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by chownah
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 18725

Re: Plant Life

Ron-The-Elder, Your last post makes alot of statements about plants being living things....I don't deny this....it is your stance that they are sentient that I disagree with. My sunflower post took one of the items which you put forth as an arguement that plants are sentient and showed that actually...
by chownah
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Plants ~ Borderline Beings?
Replies: 206
Views: 18725

Re: Plant Life

Sunflowers turn toward the sun by a photo-chemo-mechanical process.....if the sun strikes the plant a certain way then chemical changes automatically distort the tissues and the plant changes shape with the result being the flower is turned toward the sun.....this explanantion which is well understo...
by chownah
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Incorrect use of the teachings vs correct use
Replies: 26
Views: 1920

Re: Incorrect use of the teachings vs correct use

In that case I suggest you revisit your post. :anjali: Which post are you speaking of, if it's alright to ask? I know you weren't asking me but I believe that he was referring to the first sentence of your original post for this thread where you wrote: "I remember in the Nikayas several explanation...
by chownah
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Meta-discussion about mettā during discussions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1234

Re: A Meta-discussion about mettā during discussions?

I think that the most important aspect of metta during discussions is that if you read an abrasive post that you maintain metta while reading it....if every post was polite and insipid then there would be no challenge to maintain metta while reading this site....in other words you take care of your ...
by chownah
Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A modern methodic to remember the 8fold Path
Replies: 8
Views: 9000

Re: A modern methodic to remember the 8fold Path

How about this one?
R=Right view
R=Right intention
R=Right speech
R=Right action
R=Right living
R=Right effort
R=Right mindfulness
R=Right concentration

I think of it being "R,R,R,R,R,R,R,R" like a pirate laughing.....its alot easier to remember too......
chownah
by chownah
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Boat name suggestions please
Replies: 17
Views: 2974

Re: Boat name suggestions please

Raft.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Your favorit Christmas time - Story
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Your favorit Christmas time - Story

My favoarite Xmas story is "The Junky's Christmas" by William S. Burroughs....you can find an animated version of it narrated by the author on youtube.
Chownah
by chownah
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: American Politics
Replies: 89
Views: 7937

Re: American Politics

Hello all, As this thread is called ''American Politics'' - could someone please help me to understand Sarah Palin, and any talents and capabilites she may have? with metta Chris She just published a book (or is it a pamphlet....not sure) called "America by Heart"......read this and you will learn ...
by chownah
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Strategies for the Householder
Replies: 23
Views: 2945

Re: Strategies for the Householder

Sounds like your plate is too full.....have you considered rearranging your priorities....sounds like being a family member is getting the short end of the stick.......but sounds can be deceiving...
chownah
by chownah
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to basics
Replies: 10
Views: 1845

Re: Back to basics

If a person was so wise as to know how to rewrite their life so that the dhamma comes more "naturally" to them then I suspect that they are not only enlightened but also a Buddha at which case I would think that the dhamma comes to them pretty "naturally" as it is so no need to rewrite their life......
by chownah
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the teachings to monks directly applicable to laymen?
Replies: 14
Views: 1698

Re: Are the teachings to monks directly applicable to laymen?

Starter, I think that Bikkhu Pesala's post is exactly on the money....but since you are still looking or answers I'll offer something else. Some of the Buddha's teachings to monks are contained in the rules for running the monkhood and monks' behavior....for instance I believe it is improper for a m...
by chownah
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is detachment so bad?
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Is detachment so bad?

Goedert wrote:
I just want to add on this thread that detachment or non-attachment do not mean indifference.
Are you sure about this?
chownah
by chownah
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Drug use and drug abuse
Replies: 17
Views: 3350

Re: Drug use and drug abuse

INtoxicants have been around ever since.......just about forever.....they are not something new....I'm not wanting to quash any discussion but to think that this is an emerging problem or in any way a new problem is not accurate in my view....its just the same old same o'.......
chownah
by chownah
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: College
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: College

If you have to ask what to study then you are not ready for college.
chownah
by chownah
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Retro's Rockers
Replies: 183
Views: 20808

Re: Retro's Rockers

Retrofuturist,
Did you forget this one?

Radar Love, Golden Earing

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