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by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1752
Views: 148492

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Greetings,

Highly relevant to upcoming events...



:spy:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: False admonishment?
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: False admonishment?

Greetings bhante,

Thanks for the details... very interesting!

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: False admonishment?
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: False admonishment?

Greetings,
L.N. wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:05 am
Is there a specific accusation which prompts the topic?
No... moreso I was reflecting on the presumptuousness of it.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: False admonishment?
Replies: 11
Views: 264

False admonishment?

Greetings, In the Vinaya and the Suttas, there is the concept of admonishment. Underpinning the concept of admonishment seems to be the premise that the "admonisher" is actually right and wise, and the "admonished" has done wrong, for which they should atone or correct themselves. However, what if t...
by retrofuturist
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Brazil
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Hello from Brazil

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Retro!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: Happy Birthday Retro!!!

Greetings,

Thanks everyone. I took the day off work yesterday to spend with my family, given that my wife had a day off work... it was really nice and low-key.

:mrgreen:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1752
Views: 148492

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Greetings,

Good for Halloween...



Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you know the story of the mystery photo?
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Do you know the story of the mystery photo?

Greetings,

I think from memory it was this picture...

Image

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Greetings

Greetings Derek,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 434
Views: 12631

Re: POTUS 2017

Greetings, Trump doesn't seem to be concerned about much except to play to his supporters and to protect his own fragile ego. I try not to say much on Trump here lest certain people get triggered, but for him to cop the amount of abuse he does from the mainstream media etc., and for him to still be ...
by retrofuturist
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1971

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Greetings Circle5, I see you're still presenting more ridiculous misrepresentations of ven. Nanananda's perspective. You have been told by multiple people he does not advocate self-view but you cling to your perverse misrepresentations... :strawman: How someone who cannot comprehend or bother to rea...
by retrofuturist
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in the restaurant
Replies: 46
Views: 856

Re: Eating in the restaurant

Greetings,

Please remember this is the General Theravāda discussion.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1971

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Greetings Circle5, "I do not say this, I do not say that, neither do I say this or that". And yet, what do they have to say about this ? How is Nanananda different than Nanavira when it comes to this ? Read their words for yourself. Until then, your strawmen are totally meaningless. :strawman: :stra...
by retrofuturist
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1971

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Greetings Circle5, The big problem I find with this is what do they say about the existence of a self ? Both Nanavira and Nanananda believe in a self. How do they explain this and how does this fit in their overall view ? This is the big problem that I find with them, since clinging to a theory abou...
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internal / External - significance and meaning
Replies: 96
Views: 1854

Re: Internal / External - significance and meaning

Greetings ToVincent, True, ad hominem attacks and disruptive metadiscussion are a violation of the Terms of Service (2f & 2e, respectively). If you can't respond to someone's question because you are restricted from resorting to ad hominem attacks and disruptive meta-discussion then that's rather un...
by retrofuturist
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: DhammaWheel TOS: Add 'Incessant/Repeated Trolling'
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: DhammaWheel TOS: Add 'Incessant/Repeated Trolling'

Greetings samseva,

Thank you for your thoughts. I (and I assume other moderators too) shall bear them in mind.

In the meantime, I encourage you and other members to report any posts which you feel are a violation of the Terms of Service.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1971

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Greetings Circle5, I am telling you will all my honesty that after so much time of reading about Nanananda on DW or STC, after so many long topics, 20+ in the past on both forums, I still have no idea what he believes. I still don't know how it is different than Nanavira. Maybe the problem is that y...
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 575

Re: Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread

Greetings perkele, Yes, Ven. Dhammanando has indeed always been very helpful, and very careful to understand the concerns of others and how to answer them most tactfully and informatively as long as I can remember. I have been deeply impressed by this ability numerous times. Personally I prefer to d...
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1971

Re: Is this a proper test for solipsism ?

Greetings Circle5, Always you answer like that, or give links to topics. Always you claim "I have explained it before" or give links to topics where you don't explaint it at all. Please give me a quote from a topic where you do explain your position. I want a quote, not a link. I have given you mult...