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by chownah
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: About Death (?)
Replies: 20
Views: 2198

Re: About Death (?)

Is it proper to specify that the momentary idea is late abhidhamma at least, and not quite "what the Buddha taught"? I'm not sure but seems like you are commenting on my previous post...if so, then....I agree that this is an issue to be dealt with. I never know how to handle this issue....for some ...
by chownah
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Teachin the dhamma, and teachers
Replies: 55
Views: 12366

Re: Teachin the dhamma, and teachers

rowyourboat, I agree with the idea of teaching what can be received but I do not think that the Sutta you provide actually points to this.....while the headman had distinctly different ways of treating the three different plots of land the Buddha had the same exact verbatim reply to each....and also...
by chownah
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 446170

the great vegetarian debate

forgive me if i sound cynical but i cant help but suspect that if people knew that monks genuinely wished that no animals be killed for them the monks would find less meat and more veggies in their bowl :) I agree with you on this....if monks taught the Dhamma and then explained their views on the ...
by chownah
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 446170

the great vegetarian debate

Earning significant amounts of money? Then does the precept for doing business apply to how we make our significant amounts of money and does not apply to our hobbies?....i.e. if someone produces meat for consumption at a personal level the this is not "business in meat"? I guess what I'm trying to...
by chownah
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: About Death (?)
Replies: 20
Views: 2198

Re: About Death (?)

My question is this, were a man to say, "Only one of the two following phenomena can be the truth, a) rebirth of consciousness can occur in a new body or b) when the body of one other than an Arahat dies, that consciousness is extinguished" Would he or would he not be misrepresenting the Blessed On...
by chownah
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy 4th July
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

Re: Happy 4th July

but I think we, over here, could do without Marmite, At least marmite doesn't make you obese - not like all those fast-food chains and cola that you sent us... :jumping: Spiny Not to mention maize, peppers, squash, coffee, chocolate, tomatoes, turkeys, and last but not least...TOBACCO!!!! HAHAHHAHA...
by chownah
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 446170

the great vegetarian debate

"Monks, a lay follower should not engage in five types of business. Which five? Business in weapons, business in human beings, business in meat, business in intoxicants, and business in poison. "These are the five types of business that a lay follower should not engage in." Vanijja Sutta: Business ...
by chownah
Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: kamma nimitta and those from other schools/religions
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: kamma nimitta and those from other schools/religions

People see things....people imagine things...people see things based on external stimulus...people see things based on internal stimulus...I think the Buddha taught all of this. When seeing know that it is only seeing.....attaching meaning to things that are seen is a function of the mind....it is p...
by chownah
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 171
Views: 26402

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

WilsonBond, I'm not telling you to take medications or to not take them....it means nothing to me...I want you to decide for yourself....for you to decide for yourself you must first learn about the medications which are available and the effect they are likely to have. Also you must learn whether y...
by chownah
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4885
Views: 446170

the great vegetarian debate

I read this thread but have been very happy to just let people say what they want and me just listen...but a thought that is new to me arose so I thought I'd present it here. If eating meat is a violation of the precept to not kill.....then this means that the Buddha somehow gave monks an exception ...
by chownah
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Humans just might have a 'magnetic' sixth sense
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: Humans just might have a 'magnetic' sixth sense

do you know the name of the article in the link in the original post?
chownah
by chownah
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Craving

adosa,
Aren't you realizing the first of the four noble truths?...or maybe the second one?...I get them confused sometimes.
chownah
by chownah
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: past life
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: past life

Thank you for sharing something that happened a long long time ago. Can you share something with us that has happened more recently? chownah He has; this experience has pervaded his entire lifetime up to now. contentment, Will has pointed out that perhaps I have misunderstood your post. He says tha...
by chownah
Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Five Aggregates Seem Redundant To Me
Replies: 60
Views: 6840

Re: The Five Aggregates Seem Redundant To Me

I found this great sutta: MN 109 PTS: M iii 15 Maha-punnama Sutta: The Great Full-moon Night Discourse translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 2001–2011 From: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.109.than.html#fnt-2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It is a brief discu...
by chownah
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Five Aggregates Seem Redundant To Me
Replies: 60
Views: 6840

Re: The Five Aggregates Seem Redundant To Me

I went to Nayataniloka's Dictionary and there the khandas are listed as: 1 the materiality group khandha rūpa-khandha, 2 the feeling group vedanā-khandha, 3 the perception group saññā-khandha, 4 the mental-construction group sankhāra-khandha, 5 the consciousness-group viññāna-khandha And the descrip...