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by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Metta bhavana with Kanye West
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Metta bhavana with Kanye West

Greetings, https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/989268601851920384 https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/989525041669787649 https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/989526297758978048 https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/989181787485028353 https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/989181401223249921 Metta, Pa...
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: Happy Birthday Bhikkhu Jayasara !!!

Greetings bhante,

Happy jati day.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Looking for resources on particularly Islamic Meditation techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: lLooking for resources on Islamic Meditation techniques

Greetings,
Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:26 pm
You might want to try PM'ing aflatun if he doesn't see this. He might know of something.
Ditto Khalil Bodhi.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 534
Views: 21294

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings, Are you cool with threatening behaviour towards hospital staff Paul? Do you think the right to threaten should be protected? Protests are fine. Threats of violence, incitements of violence, and actual physical violence are not. Having and expressing an opinion different to that of the aut...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 534
Views: 21294

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings,



(Click blue bird to see full tweet and the tweet it's referencing)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings DooDoot,

Well said.

To speak of origination with regards to the arahant is to indicate that one does not understand what arahantship actually entails.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate
Replies: 15
Views: 275

Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate

Greetings, Another victory for freedom! Another defeat for corruption! Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate In Yerevan First Saudi Arabia, then North Korea, now Armenia... who's next? Iran? The world is changing, folks... blink and you might miss it. :thumbsup: Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why many Buddhist monks are over weight?
Replies: 57
Views: 2809

Re: Why many Buddhist monks are over weight?

Greetings DooDoot,

Well done.

I try to keep to two meals a day, because (much like a monk) I don't do enough physical exercise to justify 3 meals a day. I'll usually eat at around 10.30 and 5.30... And that's enough to get me through.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21827

Re: POTUS 2017



Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings, If you include Timeless/Atemporal/Structural & Multiple Lives I know a lunatic that would vote for it (me) I don't understand why the poll needs multiple options per line. Isn't it about which "resonates with you the most"? Even if you accept more than one, I'm sure one still "resonates w...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings,
dylanj wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:00 am
This existing, this exists;
this arising, this arises;
this not existing, this does not exist;
this ceasing, this ceases’.
:anjali:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why are you practising Buddhism?
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: Why are you practising Buddhism?

Greetings DCM,
DCM wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:28 pm
What are you practising for, and why?
At this point it's because, to quote the Theosophical Society, "there is no religion higher than the truth".

:candle:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday SDC!
Replies: 11
Views: 132

Happy birthday SDC!

Greetings SDC,

I hope you have a chipper day!

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: LovingKindness toward a benefactor
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: LovingKindness toward a benefactor

Greetings Kareem, My biggest question is: Do you have to be aware of anothers suffering in order for lovingkindness meditation to be effective? No, actually, in this aspect at least, you're mistaking compassion (karuna) for loving-kindness (metta). Metta works for all, but if you like, you could als...
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings, becoming a stream enterer is not about dependent arising it's rather about seeing arising and ceasing Agreed, which is why I asked Circle5... What do you think it is that arises? What do you think it is that the arisen is dependent upon? He did answer one question I put to him, but not th...
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings SDC,
SDC wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:08 am
Option 8: Timeless/Atemporal/Structural
As per my response here, that's what I would have selected too.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings Circle5, Besides this problem of not even reading the sutta following the first one, there is also the problem of this sutta being a super small part of the explanation regarding how a living being works. It's just one page out of 1500. Even if one understands this one, there are still 149...
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings, Gombrich makes the interesting observation (I'm not sure if it's true) that DO is unique in that there is an account of the Buddha saying that it is deep and extremely hard to understand. (This is to Ananda at the start of the Maha Nidana Sutta). I'd believe it. But then, given that it is...
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 234
Views: 3538

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings Dinsdale, I don't think the 3-lives model is well understood by those who criticise it. Or alternatively, to quote Nanavira Thera... This Note will take for granted first, that the reader is acquainted with this traditional interpretation, and secondly, that he is dissatisfied with it. It ...