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by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Theravada
Replies: 6
Views: 612

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: 2649

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: 414

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: 1359

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: 720

"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: 318

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: 1187

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: 446

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: 499

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: 471

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: 394

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: 791

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, ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?
Replies: 37
Views: 1632

Re: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?

Greetings,
DooDoot wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:01 pm
:focus:
Agreed. Sarath, if you wish to continue with this line of inquiry, it would be better to start a new thread focused specifically on your line of inquiry, than to bend this topic in that direction.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?
Replies: 37
Views: 1632

Re: Who are the contemporary meditation monks?

Greetings, :focus: A swathe of senseless off-topic bickering has been removed. If either of the participants in that bickering feel that the bickering was actually about something substantiable and relevant in terms of Dhamma discussion, please PM me and tell me what the topic was , and it may (and...
by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: greetings

Greetings Ushi, I was slightly worried about appearing too political, or being seen as trying to start an argument, but I also wanted to represent this important aspect of daily struggle. I was also concerned about what is called in some social justice circles "performative allyship", which is a sit...