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by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 77
Views: 806

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

Greetings DooDoot, Thanks for sharing your insights. It's pretty clear that Islamic orthodoxy has undergone a degree of supersessionism along the way, and latter reinterpretations have been allowed to gain prominence over the earliest strata of teaching. Now, where have I encountered that phenomenon...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 77
Views: 806

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

Greetings DooDoot, Saudi Arabia does not follow 'Islam' but follows 'Wahhabism'. That 'Wahhabism' is mistaken for 'Islam' is a major problem for Muslim people, who are being murdered by Wahhabi & their Western allies. I don't disagree with you there, especially if you're speaking in (recent) past te...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 77
Views: 806

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

Greetings DooDoot, I think Buddhists should learn about the wholesome & unwholesome aspects of Islam. Whilst I won't be undertaking such a study (whilst there is still some of the Anguttara Nikaya which remains unread), I'm open to hearing from you and others, of any of wholesome aspects you encount...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 61
Views: 589

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., You have no business calling people "pig-headed" or engaging in the other name-calling or negative personalized commentary which I have seen you do. I understand TOS do not apply to administrators, but they should. Devoid of context, it's not something that would normally need to be ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 61
Views: 589

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., I'm not trying to "set an example" because I'm not so puffed up on my own self-importance as to think I have any sense by which I must shepherd or lead others to a higher plane. I have too much respect for the autonomy of others to even undertake such grandiosity. In the meantime, I ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 61
Views: 589

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings,
L.N. wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:45 am
You, Bhante, I trust will at least agree with the premise that one should take personal responsibility for the effect one's words might have on another. Or perhaps you believe otherwise?
:popcorn:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 61
Views: 589

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., Has anybody else noticed that the people who object most to this Topic are those who in the past have freely engaged in negative personalized commentary and negative personalized statements about other Members? Oh, sweet irony L.N. The lack of self-awareness in your statement is asto...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 61
Views: 589

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., Are you whining and lashing out because you can't stand being criticized? It's funny how all sorts of things are allegedly ToS violations.... unless they're done by you that is. Meanwhile, nobody appears to care one iota about the concept of taking personal responsibility for the eff...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 77
Views: 806

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

Greetings L.N., "Whataboutism". What a weak argument. Those activities I spoke of are activities endorsed, promoted and encouraged by the teachings of Islam. I wish it were otherwise, but it's not. If you're happy to give a free pass to such barbarism because speaking against it might hurt someone's...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 61
Views: 589

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., Are you now asserting that I should not have followed Mike's instructions? Mike said posts that violate the Terms of Service, not posts that violate your feelings. Your comment about "authoritarian urges" is an inappropriate personalized comment which violates TOS (e.g., "psychoanaly...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 77
Views: 806

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

Greetings L.N., Since when is gender equality and women's empowerment a question of "political correctness"? So you really think your PC nit-picking about a well-established idiom somehow advanced the cause of women's empowerment? Really? If you really want to advance the cause of women's empowermen...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 61
Views: 589

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N., I also am not trying to silence people with different perspectives. Your chronic reporting of posts that have done no more wrong than offend your sensibilities suggests otherwise. Rather, I am trying to help these people... No... Stop... Please don't. You look after yourself, let oth...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 77
Views: 806

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

Greetings L.N., Who has engaged in such conflation in order to smear others? I have not seen this done, but perhaps I missed it. It's a regular occurrence, especially when Islam and politics are discussed. I'm speaking generally here, not about anyone in particular - more the general propensity for ...
by retrofuturist
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 61
Views: 589

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings L.N, Tough task you've chosen for yourself there; you have to really keep on the ball. I wish you joy with it. I always try to keep on the ball. I don't always succeed. My goal is to take personal responsibility for the words I speak and the effect my words might have on others. Again, thi...
by retrofuturist
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: Getting Personal
Replies: 61
Views: 589

Re: Right Speech: Getting Personal

Greetings,
Modus.Ponens wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:38 pm
...depends on whether there is a poignant truth to it
Agreed - sometimes "the truth" and "the personal" overlap. What gets precedence then?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 77
Views: 806

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

Greetings, Just a few comments... I'm not particularly interested in other religions, but when (as has been pointed out above) it is written into the scriptures of certain religions that infidels (i.e. most people on Earth) are to be killed, is it somehow "lacking in compassion" or "intolerant" to s...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1754
Views: 148609

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Greetings,

Highly relevant to upcoming events...



:spy:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: False admonishment?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: False admonishment?

Greetings bhante,

Thanks for the details... very interesting!

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: False admonishment?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: False admonishment?

Greetings,
L.N. wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:05 am
Is there a specific accusation which prompts the topic?
No... moreso I was reflecting on the presumptuousness of it.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: False admonishment?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

False admonishment?

Greetings, In the Vinaya and the Suttas, there is the concept of admonishment. Underpinning the concept of admonishment seems to be the premise that the "admonisher" is actually right and wise, and the "admonished" has done wrong, for which they should atone or correct themselves. However, what if t...