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by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 158
Views: 2421

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

Some say wars are fought for power, some say they are fought for harmony. Now what? Talk is cheap...if you listen long enough some say just about everything that can be said....doesn't make it right or truthful though. Can you bring a reference where someone discussing fighting a war for harmony? c...
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 138
Views: 1535

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

U.G. said many times that each person that comes into this natural state will be necessarily unique in their expression of it. They will also affect the consciousness of all beings in ways we can't understand. It seems like you are trying to interpret Buddhist teachings through a UG lens - that is ...
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of the first verse of Siri­maṇḍat­thera­gāthā (6.13)
Replies: 7
Views: 76

Re: Meaning of the first verse of Siri­maṇḍat­thera­gāthā (6.13)

dylanj wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:54 am
Still curious as to how rain saturates closed things & not open things
I just bumped up a thread called "the rain soddens what is covered". It is right here in the general theravada discussion forum.....have a look.
chownah
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Rain soddens what's covered..."
Replies: 48
Views: 2897

Re: "Rain soddens what's covered..."

Here it is!
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 342
Views: 33911

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Kim Ohara, Thanks for bringing that article....it does a great job of explaining what the neoen-tesla battery is doing. I think it shows that stability of the grid can be adequately maintained through fast response batteries and auxiliary generators. This should show that we need not worry that the ...
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 342
Views: 33911

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

objection. ......... ....... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Solar and wind will... be able to provide continuous supply 24/365.... every indication, EVERY indication, is that the known solutions to this problem will soon be cost allowable. Challenge: I...
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What it means by that the mind reside in the cave?
Replies: 37
Views: 168

Re: What it means by that the mind reside in the cave?

I think your link is broken.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 342
Views: 33911

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Finally, do you like to insult people.....you take a reasonable post and you nit pick it to find some flaw and then you amplify what you see as a flaw into character assasination.....really you do...... chownah What it is that you are labeling a "reasonable post"? Speaking in the abstract and attac...
by chownah
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 342
Views: 33911

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

To anyone thinking that Kim raises points of concern please see my previous responses which already address the issues. If you think it is notable that estimated costs for a technology went up %50 in a few years according to one report then please investigate and report back to the group. I underst...
by chownah
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 342
Views: 33911

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

If the cost allowable problem solutions already existed then there would be no discussion even going on....the difference is that many people are short sighted or narrow minded enough to not realize that every indication...EVERY indication ...is that in the not so distant future there will be cost ...
by chownah
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 158
Views: 2421

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

Surely you jest. Most wars have been fought over power and wealth....in fact wars are almost exclusivly fought over power and wealth......"give me this piece of land as my control of it is necessary for harmony"..... Tomayto, tomahto. Are you saying that "harmony" and "power and wealth" are the sam...
by chownah
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly
Replies: 24
Views: 293

Re: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly

In reading the tao te ching I think that referring to commentaries too much tends to blunt the meaning.....because a meaning which one finds through ones own thoughts and contemplations will benefit one best. The eternal tao brings forth the 10,000 things with names but is itself nameless.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 342
Views: 33911

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

I love solar PV because I've lived off-grid and want to do it again ... but my batteries cost more than my solar panels. And they still would even with the latest tech batteries. It's not that different in utility scale. This is the most ridiculous arguement that you have attempted recently. What d...
by chownah
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 158
Views: 2421

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

You say "because harmony is valued above everything else" when speaking of eastern culture....I dispute that statement. If harmony was valued above everything else then there would be no wars in eastern culture. If harmony was valued above everything else then there would be no quarrels in eastern ...
by chownah
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 302

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

The most important precept is the one which at the time you are tempted to breach.
chownah
by chownah
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1348
Views: 97290

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Here is an unscientific, unsupported, biased view: If you want to imagine the future of the middle east without some very sudden reduction of greenhouse gas emissions...think saudi arabia.....specifically the empty area. For an area to become empty like the empty area of saudi arabia you either have...
by chownah
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 342
Views: 33911

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Problem: Refugee camp. Lots of people, all arrived recently and most arrived destitute, no infrastructure. What to do for electricity? Solution: cheap, quick, and can largely be build by unskilled labour. https://www.facebook.com/climatecouncil/videos/10157283632713438/ :twothumbsup: Kim Is there a...
by chownah
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is Ganges river back flow in Varanasi?
Replies: 90
Views: 894

Re: Is Ganges river back flow in Varanasi?

You are the only want who seems to be trying to limit the discussion.....you seem to want to limit the discussion to certain things and you seem to be specifically trying to avoid the actual topic of this thread as stated in the title and as expressed in the original post.... Have you read Ven. Dha...
by chownah
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is Ganges river back flow in Varanasi?
Replies: 90
Views: 894

Re: Is Ganges river back flow in Varanasi?

The title of the thread is asking for common sense explanations.....the original post asks for common sense explanations.....now do you understand why people gave common sense explanations?....do you understand how come they did that? This is a Buddhist forum. We don't have to limit ourselves to co...
by chownah
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Is Ganges river back flow in Varanasi?
Replies: 90
Views: 894

Re: Is Ganges river back flow in Varanasi?

Because it is the topic of discussion for this thread....now do you understand how come they do that? As long as there exist alternative -- traditional, actually -- explanations of how come that bowl floated in the opposite direction, the scope of this topic is, obviously, wider than just trying to...