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by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: greetings

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth control and Buddhism
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Birth control and Buddhism

Greetings, Please do your best to keep this topic specific to birth control in the context of Theravada Buddhism. Comments such as the following are veering away from practice of Theravada Buddhism and into politics... To what ever extents we discuss birth control , no buddhist couple will refrain f...
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Eightfold path
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Eightfold path

Greetings, i like the micro and macro explanation of the 8FNP whereas the macro cultivation of the factors conditions the mind to eventually leads to the arising of a mind with eight path factors resulting in cessation. Are there any suttas you can point to, which explain what you're talking about h...
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vitor, from Brazil
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Vitor, from Brazil

Greetings Vitor,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Eightfold path
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Eightfold path

Greetings,

Sure... how do you understand it?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

Greetings, That's true. I was thinking of situations where people also address monks as Ajahn when speaking in the first person. Yes, I understand. When I've spoken to them directly, I've called them "bhante", but referred to them as "bhikkhu" in the third. I think that's partly why I prefer "bhikkh...
by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

Greetings,
pilgrim wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:58 am
another correct term such as Bhante?
Bhante isn't correct either, because bhante is a first-person form of address, and to speak of Bhante Such-and-Such in the third-person is incorrect.

My preference is for "Bhikkhu".

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 390

Re: The right to cause offense

Greetings Mr.Man, The idea that "one cannot cause offense in others" is not an idea that I believe to be supported by the Buddha's teaching. Really? One need do no more than start to read the Dhammapada... 1. Mind precedes all mental states . Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with a...
by retrofuturist
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: The right to cause offense
Replies: 26
Views: 390

Re: The right to cause offense

Greetings, Please note... discussion on this topic must make reference to Theravada Buddhist sources, or at least draw a clear inference from them. If people wish to discuss this topic in a broader political context, I would recommend doing so in the Social Justice section of the Dharma Wheel Engage...
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3525

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings TR & DooDoot,

If there's any further need for conversation on this matter, please consider creating a new topic or conducting it via private correspondence.

Many thanks.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever state flatly...
Replies: 27
Views: 481

Re: Did the Buddha ever state flatly...

Greetings, Is it as direct about the Buddha as the many firm statements that seem to clearly state that The Buddha had no desire whatsoever? Like does it specify that the Buddha specifically had skillful desire. If so, are there any suttas that clarify how he both had desire but also was detached an...
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever state flatly...
Replies: 27
Views: 481

Re: Did the Buddha ever state flatly...

Greetings Zan, Saying he had desire, skillful or otherwise, contradicts the above sutta quotes. However I'm curious as to where or how this is explained in the suttas. Somewhere in the suttas there's a simile given about walking to the other side of the park, to demonstrate the difference between sk...
by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3525

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings Diamind, Theres one thing that Bhante Sujatos students will never forget, "Kamma isnt the cause of everything" You just dont forget something like that... Well, since that's literally what the suttas say , surely that's a good thing. Well said, Bhikkhu Sujato! :anjali: As such, I'm not qui...
by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3525

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings,

And further to venerable Dhammanando's point above, I'm sure those who were committed first and foremost to the teachings of the Sutta Pitaka had more than enough to contend with, simply in memorizing, reciting and transmitting the suttas.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 3525

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings diamind, Such questions would be best put to Bhikkhu Sujato over at Sutta Central, but since you ask... Can anyone give the history of Bhante sujato He was in an indie band once. ...and what he represents in the buddhist world? A sutta / "Early Buddhism" worldview, in stark contrast to a c...