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by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself

Greetings, The impression I have is that the suttas are mostly concerned with "my world" and not with "THE world". So it's about the way we experience our "personal reality", rather than an investigation of "ultimate reality". Agreed. The only physical aspect of "THE world" that seems to be affirmed...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It has been a while
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: It has been a while

Greetings,

Welcome back.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.
Replies: 20
Views: 260

Re: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.

Greetings,

It's because of the connotation of "judgemental" that I think the word "discernment" applies best.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 317

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings, Greetings Sentinel, How do you relate preparing "everything" to vinnana ? That vinnana is prepared... Metta, Paul. :) Unlikely , If the second link onwards every link about preparation , that's sounds implausible . Buddha would not waste time explaining on each link then . Well since the ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 317

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings Sentinel,
sentinel wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:32 am
How do you relate preparing "everything" to vinnana ?
That vinnana is prepared...

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Hello

Greetings,

Would you like to tell us a little about your practice etc.?

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 317

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings, What is being prepared is the question in the dependent origination ? Every thing . And bhava has not enter the picture yet as sankhara at second link in dependent origination . I repeat - they're all preparations. From Nanavira's Shorter Note: Sankhara the word sankhāra, in all contexts,...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 317

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings, "There is a subtle principle of un-doing involved in this." - not much makes me laugh. This did. The crux in a riddle. What exactly is this principle. Much of the path beyond stream-winning is about undoing or seeing through that which is rooted in ignorance.... Higher jhanas are an insta...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 317

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings, However , to determine sankhara in dependent origination is referring to what exactly that is undecided . It's not that complicated. It's anything that is fabricated, dependent upon avijja. For more, see ven. Nanananda, from the Nibbana Sermons... Therefore, when the light of wisdom comes...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: Karma is everything!

Greetings, If you can go beyond birth and death, one can go beyond the ripening of karma. Kevin... Accurate statement, rarely understood. As for the OP's comment about the domain of kamma, it's true as far as paticcasamuppada goes. On account of avijja, sankharas arises, and those sankharas are kamm...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Greetings

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 317

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings DooDoot,
DooDoot wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:38 am
retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:35 am
Does this mean that this process, documented in the suttas, will no longer be derided as Solipsism?
That translation is they concoct form into "form" rather than they concoct "form" into form ... :mrgreen:
Yeah, of course.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 317

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings DooDoot,
DooDoot wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:07 am
They concoct form into “form”
Does this mean that this process, documented in the suttas, will no longer be derided as Solipsism?

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help me complete list of 'happy' words like 'sukha'
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: help me complete list of 'happy' words like 'sukha'

Greetings Frank,
frank k wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:34 pm
sukha 🙂: pleasure (primarily physical)
On what basis do you declare sukha to be "primarily physical"?

I understand sukha to be "ease", as a counter-point to dukkha as "dis-ease".

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Hello

Greetings Anthony,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)