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by chownah
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called self becomed ?
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Why it is called self becomed ?

I've never heard of self becomed.....can you bring a link to the place where you read it?
chownah
by chownah
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum
Replies: 31
Views: 270

Re: Will we ever find a good Theravada Forum

You could start one and then we could find it.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 24
Views: 305

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

I don't know.....they might.....why do you ask? chownah In the paticasamuppada cessation , Ignorance follow by mental fabrication , therefore , if ignorance ends mental fabrication ends. Bodily pains experience possible only through mental fabrication as said . But , an arahant abandoned ignorance ...
by chownah
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 24
Views: 305

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

I don't know.....they might.....why do you ask?
chownah
by chownah
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 28
Views: 292

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

All religions just appeal to empty headed people who don't want to think for themselves.........

YES, it is contagious!
chownah
by chownah
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1114

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

In my previous post I said: I want to afirm that bodily pain is also a concern but I think that it can be seen (as I tried to show in my posting here and in the other thread) that the bodily pain aspect of death is for most people not a major concern although bodily pain is always a concern....so mu...
by chownah
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones" or do they?
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: discourses nowhere define "virtues dear to the noble ones" or do they?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.028.than.html AN 4.28 PTS: A ii 27 Ariya-vamsa Sutta: The Discourse on the Traditions of the Noble Ones translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu These four traditions of the Noble Ones — original, long-standing, traditional, ancient, unadu...
by chownah
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1114

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

I'm sure part of it is the mental anguish associated with the thought of extinction. Though I suspect it goes deeper than this, as much biology as psychology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-preservation The wikipedia article is really weak. It mostly talks about organisms in general and what it...
by chownah
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?
Replies: 28
Views: 292

Re: Buddhism is radically diffrent from other relegions is a wishful thnking?

I haven't got a clue as to what sillybatho'parmesan is or what it does but it sure does sound silly. As to the topic which is whether buddhism is radically different from other religions it probably depends on each persons particular views about buddhism and other religions.....don't you think? The ...
by chownah
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1114

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

I think it would be good if you explained what you personally see as being the suffering which comes about through death. I'm sure part of it is the mental anguish associated with the thought of extinction. Though I suspect it goes deeper than this, as much biology as psychology: https://en.wikiped...
by chownah
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 24
Views: 305

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

Chownah wrote: Again, I don't want to put words in your mouth but considering the idea that you might die next week would you be most concerned with the pain that would be involved or would the more potent suffering come from mental anguish? James Tan replied: I don't know about your thinking but f...
by chownah
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 24
Views: 305

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

I'm not wanting to put words in your mouth but if one sees pain as being the only suffering associated with death then as long as one could be assured of a painless death then death at any time would be a non-issue.....death tomorrow?....sure....why not.....not a problem....I don't care. Is this ho...
by chownah
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 24
Views: 305

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

Maybe you can explain to me if say you are very ill sort like cancer and you are aching to the extreme , and what do you think if you are suffering then or maybe not , just mentally suffering ? Are you saying that you think that death is suffering because it is painful?....and for no other reason? ...
by chownah
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 24
Views: 305

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

I think it would be good if you explained in what way or ways it is that death is suffering. chownah Maybe you can explain to me if say you are very ill sort like cancer and you are aching to the extreme , and what do you think if you are suffering then or maybe not , just mentally suffering ? Are ...
by chownah
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1114

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

From SN12.2 ( repeated in MN9 ): "Now what is aging and death? Whatever aging, decrepitude, brokenness, graying, wrinkling, decline of life-force, weakening of the faculties of the various beings in this or that group of beings, that is called aging. Whatever deceasing, passing away, breaking up, d...