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by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Greetings Spiny, Thanks for sharing this very apt sutta. It is worth noting that all the parameters the Buddha speaks of are matters which are well within the control of the "speaker". In other words, it's not left to the "hearer" to adjudicate, over-analyze, or to set their own personalized demands...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: News/Politics Forum Moratorium
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: News/Politics Forum Moratorium

Greetings, It's a little bit more than that though... If you simply "followed the bouncing ball", then Brexit would not have happened, Trump would not have won, Hollywood and the US Parliament wouldn't have turned out to be a cesspit of sexual depravity & corruption, and so on. Yet, these events occ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: News/Politics Forum Moratorium
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: News/Politics Forum Moratorium

Greetings Pseudobabble, I appreciate your concern, but staff are across the current situation and are actively assessing the best way forward. In the meantime, thank you for the reminder that members are welcome to opt out of the News forum, either short-term or long-term. I even did this myself onc...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 661

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N., Are you George Soros? If not, what business do you have focusing on George Soros (and others) instead of on yourself? Interesting. So we cannot critique the actions of anyone, because we are not them? Strange. Doubly strange, because what you imply DooDoot has no business to do, is p...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 661

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N., "Overwrought" is yet a further effort to assess my perceived state of mind. Get that through your head. False. It is simply what your analysis is ... calling your analyses "overwrought" makes no comment one way or another about any neuroses, hang ups etc. Again, you can dish it out, ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 661

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N.,

For the love of Buddha, please cease your overwrought behavioural analyses and get back to the topic. I honestly don't know how to get this through your head.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 661

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N.,

You have already had the complaints process explained to you.

Incessant off-topic bitterness is not the process.

:focus:

Thank you.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 661

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N., You have an amazing ability to take general comments and observations and uncharitably construe them as all manner of psychoanalysis, smears, bullying, unfriendliness, name calling and personalized comments. How about you just ease up and stop trying so hard to be perpetually offende...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 13
Views: 151

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

Greetings, I have seen similar teachings taught, and similarly have had concerns about whether such instruction constitutes Right Effort. As you seem to be aware of the Buddha's actual instruction, I suggest you use that as a guide to parse the suitability of other instructions you encounter along t...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 661

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings Cittasanto,

Are you suggesting it's.... "fake news"?

:quote:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Greetings, Seriously, Dhammawheel is not a group therapy session and as long as a reasonable standard of decency is maintained we should be able to discuss dhamma rigorously without the need for regular threads of behavioural analysis. :goodpost: :thanks: Indeed. I don't remember the requirements fo...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 661

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings, Perhaps a more "silent majority" around here? Well they certainly don't keep silent when they're doing the majority of the complaining! 8-) I find that whilst those on either side will be largely unimpressed by arguments made by the other side, there's only one side who seems adamant that...
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: Religion quiz

Greetings,
Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:32 pm
That's not a proper religion quiz - there's no questions about George Soros, the alt-right, and censoring people. :tongue:
:rofl:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 18
Views: 164

Re: Religion quiz

Greetings David, Similar here, except that I seem more closely lined up with the traditional Indian religions... 1. Theravada Buddhism (100%) 2. Mahayana Buddhism (92%) 3. Hinduism (77%) 4. Jainism (76%) 5. Taoism (75%) 6. Sikhism (67%) 7. Unitarian Universalism (63%) 8. Liberal Quakers - Religious ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Re: George Soros is not the evil mastermind behind a liberal conspiracy.

Greetings, My comments accord with what has been made known & with morality ( sila ) :geek: rather than with the adhammic slander of "fringe right". Where as your comments appear to accord with ignoble speech in Buddhism because you have provided no evidence to support your claims about George Soros...
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Hello there

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 661

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings, Has anyone else noticed a recurring undercurrent of far-right sentiments and views cropping up in discussions here on DW, even in discussions which are not political in nature, such as Dhamma discussion regarding Right Speech? :toast: Yes, more than 1-2+ years ago that's for sure. Probabl...
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 62
Views: 661

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings, FYI... We do understand that politics can be an emotional or disruptive subject for some people. Therefore if you wish, you may voluntarily opt out of the News section by following the instructions here . Because participation in the News, Current Events & Politics section is entirely opt...
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 379
Views: 11438

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings L.N., :console: May I draw your attention to: Dhamma Wheel complaints procedure Please utilise this process if you feel there's a problem with how this forum is moderated. Please do not publicly complain about moderation, as that is disruptive to the forum and is not the appropriate method...
by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi i am Eric
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: hi i am Eric

Greetings Eric,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)