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by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 65
Views: 387

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Greetings Dylan,

What do I vote for if I think his word was infallible vis-a-vis the Dhamma and the four noble truths... but not necessarily infallible in other respects, such as geography, astronomy, history etc. which aren't directly connected to dukkha and nirodha?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 35
Views: 310

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Greetings Dylan, but what if we want to talk about a connection to other paths for example, yet under the assumptions of authority taken in classical theravāda this was one of the more recent problems Then frame the topic thusly, and moderators will do their best to keep people to it. And if people ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 35
Views: 310

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Greetings Dylan, So I can define the topic as excluding secularists/skeptics & if they involve themselves they will be subject to moderation? You cannot exclude people , but you can exclude certain types of views . The Classical Theravada section is a perfect example of this... you can't stop people...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 35
Views: 310

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Greetings Wizard, Has there ever been a time when reflection on whether we're bring compassionate enough or respectful enough to another person and that it has been a bad idea? No, but if others are being harangued and badgered into it, via the weaponized grievances of another, or via the exertion o...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 35
Views: 310

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Greetings Mike, We have to be sure not to develop a "Culture of Offense", where the priority is to be fake-nice and not offend anyone, at the expense of truth, freedom, and openness. I've seen this rising up western culture in the last 10 years or so, and it's dumb. I'm not sure what you mean by "fa...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 35
Views: 310

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Greetings Dylan, I don't think anyone is suggesting censorship. I think categorization is what's being suggested. Categorization of what, topics? That will be for the OP to do, via how they structure the topic, and which sub-forum they put it in. I've referenced this guide a few times lately but I'l...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 35
Views: 310

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Greetings Wizard, Remember this is not about spiritual autonomy, it's about unprofitable quarreling. I gave why I think the reasons are. OK, but if you're complaining that others are not how you'd like them to be (even if they're operating within the bounds of Terms of Service) then what do you beli...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 35
Views: 310

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Greetings, We have to be sure not to develop a "Culture of Offense", where the priority is to be fake-nice and not offend anyone, at the expense of truth, freedom, and openness. I've seen this rising up western culture in the last 10 years or so, and it's dumb. Well said... Moderators do a good job ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: sutta-sharing subforum
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: sutta-sharing subforum

Greetings Dylan , I think this is a good idea so that we can have individual threads for individual suttas, so people can just scroll through & read suttas they might not otherwise find, so we can have suttas presented in & of themselves - speaking for themselves - without any necessary external for...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: allow adding moderators to ignore list
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: allow adding moderators to ignore list

Greetings,
rightviewftw wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:18 pm
I hope the policy is reviewed because i see no reason why i should not be able to blank out their posts.
It's not a "policy" per se, it's just how the platform works.

Grigoris' post gives some context as to why that may be the case.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Losing friendships
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Losing friendships

Greetings,

Another B.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Gender and the Sakyadhita
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Gender and the Sakyadhita

Greetings, :goodpost: This is a good example of "right view without effluents", conducive to transcendence. "And what is right view? Right view, I tell you, is of two sorts: There is right view with effluents, siding with merit, resulting in acquisitions [of becoming]; there is right view that is no...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: randomly deleting people's stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: randomly deleting people's stuff

Greetings, yet again i had a comment just deleted without being notified or given a reason so i posted it again 2. Speech Any subject matter that may be off-topic or is intended to cause disruption or harm may be removed without notice . This includes, but is not restricted to: i. Posts that are not...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Melbourne
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Greetings from Melbourne

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Gender and the Sakyadhita
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Gender and the Sakyadhita

Greetings, I'm looking at the relationships between the two - as in, how gender roles are fundamentally described by the Buddha, and how these are interpreted and carried out in the present by Buddhists. I'm also asking for your personal interpretation of sacred literature - what do you think of gen...