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by chownah
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

It seems that one's state of mind is strongly influenced by one's brain chemistry. It seems that what thoughts arise in the mind is strongly influenced by brain chemistry. It seems that the contents of dreams strongly correlate to events in the brain. It seems that the arising of memory of things i...
by chownah
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 80
Views: 3502

Re: Fake News

Greetings, Donald Trump gave a $500,000 speech paid for by a Kremlin bank, and his private foundation had accepted $145 million from Vladi­mir Putin-linked oligarchs and their Western business partners! :jawdrop: Oh no, wait, that's #FakeNews ... it was actually Hillary . This is not a reply to ret...
by chownah
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Loved this ❤️

chownah, I already quoted AN 9.7 here is the full text: https://suttacentral.net/en/an9.7 “[1] It is impossible for a monk whose mental fermentations are ended to intentionally deprive a living being of life. [2] It is impossible for a monk whose mental fermentations are ended to take, in the manne...
by chownah
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Loved this ❤️

Is the 7 day rule generally accepted by senior monastics? There is no 7 day rule. Your question presupposes a 7 day rule. There is no 7 day rule mentioned in the suttas or anywhere else that I have seen in theravada literature. A better way to enquire about this is to ask "do senior monastics belie...
by chownah
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Loved this ❤️

You seem to be of the view that arahants are in some way less capable in dealing with the world than non-arahants. Can you be more explicit in describing how you see the arahants inabilities? Why wouldn't a lay arahant just keep on doing their right livelihood etc? You make it sound like a disabili...
by chownah
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

It seems that one's state of mind is strongly influenced by one's brain chemistry. It seems that what thoughts arise in the mind is strongly influenced by brain chemistry. It seems that the contents of dreams strongly correlate to events in the brain. It seems that the arising of memory of things is...
by chownah
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Loved this ❤️
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Loved this ❤️

DNS,
You seem to be of the view that arahants are in some way less capable in dealing with the world than non-arahants. Can you be more explicit in describing how you see the arahants inabilities?
Why wouldn't a lay arahant just keep on doing their right livelihood etc?
chownah
by chownah
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!

Innocent until proven guilty....indictment is not proof of guilt. chownah 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 st...
by chownah
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 811

Re: Stream Entry

When I quote a sutta that is pertinent to me A questionable translation is not a "sutta". It seems you were only quoting your personal ideas & interpretation rather than a sutta. why would I need 'your' interpretation of what the sutta means? I do not recall offering any interpretation. I merely po...
by chownah
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 415

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

Consider that Sineru is the domain of beings on higher planes of existence than the human, with tavatiṁsa on top. If one considers that sineru is out of this world and is somewhere else then there is no way for us here on this forum to know anything about it except for our own fabricated thoughts b...
by chownah
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 415

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

The article you brought is not scientific as far as I can tell. I started reading the introduction and it is pretty obvious that there are too many unsupported and unexplained assumptions for this to be a scientific paper. I suppose that it is theoretically possible for those assumptions to be addre...
by chownah
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I suggest you to watch it !
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: I suggest you to watch it !

I think it can bring aversion in one's mind? I watched the video & found it to be realistic, which can bring dispassion ( viraga ) to the mind rather than aversion. To make such a video requires much giftedness & insight. It's a distopian cartoon hyperbolic charicature.....and you find it to be rea...
by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 415

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

Mount everest is 8,848 meters in height (above sea level)....and if mount sineru was/is as tall as mount everest and it measured 84,000 yojanas above the level of the sea that surrounds it then a yojana would be about 10 cm. A yojana of 10 cm. does not make sense. Just look at this jataka tale excer...
by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 415

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

I think that there are things that are correctly called "mythological". How does one come to the conclusion that something is "mythological". chownah One establishes beyond doubt that it is impossible, it cannot happen, that it is a myth. In this case one would have to disprove the Explorer claims,...
by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 415

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

I think that there are things that are correctly called "mythological". How does one come to the conclusion that something is "mythological".
chownah
by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 415

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

Sineru is mythology.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 465
Views: 15789

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Do russian citizens have the right to free speech in america?
chownah
by chownah
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!

Innocent until proven guilty....indictment is not proof of guilt.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How will you conceive the world in thirty years?
Replies: 35
Views: 389

Re: How will you conceive the world in thirty years?

IN 30 years the soil in my organic farm and my farming knowledge will be so great that to plant all I will have to do is throw the seeds out and they will already be sprouting before they hit the ground.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How to protect a country without building up a military?
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: How to protect a country without building up a military?

The only way is for one country to rule the entire world......it would still require a hefty police force however.
chownah