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by chownah
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

Nothing Seems like this indicates a belief in predestination.....a denial of free will. The idea that there is no free will seems to come into conflict with the idea (which seemingly the buddha expressed) that it is the individual's efforts which propel them along the noble path (or propel's them e...
by chownah
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?
Replies: 36
Views: 920

Re: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?

What about the intention to not exist.....could the precept about killing include the idea of not killing ones self so that it is in support of non-indulgence in the intention to not exist?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

you behave like a child. If you are interested in the scientific view, I have already elaborated on that here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=539116#p539116 It is up to you to decide for the popular term 'law' like in 'physical law' or for the scientific 'theory' which implies scientific v...
by chownah
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

To apply the term 'law' is a matter of conventional speech. "Valid theory" would be more scientific. Valid theories are metaphysical speculation. you behave like a child. If you are interested in the scientific view, I have already elaborated on that here: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=53...
by chownah
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

..when the breathing process is unconscious (what you woud like to call "subconscious" since you can find a definition of "subconscious" which supports your views (grasping at views))...... What do you mean by “ grasping at views ”? That's a really big topic and you might start by going to accessto...
by chownah
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

I guess that one outcome of what you are saying is that if one is breathing without conscious decision (like when the ANS is controlling the breath) then it might be random..... Please tell me, in your view what stuff is random? chownah Nothing Seems like this indicates a belief in predestination.....
by chownah
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

"no randomness" means "conditioned", "depending on conditions". "higher power" is metaphysical speculation. Random means without conscious decision. Breath is not random it is linked to mind. I guess that one outcome of what you are saying is that if one is breathing without conscious decision (lik...
by chownah
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

There is no awareness required.....and actually there is no "sensation" required either....to use the terms "awareness" and "sensation" in this respect is like saying that when molecules react chemically they are "aware" of what is going on because they have "sensation" (because the processes you d...
by chownah
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

"no randomness" means "conditioned", "depending on conditions". "higher power" is metaphysical speculation. Physical laws are metaphysical speculation. To apply the term 'law' is a matter of conventional speech. "Valid theory" would be more scientific. Valid theories are metaphysical speculation. I...
by chownah
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

Even the so-called "random" motions of molecules aren't random. Why? Because these follow physical laws. There is no randomness whatsoever. That’s what I’m saying, and there is a law or order to nature. There is a higher power overseeing this. "no randomness" means "conditioned", "depending on cond...
by chownah
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

Even the so-called "random" motions of molecules aren't random. Why? Because these follow physical laws. There is no randomness whatsoever. That’s what I’m saying, and there is a law or order to nature. There is a higher power overseeing this. I'm not wanting to encourage you in this line of "reaso...
by chownah
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

SteRo wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Even the so-called "random" motions of molecules aren't random. Why? Because these follow physical laws.
There is no randomness whatsoever.
Certainly there is randomness.....it is just that you do not know what randomness means in the context that I presented....
chownah
by chownah
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the difference between past Buddhas, Gotama Buddha, and future Buddhas?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: What is the difference between past Buddhas, Gotama Buddha, and future Buddhas?

The difference is that gotama can be more nearly verified in terms of existence while the others are pure conjecture.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4108

Re: Awareness as the goal

When mosquito bites, there is stimulus In skin and only enough stimulus is there, u notice (cognise) it and act ... if mosquito bite not causing enough stimulus, there is no awareness of it. There is no awareness in deep sleep about my heart pump or digestion There is detection of sensation of to m...
by chownah
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days
Replies: 67
Views: 3050

Re: Monastery may be destroyed by fire in the next few days

In case they don't know already now is a good time to go looking for charcoal and ashes if there is a garden there as it might benefit from the addition of some ashes depending on what the soil is like there. The big pieces of charcoal can be used for cooking and the dust makes a really good soil am...