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by retrofuturist
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 34
Views: 447

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings DooDoot, Funny how you jump from the doctrine of Oppression Olympics to the Pali suttas; as though the Buddha would agree with the doctrine of Oppression Olympics. Are you serious? That's not what I said. Please read what is said. Listen properly this time... emphasis added... So, if we se...
by retrofuturist
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 34
Views: 447

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings chownah, This is the unintended consequence of your posting about your beloved "oppression olypmics". Binocular already responded to your earlier comment about "unintended consequence" here . I'll take her words as my own. Let me be clear... Words have meaning. If the reader introduces thi...
by retrofuturist
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 34
Views: 447

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings DooDoot, Well, my impression was your Olympics post inferred Muslim persecution is mere propaganda & unwarranted. No, not at all. How else would a reasonable person view this image below? The diagram represents the typical outcomes from a process known as the Oppression Olympics The Oppres...
by retrofuturist
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 34
Views: 447

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings DooDoot, Is it? According to whom exactly? According to the majority, who ... Hold on. So literally the majority of people advocate killing Muslims for being Muslims? Really?... Personally, I've never in my life met anyone who would suggest anything so preposterous. Unless you've got any p...
by retrofuturist
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 125
Views: 1633

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Greetings L.N., When one comments about the person, it is "playing the man." Many, many times, we witness Members playing the person, not the ball. Comments such as some of those in the poll in the other Topic illustrate playing the person, not the ball. True, but do you not see that by virtue of ho...
by retrofuturist
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 34
Views: 447

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings DooDoot,
DooDoot wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:00 am
In short, since 9/11 (and prior), its OK to murder Muslims because they are Muslims.
Is it? According to whom exactly?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 34
Views: 447

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings DooDoot,

Thanks for the data points, but are you able to tie that back specifically to the current Rohingya scenario being discussed?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 34
Views: 447

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings Aloka, Sorry if this is off topic - but Dzongsar Jamyang Khentse is hardly a reliable person to quote about anything, since he appears to have been excusing Sogyal Lakar's abuse of female students over the years, as well as Sogyal's more recent punching of a nun in the stomach, which has r...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Greetings,
archaic wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:50 pm
Yes I see your meaning. Please, move it wherever you best see fit. Thank you kindly.
... and it is done. :)

Thanks for getting back to me. Welcome to the General Theravāda Meditation section.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: General appreciation thread [muditā]
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: General appreciation thread [muditā]

Greetings, I appreciate that we have a community here where people are able to discuss and investigate the Buddhist path, and share their experiences with others who are doing likewise. I particularly appreciate that the vast majority of members of this community demonstrate respect for the intellec...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Coëmgenu!
Replies: 7
Views: 52

Re: Happy Birthday Coëmgenu!

Happy birthday!

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 128
Views: 1310

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings, When one expresses the truth about one's views of another persons personal characteristics or state of mind, it may be the truth about the views one holds, but it may not be the truth about the person to whom the comments are directed. State of mind cannot be known directly, but speech ca...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 128
Views: 1310

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., Some of the choices in the poll are personalized comments, some are not. It may be worth asking, which of the comments would you direct at Bhante Dhammanando or another venerable monk? All of those which happened to be true. Which, incidentally, happens to be none of them in the case...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 125
Views: 1633

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Greetings L.N.,
L.N. wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:29 am
We all have expectations. It's human nature, and part of what kept us alive on the savannah tens of thousands of years ago. I agree that here, it is time to lower expectations.
Recalibration of expectations complete.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 125
Views: 1633

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Greetings,
L.N. wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:20 am
I wish we could stick to Dhamma discussions instead of bashing other traditions.
Well, no one is stopping you.

As for "we", that's for all the other individuals who frequent this forum to decide what they wish to discuss, isn't it?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Greetings, This probably isn't the best sub-forum to ask about people's personal perspectives , because Discovering Theravada is intended to be an arena by which to understand the Theravada perspective on matters. We can move the topic if you like? In the meantime, I can say the framework of the vip...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 128
Views: 1310

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings,

You do realise the post you're fretting over is over seven years old, and in a closed topic don't you?

Shall we pull down the statues too?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 128
Views: 1310

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings, I have no idea why you are asking about my beliefs, as they are irrelevant to the Dhamma. This is a Buddhist forum and I asked about how you understand kamma. Is that some kind of egregious sin according to L.N.'s fastidious laws of discourse? Your kamma is, as administrator, choosing not...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 128
Views: 1310

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., If you step back and look at the overall Topic, giving everybody the benefit of the doubt, you see the potential pitfalls of making personalized comments. :rofl: Stepping back and "giving everybody the benefit of the doubt", you'd understand that you've twisted what is otherwise gene...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 34
Views: 447

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings Chownah, Your post can easily be taken that we should ignore the suffering of the rohingya.....and others. Mine? No, I'm just reaffirming Dharmasherab's perspective that one should not unconditionally accept the prevailing narrative, especially when there is awareness of how mainstream med...