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by chownah
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 467
Views: 123426

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

I've been seeing a couple of unsettling ideas around the internet lately...one is that studies are showing that it seems that the antibody counts on people who have had the virus seem to be fading over time....and the second is that the virus has been mutating and that some of the major outbreaks ar...
by chownah
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO
Replies: 112
Views: 1105

Re: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO

Since people can not agree on exactly what DO is it seems unlikely that they will be able to agree on exactly what name and form is in DO. For some people the idea of name and form in DO can be understood by considering that in one of the DO sutta it says that from name and form as a condition the s...
by chownah
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 467
Views: 123426

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

Many, many virus infections do not cause long term immunity. Some do. Some give short term immunity. Some do not. There is no evidence that recovery from corona virus infection confers long term immunity. There is evidence that recovered patients have been reinfected with the same strain that cause...
by chownah
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: origin and meaning of this symbol
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: origin and meaning of this symbol

salayatananirodha wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:35 am this is said to mean love and kindness and protection, but where does it come from, and how did it come to mean these things
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Where did you find it?
chownah
by chownah
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven

tamdrin wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:37 am Bhante, It seems you are of the opinion that practitioners (lay or ordained) should only seek human rebirth until stream entry is achieved?
(ASIDE: Will the bhante tell tamdrin to seek rebirth of any kind?)
chownah
by chownah
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Seeking rebirth in Tushita heaven

What are the benefits of rebirth in Tushita heaven? Is it possible to practice there? What kind of pleasures are experienced. I understand a fair amount of Theravada monks seek such a rebirth. Some in Mahayana too. How would anyone here know the answers to your questions? If someone did answer your...
by chownah
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are those things in Thai monasteries called?
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: What are those things in Thai monasteries called?

At funerals in my thai village when they pour the water they often use empty energy drink bottles like bottles of M-150 or Carabao Deng for the thii kruat nam (For westerners these are thai versions of Red Bull energy drink) and a drinking glass or cup for the thaan. Funerals are usually done at the...
by chownah
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4102

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

That quote of Ven. K. Ñāṇananda answers your question. If you pretend similiar sutta terms, there aren't, but inference is allowed. Nanananda's quote on this page immediately above does not seem to answer my question or if you think it does then please explain. I don't know what you mean by "If you...
by chownah
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4102

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

I agree with him. There's an actuality behind a concept, but it's void of intrinsic nature. What is an "actuality behind a concept" and what is "intrinsic nature" from a thereavadin perspective using the suttas as a basis? chownah That quote of Ven. K. Ñāṇananda answers your question. If you preten...
by chownah
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4102

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

AlexBrains92 wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:40 pm I agree with him. There's an actuality behind a concept, but it's void of intrinsic nature.
What is an "actuality behind a concept" and what is "intrinsic nature" from a thereavadin perspective using the suttas as a basis?
chownah
by chownah
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4102

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

What is "reality"? What does "utimate reality" mean? What are the other kinds of reality? What are the salient features of the various kinds of reality? That which is known via direct perception and exists apart from concept, thus not being liable to being broken down further and so exists bearing ...
by chownah
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 467
Views: 123426

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

Many, many virus infections do not cause long term immunity. Some do. Some give short term immunity. Some do not. There is no evidence that recovery from corona virus infection confers long term immunity. There is evidence that recovered patients have been reinfected with the same strain that cause...
by chownah
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4102

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

What does "utimate knowledge" mean? https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.024.than.html https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.024.than.html The term "ultimate knowledge" does not appear in the links you have brought.....I guess this it is just your contrual that thos...
by chownah
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4102

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

Similarly one could speculate about What is "knowledge"? What does "utimate knowledge" mean? What are the other kinds of knowledge? What are the salient features of the various kinds of knowledge? Can someone compare the various types of knowledge in some way so that we can clearly understand what t...
by chownah
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4102

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

What is "reality"? What does "utimate reality" mean? What are the other kinds of reality? What are the salient features of the various kinds of reality? Can someone compare the various types in some way so that we can clearly understand what they are and how they differ? Does the "All" contain all o...