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by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 116
Views: 1118

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: 116
Views: 1118

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: 121
Views: 1518

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: 121
Views: 1518

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: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 1
Views: 28

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 vipa...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 116
Views: 1118

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: 116
Views: 1118

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: 116
Views: 1118

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: 9
Views: 172

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...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 121
Views: 1518

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

Greetings, To think that I have great expectations for the posters here is laughable. :rofl: Indeed. For what are expectations but a means by which to set oneself up for disappointment? Expecting or demanding others to think like us, be like us, or to adhere to our private standards and proclivities...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Do you have any tips on continuously mental labelling?
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Do you have any tips on continuously mental labelling?

Greetings, Do you have any tips on continuously mental labelling?. I have a hard time maintaining it especially with the business of daily life constantly taking and carrying away my attention but I know mindfulness through mental labelling is very powerful. I would wonder why you're looking to cont...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 116
Views: 1118

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., Censorship is a government function. This is a private website. Censorship is not even an applicable concept. Censorship isn't strictly a state function. I suspect you're conflating ideas about "the first amendment" here. Staff govern this website, and in that capacity, may find it n...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings Dharmasherab, The current Rohingya situation in Burma is being discussed a lot these days, and the general narrative seems to be that the Muslim Rohingya are entirely victims, and the Buddhist Burmese are terrible and committing acts of genocide. Yes, that's what happens when mainstream na...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 302
Views: 9830

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings Mr Man,
Mr Man wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:27 pm
Hi Pulga
Okay. The particular message in the tweet seems to be false (a distortion at best). What is your opinion on spreading falsehoods?
What is your opinion on staying on-topic and desisting from churlish smears?

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 302
Views: 9830

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings Mr.Man,
Mr Man wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:50 am
Paul. Is this true?
Yes, see Sam Vara's comments and link.
Mr Man wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:50 am
Here is something about Peter Sweden
Interesting how you seem to imply that smearing the messenger will somehow negate the message. Good luck with that.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 302
Views: 9830

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings,

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 58
Views: 6111

Re: The path of the Bodhisattva in Theravada Buddhism

Greetings DooDoot, Or moral people, with family values, want to follow a strict moral path, such as Islam (rather than the wishy washy sexual so-called 'morality' of Tibetan & Western Buddhism). What " sexual so-called 'morality' of Tibetan & Western Buddhism " are you talking about here? Do you mea...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 121
Views: 1518

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

Greetings Mr.Man, Which angst are you talking about here? I took it to be manifestations of phenomena akin to the hindrances of doubt, restlessness & remorse , but I too look forward to hearing more from binocular about precisely what was meant. If there is a pot of water which is turbid, stirred up...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 121
Views: 1518

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

Greetings L.N., By the way, it has come to my attention that the OP of this topic has been altered without notice to me by someone here at DW. I have not done a word-for-word comparison, so I don't know the extent of the changes to the OP. I may have the original on file somewhere for comparison. I ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 121
Views: 1518

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

Greetings Binocular, Personally, I'm not inclined to prohibit any subject of conversation, so long as behaviour of those involved in the conversation adheres to the parameters of the Terms of Service. But nonetheless, as this topic demonstrates, people complain when others dare to mention Islam in a...