters in vermont who keep electing him time and time again all irresponsible?....all 71% of the voters in vermon...
by chownah
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: US Debtors Prisons
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: US Debtors Prisons

A debtor's prison is a prison where people WHO ARE UNABLE TO PAY a debt are imprisoned. To the best of my knowledge people in the usofa are not imprisoned for NOT BEING ABLE TO PAY a debt......just as DNS has pointed out. Look at the exact reason stated for why they have been imprisoned and I think ...
by chownah
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 612

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

"Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases" is the name given to the collection of sutttas contained in samyutta nikaya 35 as nearly as I can tell....and the title is not part of the text of any sutta....it is just a description of the collection. I have only seen parts of two of those nikayas and...
by chownah
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 612

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

No that is what others said not you . Your question seems problematic , Base for the eyes ? I thought the sutta stated that , the eyes(6 senses) as the base for sight to arise etc . Go back and read the sutta you brought on page 1 of this thread....it doesn't state anything about a "base". I think ...
by chownah
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 612

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

Conventionally , we have to refer something with names otherwise we couldn't continue with our conversation . With the eyes there is a seeing , and that doesn't mean there is a self in it . You didn't give any definite answer . We are not talking about the brain as the mind . But , what being the b...
by chownah
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!
Replies: 19
Views: 346

Re: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!

There are a lot of "innocent" people who have committed dangerous crimes roaming free under this adage. Not just an adage. Presumption of Innocence https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presumption_of_innocence an excerpt: In many states, presumption of innocence is a legal right of the accused in a crimin...
by chownah
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: teaching to monastics vs lay people
Replies: 16
Views: 222

Re: teaching to monastics vs lay people

A good teacher spends alot of effort understanding students. Different students learn best in different ways. A good teacher tailors their lessons to the learning style of the student. Monks are different from lay people although there is alot of overlap. A monk is much more likely to benefit from a...
by chownah
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 79
Views: 1239

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

I think the problem aren't guns, legal or illegal, many or few, easy or hard to obtain. In what country are guns most widely legal and the easiest to obtains with a population which has enough discretionary income so that rich and poor people can purchase one? In what country is the death by gun sh...
by chownah
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 612

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

You see , either mind is also a kind of matter and conscious of itself and other phenomena . Or mind is non matter and totally different from matter . I don't think that anyone is trying to say that mind is matter. Even those who are of the view that mind arises in the brain do not think that the b...
by chownah
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1393
Views: 100609

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Kim ohara,
I share your :shock: .
....but even more :shock: is that the oil companies in russian only see the melting of arctic ice as being the opening of a cheaper way to get their oil to china.... :shock: :shock: :shock: .
chownah
by chownah
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 612

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

You see , either mind is also a kind of matter and conscious of itself and other phenomena . Or mind is non matter and totally different from matter . I don't think that anyone is trying to say that mind is matter. Even those who are of the view that mind arises in the brain do not think that the b...
by chownah
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 612

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

Well , where is the mind you are talking about ? The mind I am talking about is the mind you suggest when you said, "Why mind is capable of conscious of it self and others and matter cannot ?!" You talk about some kind of mind which is conscious of itself...but it has no self to be conscious of! ch...