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by chownah
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: dependent origination?
Replies: 16
Views: 2613

Re: dependent origination?

so i was trying to understand dependent origination the question arose in me what is cause of dependence? origin is the cause. what is cause of origin? dependents is the cause. in other words form this arise that and from that arise this i think one must understand this before going in understandin...
by chownah
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Letting go of the idea of letting go of something
Replies: 28
Views: 5830

Re: Letting go of the idea of letting go of something

I have two thoughts about this. 1. Letting go of ideas is fine but what if someone at an early stage of the path decided to let go of the idea that it is time to sit and meditate since this is part of my practice. If they let go of this idea then they might stop mediating.....how about letting go of...
by chownah
Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Facebook users: please note.
Replies: 19
Views: 2411

Re: Facebook users: please note.

Jhana4 wrote:Facebook is the cyber equivalent of cigarettes. I just go on the assumption that everything I post there will eventually end up being public, so I just think twice before I post.
So.....you're a smoker then?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Who says you cannot come back as an animal
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: Who says you cannot come back as an animal

I think that "Jackboots" is a sexist term....why not call them "Jillboots"?
chowah
by chownah
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: meditation to improve one determination
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: meditation to improve one determination

I think that just about any meditation done regularly would do that...didn't the Buddha say something about one's own efforts?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Neutrionos faster than light?
Replies: 24
Views: 3513

Re: Neutrionos faster than light?

rowboat wrote:I thought my little joke about the neutrino doing jhana was worth a :toilet:
It was a joke?.....I actually got some inspiration from it....really...I'm absolutely not joking!!!
chownah
by chownah
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Neutrionos faster than light?
Replies: 24
Views: 3513

Re: Neutrionos faster than light?

I don't see why there is such an uproar about this.....Superman is faster than a speeding bullet so why shouldn't Neutrinos be faster than light?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Body scan details
Replies: 7
Views: 4239

Re: Body scan details

I agree that getting help in person from an expert is the way to go but in the mean time I urge you to continue your practice.....even if you are not doing anyone's method expecpt your own you will benefit....just about the only thing that you could do that would be seriously wrong is to think that ...
by chownah
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Sense of Urgency and Continuity of Practice
Replies: 16
Views: 1617

Re: Sense of Urgency and Continuity of Practice

If there are reasons that make it a desireable thing to do and yet you don't do it then there must be some reason that you think that doing it is undesireable....find out what that is and most likely you will find the key....Spend some time trying to figure out why you don't do it. Is it painful?......
by chownah
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada "Realist"?
Replies: 298
Views: 38688

Re: Is Theravada "Realist"?

I'm wondering if the Buddha knew if his teachings were realist or not......
chownah
by chownah
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 1000 Bhikkhunis in the World
Replies: 70
Views: 9633

Re: 1000 Bhikkhunis in the World

Authority only exists to the extent that one imposes it on ones self.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana: instructions for Vipassana?
Replies: 34
Views: 5698

Re: Satipatthana: instructions for Vipassana?

If sati is not aware of body, feelings, mind, and mind objects, what else it is aware of? dhamma follower, Seems like there might be a misunderstanding here about the meaning of this question. Are you meaning that whatever object is taken for sati that object must be from one of the four categories...
by chownah
Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Creating Dreams
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Creating Dreams

I guess it's good to be able to know that you are dreaming (when asleep) but for me one of the greatest experiences I've had was remembering a dream wherein I was doing some pretty neat stuff and I stopped for a minute and thought "this is only a dream"...then I looked around and thought..."not its ...
by chownah
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation corresponding with the Suttas
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: Meditation corresponding with the Suttas

You posted in the General Mediation forum....look on the Index page just below this forum and you will find a Meditation Suttanta Method forum......go there and read a bunch of that stuff and I think there will be some names named.
chownah
by chownah
Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Neutrionos faster than light?
Replies: 24
Views: 3513

Re: Neutrionos faster than light?

Any physicists here? Can anyone explain the implications of this discovery, if it is true? Will this mean that time and space is absolute again? I think that first it must be verified.....and alot of people are saying that odds are that it won't be verified and that some glitch or unknown influence...