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by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Hey

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The mindfulness conspiracy
Replies: 19
Views: 303

Re: The mindfulness conspiracy

Greetings,

This is not the Marxist forum.

To discuss Marxism, please go to Dharma Wheel Engaged.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6206
Views: 574841

Re: the great rebirth debate

Greetings, In fact, there appears to be no word in the Pali that literally means "rebirth". Saṃsāra is a Sanskrit word that means "wandering" … In short, it is the cycle of death and rebirth. Saṃsāra is sometimes referred to with terms or phrases such as transmigration, karmic cycle, reincarnation, ...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6206
Views: 574841

Re: the great rebirth debate

Greetings Mike, Yeah, I'm not really a big fan of Gombrich's theory personally, because it's a pretty loose correlation (to say the least), and any description of anything invariably talks about how it comes to be. You could just as easily map it onto a Christian creation story. The fact these "crea...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6206
Views: 574841

Re: the great rebirth debate

Greetings Mike, ...that is hard for us to appreciate, when from what seems like a positive, creative, process "aging-and-death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, displeasure, and despair come to be." Well it certainly can be a "positive, creative, process" as per "the Gods Who Love to Create" of MN 41... b...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6206
Views: 574841

Re: the great rebirth debate

Greetings, It could also be that people like yourself tend to indulge in excessively wild speculations about past and future lives! :console: It could also be that some people take particular Pali terms to mean "birth" or "rebirth", and then over-reach by thinking that anyone challenging their dubio...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6206
Views: 574841

Re: the great rebirth debate

I'm not arguing in favour of rebirth, and personally I'm agnostic about it. What puzzles me is the degree of aversion that some people have to the idea, and the lengths they go to in their attempts to "prove" that the Buddha didn't teach it, or didn't really believe it, or whatever. It could be tha...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Secular mindfulness - Resources and recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Secular mindfulness - Resources and recommendations?

Greetings, I'm a bit skeptical about the value of "secular mindfulness", but someone I know has expressed an interest in "being more mindful" and wanted to know if I had any recommendations for them. I can't envisage this person approaching that challenge via the Noble Eightfold Path, which starts w...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Most eco friendly and energy efficient way to hard boil eggs
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Most eco friendly and energy efficient way to hard boil eggs

Greetings,

Thanks for sharing the "recipe", which can contribute to diet (and thus, is in scope for this section).

The "eco friendly and energy efficient" consideration is best pursued at Dharma Wheel Engaged, if anyone wishes to discuss that further.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: when is the end of suffering?
Replies: 20
Views: 353

Re: when is the end of suffering?

Greetings Zachary,
Zachary wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:47 am
There is only left some delusion with Nonreturnership.
Some delusion, leads to some dukkha.

To answer your question, the cessation of dukkha will occur with the complete cessation of delusion - arahantship.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??
Replies: 64
Views: 978

Re: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??

Greetings,
cappuccino wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:26 am
retrofuturist wrote: Please think before you post.
I think this teaching is trivial if there aren't past & future lives
Please think about whether you are on topic before you post.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??
Replies: 64
Views: 978

Re: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??

Greetings cappuccino,
DooDoot wrote: The Pali "pubbenivasa" does not appear to mean "past lives"
cappuccino wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:13 am
there are no past lives?

then you don't need this teaching
To say that A isn't about B, says nothing whatsoever about the truth or falsity of B.

Please think before you post.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: The original manuscript of Tipitak does not exist?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: The original manuscript of Tipitak does not exist?

Greetings, What is your opinion? If my understanding is correct, by that time, the Tipitaka had already been transcribed in other scripts (Burmese? Thai? Others?) with negligible disparity. Occasionally there are variances, as you'll have encountered if you read through Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??
Replies: 64
Views: 978

Re: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??

Greetings, My impression is Budo is asserting Gotama "thought" his way to Arahantship & that "jhanas" involve "thinking". Perhaps instead he was "seeing", using paticcasamuppāda as his frame. For additional context on the link between yoniso manasikārā and paticcasamuppāda , I present the following ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do the suttas ever specify...
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Do the suttas ever specify...

Greetings Mike,

Could well be. It may not be as relevant as I thought it may have been to the topic, given that it's not clear exactly what he was doing at that exact time being described, other than being super duper concentrated...

:meditate:

Metta,
Paul. :)