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by retrofuturist
Mon May 25, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist music
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Buddhist music

Greetings, Regarding music, it's the important to remember that the Buddha predated recorded music by about 2400 years. Music could only be heard via live performance. Therefore, if you look at that precept, in context, in its totality... I undertake [to observe] the rule of abstinence from dancing,...
by retrofuturist
Sun May 24, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Problem?
Replies: 64
Views: 1279

Re: Forum Problem?

Greetings David,

Thanks!

Nice and clean.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun May 24, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Problem?
Replies: 64
Views: 1279

Re: Forum Problem?

Greetings, Okay, side borders volume has been turned down. Any chance we can restore this color , David? All these things are subjective, but I think the saffron tones in the header and the very bottom of the page are adequate, and aren't required on the borders. Prior to the version upgrade was pro...
by retrofuturist
Sat May 23, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 88
Views: 3825

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

Greetings,

Apologies for missing it. I'd wanted to come but there was a family emergency my wife had to attend to.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri May 22, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Problem?
Replies: 64
Views: 1279

Re: Forum Problem?

Greetings David,

Thanks. It's come along well.

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri May 22, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?

Greetings,
sentinel wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:39 am
If that is so , why all the unnecessary categories ?
If you want to use that logic, even one "bundle" by which to construct a false self is one too many, isn't it?

However, we can construct a false sense of self from any or all of these bundles.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri May 22, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?

Greetings, The aggregates seem more like different aspects of one experience. I would say different non-mutually-exclusive ways of looking at it, just as how the Satipatthana Sutta gives different frames of reference by which to view the same present moment, but arrive at a different construct (i.e....
by retrofuturist
Fri May 22, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?

Greetings Robert, all, I thought the question was about sankhara khandha ( he did specify in the 5 aggregates). Well yes, I'd contend that that's a very broad meaning... "Whatever fabrications are past, future, or present; internal or external; blatant or subtle; common or sublime; far or near: Thos...
by retrofuturist
Fri May 22, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?

Greetings, In Abhidhamma... It includes all mental factors except vinnana, vedana, and sanna. In Sutta, it can either constitute one of the five aggregates, or more broadly, it can relate to any fabricated thing (sankhata-dhamma), which is basically any thing except nibbana, which is asankhata (unfa...
by retrofuturist
Fri May 22, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not Identifying with Form or Not Conceiving Form?
Replies: 18
Views: 756

Re: Not Identifying with Form or Not Conceiving Form?

Greetings, In my studying of the suttas today I came across something quite confusing. In one translation Ven. Bodhi's translation says that we should not conceive of form , feelings etc, however Ven. Sujato has translated the sutta as saying not to identify with form . From what I can tell the keyw...
by retrofuturist
Fri May 22, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum Problem?
Replies: 64
Views: 1279

Re: Forum Problem?

Greetings, Woah, all that heavy orange everywhere is really hard on the eyes! Yeah, I'm not a fan of it. I like it in the banner, but the background is a bit too much... On the upside, the system response times at this end are great! If anyone is still having those weird delays mentioned earlier in ...
by retrofuturist
Fri May 22, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the least complicated Theravada offshoot?
Replies: 16
Views: 207

Re: What is the least complicated Theravada offshoot?

Greetings, That is because no one will be able to understand everything. I wouldn't think that's the reason, to be honest. It's more that who has the time and hours in the day to do countless different meditation techniques, think in terms of every classification scheme ever (see The Complete Book O...
by retrofuturist
Fri May 22, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where outside of Dhammawheel can one ask Orthodox Theravada questions and get Orthodox answers?
Replies: 24
Views: 440

Re: Where outside of Dhammawheel can one ask Orthodox Theravada questions and get Orthodox answers?

Greetings zan, Your views fit very well with certain Mahayana schools (and of course certain unorthodox Theravada interpretations, themselves in sync with certain Mahayana schools) and are firmly opposed to orthodox Theravada, no? I wouldn't make this topic about me, because it's not about me and wh...
by retrofuturist
Fri May 22, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the least complicated Theravada offshoot?
Replies: 16
Views: 207

Re: What is the least complicated Theravada offshoot?

Greetings, I doubt there's anyone anywhere who knows and actively practices everything ever noted in the Pali texts. Everyone will have their suttas, schemas, practices etc. that resonate most, and they will become the foundation for their (hopefully) Right View. Why don't you find out which of thos...
by retrofuturist
Fri May 22, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where outside of Dhammawheel can one ask Orthodox Theravada questions and get Orthodox answers?
Replies: 24
Views: 440

Re: Where outside of Dhammawheel can one ask Orthodox Theravada questions and get Orthodox answers?

Greetings zan, Is there another forum? An email for a temple or Bhikkhu/Bhikkhuni or some other source? Part of the challenge you'll face is that very few places will demarcate between Theravada (broadly) and a strict Mahavihara/Classical perspective. The former E-Sangha site was perhaps the first I...