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by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 30
Views: 376

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

Greetings Cappuccino,

Are you suggesting the Buddha "misread" too?
SN 47.42 wrote:"From the origination of name-&-form is the origination of the mind. From the cessation of name-&-form is the cessation of the mind.
Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhamma discussion forums.
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Dhamma discussion forums.

Greetings Sarath, Others that meet your criteria... Abhidhamma Vipassana Buddhism Without Boundaries Dharma Overground Dharma Wheel (Mahayana) Free Sangha New Buddhist Any others I used to have bookmarked appear to have fallen by the wayside. P.S. Ah, you've sinced changed your criteria, but I can s...
by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 178

Re: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?

Greetings James, This may assist... "From the origination of name-&-form is the origination of the mind. From the cessation of name-&-form is the cessation of the mind." Thus, just as in the Dhamma we are taught to see consciousness as something that arises and passes away, rather than "the consciou...
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices

Greetings,

In light of the likelihood that this is a "misguided" project, rather than actual fraud, I'm going to close the topic and remove any links to the initiative.

Thank you paul, for your investigation.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is meditation redundant?
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: Is meditation redundant?

Greetings, If you get through the first seven steps of the Noble Eightfold Path first, the need for Samma Samadhi will be self-evident. If you don't get through the first seven steps of the Noble Eightfold Path first, then meditation is not redundant (since redundant implies replaced by something ne...
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 30
Views: 376

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

Greetings,
cappuccino wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:18 am
your view is no self

hence you believe in annihilation
"No self" doesn't mean annihilation, per se.

"Self" being destroyed, resulting in "No Self".... that's annihilation.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How Many Of You Experience Depression?
Replies: 28
Views: 531

Re: How Many Of You Experience Depression?

Greetings Sean, Let me first say, based on what you have written, I am pleased you're not doing the 20 day course. OK, on with your questions. Do you guys feel depressed, lonely and hopeless about life sometimes? Lonely, no. Hopeless about life, no. Depressed? Well, I do experience Seasonal Affected...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Delete new topics which are just a video or link, and no comment
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Delete new topics which are just a video or link, and no comment

Greetings James, I appreciate the suggestion but, in the spirit of not assuming the worst, I prefer to give people a chance to demonstrate the connection, before concluding the worst. Making this inquiry also makes it possible to make an appropriate referral to either DWM, DWE or Dharma Paths, as th...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On the Mandela Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: On the Mandela Effect

Greetings,

That sort of explains what the topic is about, but it establishes no connection to Theravada Buddhism. This may possibly be more suited to Dharma Wheel Engaged?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On the Mandela Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: On the Mandela Effect

Greetings,

Without making me watch a video, can you please explain what this topic is actually about, and what connection there is to Theravada Buddhism?

Thank you.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 36
Views: 786

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Greetings Zolbec, I am interested in reading a book by Bhikkhu Bodhi (In The Buddha's Words). As you know, it's not a beginner's book. It's an intermediate book. So which books do you recommend to me before this book? I wouldn't let that deter you. If you're going to develop Right View, you're going...
by retrofuturist
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices

Greetings Pilgrim, I have nothing against this project or any other charity but wish to clarify whether posts like this are against DW's Terms of Service? . Action The following actions are not permitted at Dhamma Wheel: c. Solicitation of funds It's a grey line, because we do also promote Dhammadut...
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Devas
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Devas

Greetings,
Manopubbangama wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:25 pm
I mean a place for us to placate the assembly of devas.

Surely this is something that the suttas condone as wholesome?
Create a topic in the Shrine Room then?

:shrug:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are collective apologies valid?
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Are collective apologies valid?

Greetings,
Manopubbangama wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Karmically, that is?
No.

And since that point is uncontested, and the conversation is veering off into politics and general worldliness, it will be closed.

If anyone has anything worthwhile to add to the topic, please send me a PM.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Devas
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Devas

Greetings, Should we have a special assembly for the Devas here? We have no distinction in this regard at Dhamma Wheel between the male/female, ordained/lay assemblies - it's all the same access, with the same forums. That said, if we get enough demand from devas for a special assembly, we'll seriou...