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by chownah
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can one equate nibbana to Atta ?
Replies: 26
Views: 606

Re: Can one equate nibbana to Atta ?

Ātman , attā or attan in Buddhism is the concept of self . In Thai Theravada Buddhism, for example, states Paul Williams, some modern-era Buddhist scholars have claimed that "nibbana is indeed the true Self" . I'm confused. You ask if nibbana can be equated to atta but now you say that yes they can...
by chownah
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Romanticism and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 45
Views: 1357

Re: Romanticism and Buddhist Practice

In another thread binocular commented that I should leave my Romanticism/Idealism behind. I couldn't find a suitable repartee because from Buddhist point of view she was correct. That has caused bit of turmoil in me (seems this is not my month, getting caught behind the wicket always). I am a very ...
by chownah
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can one equate nibbana to Atta ?
Replies: 26
Views: 606

Re: Can one equate nibbana to Atta ?

Doesn't atta mean personality, ego, self? These are not unconditioned and are not permanent. These are fabricated concepts for imaginary things that arise mentally through ignorance......atta is that same old delusional sense of self.....isn't it?.....how can this be equated with nibanna?
chownah
by chownah
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Romanticism and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 45
Views: 1357

Re: Romanticism and Buddhist Practice

In another thread binocular commented that I should leave my Romanticism/Idealism behind. I couldn't find a suitable repartee because from Buddhist point of view she was correct. That has caused bit of turmoil in me (seems this is not my month, getting caught behind the wicket always). I am a very ...
by chownah
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā - New interpretation!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā - New interpretation!!!!!!!

- When Dhamma has taken as Anatta the Sankhara become Anicca (Samsara discontinue) Hence it is Sukkha - When Dhamma has taken as Atta the Sankhara becomes Nicca (Samsara continues) Hence it is Dukkha Your english here has a mistake which if one tries to mentally correct it leads to ambiguity. In en...
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1440

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Chownah unchained.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1440

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Greetings, Unfortunately it probably won't amount to much, when the man regards himself as above the scriptures of his own tradition. Nice gesture, although I hope it doesn't serve to legitimize him at all in Thailand. Metta, Paul. :) That's two unexplained negative comments in a row, Paul. Yes, an...
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1440

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Kim OHara wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:08 am
He is a vast improvement over his predecessor.
I would think so since I think that most if not all of them are dead.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1440

Re: Pope visits Thailand

I thought he was more open, more liberal, and therefore less judgmental of Buddhism? The Catholic Church has been emasculated for a while now. Wow! This is quite a change.....it used to be just some of the choir members but now you say its the entire church? :jawdrop: Does being emasculated qualify...
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1440

Re: Pope visits Thailand

Mr Man wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:45 am
pope.jpg
So....is it worse that this monk is HOLDING HANDS with the pope or that the dalai lama was hugging a nun?
chownah
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1440

Re: Pope visits Thailand

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:57 pm
I hope it doesn't serve to legitimize him at all in Thailand.
You think he is illegitimate?.....the bastard pope?
chownah
by chownah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pope visits Thailand
Replies: 47
Views: 1440

Re: Pope visits Thailand

It makes sense that he would visit here. Madonna was here in 2016 and don't they have statues of her all over the Vatican?.....it just makes sense that he would visit thailand as part of his "The Following of Madonna Tour."
chownah
by chownah
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attachment to non-attachment
Replies: 96
Views: 2355

Re: Attachment to non-attachment

That's why self identity 'views' or 'beliefs' have to be deal with from the beginning. An attachment to non attachment to is a result of sakkaya ditthi. One who sees anatta clearly will not have such a vision or such micca ditthi. Hence with such an attachment one cannot attain even a sotapanna sta...
by chownah
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Objectless Awareness and Other Quandries
Replies: 54
Views: 842

Re: Objectless Awareness and Other Quandries

With reference to "cross-question one another" I am cross-questioning your understanding of 'awareness' in 'objectless awareness'. In the present context I would define 'to get obsessed with a word': to take a word too literal regarding the meaning the world knows . E.g. if I could think 'awareness...
by chownah
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?
Replies: 41
Views: 938

Re: Is nibbana a state of immersion ?

When the buddha described his attainment of enlightenment I think he said that his mind became "jhanically concentrated" (4th jhana) and then visions arose. Were these visions (once they arose) then "the meditation subject"?.....and is this what is called vipassana? Can you quote the sutta you have...