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by chownah
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the lay follower to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 3061

Re: What is the lay follower to do?

Ok....engaged in then.
chownah
by chownah
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cultural differences and teaching
Replies: 44
Views: 7954

Re: cultural differences and teaching

In terms of teaching in Thailand: If you want to ask a question and actually get an answer generated by the person you are questioning then you must pose your question so that there is no perceivable preconceived answer.....don't say "do you agree" because the answer will be "yes"....don't say "shou...
by chownah
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How Science Works
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: How Science Works

Perhaps what "scientists" do is different from what "science" is.......seems like if one wants to be employed in the realm of corporate science (mostly universities and big businesses) then you will have to put up with the BS which comes along with those realms.....just because you think of yourself...
by chownah
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the lay follower to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 3061

Re: What is the lay follower to do?

"Without support, they will go broke quickly and end up homeless." I think this is a good idea....go into homelessness...aka becoming a monk..... People advance because of conditions...if your condition needs changing then change it....if you can't change it or don't want to change it then "oh well"...
by chownah
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the lay follower to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 3061

Re: What is the lay follower to do?

Isn't there a Sutta where the Buddha tells a story about parents who kill and eat their child because it was the only way that any of them could survive.....maybe it is applicable to this thread. Also, doesn't another Sutta mention a person who was a murderer and then became an arahant in the same l...
by chownah
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How Science Works
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: How Science Works

What other sort is there? Well, there is real "science" which is a way of looking at the world and discovering which of our preconceived notions of the world are wrong. It seems from most of the posts above that there is a widespread misconception of what science really is. Science can only be done ...
by chownah
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How Science Works
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: How Science Works

This person is talking about "organized science" as opposed to "science".....sort of like the difference between "organized religion" and "religion"....or "organized buddhism" and "buddhism".
chownah
by chownah
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process
Replies: 150
Views: 16338

Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

Hi chownah, maybe, but not knowing the context of the canonical use of "construe" neither can I confirm nor can I negate. However "construe" and "imagine" seem to be mutually inclusive. Conceptuality seems to be involved in both cases. However "conceptuality" how I understand it does not exclusivel...
by chownah
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How come all the Theravada Countries so under-develop?
Replies: 60
Views: 8153

Re: How come all the Theravada Countries so under-develop?

Thailand? Primitive?
Most toilet paper is used at the table during meals....but mostly it is not used in the bathroom!!!....we use water there!!!!
chownah
by chownah
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process
Replies: 150
Views: 16338

Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

TMingyur,
Do you think your use of "imagine" has the same meaning as the word "construe" as used in the Canonical sense that the Buddha does not construe an object as being seen and does not construe a seer?
chownah
by chownah
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Forest dwelling, are the monks concern with wild animals?
Replies: 18
Views: 3126

Re: Forest dwelling, are the monks concern with wild animals?

Lots of metta. One of the benefits of metta meditation is protection from animals (from Anguttara Nikaya 11.16) . Also, for those who eat meat according the three-fold rule, meat from those kinds of animals are not allowed since they could attract those predators. Do you have a reference to support...
by chownah
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How come all the Theravada Countries so under-develop?
Replies: 60
Views: 8153

Re: How come all the Theravada Countries so under-develop?

Thailand? Primitive? Eating insects? (and enjoying it!) Eating ant eggs? (aroi mak mak!) Eating live crabs? (little bite sized ones) Eating live shrimps ?(little ones swimming in a broth) Eating raw pork, beef, and water buffalo? (I'm talking raw, not rare!) Eating cow after birth in a special stew ...
by chownah
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How come all the Theravada Countries so under-develop?
Replies: 60
Views: 8153

Re: How come all the Theravada Countries so under-develop?

Thailand?...Primitive? Afraid to walk by the river at night because there are ghosts there? Paying the local sooth sayer to pick a lucky day and hour for the blessing of your house? Not contacting the gov't agricultural agent about questions in farming (its his job to know the answer or find it out....
by chownah
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Generosity which results in a non returner
Replies: 19
Views: 2043

Re: Generosity which results in a non returner

What does, 'This is an ornament for the mind, a support for the mind' mean?...it is the thought which the Buddha recommends upon giving. Canonical references and personal views are welcome. chownah as written above, BB tanslates: it ennobles and adorns the mind which might give you a clue already. ...
by chownah
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Arahant and the other Simsapa leaves
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: The Arahant and the other Simsapa leaves

I guess the Buddha knew how to fry eggs but of course he didn't teach that..... Why must we think that all the other leaves are such big deals....some or maybe even most are quite mundane....I guess.
chownah