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by chownah
Sat May 22, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: thailand political situation
Replies: 275
Views: 26339

Re: thailand political situation

Hello all, From a good friend who is married to a Thai man and has live for 30 years in Bangkok. with metta Chris ========================================= I would like to pass on this article to you as being one of the best I've seen analyzing the current situation in Thailand and one which I hope...
by chownah
Sat May 22, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Synthetic a priori, mathematics, and not-self
Replies: 85
Views: 9809

Re: Synthetic a priori, mathematics, and not-self

Here is why: A simple equation, such as C/2r=pi expression a relation of entities or -if you want- interdependence. Among other things, it implies that we know what the symbol "2" means; the symbol "2" implies natural numbers and for natural numbers we need the Zermelo-Fränkel set theory. Thus we f...
by chownah
Wed May 19, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Synthetic a priori, mathematics, and not-self
Replies: 85
Views: 9809

Re: Synthetic a priori, mathematics, and not-self

Pannapetar, Sometimes a discussion goes awry because initial concepts are misunderstood. You have postulated that there exist a thing called a "mathematical law" and you talk as if it is widely understood that such a thing exists. I have a BA degree in mathematics from a major US university and whil...
by chownah
Wed May 19, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: thailand political situation
Replies: 275
Views: 26339

Re: thailand political situation

Hello all, From a good friend who is married to a Thai man and has live for 30 years in Bangkok. with metta Chris ========================================= I would like to pass on this article to you as being one of the best I've seen analyzing the current situation in Thailand and one which I hope...
by chownah
Wed May 19, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in context: Anatta
Replies: 72
Views: 7200

Re: Buddhism in context: Anatta

I recently read Richard Gombrich's 'What the Buddha Thought', which has really influenced some of my thinking about the meanings of the Buddha's teachings. Gombrich is a highly esteemed scholar of early Buddhism (recently retired). He sheds fresh light on some of the teachings by putting them back ...
by chownah
Mon May 17, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: thailand political situation
Replies: 275
Views: 26339

Re: thailand political situation

Hello all, I received this from: We love Thailand and want to help making things better Group : Truth about what is going on in Thailand - Please don't be fooled by CNN News To whom it may concern, In every situation that involves man, there are always different points of views involved; some truth...
by chownah
Mon May 17, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Goals
Replies: 30
Views: 5608

Re: Buddhism and Goals

Anybody have any suggestions or insights on finding an inspirational and all encompassing why/reason?
The Four Noble Truths?
chownah
by chownah
Mon May 17, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: If Nibbana doesn't exist, would Buddhism still be worth it?
Replies: 19
Views: 3007

Re: If Nibbana doesn't exist, would Buddhism still be worth it?

Buddhism is not worth it regardless.
Nothing is worth it.
It's all dukkha.
Give it up.
chownah
by chownah
Mon May 17, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN 35.236 The Simile Of Hands And Feet
Replies: 51
Views: 5307

Re: SN 35.236 The Simile Of Hands And Feet

I don't really understand how pursuing this ontological/phenomenological distinction would be useful to my understanding. Perhaps it is interesting to analyse Dhamma in terms of some particular Western Philosophical categories, but it doesn't do much for me. Mike Mikenz66, Perhaps you are looking i...
by chownah
Mon May 17, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Synthetic a priori, mathematics, and not-self
Replies: 85
Views: 9809

Re: Synthetic a priori, mathematics, and not-self

I am not aware of any "mathematical laws".....can you explain one to me?
chownah
by chownah
Fri May 14, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How should I react?
Replies: 19
Views: 1800

Re: How should I react?

Annapurna, Motivation is the most important thing in teaching young children . Different students are motivated by different things. It is clear that you were not able to motivate this one student.....it happens to all teachers. It is best to not dwell on the student's shortcomings since that will ...
by chownah
Fri May 14, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: thailand political situation
Replies: 275
Views: 26339

Re: thailand political situation

The question has been asked, "why doesn't the gov't just call an election" and the answer is very clearly they would no win an election...In the last three elections they have come in second best each time....and the usual wisdom pretty much everywhere (except among Democratic Party members) is that...
by chownah
Fri May 14, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: To hell with making music other people like...
Replies: 67
Views: 5318

Re: To hell with making music other people like...

Mawkish1983,
Parts of "Becoming" reminds me of pre-unification East German punk.....
chownah
by chownah
Fri May 14, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Goals
Replies: 30
Views: 5608

Re: Buddhism and Goals

We all have intentions and aren't they really just one kind of goal...or is it that goals are just one kind of intention....I forget which it is....or isn't....
chownah
by chownah
Thu May 13, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How should I react?
Replies: 19
Views: 1800

Re: How should I react?

Annapurna, Motivation is the most important thing in teaching young children . Different students are motivated by different things. It is clear that you were not able to motivate this one student.....it happens to all teachers. It is best to not dwell on the student's shortcomings since that will d...