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by chownah
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4374
Views: 320678

Re: the great vegetarian debate

I have no idea what diet has to do with the infant mortality rate of wild animals.

Does anyone know the infant mortality rate for angus cows?
chownah
by chownah
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Re: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?

So you cant become an Arahant! I think we still can become an Anagami. :thinking: Don't confuse the commonly used meaning for 'becoming' and the dhamma meaning of 'becoming'. In the dhammic sense, 'becoming' anything is part of the process which results in dukkha......it is therefore incompatible w...
by chownah
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4374
Views: 320678

Re: the great vegetarian debate

one_awakening wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:37 am
jcsuperstar wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:08 am

.. and my GF is sorta veg, she eats seafood....
If she eats seafood, she's not a vegetarian
Maybe as to seafood she just eats sea vegetables.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4374
Views: 320678

Re: the great vegetarian debate

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:46 pm
chownah wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:55 am
In the wild the infant mortality for large mammals (zebra, giraffe, etc.) is over 50 percent.
chownah
Clear evidence that veganism is bad for you. :tongue:
I hadn't thought of that but thanks for pointing it out.
Lions are not vegan:

chownah
by chownah
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4374
Views: 320678

Re: the great vegetarian debate

In the wild the infant mortality for large mammals (zebra, giraffe, etc.) is over 50 percent.
chownah
by chownah
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation experience
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: Meditation experience

What didn't work was relying too much on others to tell what worked for them and what didn't.

What worked for me was trying what seemed to make sense to me and then seeing for myself what worked for me and what did not.

chownah
by chownah
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: High Birth Low Birth
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: High Birth Low Birth

I can’t help but wonder if the Buddha’s pride was hurt by Ambattha’s repetitious insults to the Sakyan clan. After having read a fair amount of the suttas I find it incredible that you would wonder if the Buddha’s pride was hurt by Ambattha’s repetitious insults to the Sakyan clan. The far gone one...
by chownah
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How perception be wholesome or unwholesome?
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: How perception be wholesome or unwholesome?

Things which are conducive to the goal are called "wholesome" and thing counterproductive to the goal are called "unwholesome".
It is that simple I think.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Determinism vs Dependent origination
Replies: 44
Views: 566

Re: Determinism vs Dependent origination

As I said earlier, to try to make determinism and free will conflict with eachother is like trying to make the process and the outcome separate when they are indeed one and the same. You assume that everything is sequential and orderly based on time, but if time does not exist (and it really doesn'...
by chownah
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Determinism vs Dependent origination
Replies: 44
Views: 566

Re: Determinism vs Dependent origination

In short, you can have free will and determinism at the same time. If you apply restrictions and qualifications to determinism you can have both at the same time...if you apply restrictions and qualifications to determinism you can have it with anything you want.....you can even have determinsim wi...
by chownah
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives

Theravada don't believe in transitory state after death.. There are, I think, many theravada buddhists who believe in that stuff but they are not likely to post much on this forum because on this forum people mostly stick to what the buddha (gotama) taught as documented in the pali canon.....and no...
by chownah
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Lying precept
Replies: 28
Views: 361

Re: Lying precept

The answer to how to deal with coworkers asking your salary, without either lying or causing disharmony is simple. Tell them politely that you don't want them to know your salary. I have lived in thailand for a number of years. I am not particularly perceptive when it comes to observing, analyzing,...
by chownah
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intentional or deliberate lie meaning ?
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: Intentional or deliberate lie meaning ?

Intention is the simpler mental action, the intention to kill, steal, lie etc. The motive is your reasons and explanations for why you are performing a particular intention. It modifies kamma but intention is taken as primary. Killing offensively or defensively is still killing but the kamma may be...
by chownah
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives

I didn't say guides force us here. I don't honestly know about guides. I assume they could be spiritually developed beings. I think our kamma forces us here, this could manifest as the guides telling us to come here. I looked again and you are right, you did not say that guides force us here. I did...
by chownah
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives

Well yeah. But this is still a prison, if you get out through practice you don't have to come back. The buddha talks like in terms of rebirth it is advatageous to be born a human in this world. You say that "guides" force us here. Is it that they know better then us what would benefit us? If "guide...