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by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 388

Re: Is buddhism difficult? Why?

Greetings John, My reading of Thanissaro Bhikkhu suggests that stopping (the cycle of fabrication and becoming) is certainly the goal , but how it applies to the path to the goal is more complex. He seems to say that skillful fabrication is a necessary part of the path (he might even say the path is...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 388

Re: Is buddhism difficult? Why?

Greetings,
DooDoot wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:02 am
Personally, I would not use the analogy of "running". For me, this is contrary to the path. Nibbana is reached by "stopping" rather than by "running".
:goodpost:

A very true take on the nature of the path, that may appear counter-intuitive to some.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 388

Re: Is buddhism difficult? Why?

Greetings Lostitude, I often find myself dreaming about having my own personal arahant teacher who would guide me to liberation by simply telling me "now you do this" and "now you do that" and all I'd have to do would be to follow what he says. Not a very useful dream, because: 1. That won't happen ...
by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: a newbie saying hello
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: a newbie saying hello

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey 'resets' with 10 days of silence
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey 'resets' with 10 days of silence

Greetings,

The "Dhammic Story" has now been told - thank you, Mr Man.

Since any subsequent discussion is highly unlikely to relate directly to this story, the topic is now closed.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 924

Re: Polyamorous relationships

Greetings,

Please keep the topic in mind...
Does Polyamorous relationships violated third precept ?
What do text says about Polyamorous relationships ?
Discussion which makes no attempt to address the topic, as specified, may be removed without notice.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a wrong way to becoming a Buddhist?
Replies: 15
Views: 908

Re: Is there a wrong way to becoming a Buddhist?

Greetings, I would echo Zom's recommendation about reading the suttas. This way you will know what the Buddha actually taught and by having a firm grounding in his teaching you will not be led astray by other things carrying the "Buddhist" banner, or by well-meaning, but misled individuals. Also, yo...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Aus
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Hi from Aus

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New Zealand :)
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Hello from New Zealand :)

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2803

Re: Consider closing the Waharaka Thread

Greetings, Well said, Mike. And on that note, I think this Suggestion Box topic can be closed. At Dhamma Wheel, we respect your intellectual and spiritual autonomy. As such, the staff here will not enforce reverence to anyone or anything, nor censor speech gratuitously. In keeping with this respect ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 35
Views: 3971

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

Greetings mettafuture,

I'm not sure exactly what point you're trying to make with that Vinaya quote. Can you please clarify?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 781
Views: 55281

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Greetings Lal, The following post was made on Sun Oct 28, 2018 (p.43). I am not going to format the post below, so it would be better to read the original post.... In the future, if you have need to make reference to an earlier post, can you please provide a link to the post, rather than reproduce i...
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Theravada
Replies: 6
Views: 972

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: 3190

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: 698

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. :)