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by chownah
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: English sayings completely opposite of dhamma
Replies: 20
Views: 1459

Re: English sayings completely opposite of dhamma

That's exactly the point: the worldly saying refers to what the world considers "good intentions". I think you have pointed out one way that the saying is the opposite to the dhamma ... What I said is: Such a categorical general statement certainly is opposite of dhamma but "The road to hell may be...
by chownah
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: English sayings completely opposite of dhamma
Replies: 20
Views: 1459

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. "the road to hell is paved with good intentions" means that if it remains just an intention, no good comes of it. When that intention becomes an action, then it is the road to heaven. So, good intentional action, which is good kamma,...? .... ...... Indeed the wordly view of intentions is that go...
by chownah
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nibbāna dependently originated at the sense base?
Replies: 53
Views: 3305

Re: Is nibbāna dependently originated at the sense base?

In the discussion of aggregates (for arahants) should we be thinking of "clinging" aggregates or should we consider there to be aggregates which are not clung to?
chownah
by chownah
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: English sayings completely opposite of dhamma
Replies: 20
Views: 1459

Re: English sayings completely opposite of dhamma

i don't think that is opposite to dhamma. Such a categorical general statement certainly is opposite of dhamma but "The road to hell may be paved with good intentions." conforms with dhamma. I guess you don't know what "good intentions" are from a theravada buddhist perspective: That's exactly the ...
by chownah
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: English sayings completely opposite of dhamma
Replies: 20
Views: 1459

Re: English sayings completely opposite of dhamma

I'm rubber, you're glue,
Bounces off me and sticks on you.
(when spoken of kamma)
chownah
by chownah
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: English sayings completely opposite of dhamma
Replies: 20
Views: 1459

Re: English sayings completely opposite of dhamma

"Ignorance is bliss" i don't think that is opposite to dhamma. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. chownah Such a categorical general statement certainly is opposite of dhamma but "The road to hell may be paved with good intentions." conforms with dhamma. I guess you don't know what "go...
by chownah
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: English sayings completely opposite of dhamma
Replies: 20
Views: 1459

Re: English sayings completely opposite of dhamma

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
chownah
by chownah
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nibbāna dependently originated at the sense base?
Replies: 53
Views: 3305

Re: Is nibbāna dependently originated at the sense base?

SN, book of causation, sutta 12, 26(6). Upavāṇasutta? I'm wondering what the "(6)" means. Just go to sutta 12,26. I dunno what the 26(6) means also, I just copied from my hard copy. https://suttacentral.net/sn12.26/en/bodhi saṃyutta nikāya 12 connected discourses on causation 26. Upavaṇa At Savatth...
by chownah
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: cant control in real life
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: cant control in real life

Lucid dreaming is when you are dreaming and you know that you are dreaming....what is it called when you are dreaming and you consider if you are dreaming and you decide that you are not dreaming? This happens.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 467
Views: 147932

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: 113
Views: 3523

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: 147932

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: 1797

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: 1791

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: 1791

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...