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by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Greetings,

Nowadays I generally don't tell people how great Trump is, because they either already know, or they don't want to hear it. People have had enough time to decide for themselves how they feel about the matter.

:hug:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 73
Views: 1187

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Greetings,

The hospital is still there...

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 60
Views: 833

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings, I just wanted to say something rather personal, that I'm sure will resonate with some long-term members, which I think is quite relevant to much of what has been said in this topic to date. About roughly 4 years ago (possibly in line with Bhikkhu Bodhi's growing interest in activism?), th...
by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Only one more week to the winter solstice!
Replies: 13
Views: 148

Re: Only one more week to the winter solstice!

Greetings,

Also, feel free to give the Earth's axis a nudge, if you have the means to do so... balancing out the seasons a bit would be nice.

(I can just imagine the climate change activists recoil in horror at my suggestion...)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 60
Views: 833

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings Eelco, This type of inquiry comes up every so often after a Forum has had a chance to develop to some maturity over time. As people come and go the dynamics of the forum and the outlook/incentive to participate of "older" members change, So a better question other than making a forum more ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 60
Views: 833

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings,
lyndon taylor wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:18 am
Forgive me, but doesn't this sound just a tad bit authoritarian??
It's OK, Lyndon. I forgive you.

:group:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 73
Views: 1491

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

Greetings,

OK... Chechnya only came up as a point of comparison... let's not get distracted by it.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana cessation of being?
Replies: 16
Views: 160

Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

Greetings Spiny,
Spiny Norman wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Could you be more specific about which sankhata dhammas cease in your view?
All of them, but as you know from previous discussions you have a different understanding of what constitutes a sankhata-dhamma than I.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and alcohol
Replies: 73
Views: 1187

Re: Buddhism and alcohol

Greetings,
oncereturner wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:55 pm
Despite the complicated procedures, I will go into psychiatric hospital or rehab.
I respect your determination... It will serve you well.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Only one more week to the winter solstice!
Replies: 13
Views: 148

Re: Only one more week to the winter solstice!

Greetings, Down under it's the opposite, of course... long days and plenty of sunshine! (Which I really appreciate given that I tend to briefly get Seasonal Affective Disorder around our Winter solstice, so this is the complete opposite) I love this time of year, because Christmas is coming up (whic...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana cessation of being?
Replies: 16
Views: 160

Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

Greetings Sarath,
SarathW wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:52 am
Now it make sense.
:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 60
Views: 833

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings Mr Man,

In turn you can't support your claim it's false... so what of it?

:shrug:

Does your portentous and pernickety interrogation make this forum more Buddhist?

Or is it just more inane weirdness?

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 60
Views: 833

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings Mr Man,

What "personal attack"? Please stop being so dramatic.

I'm not giving you the moderator logs.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana cessation of being?
Replies: 16
Views: 160

Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

Greetings Sarath, What is the Pali word for "being"? Two options that come to mind are "satta" or "bhava" - I'm no expert, but the satta seems like a noun, and bhava seems like an adjective. Bhava obviously makes an appearance in the paticcasamuppada formula, so it's probably most apt here (translat...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana cessation of being?
Replies: 16
Views: 160

Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

Greetings Sarath, Is Nibbana a cessation of being? Yes. Is cessation means annihilation? Cessation means the cessation of sankhata-dhammas. Do you speak of "annihilation" in the context of dhammas? I find it more natural to see it in terms of the second half of the standard idappaccayata structure. ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 60
Views: 833

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings,
Crazy cloud wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:13 am
If one doesn't have a teacher one make use of the 5 precepts and the 3 refuge
Indeed...
DN 16 wrote:Whatever Dhamma & Vinaya I have pointed out & formulated for you, that will be your Teacher when I am gone.
Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 84
Views: 1536

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings,
Pseudobabble wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:26 am
Now you're getting it! :D What can we really know for sure? Who am I anyway, or you, for that matter? Is what we read true, or is it just someone else's view?
Keep it quiet though....

:spy:

... or someone might call you a solipsist.

8-)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to teach children to think for themselves?
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: How to teach children to think for themselves?

Greetings binocular,

Here's an example of the kind of thing I was referring to.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 84
Views: 1536

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings chownah, so, retrofuturist, perhaps you should please calm down. Don't worry, I'm cool. 8-) From my perspective, we're all against murder, all against rape, all against violence, all against dislocation and the wanton destruction of property. (Someone correct me here, if I'm wrong...) I fi...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 76
Views: 2330

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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