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by retrofuturist
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia
Replies: 14
Views: 413

Re: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia

Greetings,

This topic is about threats to Buddhism in Asia.

In that context, and in that context only, discussion of Islam is relevant to this topic.

Off-topic referencing of Islam has been removed. As you know, this forum is no longer the place for such discussion...

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A section for people leaving Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: A section for people leaving Buddhism

Greetings, The Personal Experience section is the place for all such "personal" stuff, which could include either a temporary or permanent departure from Buddhism. Any one specific niche personal experience, doesn't need or warrant its own entire section any more than any other variety of personal e...
by retrofuturist
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can unawakened person called ariya ?
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Can unawakened person called ariya ?

Greetings,
binocular wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:44 pm
retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 pm
In fact, someone is not even regarded as a sekha (trainee), until they are ariya.
Thus regarded by whom? Who holds the authority to label actual people this way?
The Buddha - when you establish a dispensation, you're at liberty to define such things.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can unawakened person called ariya ?
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Can unawakened person called ariya ?

Greetings, Only eight kinds of people are called Ariya. That is people with one of the four stages of sainthood with path or fruit. Accurate. In fact, someone is not even regarded as a sekha (trainee), until they are ariya . Only once someone becomes an arahant are they regarded as asekha (one beyon...
by retrofuturist
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: MN137 Salayatana Vibhanga Sutta.
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: MN137 Salayatana Vibhanga Sutta.

Greetings,
SarathW wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:01 am
What about other three?
What about them? Are you asking if any of the first three relate to the Fourth Jhana?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: MN137 Salayatana Vibhanga Sutta.
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: MN137 Salayatana Vibhanga Sutta.

Greetings Sarath, 1) "'The thirty-six states to which beings are attached should be known': thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said. Can someone list the above thirty six? "'The thirty-six states to which beings are attached should be known': thus was it said. And in reference to what...
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to not be dissapointed by other people in your path to englightenment?
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: How to not be dissapointed by other people in your path to englightenment?

Greetings, Those very good and kind people you've met, perhaps it is by nature, but perhaps they did develop themselves and weren't always good and kind. I know people who've become good, and good people who've become better. Exactly. There is nothing exclusively Buddhist about a view that resembles...
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The Battle of the Translators !!!
Replies: 25
Views: 424

Re: The Battle of the Translators !!!

Greetings DooDoot, Yaṃ kiñci, rāhula, ajjhattaṃ paccattaṃ kakkhaḷaṃ kharigataṃ upādinnaṃ Anything internal, within oneself, that's hard, solid, & sustained... (Thanissaro) Internally, belonging to oneself, is solid, solidified & clung-to... (Bhikkhu Bodhi). Where did Rāhula go? :shrug: Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Minimum size of the Organism we should care about.
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Re: Minimum size of the Organism we should care about.

Greetings,
SarathW wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:14 am
There is no minimum.
It is your level of aversion related to your intention.
Accurate.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What will happen if i stop using snuff?
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: What will happen if i stop using snuff?

Greetings,
user99 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:42 pm
What will happen if i stop using snuff?
You'll be less likely to snuff it prematurely.

8-)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What was your logic to have faith in the Dhamma?
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: What was your logic to have faith in the Dhamma?

Greetings, For me it was the verifiability (both in terms of logic, and personal experience) of the Four Noble Truths. I think I would always have been interested in the Dhamma, had I known of it... in fact, it was only due to the false assumption that all religions require you to believe in a godhe...
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 1862

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Greetings, Attained whatever the promised goal or attainment of that particular religious/spiritual path is said to be... Thanks BInocular. It's times like these that I'm thankful the Noble Eightfold Path can be practiced outside the structures of organized religion. Whilst, as far as organized reli...
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there such a thing as collective kamma ?
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Is there such a thing as collective kamma ?

Greetings, It's in the Apadana from the kuddaka nikaya. Pubbakammapilotika buddhaapadāna. Good find... further to my earlier caveat about the Jataka Tales, it's best to take one's understanding of key Buddhist teachings from what the Buddha taught, and not from hagiography. :reading: Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism
Replies: 68
Views: 1862

Re: "#MeToo!" in Buddhism

Greetings,
binocular wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:12 pm
Perhaps it is precisely through sex with his teacher that a particular teacher came to his attainments.
Attained what, exactly? AIDS?

Metta,
Paul. :)