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by chownah
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 261
Views: 73139

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: 252

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: 195

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: 195

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: 195

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: 696

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: 696

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: 943

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: 696

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 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the self view arises ?
Replies: 47
Views: 696

Re: How does the self view arises ?

One way to see the gradual emergence of a sense of self is to spend time every day (or as often as is possible) with a newborn baby and watch carefully for things the baby does as it experiences its surroundings and reacts to it.....do this for a couple of years or so....
chownah
by chownah
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 26
Views: 821

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?
It really depends on each instance of this happening doesn't it?....it really depends on how the individual proceeds doesn't it? It really means what you mean by "defeat" doesn't it? (Likewise the meaning of "progress".)
chownah
by chownah
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can 2nd noble truth be realised without comprehending 1st noble truth?
Replies: 15
Views: 294

Re: Can 2nd noble truth be realised without comprehending 1st noble truth?

I read the following on the internet: stress is to be comprehended, the origination of stress abandoned, the cessation of stress realized, and the path to the cessation of stress developed. When all of these duties have been fully performed, the mind gains total release. The problem many of us have...
by chownah
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anapanasati and the Breathing Diaphragm
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Anapanasati and the Breathing Diaphragm

I have seen those results. chownah Equanimity? If you are asking me if the results I have seen from releasing tension in the diaphragm include equanimity then the answer is a qualified NO. The result I have had from releasing tension in the diaphragm is a clearer and deeper concentration or focus o...
by chownah
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs of Liberation
Replies: 35
Views: 455

Re: Signs of Liberation

This is my main argument for my point of liberation being accesible for everyone, even without know about the Dhamma as a unified and developed system of liberation. This is pretty much what the paccekabuddha is all about.... Also, the buddha allowed that there could be other paths (other than his ...
by chownah
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anapanasati and the Breathing Diaphragm
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Anapanasati and the Breathing Diaphragm

I have seen those results.
chownah