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by retrofuturist
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 317
Views: 18858

Re: Coronavirus

Greetings Sarath,

Unless one of your data sets shows the ratio of deaths to cases over time, it doesn't refute cappuccino's observation.

Do you have data that shows that this ratio is unchanging (or heaven forbid, worsening) over time?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 317
Views: 18858

Re: Coronavirus

the death rate is decreasing, as the number of cases increases Yes, that seems to be the case across the board. Some possibilities I have heard include: - Mutation towards a more virulent, but less deadly strain - Better management practices in nursing homes - Higher proportion of otherwise healthy...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Householder Rejection of Monastics
Replies: 47
Views: 478

Re: Householder Rejection of Monastics

Greetings, AN 6.59 acknowledges that there are both praiseworthy and blameworthy monks, and criteria are given for their distinction. Blameworthy... be puffed up, proud, excitable, a mouthy speechifier, forgetful of mindfulness, not self-possessed nor composed, a scatter-brain, rude in sense-governa...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Important Terms of Service update regarding political matters
Replies: 35
Views: 1336

Re: Important Terms of Service update regarding political matters

Greetings,

And with that, it's about time to close the announcement, as its reason for being open has now elapsed.

Feel free to use the Suggestion Box for any queries or help requests.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Important Terms of Service update regarding political matters
Replies: 35
Views: 1336

Re: Important Terms of Service update regarding political matters

Greetings Lucas, For me too, dharmapaths is off .. (google chrome) today came back, but then it was off again .. Ah, I didn't realise it wasn't just me. I'll let DNS know. :thumbsup: Are the updates that were happening in the forums over yet? I'm pretty sure it's done, unless we uncover any residual...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Pleasure to meet you
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Pleasure to meet you

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 100
Views: 1933

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

Greetings,

:shrug:

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm

Greetings, Are you able to relate it back to Theravada though? Neither "interdependence" or "wholeness" would appear to be appropriate here. I am assuming there is not actually a connection, so I will close this topic. If however, you can demonstrate one, PM it to me and we'll reopen the topic. Alte...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 100
Views: 1933

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.

Greetings,

That's enough meta-discussion....

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Realms, metaphor vs reality, etc.
Replies: 100
Views: 1933

Re: Realms, metaphor vs reality

Greetings, Like Soka Gakkai, they seem to suggest "the realms" are things we are constantly momentarily reborn into. Does this have precedent in the EBTs, or is this a modern idea? I suspect it may have its origins in suttas that use the phrase "as quickly as a strong man might extend his drawn-in a...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code
Replies: 62
Views: 1449

Re: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code

Greetings Ceisiwr, I agree it's unwise, but schismatic behaviour normally is. Nonetheless, if people want to go off and create their own modern Vinaya equivalents, they should do as Mahayana did in the past, and at least acknowledge that they are deviating from the Buddha's recorded instructions, an...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code
Replies: 62
Views: 1449

Re: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code

Greetings, I agree with the responses above. If people want to do those things, they should start their own tradition, or at a bare minimum, a new ordination tradition. It's certainly not for them to insist they know better, trash the Patimokkha, and degrade it for those who wish to practice (or wis...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Propagating false beliefs
Replies: 22
Views: 526

Re: Propagating false beliefs

Greetings Lostitude, I agree with what Dhamma Chameleon said... You are not propagating the beliefs, you are enabling access to them. If people believe their views are x , but they're actually y ... then you're empowering them to make an informed decision about whether they prefer x or y . In all ci...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: happy solstice from Oregon!
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: happy solstice from Oregon!

Greetings Connor,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 488
Views: 10442

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Greetings, Just to address a few points made... This is your ditthi, your derangement. Nothing more. I'm sorry this is happening to you. :hug: Personally I think it’s better to change our views to fit the Dhamma than to make the Dhamma fit our tainted worldly views. That's impossible to do deliberat...