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by chownah
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Theravada school (Mahavihara tradition) comes from the Tamrashatiya school

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:16 pm
Theravāda ("School of the Elders") is the most commonly accepted name of Buddhism's oldest extant school.

From Wikipedia
Hence the term "Elders"....hahahhahahahhahaha
chownah
by chownah
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 185
Views: 4626

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

Chownah wrote I think you are probably correct in this although they do seem to have benefitted some individuals Are you able to tell me what extra benefit they received by engaging in the 4 Arupas ? Buddha himself had learnt the Arupas from his teachers Alara Kalama and Uddkarama Putta, and reject...
by chownah
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 1503

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

the person on the path to stream-entry Agree. Aren't we all of us in this forum at this stage and enjoying the Path? Say If I am traveling from New York to LA when I will be in New York? If "on the path to stream entry" is meant to describe a noble person then I guess that person should have a "tru...
by chownah
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 1503

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

I don't see anywhere in MN110 https://suttacentral.net/mn110/en/sujato that refers to "Right View". And how does a good person have the view of a good person ? Kathañca, bhikkhave, sappuriso sappurisadiṭṭhi hoti? https://suttacentral.net/mn110/en/sujato#22.1 I think that doodoot is suggesting that ...
by chownah
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 185
Views: 4626

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

Pulsar, Thanks for the reply. You have spent some energy showing that your view is that arupas are not necessary for attaining the goal. I do not assert that arupas are necessary for attaining any specific goal so there is no reason to try to convince me of their being not necessary. My question was...
by chownah
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 117
Views: 2540

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

So, what should we be looking for? Go back to being a hunter gather and stop pooping indoors, stop driving cars, stop living in buildings, stop wearing clothes, because all those things are completely unnatural. Just go live naked in the forest and eat stuff out of the dirt. :jumping: :rofl: There ...
by chownah
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhanas, Misconceptions that have arisen regarding the Four Rupa Jhanas.
Replies: 185
Views: 4626

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

Arupas got tucked into the Pali canon, by those who had later become buddhist, and had already practiced these in their prebuddhist life. That's quite an assertion. I'm doubting that you can substantiate that with sutta references but I'm glad to be emptied of this doubt. To me it looks like "Jhana...
by chownah
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble Eightfold Path is only for monks not for the household!!
Replies: 86
Views: 1503

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

Your second quote doesn't seem to refer to "right view", it refers to "views of a good person". He introduces the second quote with "It seems clear the mundane right view does not lead to Nibbana (even some of Analayo's beloved Agama appear to say it does): ".....and if you look at the excerpt you ...
by chownah
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Causes for gratitude
Replies: 89
Views: 1089

Re: Causes for gratitude

This is from a sutta:
"To be respectful,[13] humble, contented and grateful; and to listen to the Dhamma on due occasions[14] — this is the greatest blessing."
chownah
by chownah
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Causes for gratitude
Replies: 89
Views: 1089

Re: Causes for gratitude

Can devotion in part or in full be considered an expression of gratitude? https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nyanaponika/devotion.html Devotion in Buddhism by Nyanaponika Thera A couple of excerpts: The Buddha repeatedly discouraged any excessive veneration paid to him personally. He knew t...
by chownah
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Causes for gratitude
Replies: 89
Views: 1089

Re: Causes for gratitude

An example of veneration from the suttas: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/snp.2.08.irel.html A small excerpt: "He from whom a person learns the Dhamma should be venerated, as the devas venerate Inda, their Lord. [1] He, (a teacher) of great learning, thus venerated, will explain the ...
by chownah
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Causes for gratitude
Replies: 89
Views: 1089

Re: Causes for gratitude

I believe that an2.32 does not contain the word "gratitude": http://obo.genaud.net/dhamma-vinaya/pts/an/02_twos/an02.031-040.wood.pts.htm Sutta 32 [32.1][than][olds] Monks, one can never repay two persons, I declare. What two? Mother and father. Even if one should carry about his mother on one shou...
by chownah
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Causes for gratitude
Replies: 89
Views: 1089

Re: Causes for gratitude

I believe that an2.32 does not contain the word "gratitude" Blatantly wrong! Actually, what I said is exactly right....I said that I believe that an2.32 does not contain the word "gratitude and that is actually exactly right....indeed I do believe that.....although now that I see how different peop...
by chownah
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Causes for gratitude
Replies: 89
Views: 1089

Re: Causes for gratitude

It seems that different sources are using different numbering systems for these suttas.
chownah
by chownah
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Causes for gratitude
Replies: 89
Views: 1089

Re: Causes for gratitude

Sorry, my mistake. I meant to say: If my analysis is correct then we do not know the title of an2.32 and we do not know if the entire text of an2.32 is presented but it seems quite clear that the text presented as being an2.32 does not contain the word "gratitude". I believe that an2.32 does not con...