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by chownah
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do people like war or peace?
Replies: 21
Views: 242

Re: Do people like war or peace?

When every struggle is called a "war" then the word "war" looses its meaning.....war is groups of people with guns killing each other....if we can't differentiate that from a family feud then I think we are lacking in discernment.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures
Replies: 25
Views: 641

Re: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures

Didn't the buddha teach that enlighenment was pleasureful?
Didn't the buddha teach that it is at least partly our knowing of pleasure that encourages us on the path to the pleasure of enlightenment?

I think a distinction can be made between enjoying something and delighting in something.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 98
Views: 1375

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

I think that the vast majority of buddhists are not practicing just for the end of suffering....I think that the vast majority also have an ulterior motive.....and for many it is learning some "higher truth". I have no problem with this but I do think that they should realise that these ulterior mo...
by chownah
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 185
Views: 4764

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

Dear Chownah: Sure we can use this translation. Saddhatissa's translation is different, and I like it, but I cannot find it on the web. So we make do with what we have. Regarding these poems in the Sutta Nipata, the Theravada tradition has taken the view that text's statements, including many which...
by chownah
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 48
Views: 622

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

Hi, I am confused. Are you addressing me or Sarath? In this part of my post (there is a second part which addresses sarath by name) I am replying to whoever mentioned watching the whole video, whoever talked about the bhante's knowledge of male and female, and whoever mentioned things being unfair....
by chownah
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do people like war or peace?
Replies: 21
Views: 242

Re: Do people like war or peace?

Why some people like war:

chownah
by chownah
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 48
Views: 622

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

Hi sarath, Did you watch the whole video? Do you think the bhante doesn't know that a male and a female is required to make a chick. If you are going to share this sort of videos please make sure you summarise all the arguments. Otherwise it's very unfair on the speaker. I didn't watch the whole vi...
by chownah
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 48
Views: 622

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

It appears to me that he does not understand what is fertilised and unfertilised egg is. Hi sarath, Did you watch the whole video? Do you think the bhante doesn't know that a male and a female is required to make a chick. If you are going to share this sort of videos please make sure you summarise ...
by chownah
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 48
Views: 622

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

I see some unkind responses here I don't see any unkind responses here. I think it is unkind to interpret the responses given as being unkind....just which posts are you judging to be unkind? your first post and binocular's second post. Look, i'll be honest that is how i interpreted them. I might b...
by chownah
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 185
Views: 4764

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

I will give you a suttas, let us try this one first. It speaks about the consciousness of 4th jhana and the insight gained by that. Scholars agree on this point. Pl listen to this one, it is on audio. Let me know what it communicates to you. This might be good for both of us, to become aware how a ...
by chownah
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 48
Views: 622

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

I see some unkind responses here I don't see any unkind responses here. I think it is unkind to interpret the responses given as being unkind....just which posts are you judging to be unkind? I think a big problem here is how the heck am I supposed to know what some video is talking about exactly w...
by chownah
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 98
Views: 1375

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

I think that the vast majority of buddhists are not practicing just for the end of suffering....I think that the vast majority also have an ulterior motive.....and for many it is learning some "higher truth". I have no problem with this but I do think that they should realise that these ulterior mot...
by chownah
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 185
Views: 4764

Re: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.

Let's back up for a moment. When we started this discussion I was asking for sutta references and have pretty much continued to ask for suttas although maybe I haven't made this explicit enough. It seems that you regularly provide non-sutta references although I think that your hope is that ultimate...
by chownah
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 48
Views: 622

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

Is he talking about ant eggs? I have never seen unfertilised ant eggs available and if they were I don't know how I would verify their authenticity. What about fish eggs? If that monk found a dead fish would he eat the fish but not the eggs? What about the not yet completely formed eggs which someti...
by chownah
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Moderation in eating
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Moderation in eating

I think it has been a red flag as you say. Last night I had a complete lapse in mindfulness and consumed alcohol. I really do feel ashamed of myself. There’s a lot of effort I need to put into sorting my life out. Some old patterns of behaviour creeping back in. 🙏 Did you feel ashamed of yourself a...