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by chownah
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: oatmeal sutta
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: oatmeal sutta

I think it was barley....and I have a very unreliable distant memory of the buddha mentioning the value of eating simple sorts of food which nourish the body but are not so distracting because of their pleasurable qualities.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 93
Views: 1087

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

The buddha said that he only taught the end of suffering/stress.....all this stuff you are spinning has to do with you and your views and not with what the buddha said that he taught. Also, what he taught does seem to have implications beyond just the end of suffering/stress....but what actually li...
by chownah
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 180
Views: 4366

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

Chownah wrote Again, I'm quit willing to accept some of the thing you assert as for me it will not effect my practice one way or the other but I don't see that you have substantiated your asssertions In my comment I did refer to MN 36, which is available on the web. Do you want me to quote relevant...
by chownah
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 93
Views: 1087

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

The buddha said that he only taught the end of suffering/stress.....all this stuff you are spinning has to do with you and your views and not with what the buddha said that he taught. Also, what he taught does seem to have implications beyond just the end of suffering/stress....but what actually lie...
by chownah
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 180
Views: 4366

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

Dear Chownah you wrote I was under the impression that the buddha learned all of the rupa and arupa jhanas from his previous teachers not at all, the arupas he learnt from the teachers, was no good in leading to terminating of DO. The Rupa jhanas are entirely his own. Gotama was frustrated with his...
by chownah
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 17767

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Then Theravada should preach a rejection of mathematics. If Theravada is right, then mathematics is not right. Theravada should create an alternative, Theravada mathematics - which would prove equally successful in scientific and technical activities. Otherwise, Theravada does not corresponds to th...
by chownah
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 93
Views: 1087

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

The buddha never claimed to have the highest of truths....at least I have never read any sutta that said so....the buddha was clear that he only taught the end of suffering....if you think that the end of suffering is the highest truth then that's your view and I don't think the suttas support that ...
by chownah
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering as a gateway to the truth
Replies: 93
Views: 1087

Re: Suffering as a gateway to the truth

....... And yet, the Buddha's emphasis on suffering makes his teachings (assumingly) superior to other methods/ways of investigating the truth. Why and how? Since the buddha was teaching the end of suffering (or stress if you like) then it seems that emphasizing suffering would be a superior method...
by chownah
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 180
Views: 4366

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

I was under the impression that the buddha learned all of the rupa and arupa jhanas from his previous teachers.....and it was a childhood memory which suggested to him to go back to the rupa jhanas from a different perspective which led him to awakening.
chownah
by chownah
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 17767

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Chownah wrote: You are doing all the things which people do when they want to construct a mathematical model of something. What people do who construct mathematical models of something (people like newton or einstein) is after constructing their model they observe what actually happens in the actua...
by chownah
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha teach about mindfulness of your action?
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Did Buddha teach about mindfulness of your action?

Did Buddha teach about mindfulness of your action? For instance, many animals are killed because we eat them. If we do not eat meat or consume less many living will be saved. In regards to right livelihood if we do not invest in industries like Vine growing then no vine will be produced. Because we...
by chownah
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 1496

Re: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!

I don't see how anyone could not see a similarity bordering on congruence between the view of a good person and right view with effluents.....this is what doodoot is pointing at I think.....it seems clear tome that the view of a good person is the same thing as right view with effluents. Noone is d...
by chownah
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada against mathematics
Replies: 721
Views: 17767

Re: Theravada against mathematics

Theravada school is contrary to mathematics. The number of all possible lives is similar to the Shannon number, it is also finite - and the Buddhist past is infinite. Any possible life should have already been realized, and Nibbana in each case should have already been achieved. For convenience, a ...
by chownah
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 180
Views: 4366

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

While it seems that the buddha achieved enlightenment while in fourth jhana it does not mean that everyone will do so.....I think the path is wider than that and that different people will achieve enlightenment in different ways all being within the context of the four noble truths. Also, I don't kn...
by chownah
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth is ended ?
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Birth is ended ?

If birth is ended then there is no rebirth....and what is rebirth? From sujato's rendition of mn9: The rebirth, inception, conception, reincarnation, manifestation of the aggregates, and acquisition of the sense fields of the various sentient beings in the various orders of sentient beings. This is ...