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by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Converting to Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: Converting to Buddhism

Greetings Mr Koala, Just tell them to whatever degree you're comfortable with, and want them to know. Those who don't understand or appreciate Buddhism, may have different views of what it entails.... hell, within Buddhism itself there's countless variations of what it is and what it entails. If you...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

Greetings Sarath, Currently I am in three Dhamma forums. Sutta Central and Stack Exchange are the other two. I've got a pretty good sense of Sutta Central, how it works, its value proposition and its approach... but I've never used Stack Exchange before. How would you describe it as a place to discu...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

Greetings James,
JamesTheGiant wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:07 pm
(Is un-impartial a proper word? Not biased, but just strongly invested in a particular view.)
I think if you drop the double-negative, you'll just be left with 'partial'.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

Greetings,

Link: Dhammaboard - Retracing the steps

sabba danam dhamma danam jinati

:candle:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you see Dependent Origination instantly at this (thought) moment?
Replies: 39
Views: 533

Re: Can you see Dependent Origination instantly at this (thought) moment?

Greetings,
SkillfulA wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:21 pm
BTW what is PS?
Shorthand for paticcasamuppada, aka dependent origination, aka DO.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are there any Nanoviraist monasteries?
Replies: 19
Views: 344

Re: Are there any Nanoviraist monasteries?

Greetings, Which one of his "points" addressed any of my questions? I think none. I think these are all what we would call 'meta-discussion?' Rebutting misrepresentations and mischaracterisations is not meta-discussion. Your post on the other hand is. Please learn what "disruptive meta-discussion" i...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?

Greetings, This is just a guess. If you become enlightened right now , looking back you would say. 'oh' i was suffering. Now this is peaceful and cool. That's quite possible, but there is also sukha , and one should not focus on dukkha to the exclusion of sukha . After all, Dhamma conversation with ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?

Greetings,
SarathW wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:30 am
Does this mean that I am suffering when I write this post and you are also suffering when you answer my post?
Are you suffering, or just giving rise to the potential for suffering?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 28
Views: 270

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Greetings cappuccino, Idappaccayatā, of which paticcasamuppada is an elaboration, is indeed crucial. that all things arise and exist due to certain causes, and cease once these causes are removed Yes. Dwelling at Savatthi... Then Ven. Kaccayana Gotta approached the Blessed One and, on arrival, havin...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 28
Views: 270

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Greetings cappuccino, Dependent origination was an insight after his enlightenment. It isn't crucial. I think you'll find that it was the Buddha's detailed articulation and formulations of paticcasamuppada that came after his enlightenment, rather than his insight into it. Idappaccayatā, of which pa...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 28
Views: 270

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Greetings,
retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:58 am
Ivy Piyen wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:55 am
Anyway i am not interested in further discussion with you.
:anjali:
:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Are all subject to suffering (Dukkha) except Arahants?

Greetings Sarath,

Where there is arising, there is the seeds of suffering.

What could an arahant give rise to which could cause an arahant to suffer?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 28
Views: 270

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Greetings, THAT IS FINE you don't have to answer but there is no need to put down the questioneer and tell me how there is something wrong with me. That's not what I've done. I've told you what I think would actually be helpful, and for whatever reason you are seemingly deaf to it. On that basis, I ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 28
Views: 270

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Greetings, I am trying to understand but you seem to be unwilling to answer questions. If the questions are not well defined i will define them. I appreciate that awareness, and suggest in turn that if you engage with the works of the aforementioned authors on their own terms first, the questions yo...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?
Replies: 28
Views: 270

Re: What is timeless model of the dependent origination of conditioned phenomena?

Greetings, Why would i get confused? Because i am unable to understand, because you are unable to explain or both? The task is to bring your mind in conformity with the Dhamma, not to bring the Dhamma in conformity with your mind. The aforementioned bhikkhus spent much time explaining the Dhamma in ...