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by chownah
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Judgement
Replies: 41
Views: 390

Re: Judgement

I am fact; others are fiction. chownah Correct you are a fact. But if you have ever played football or rugby and tried to carry the ball across the goal you soon realize that the person who tackled you and stopped you was also a fact. You did not pass through him, the two bodies collided as they co...
by chownah
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Judgement
Replies: 41
Views: 390

Re: Judgement

I am fact; others are fiction.
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by chownah
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anthropic principle
Replies: 30
Views: 287

Re: Anthropic principle

Tell physicists that their anthropic principle is easily and naturally explained by the Buddhist law of karma. "Anthropic principle" is an idea that can be held in the mind...if a physicist does not have the idea of anthropic principle in her mind then she does not have an anthropic principle. chow...
by chownah
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anthropic principle
Replies: 30
Views: 287

Re: Anthropic principle

Tell physicists that their anthropic principle is easily and naturally explained by the Buddhist law of karma. "Anthropic principle" is an idea that can be held in the mind...if a physicist does not have the idea of anthropic principle in her mind then she does not have an anthropic principle. chow...
by chownah
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thoughts on becoming a forest hermit?
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Thoughts on becoming a forest hermit?

dpcalder wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:49 pm I seriously considered becoming a monk but I think a forest hermit would be a better path. any thoughts on how to accomplish this in modern America?
Can you explain what your ideas are about what it is to be a forest hermit?
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by chownah
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Anyone able to help translate?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Anyone able to help translate?

I'm not a ludite nor a troglodite Nope, but you certainly have a lot of opinions without knowing the entire picture and a knack for being negative from the start of this whole thing for reasons beyond me. This post was to seek help for translations not to discuss the merits of something you seem to...
by chownah
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Anyone able to help translate?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Anyone able to help translate?

If many monastaries keep a physical calendar for this purpose then why is it better to do it automatically with an email?.....there are many asian people who would rather not incur the expense of email use and many who do not understand how to use email.....there are even people in asia (my neighbor...
by chownah
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Anyone able to help translate?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Anyone able to help translate?

Bit saddened at the fact that the first comment here is this is a money grab to advertise stuff to laypeople trying to do meritorious deeds though. Which was also the point of the whole project created by a few of us at our own expense. I didn't say that. I conjectured about my uncertainty about wh...
by chownah
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Range of the Self
Replies: 63
Views: 611

Re: The Range of the Self

What other permutations of self-theories can we outline? "Belief in self," as I hope I've at least somewhat shown above, is not actually one particular set of beliefs. It is all-encompassing in that it affects the worldling's every interaction with the world and is often unconscious, not consciousl...
by chownah
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5413

Re: Unconditioned

“Bhikkhus, there are these three characteristics that define the unconditioned. What three? No arising is seen, no vanishing is seen, and no alteration while it persists is seen. These are the three characteristics that define the unconditioned.” AN 3.47 The Northern Agamas though are a little more...
by chownah
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Anyone able to help translate?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Anyone able to help translate?

Sounds like a way to collect personal data....the reason why the data is being collected is not clear to me.....I don't see why anyone would be interested in knowing when other people are giving alms but it would be a way to target advertising to those people in an attempt to sell items to be given ...
by chownah
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5413

Re: Unconditioned

All this banter about no self!!!! Didn't the buddha once say that he could not imagine a kind of self which would not bring dukkha? (Can someone find that sutta?) So, I guess, that you can go ahead and imagine some kind of self for yourself but the buddha says that it will be stressful..... Of cours...
by chownah
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5413

Re: Unconditioned

So....it seems to me that it would be good if people said something to account for this peculiarity which is found everywhere in the suttas.....why is "atthi" use most always with worldly metaphores related to "nibbana" but it is never used with "nibbana" itself?.......this is not an assertion base...
by chownah
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The senses are hell (animation video)
Replies: 34
Views: 414

Re: The senses are hell (animation video)

As I answered it is both here on earth and a plane/realm. However as I also said, hell is only bad because of the people there, and people are composed of views and tendencies. Therefore the problem lies in views and tendencies I couldn't tell from your post whether you meant that somewhere being h...
by chownah
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5413

Re: Unconditioned

... If you really think that in texts such as Ud 8.1 nibbāna's existence (whatever that means) is not affirmed then there really is no point in us discussing this further. I don't understand your logic and to me it's poor. Best we just leave it at that and move on, rather than beat the dead horse. ...