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by chownah
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sentience
Replies: 89
Views: 9876

Re: Sentience

So far there are no references to any Buddhist text anywere in this discussion unless I have overlooked one......so is this all just personal views with no support from the Buddha's teachings?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Loss of libibdo
Replies: 60
Views: 6057

Re: Loss of libibdo

Alex123, Thanks for the reply and the links. The first one seems to address the desire issue to monks specifically....and I suppose that it is good advise to some laypeople but I don't think that generally speaking the Buddha taught these things to lay people....it seems he had different advise for ...
by chownah
Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Impermanency of Matter
Replies: 29
Views: 3101

Re: Impermanency of Matter

hgg wrote:Hi,

.............. What I would like to know is,
what Buddha thought. ..............
Thoughts there are but no thinker can be found.
chownah
by chownah
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Loss of libibdo
Replies: 60
Views: 6057

Re: Loss of libibdo

I think you are dodging the question.......concerning suppressing desire you said, "It is good in the sense that with suppressed desire you are less likely to act on it and hurt others or oneself." So if it is good to suppress desire for the reason you stated then should all married couples suppres...
by chownah
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Loss of libibdo
Replies: 60
Views: 6057

Re: Loss of libibdo

Alex123, So then should I suppress the desire to have sex with my wife because it might hurt me or someone else if I acted on it? chownah It depends what is more important to you and to her. I think you are dodging the question.......concerning suppressing desire you said, "It is good in the sense ...
by chownah
Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Loss of libibdo
Replies: 60
Views: 6057

Re: Loss of libibdo

Interesting post....can you talk a bit more about suppressing desire being a good thing?.....it is not clear to me just how you got to the conclusion that suprressing desire is good. chownah It is good in the sense that with suppressed desire you are less likely to act on it and hurt others or ones...
by chownah
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Loss of libibdo
Replies: 60
Views: 6057

Re: Loss of libibdo

Hello all, It's an interesting point. Where and why does the desire go, and is it a good thing? There is a difference between suppression and eradication. Sex workers may have suppressed the desire (due to oversaturation of it) but they most likely didn't *eradicate* it, and they still have other k...
by chownah
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: So really, what's the difference?
Replies: 39
Views: 3051

Re: So really, what's the difference?

On another Buddhist forum there was a discussion of which animals were worse to kill than others from the strict Theravadan perspective....i.e. only Theravadan texts were accepted as being appropriate...and....if my memory is correct the answer was that the bigger the animal the worse the fruits of ...
by chownah
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Loss of libibdo
Replies: 60
Views: 6057

Re: Loss of libibdo

I was thinking I should start with an apology to all ( and especially Fede and Jcsuperstar) for my two post mini tantrum.....correct speach is not yet perfected (hahahhaha).......but then I get a string of the best posts so far and wonder if this will encourage me to vent....I'll resist the temptati...
by chownah
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bare attention v. Clear comprehension
Replies: 29
Views: 3832

Re: Bare attention v. Clear comprehension

Alex123,
interesting post.....can you elaborate on even animals having bare attention?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: forest monks protecting the trees in Thailand
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: forest monks protecting the trees in Thailand

I guess that saving trees would be on a case by case basis.....all trees have their own problems.....etc.

chownah
by chownah
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Loss of libibdo
Replies: 60
Views: 6057

Re: Loss of libibdo

Also, if a sex worker losing their sexual desire is a bad thing then should a sex worker who has lost their libido take steps to regain sexual desire?.....should they perhaps go to a counselor who can help them do this?....there are counselors who specialize in sexual disfunction and often they sug...
by chownah
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Loss of libibdo
Replies: 60
Views: 6057

Re: Loss of libibdo

I'm glad to hear the input but a bit dismayed that there has been no reference to Buddha's teachings at all....just alot of views with no scriptural backing of any kind. The closest you're going to come to that is the third precept. What else do you need? All other directions are derivations of tha...
by chownah
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Loss of libibdo
Replies: 60
Views: 6057

Re: Loss of libibdo

I'm glad to hear the input but a bit dismayed that there has been no reference to Buddha's teachings at all....just alot of views with no scriptural backing of any kind. A common theme presented here is that since the desire for sex disappeared without any efforts by the sex worker then it is not a ...
by chownah
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Loss of libibdo
Replies: 60
Views: 6057

Re: Loss of libibdo

I think it is a very rare person who is involved in sex work who truly enjoys their profession, and I'd suspect that person of having deep seated problems. When some one is being treated as a commodity or object by others, is it really surprising that they might lose interest in intimacy? :anjali: ...