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by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1974

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

Greetings, Well said, Mike. And on that note, I think this Suggestion Box topic can be closed. At Dhamma Wheel, we respect your intellectual and spiritual autonomy. As such, the staff here will not enforce reverence to anyone or anything, nor censor speech gratuitously. In keeping with this respect ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 35
Views: 3339

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

Greetings mettafuture,

I'm not sure exactly what point you're trying to make with that Vinaya quote. Can you please clarify?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 728
Views: 47723

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Greetings Lal, The following post was made on Sun Oct 28, 2018 (p.43). I am not going to format the post below, so it would be better to read the original post.... In the future, if you have need to make reference to an earlier post, can you please provide a link to the post, rather than reproduce i...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Theravada
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: New to Theravada

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are teaching of Mahasi Sayadaw questionable?
Replies: 53
Views: 3048

Re: Are teaching of Mahasi Sayadaw questionable?

Greetings, I agree with you it's not very convincing at all, and in fact quite the opposite. Indeed - the partisan sectarian posturing entailed in such statements detracts from the reality that any teaching should stand or fall on its own merits, not by who can threaten karmic retribution upon anoth...
by retrofuturist
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Human Sacrifice in Hinduism
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Human Sacrifice in Hinduism

Greetings,

There is no "connections to other paths" here... there is simply something done elsewhere, that is not done in Buddhism.

As such, this topic will be closed.

If you want to discuss Hinduism, please try Dharma Paths.

Thank you.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should online Bikkhus disclose their identity?
Replies: 18
Views: 1583

Re: Should online Bikkhus disclose their identity?

Greetings,

"Should online Bikkhus disclose their identity?"

1) Yes
2) No
3) Let them decide for themselves

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: "Theravāda for Beginners"
Replies: 0
Views: 975

"Theravāda for Beginners"

Greetings, Effective immediately, the Discovering Theravāda forum has been renamed Theravāda for Beginners to bring it into closer alignment to the tagline definition of the forum. In recent times, we've had too many topics started in that section which would be better suited to the General Theravād...
by retrofuturist
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Amsterdam!
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Greetings from Amsterdam!

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Anonymous (online) Bikkhus
Replies: 30
Views: 1327

Re: Anonymous (online) Bikkhus

Greetings, We allow bhikkhus here either to be public about their ordination status or to remain anonymous, as they see fit. The easiest way to make one's ordination status known is via their username, but the signature function would work well too. We have seen models elsewhere that have put extra ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Reintroduction from California
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Reintroduction from California

Greetings,

Welcome back, Buckwheat.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding volitional actions
Replies: 10
Views: 525

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: 516

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: 434

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: 847

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, ...