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by retrofuturist
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding volitional actions
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Understanding volitional actions

Greetings,

:geek:

I'm going to move this topic out of Discovering Theravada and into General Theravada, because it doesn't require each and every post to be approved by moderators, in light of the "advanced" question asked.

Thanks.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Canada!
Replies: 9
Views: 141

Re: Hello from Canada!

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Peace, from Marietta, GA USA
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Peace, from Marietta, GA USA

Greetings docwood,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?

Greetings Sarath, "Becoming" ( bhava ) is the sure fire way not to be an arahant! It's fine to follow and take inspiration and direction from historical figures (Buddhist or otherwise) but don't lose fact of the Dhammic truth that arahantship is the cessation of becoming. It is about less becoming, ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?
Replies: 37
Views: 1012

Re: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?

Greetings,
DooDoot wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:01 pm
:focus:
Agreed. Sarath, if you wish to continue with this line of inquiry, it would be better to start a new thread focused specifically on your line of inquiry, than to bend this topic in that direction.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?
Replies: 37
Views: 1012

Re: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?

Greetings, :focus: A swathe of senseless off-topic bickering has been removed. If either of the participants in that bickering feel that the bickering was actually about something substantiable and relevant in terms of Dhamma discussion, please PM me and tell me what the topic was , and it may (and...
by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: greetings

Greetings Ushi, I was slightly worried about appearing too political, or being seen as trying to start an argument, but I also wanted to represent this important aspect of daily struggle. I was also concerned about what is called in some social justice circles "performative allyship", which is a sit...
by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings
Replies: 9
Views: 237

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: 404

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: 13
Views: 440

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: 173

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: 13
Views: 440

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: 543

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: 543

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: 593

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...