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by retrofuturist
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 178
Views: 8429

Re: Coronavirus

Greetings, It also said consuming alcohol is good to (kill virus? Hand sanitizers with 60% alcohol are effective in killing coronavirus. Typically the alcohol is ethanol. Not sure how drinking it would go. Coronavirus doesn't like heat either, so maybe an irish coffee might be the way to go. :coffee...
by retrofuturist
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 46
Views: 874

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

Greetings binocular, "There is the case where the disciple of the noble ones is endowed with verified confidence in the Awakened One: 'Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy & rightly self-awakened, consummate in knowledge & conduct, well-gone, an expert with regard to the world, unexcelled as a trainer ...
by retrofuturist
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 46
Views: 874

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

Greetings, IOW, you're simply taking the authority of the suttas for granted. When one has taken refuge in the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, that seems very sensible IMO. After all, how can anyone take refuge in that which they're not actually taking refuge in, on account of doubt, suspicion, p...
by retrofuturist
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reading the Suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: Reading the Suttas

Greetings,
Ceisiwr wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:37 pm
Does anyone else experience joy and happiness when reading the suttas?
When there's not formulaic repetition, yes.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: About Buddhist hell . .
Replies: 26
Views: 2979

Re: About Buddhist hell . .

Greetings,
cappuccino wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:43 pm
Kusala wrote: could it be that God/Yahweh/Allah is none other than Mara?
No, he's the Great Brahma
All of which is just speculation....

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a need for dhamma for difficult times?
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Is there a need for dhamma for difficult times?

Greetings,

Just a heads up people... a lot of this personalised meta-discussion is going to disappear very shortly.

(Aniccata for difficult times?)

Please desist from meta-discussion and personal attacks.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: āyatana
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: āyatana

Greetings auto,

What's the significance of the vedic content?

Thanks.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 178
Views: 8429

Re: Coronavirus?

Greetings
SteRo wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:55 am
Yes but until that time the majoritiy of Indians will die of Covid-19.
Sounds like baseless conjecture, far removed from the basis upon which this topic is being allowed here. If you wish to discuss it more broadly, please do so at Dharma Wheel Engaged.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 178
Views: 8429

Re: Coronavirus?

Greetings, This is good but what we really need is ventilators. If you mean asthma-related treatments like Ventolin, apparently they are not relevant or applicable to the symptoms or treatment of the virus.... unless you are already asthmatic, in which case the asthma is a potential co-morbidity. Un...
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Outdated Vinaya for monks
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: Outdated Vinaya for monks

Greetings,
canadianbuddhist wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:41 am
So i want to have your guys thoughts going beyond the textual books and conservative thoughts...
On the basis I have moved this out of Classical Theravada to the Ordination and Monastic Life section.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Outdated Vinaya for monks
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: Outdated Vinaya for monks

Greetings,

It's not quite clear what are you asking.

Are you asking how the Vinaya can be applied to 21st century conditions?

... or ...

Are you saying that the Vinaya is outdated and requires revision to account for 21st century conditions?

... or something else altogether.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Reliability of the Early Buddhist Texts (Pali Canon)
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: THE RELIABILITY OF THE EARLY BUDDHIST TEXTS (PALI CANON)

Greetings bhante,

Thank you and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The ethics of being indifferent about whether one harms others
Replies: 53
Views: 2151

Re: The ethics of being indifferent about whether one harms others

Greetings, Just a reminder that Binocular has clearly asked about " Buddhist doctrine ".... According to Buddhist doctrine , what is the ethical and kammic situation of a person who doesn't care whether other people come into harm as a consequence of this person's actions? ... Again, I am asking wha...
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The ethics of being indifferent about whether one harms others
Replies: 53
Views: 2151

Re: The ethics of being indifferent about whether one harms others

Greetings binocular, First and foremost... "Intention, I tell you, is kamma. Intending, one does kamma by way of body, speech, & intellect." ... so if there is no intention, then it falls outside the realm of kamma. More broadly however, the Buddha's advice to Rahula would seem applicable to the sce...
by retrofuturist
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: A Note about Coronavirus discussions
Replies: 0
Views: 1652

A Note about Coronavirus discussions

Greetings all, Given recent concerns about the Coronavirus, it's understandable that people will wish to discuss it, but at the same time it's important to remember that first and foremost, this is a Buddhist forum about the Dhamma of Theravāda Buddhism. As such, if you wish to explore How is the co...