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by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Is it possible a person mortifies others but not mortify themselves and vice versa?

Greetings Sarath, Make sure you're utilising the right "mortify"... it is the second that is intended here. mortify Dictionary result for mortify /ˈmɔːtɪfʌɪ/ verb 1. cause (someone) to feel very embarrassed or ashamed. "she was mortified to see her wrinkles in the mirror" synonyms: embarrass, humili...
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Holy God of Kopimism
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: The Holy God of Kopimism

Greetings,

Irrelevant.

Please try the Lounge at Dharma Wheel Engaged instead.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Theravada anti creativity?
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Is Theravada anti creativity?

Greetings,

The nimmanarati deva (devas delighting in creation) delight in the sense objects of their own creation.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana-samgraha
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Mahayana-samgraha

Greetings Will, Did you read all of the introductory matter by the translator, perhaps clues are there. I opened the link quickly but didn't have much time to look around. If I get a chance, I might take a look on Wikipedia, as I'm suspect someone has already compared the Abhdha(r/m)ma schemes there...
by retrofuturist
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana-samgraha
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Mahayana-samgraha

Greetings Will, Very interesting. Can I ask a favour? Clearly Nagarjuna was well versed in the suttas, and apparently modelled his commentaries on emptiness around suttas like SN 12.15 . These appear to have been very influential, and enabled Mahayana to steer away from naive realism (i.e. existence...
by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 36
Views: 485

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

Greetings Cappuccino,

Are you suggesting the Buddha "misread" too?
SN 47.42 wrote:"From the origination of name-&-form is the origination of the mind. From the cessation of name-&-form is the cessation of the mind.
Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhamma discussion forums.
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Dhamma discussion forums.

Greetings Sarath, Others that meet your criteria... Abhidhamma Vipassana Buddhism Without Boundaries Dharma Overground Dharma Wheel (Mahayana) Free Sangha New Buddhist Any others I used to have bookmarked appear to have fallen by the wayside. P.S. Ah, you've sinced changed your criteria, but I can s...
by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 187

Re: Does the Buddha ever define "mind" ?

Greetings James, This may assist... "From the origination of name-&-form is the origination of the mind. From the cessation of name-&-form is the cessation of the mind." Thus, just as in the Dhamma we are taught to see consciousness as something that arises and passes away, rather than "the consciou...
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices

Greetings,

In light of the likelihood that this is a "misguided" project, rather than actual fraud, I'm going to close the topic and remove any links to the initiative.

Thank you paul, for your investigation.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is meditation redundant?
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Is meditation redundant?

Greetings, If you get through the first seven steps of the Noble Eightfold Path first, the need for Samma Samadhi will be self-evident. If you don't get through the first seven steps of the Noble Eightfold Path first, then meditation is not redundant (since redundant implies replaced by something ne...
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 36
Views: 485

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

Greetings,
cappuccino wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:18 am
your view is no self

hence you believe in annihilation
"No self" doesn't mean annihilation, per se.

"Self" being destroyed, resulting in "No Self".... that's annihilation.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How Many Of You Experience Depression?
Replies: 28
Views: 542

Re: How Many Of You Experience Depression?

Greetings Sean, Let me first say, based on what you have written, I am pleased you're not doing the 20 day course. OK, on with your questions. Do you guys feel depressed, lonely and hopeless about life sometimes? Lonely, no. Hopeless about life, no. Depressed? Well, I do experience Seasonal Affected...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Delete new topics which are just a video or link, and no comment
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Delete new topics which are just a video or link, and no comment

Greetings James, I appreciate the suggestion but, in the spirit of not assuming the worst, I prefer to give people a chance to demonstrate the connection, before concluding the worst. Making this inquiry also makes it possible to make an appropriate referral to either DWM, DWE or Dharma Paths, as th...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On the Mandela Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: On the Mandela Effect

Greetings,

That sort of explains what the topic is about, but it establishes no connection to Theravada Buddhism. This may possibly be more suited to Dharma Wheel Engaged?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On the Mandela Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: On the Mandela Effect

Greetings,

Without making me watch a video, can you please explain what this topic is actually about, and what connection there is to Theravada Buddhism?

Thank you.

Metta,
Paul. :)