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by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A New Critical Edition of the Pali Canon?
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

Re: A New Critical Edition of the Pali Canon?

Greetings, In April 2010, Wat Phra Dhammakaya (Thai: Dhammachai), a Buddhist temple in Thailand’s Pathum Thani Province, north of Bangkok, launched an ambitious initiative ... The project is targeted to be completed by 2027, amid hope that the world will benefit from this latest critical version of ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Helping the Dying non-Buddhist
Replies: 18
Views: 185

Re: Helping the Dying non-Buddhist

Greetings Will, Whether religious or non-religious, if no one close to the dying is available, what Xtian would object to: In the sky above, imagine that you are seeing Jesus and the Saints in the form of beings of light. These beings of great beauty, unconditional love, boundless joy, amazing peace...
by retrofuturist
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: How to teach Dhamma?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: How to teach Dhamma?

Greetings Sarath,
SarathW wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:11 pm
Did Buddha say who can teach Dhamma?
The above shows who can teach the Dhamma well.

If you are seeking prohibitions on teaching the Dhamma, I'd suggest you're more likely to find those in the Vinaya.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: How to teach Dhamma?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: How to teach Dhamma?

Greetings Sarath,

There are details in this previous topic - Buddha - Teacher of Gods and Men

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 582

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings,
Dinsdale wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:26 am
If you don't want to describe this as a type of "non-duality", then how else would you describe it, in a nutshell?
Nippapañca.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 582

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings, Of course, but then you don't have a monopoly on right view. No one does. You are presenting a particular interpretation of the Buddhas teaching, and I am challenging your assumptions. By all means, and likewise, do not shield your own from this investigative lens either. Maybe non-dualit...
by retrofuturist
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 582

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings, The question remains, why did the Buddha teach duality so extensively if he really intended to teach non-duality? I'm not seeing a convincing explanation so far. Oh well, only you can right your views... it's not the task of others who are not your teacher. Kind regards. Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 582

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings,
Dinsdale wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:40 am
Why not just say the dyad doesn't exist?
I regularly tell you that things don't exist... But are you an arahant yet?

Perhaps the Buddha is a better teacher than I and there's a reason he taught in such a way that enables people to see the Dhamma for themselves?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 582

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings Dinsdale, It seems a rather convoluted approach. Introducing a model of experience based on duality, and then declaring that model to be invalid? Why bother? Why not just teach non-duality, if that is the intention? Because people need to let go of the idea that there's any essence to the ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Hi all!

Greetings Geoff,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 582

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings chownah,

Nicely said.

Spot on. 100%.

:namaste:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 582

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings Sam, Well expressed, and very similar to a sutta which I am trying to recall. Is this a paraphrase of a particular sutta you had in mind? Thanks. Not consciously, but if you do find the sutta you're thinking of, I'd be keen to see it... both for the benefit of this conversation, and other ...
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 582

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings Sentinel, Which part of us can be identified as mind base ? It is peculiar that we can not be certain of mind base like the other base ? Precisely that you conceive of it as "mind base" means you are already conceiving it as a "me" or "mine", separately from mind-objects. Nothing should be...
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: With Metta
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: With Metta

Greetings,
Geonny wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Some how I didn’t get notice of all the very welcoming and helpful replies.
As standard, you'll get notifications if people quote you (as I'm doing now).

Alternatively, there's the ability to subscribe to certain topics.

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: With Metta
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: With Metta

Greetings Geonny,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)