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by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 57
Views: 601

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings,
budo wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:36 am
Makes me wonder, are governments not breaking the precept of taking what's not given? Hmm.. ;)
The Buddha allowed for appropriate levels of taxation, so I'd suggest no.... but nice "taxation is theft" gag nonetheless. 8-)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 57
Views: 601

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings,
TRobinson465 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:01 am
I'd imagine DW would also turn feminist if enuff really determined feminists rushed the servers and started calling any1 with a different pov a heretic or nazi.
Been there, done that... but in the long-run it didn't work.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 57
Views: 601

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings TRobinson465, Its true its a statement of fact, but i figured even things that are factual count as badmouthing. Not really. If something is good or bad by virtue of the facts of the matter, then it is what is is. And as per my above question to you, what is regarded as good by one, may be...
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 57
Views: 601

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings, I was more talking about the idea that they ban non-feminist users as bad. rather than feminism itself, which i am more neutral towards. OK, well, I'd suggest if there are any doubts about any specific claims that have been made, or bans that you or anyone else wishes to enquire about, su...
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 57
Views: 601

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings, Not that im a fan of SuttaCentral's forums or its moderators. but isnt there a rule about talking bad about other Buddhist forums? Are you suggesting that feminism is bad? :stirthepot: Surely that's a matter of perspective, no? It's simply a statement of fact that there is a feminist agen...
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 57
Views: 601

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings, Don't be a feminist, don't be a (male) chauvinist; be a personist, with concern for all humanity based on the content of their character, not their color, gender, etc. Or... better still, be a beingist ! Whatever living beings there may be; Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none, ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nanavira's Works in the US
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Nanavira's Works in the US

Greetings, notes on Dhamma? Is that a good start to his work? Yes... Notes On Dhamma is his primary text. Letters is also very insightful. Notes On Dhamma + Letters = Clearing The Path... which was linked to in PDF format above. I can't help you with US sourcing, but I bought my copy of each from th...
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Throwing food
Replies: 43
Views: 368

Re: Throwing food

Greetings, The question is, is throwing food bad kamma or not? I can think of no reason why throwing away expired food would constitute bad kamma. However, before it becomes inedible, it may be advantageous to give it to another person or creature. I believe there is provision for this in the Vinaya...
by retrofuturist
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 338

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

Greetings,
salayatananirodha wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:29 am
Dhp 1 refers to dhammā rather than saṅkhārā.
And all dhammas with the exception of nibbana are sankhata, so your objection is moot.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)

Greetings,

:candle: :candle: :candle:

:anjali:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 338

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

Greetings DooDoot, I think it lies in the reality that "sabbe sankhara anicca". Sabbe means everything... thus it relates to EVERY-THING! However, at some level many people refuse to open up to and investigate that reality. All sankharas (things) are mind-made in that their shaping, establishment et...
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 338

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

Greetings DooDoot,

You may find some clues to help answer your question at these previous topics...

The arising of the Dhamma-eye
The Dhamma eye: "whatever arising-dhamma cessation-dhamma"


Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 749

Re: petavatthu

Greetings,

Some posts have been split off into:

Zen's "not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures"

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Mexico!
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Hello from Mexico!

Greetings Hilda,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?

Greetings Sarath, Considering Retro clear this we can discuss whether Visuddhimagga is a useful document and whether it does not agree with Sutta. You can certainly do that here in this topic in General Theravada section, although such discussion would not be permitted in the Classical Theravada sec...