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by retrofuturist
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 69
Views: 1049

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Greetings Will, Better still, I'll change... Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies? to... Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths - what can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies? ... so the...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 69
Views: 1049

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Greetings Will, However, if one must fulfill the 'connection' requirement, Theravada & Mahayana share the same fourfold series of time cycles from the Sramana tradition. Therefor the 'connection' is that the yuga cycles & the Buddhist cycles both are fourfold & both are endless cycles & both have up...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Signs of Kali Yuga
Replies: 69
Views: 1049

Re: Signs of Kali Yuga

Greetings Will, As I mentioned in a previous post I have not seen anything brought here that shows a connection between kali yuga and theravada. Is there one?.....and if so can you describe it? chownah The second sentence describing this Connections forum says: "What can we learn from other traditio...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 490

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings, The prevailing ideas in your country do have the potential to shape how some practice, view or approach Buddhism. For example, if you pick up a copy of Tricycle now in 2018, it will be full of the kinds of things that have been described here in this topic as "Western". Interestingly, I d...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: new member

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Rai from UK
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Rai from UK

Greetings Rai,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: New Member

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Greetings from Canada

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member Intro - Joy from NC, USA
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: New Member Intro - Joy from NC, USA

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from LA
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Hello from LA

Greetings Chris,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Bring the Dana sub-forum back?
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Bring the Dana sub-forum back?

Greetings, Keeping in mind that: - The Dhamma is the greatest of all gifts - There's a Dhammaduta section where you can discuss the propagation of the Dhamma - There's an Ordination & Monastic Life section where you can discuss donations to the Sangha - Dhamma Wheel Engaged is the new home for engag...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Drawing parallels with nature to rationalize Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: Drawing parallels with nature to rationalize Buddhism

Greetings mettafuture, Have you attempted similar reconciliations? No, and I have often seen people misrepresent and misunderstand the teachings by making false comparisons to nature. For example, this is how "dependent origination" comes to be misunderstood in some quarters as an interconnection be...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks do not have enough time to practice as they have to attend to demand from lay people for rites and rituals?
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: Monks do not have enough time to practice as they have to attend to demand from lay people for rites and rituals?

Greetings Sarath, Now you are contradicting yourself. That means they are busy. I suspect Ajahn Brahm is far more "in demand" than your average run-of-the-mill bhikkhu, so has a lot more avenues and opportunities by which to take on (and potentially over-commit to) distracting engagements. Metta, Pa...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?
Replies: 30
Views: 607

Re: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?

Greetings,
salayatananirodha wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:01 am
Are you asking me to prove whether birth is conditioned?
No, I'm asking you if you can substantiate the idea that...

Person A's kamma, gives rise to Person B's kamma, to inflict vipaka back on Person A.

... because that's the scenario described by the OP.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?
Replies: 30
Views: 607

Re: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?

Greetings,
salayatananirodha wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:35 am
Yes, isn't it in the great exposition of kamma?? The fruits of kamma must be experienced.
If you could relate that sutta to the exact questions posed by the OP, then that may be useful.

Metta,
Paul. :)