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by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Planes of humans and animals
Replies: 26
Views: 404

Re: Planes of humans and animals

Greetings, Buddhism seems to accord human beings with a status that is thoroughly undeserved especially considering we are the most aggressive species on the planet and there are far more gentle animals more deserving of the Dhamma than ourselves. If being gentle was the criteria for Dhamma capacity...
by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

Greetings, Can someone explain the Becoming stage of Dependant Origination Do you subscribe to the "three lifetime" model of paticcasamuppada, or are you amenable to a "non-time-delineated" presentation? This background context would be helpful to prevent others from wasting to their time, and to pr...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 23
Views: 305

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Greetings, Are you claiming that DooDot's comments are related to Classical Theravada? That Classical Theravada is anti-Semetic? This was explained as meaning Buddhism "does not mix race & doctrine". That is verifiable via sutta, but that is also off-topic, so if you wish to challenge DooDoot in his...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 23
Views: 305

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Greetings Caodemarte, I would encourage you and everyone else to read and study [the suttas]. Yes, I have done so. Wow. :alien: :alien: :alien: If the Classical Theravada perspective is triggering to you, you may wish to review your participation in this section. The Abhidhamma and Classical Therava...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 50
Views: 907

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

Greetings zan, So, no, classical Theravada is not proven mostly false by Nagarjuna. It is not proven any amount false. You seem very concerned with "proving" something right or wrong. Unfortunately, Nagarjuna and Classic Theravada " talk past each other " to a significant degree, so I doubt you'll s...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 23
Views: 305

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Greetings Caodemarte,
Caodemarte wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:34 pm
I cannot guess why you would suggest that medicine for humans is an “animal” art, and, frankly, would rather not. :thinking:
I'm sorry the suttas are so triggering for you, but for the purposes of this section, they are definitive.

Kind regards.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 23
Views: 305

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Greetings, The immediate question is whose Vinaya for a detailed discussion. The fact we're in the Classical Theravada section of this site should clear this up for you. However, in Sri Lanka monks do not make their living from serving as doctors. They do routinely practice Aryuvedic medicine in the...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 50
Views: 907

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

Greetings Caodemarte, Nagarjuna does not argue for the non-existence of the world, or that nothing is real. In fact, he criticizes this view. I have heard it said that Nagarjuna's works are effectively a commentary, or extension upon SN 12.15: Kaccayanagotta Sutta - do you know if that is so? If it ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 23
Views: 305

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Greetings, I thought the discourses and the texts were not written down for a long time after the Buddha's passing and certainly not during his life. How could the Buddha have been referring to them then? Sounds to me like a sect's legitimisation and deligitimisation of other sects devise added much...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?
Replies: 23
Views: 305

Re: Canonical reference that arahants were/are doctors, firefighters, politicians, etc.?

Greetings Dan74, Is there sutta support for requiring one to provide sutta support for every statement? You should neither approve nor dismiss that mendicant’s statement. Instead, you should carefully memorize those words and phrases, then check if they’re included in the discourses and found in the...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 389

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

Greetings Dan74,
Dan74 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:39 pm
No_Mind comes here in good faith, sharing his struggles openly. I think he deserve to be replied in kind, rather than ridiculed.
No one is ridiculous anyone. Your humourless white-knighting is misplaced.

Kind regards.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 389

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

Greetings. Are you calling No_Mind a "nutcase"? He should try with exploiting women in order to meet the Buddha/Dhamma. That ought to be interesting! :tongue: Well, unfortunately, that does appear to be a feature of so-called Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism. Good that No_Mind has the Dhamma-skills to identify ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 27
Views: 389

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

Greetings Sarath, It is so annoying to hear nutcases claim they are Buddhists. OTOH they are mostly middle aged women and quite pretty. But I refuse to exploit the Buddha or Dhamma as pretext for meeting a woman. Don't you think it is a great idea to find a like-minded partner? Like minded ?!! :thin...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Parasocial interactions/relationships and the Dhamma
Replies: 16
Views: 238

Re: Parasocial interactions/relationships and the Dhamma

Greetings, Then the Blessed One said to Ven. Ananda, "Now, if it occurs to any of you — 'The teaching has lost its authority; we are without a Teacher' — do not view it in that way. Whatever Dhamma & Vinaya I have pointed out & formulated for you, that will be your Teacher when I am gone. :buddha1: ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 50
Views: 907

Re: Is classical Theravada mostly proven false by Nagarjuna?

Greetings zan, In your understanding, is escape from Samsara possible? If so, how, when Samsara and nibbana are one? If not, why bother studying dhamma? I believe I already addressed this matter in your other topic . Please be mindful also that this section has specific guidelines , which (for the p...