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by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Greetings, As long as the meat comes from an animal that is already dead its fine in Theravada Buddhism. You cant order like a live fish or lobster that will die after you order it. That may be true for monastics... can you cite anything that says this is also true for lay people? Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 50
Views: 1382

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings,
Coëmgenu wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Karma
In what context do you say that? In the context of past lives (which the Buddha taught) or "collective karma" (which is hokum, not found in the Buddha's teaching).

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, new member
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Hello, new member

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is forbidden?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: What is forbidden?

Greetings User99, ... and that the suffering reduces with everyone new attained level of nirvana. Nibbana is unconditioned, it doesn't come in "levels". If you are speaking here of levels of nobility - e.g. stream-winner, once-returner, non-returner, arahant .... then what is actually happening is t...
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 50
Views: 1382

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings, Given the prevalence of violent racism and homophobia in countries such as Russia, maybe those cockroaches are not so bad after all. Please, no making this about politics, in and of itself. If you wish to do so, please do so at Dhamma Wheel Engaged , or elsewhere on the Internet. This top...
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just a Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Just a Hello

Greetings sattva,

All the best.

:namaste:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Critisise the action not the person.

Greetings Sarath, Do not criticise the person but criticise the action. I can't recall where I heard the above phrase but it got some Buddhist tone in it. It is not in accord with the Dhamma. Rather... “Bhikkhus, the fool is characterized by his actions ; the wise person is characterized by his acti...
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Critisise the action not the person.

Greetings Sarath, Does this mean there no person other than the action? Whether this is so, it's not what the phrase means. Rather, it usually means that people get triggered when they have to face up to the reality that they are the ones responsible for their actions. "Criticize the action, not the...
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member!!
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: New member!!

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Newbie

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 445

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Greetings Mike,
mikenz66 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:57 am
many discourses that describe how a student is trained by either the Buddha or another teacher.
Trained in the Dhamma, or trained in technique? It was the latter I was enquiring upon.

Thanks.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 618

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

Greetings Sarath,
SarathW wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:52 am
Nibbana is causeless
If we take Dependent Origination in reverse order (path to Nibbana) why it is causeless?
"Dependent Origination in reverse order" is nothing but the removal of causes. Re-read the sutta and you will see it is so.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 618

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

Greetings DooDoot, Dear forum I read the following opinion on the internet: Nibbana brings peace, its cools down all temperaments, nibbana dissolves greed, enmity, nibbana is mindfullnes, nibbana is the awareness, nibbana is selfless, nibbana is the centre of meditation, nibbana is the one leading u...
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 445

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Greetings Mike, Sure. You need to make up technique (or, more commonly, read/hear from others) and refine it... Is there any sutta evidence for this approach? I'm not aware of the things you mention having any detailed treatment in the suttas... Often there is a very good reason for that. Once the B...
by retrofuturist
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: How the world empty if it is dependently originated?

Greetings Sarath, How the world empty if it is dependently originated? If everything is dependently originated, there should be some thing before. Yes, ignorance. Now, you tell me how anything that is literally dependent upon ignorance for its being , could be anything other than empty? I'll wait. M...