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by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 13
Views: 156

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

Isn't there a sutta about different ways to deal with "bad" thoughts? It gives four or five strategies with the first being the most preferable and the last (grit your teeth and force it out of you mind) the least preferable?....anyone know which one it is?
chownah
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?

Does anyone have such a reference? chownah "Monks, for one who partakes of sensuality, poverty is suffering in the world." "Yes, lord." "And a poor, destitute, penniless person gets into debt. For one who partakes of sensuality, getting into debt is suffering in the world." "Yes, lord." "And a poor...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 39
Views: 654

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

No. The reason is because he is a fiction.....and as such his effectiveness is only imaginary. Then, for once, I feel sorry for you, because you haven't experienced such effectiveness for yourself. By this I mean the effectiveness of rigorous discussion (not necessarily such effectiveness in solvin...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?

The teachings would not appear to not look upon usury favourably or ideally given they say indebtedness is bondage: And what is the bliss of debtlessness? There is the case where the son of a good family owes no debt, great or small, to anyone at all. When he thinks, 'I owe no debt, great or small,...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4238
Views: 261273

Re: Eating in a restaurant part 2

Anyone? You are asking about animal husbandry. Go read up on animal husbandry and it will teach you how fast animals can be raised. It is off topic here in this thread. Maybe you should post in the great vegetarian debate thread....or start a topic to ask this question....but....really.....just go ...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 39
Views: 654

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

Did joseph bell have "often heated and quite unfriendly discussions with his assistants and was this one of the things which supported his effectiveness?....and was it the "intense dynamics between those two minds" that produced such good results. ".......that is the quality being pointed to as bein...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 450
Views: 13489

Re: POTUS 2017

Trump’s Treasury Dept embarrasses itself with one-page ‘analysis’ http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-treasury-dept-embarrasses-itself-one-page-analysis And third, the entire Treasury Department analysis literally fits on one page. If we exclude the headline, the document isn’t quite 400 ...
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:26 pm
chownah wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:52 am
I don't see how the quote you brought says anything about indebtiness....seems it is just talking about debtlessness.
:roll:
I don't understand this reply....please explain.
chownah
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lead us not into temptation -- not anymore?
Replies: 12
Views: 119

Re: Lead us not into temptation -- not anymore?

Wow, what a good pick up line....."being here with you I feel like I'm being led into temptation"....or something similar.....I'll have to work on this for awhile and develop some variations to match various situations...."baby, please lead me into temptation"...."do you know the way to temptation?....
by chownah
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 39
Views: 654

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

binocular wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:08 pm
The reason why Holmes is such an effective detective is his method of investigation,
No. The reason is because he is a fiction.....and as such his effectiveness is only imaginary.
chownah
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?

The teachings would not appear to not look upon usury favourably or ideally given they say indebtedness is bondage: And what is the bliss of debtlessness? There is the case where the son of a good family owes no debt, great or small, to anyone at all. When he thinks, 'I owe no debt, great or small,...
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:26 am
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Do you have any references to support what you have brought?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 63
Views: 742

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

L.n., Where are buddhists who hold far right political views and who believe in engaged buddhism supposed to go to express/discuss their views? chownah Why can't people with views on the far right or far left discuss here without calling into question the character of anyone who disagrees? Some of ...
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 63
Views: 742

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

L.n.,
Where are buddhists who hold far right political views and who believe in engaged buddhism supposed to go to express/discuss their views?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.

If you are powerful and you actually try to do something in the world and you are on the other side then you are part of that evil machine......and if you are really powerful and really try to do something in the world and you are on the other side then you must be the mastermind of that evil machin...
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3192

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

.... that which understands the fires of hell to be the very same warmths of God's love which permeates heaven. I hope you don't mind me saying so but this really does sound like something that mark twain could have written about....something like "on a cold morning in heaven they just throw a coup...
by chownah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Is usury a form of wrong livelihood?

I'm not sure that pursueing gain with gain has anything to do with charging intereset for a loan......what does it mean anyway?
chownah
by chownah
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 44
Views: 428

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

Is Samma Ditthi perfected in a stream winner or is it still a work in progress? It's perfected. The Dhammacakkhu that arises at stream entry is "spotless" and "immaculate": Just as a clean cloth with all marks removed would take dye evenly, so too, while the brahmin Brahmāyu sat there, the spotless...
by chownah
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 44
Views: 428

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

It's why those performing autopsies have to wear protective gear, depending on the level of decomposition. We ALWAYS wear protective gear during autopsy, regardless of level of decomposition. Although you will see some old timers handle organs with bare hands :rofl: :clap: And if you pay attention ...
by chownah
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3192

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

Doodoot is in full propogandic drag. Spreading laughable rumors and ridiculous conclusions. Really people, beware of this drivel he is dishing out. IS apologized to Israel?.....showing that IS has a good side?...that IS has regret???? Israel let's IS live on their borders show that judaism is more t...