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by chownah
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Goodwill Really Possible for Long?
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

Re: Is Goodwill Really Possible for Long?

".............. Then there are also the question of dealing with maras or evil persons who would gain much if you do not fight them back. Maybe it would be better to think of "resisting" those intent on doing harm instead of "fighting back"....the physical action in both cases might be similar but ...
by chownah
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 5 or 6 Sense Pleasures?
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: 5 or 6 Sense Pleasures?

Yeah....I wasn't very clear in my post...I knew about the restraint part....I was more wondering about the "should not be indulged in" part.....although now I'm thinking more like pegembara was probably just meaning to be experienced with restraint....before I was thinking it meant to be sort of ave...
by chownah
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pali vs. English
Replies: 52
Views: 5545

Re: Pali vs. English

This carries no implication that a depth knowledge of the terminology can some how short circuit the arising of Insight. Exactly....and as I said in the original post, "I think that any idea which can be expressed in Pali can also be expressed in English. If people think this is incorrect then I wo...
by chownah
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are There Inconsistencies in The Dhamma?
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: Are There Inconsistencies in The Dhamma?

The possible inconsistency was that on one hand the Buddha said, "It is not possible that one could, knowing and seeing overcome the lower bonds of the sensual world without coming to this path and method."....which implies there is only one method and on the other hand the Buddha said, "this too is...
by chownah
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 5 or 6 Sense Pleasures?
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: 5 or 6 Sense Pleasures?

Pleasant feelings arising from sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touch and thoughts should not be indulged in. Mental sense pleasures includes fantasies, imagination, stories etc. One should practise sense restraint. pegembara, Is this just your view or do you have some scripture to support what you ...
by chownah
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is everything Suffering?
Replies: 138
Views: 16295

Re: Is everything Suffering?

I think that "clingable" denotes a self that might cling to them....not sure.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pali vs. English
Replies: 52
Views: 5545

Re: Pali vs. English

You are I suspect missing an important point.. Its not simply a matter of translating individual words...it is about access to a whole world view that Pali was created in a fairly artificial way to address. English or any other modern European language has evolved for purposes that are far removed ...
by chownah
Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pali vs. English
Replies: 52
Views: 5545

Re: Pali vs. English

Well, obviously someone needs to learn Pali first, before it can be translated into English, then for a word such as sankhāra, a set of English equivalents for the differing aspects must be found and carefully explained, and the reader then must learn what the various words used to translate the va...
by chownah
Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?
Replies: 38
Views: 4630

Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

I used to live a hippy life , but I dropped out. You soon start to get used to the simple, good things in life once you abandon a craving for austerity. Incredible!!!! This is the story of my life too!!!! No more brown rice for me!!! Now I eat white rice, fresh straw mushrooms, fresh corn on the co...
by chownah
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: U.N. Declares Famine in Somalia
Replies: 39
Views: 6006

Re: U.N. Declares Famine in Somalia

Kim O'Hara, I'm definitely with you on the bottom line....feed them now. Looks like it's still getting worse....now it seems the famine has spread to Ethiopia as well: http://news.yahoo.com/rising-hunger-south-ethiopia-despite-lush-green-094945136.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ...
by chownah
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?
Replies: 38
Views: 4630

Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

:rofl: And it's off to the re-education camp for you, my lad! :evil: with metta Chris Actually I rarely wear clothes that need ironing...t-shirts and work pants for work and newer t-shirts and newer work pants for casual time and like new t-shirts with pockets and like new work pants for most forma...
by chownah
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pali vs. English
Replies: 52
Views: 5545

Re: Pali vs. English

Greetings, Sankhāra Sankhāra [fr. saŋ+kṛ, not Vedic, but as saŋskāra Epic & Class. Sk. meaning "preparation" and "sacrament.... etc.etc.... a multiplicity of commentarial derivatives, patchwork..... Alternatively... Monks, this Teaching so well proclaimed by me, is plain, open, explicit, free of pa...
by chownah
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?
Replies: 38
Views: 4630

Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/55550/55550,1274823420,3/stock-photo-happy-young-handsome-man-ironing-clothes-housework-53875945.jpg Hello chownah, It's what Real Men do. :smile: with metta Chris OH! I see! Ironed is the little flat bottomed hot boat my wife likes to play with!!...
by chownah
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pali vs. English
Replies: 52
Views: 5545

Re: Pali vs. English

Nibbana Any word in English or otherwise would be a travesty. Even any of the synonyms (SN 43) would be inappropriate if mentioned by itself: Thirty-three synonyms for Nibbana: The Unconditioned The destruction of lust, hate, delusion The Uninclined The taintless The truth The other shore The subtl...
by chownah
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pali vs. English
Replies: 52
Views: 5545

Re: Pali vs. English

I think that Tiltbillings has shown that the words dhamma and sankhara have many different meanings and shades of meanings....I think this is true in English and it is true in Pali....if there is need to distinguish between meanings in English then there is need to distiguish between meanings in Pal...