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by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen's "not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures"
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: petavatthu

My last post was moved, but I am still waiting for that moderation action.

I wonder if retrofuturist will take it.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13578

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:04 am
Coëmgenu wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:43 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:37 am


There seem to be mixed reviews up-thread. My advice would be to be the change you want to see, and use the suggestion box to propose positive changes. :anjali:
One cannot grow a rose bush in a swamp.
Lotuses do very well, though.
A pity this weren't a Mahāyāna forum, I suppose, then.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13578

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:37 am
Coëmgenu wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:29 am
Regardless, DhammaWheel is hemorrhaging posters.
There seem to be mixed reviews up-thread. My advice would be to be the change you want to see, and use the suggestion box to propose positive changes. :anjali:
One cannot grow a rose bush in a swamp.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13578

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Just look at what this forum used to be in 2014. Or even 2016.

Its present state is a shame.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13578

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Regardless, DhammaWheel is hemorrhaging posters.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13578

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

AFAIK we've both stopped serious attempts at communication here. It would be inappropriate to share PMs with you. Nobody is asking you to. My point is merely that Binocular was posting - in an apparently serious vein - yesterday. Well, my apologies for gossip. IMO "apparently serious", having read ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13578

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:13 am
Coëmgenu wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:12 am
AFAIK we've both stopped serious attempts at communication here.

It would be inappropriate to share PMs with you.
Nobody is asking you to. My point is merely that Binocular was posting - in an apparently serious vein - yesterday.
Well, my apologies for gossip.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13578

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

AFAIK we've both stopped serious attempts at communication here.

It would be inappropriate to share PMs with you.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13578

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Binocular, for example, left because of the horrible culture of posting here. And she was a very tough cookie to hang out here as long as she did.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 13578

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

It's not growing because it is hemorrhaging new posters and old.
by Coëmgenu
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen's "not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures"
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: petavatthu

Oh, sorry ! I must have confounded the conversation with your signature. And although It made me thought about how one could become a peta, I felt it a bit ambiguous. 世尊在靈山會上拈華示眾眾皆默然唯迦葉破顏微笑世尊云 The Lord dwelt at the Vulture Peak with the assembly and plucked a flower as a teaching. The myriad totali...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 604
Views: 32812

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

The above is from the Sutta Central translation of DN2, Sāmañ­ña­phala Sutta . That fourth jhana has been experienced by many people in recent days, and their descriptions match the above sutta description. The Swedish lady's description matches that too. If I were going to claim that I had attaine...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zen's "not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures"
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: petavatthu

It reminds me of this: "Like a hawk, flying high above and preying on others, and yet outwardly displaying justice, worship, wisdom, and faith — this is raising up the lowest order of good, and walking the way of the demons". Zhiyi Oh, Ven Zhìyǐ, he is endlessly quotable for every occasion :heart:....
by Coëmgenu
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 961

Re: petavatthu

But, note that the texts pertain to the vyakarana-anga (P. veyyakarana-anga) portion of SA/SN, according to Yinshun (see pp. 68-9 in the Choong's article). That means, these discourses were a later collection subordinated to the relevant Sutra-anga sections. Thanks. Similarly one might say that the...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 604
Views: 32812

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

The above is from the Sutta Central translation of DN2, Sāmañ­ña­phala Sutta . That fourth jhana has been experienced by many people in recent days, and their descriptions match the above sutta description. The Swedish lady's description matches that too. If I were going to claim that I had attaine...