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by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from New York City
Replies: 8
Views: 56

Re: Hi from New York City

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Great DO interpretation thread.
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Great DO interpretation thread.

Greetings Dinsdale, Is this worth considering? A lot of the "Great" topics aren't really so "Great"... they tend to exist as consolidated topics because either: - The subject in question has a tendency to worm itself into other topics, in which it is not particularly relevant (... in that context th...
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 65

Re: Hello from Australia

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is Alliance for Bhikkhunis a support or a threat to the Bhikkunis order?
Replies: 17
Views: 262

Re: Is Alliance for Bhikkhunis a support or a threat to the Bhikkunis order?

Greetings Sarath, Whether they fail or succeed is ultimately up to them, and I feel no strong inclination to support or decry what they're doing. I have great interest in preservation of this old tradition. (Bhikkhuni order) My concern here is whether the gung-ho attitude of some Bhiikuhnis put the ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Is Alliance for Bhikkhunis a support or a threat to the Bhikkunis order?
Replies: 17
Views: 262

Re: Is Alliance for Bhikkhunis a support or a threat to the Bhikkunis order?

Greetings Sarath, (Apologies in advance that I have not taken the time to read the links - I am just going to go by what you have said and quoted...) The Bhikkhuni order is necessarily a separate order from the Bhikkhu order - the Buddha established it that way. Just as in the Bhikkhu order there ar...
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 74
Views: 1195

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Greetings,

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Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 85
Views: 3657

Re: Fake News

Greetings, Donald Trump gave a $500,000 speech paid for by a Kremlin bank, and his private foundation had accepted $145 million from Vladi­mir Putin-linked oligarchs and their Western business partners! :jawdrop: Oh no, wait, that's #FakeNews ... it was actually Hillary . :lol: Oh, by the way... how...
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!
Replies: 19
Views: 346

Re: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!

Greetings, Just wanted to see who got the joke. I know what you think the joke is, but I'm not so sure you're going to find it quite so amusing once the current array of investigations are completed and some of your heroes and heroines are behind bars... :stirthepot: We'll see... Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?
Replies: 32
Views: 545

Re: Is it okay to read buddhist text while i am using the toilet, having a smoke?

Greetings, I want to know whether it is okay if i read the dhamma on my smartphone while using the toilet or having a ciggarette while reading the dhamma? Any rules against that? The suttas were transmitted orally as opposed to being written down. As such, I'm not aware of any pre-emptive provisions...
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!
Replies: 19
Views: 346

Re: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!

Greetings Alan,

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Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Bonnie Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Hello from Bonnie Scotland

Greetings Scott,

Go Hibs!

:mrgreen:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Chile
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: Hello from Chile

Greetings Ivan,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 85
Views: 3657

Re: Fake News

Greetings Pulga, It certainly does not look good for them... FBI informant says Russians wired money in hopes of influencing Hillary Clinton in Uranium One ploy: Report I read a comment today, in which someone succinctly rolled together a few of the concurrent investigations (e.g. Uranium One, Russi...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2077

Re: Trump - One Year

Greetings Pulga, I think President Trump really does love his country, so it isn’t purely a tactical maneuver. I agree. One of the benefits to Trump of the Left thinking that he is stupid, is that they think he thinks in the same linear one-dimensional manner that they do. This assumption he is stup...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2077

Re: Trump - One Year

Greetings Chownah, Absolutely he trolls them for strategic advantage...absolutely he does that. Any lie that gives him strategic advantage will be told. No, I never said he does it through lies. “No one can resist the truth wrapped in a good joke, and ridicule is your most powerful weapon against th...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2077

Re: Trump - One Year

Greetings Lyndon, So you're basically admitting that you enjoy trolling left wing posters???? Makes sense to me. That's not what I said, Lyndon. To clarify: - Trump trolls them for strategic advantage, using their own aversion-filled mental rigidity about Trump against them... luring them into holdi...
by retrofuturist
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2077

Re: Trump - One Year

Greetings, When he views the parade I'd love the President to trick himself out in khaki or camouflage, if only to scare the beejeemees out of his critics. His critics are so predictable and so easy to troll. Personally I suspect talk of a military parade is laying the groundwork for wedging the Dem...
by retrofuturist
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Drop in, drop out, drop in, drop out...
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Drop in, drop out, drop in, drop out...

Greetings Circle5, What causes me to decrease participation: Getting banned for criticizing Nanavira, Nanamoli or Nanananda For the record, you were never banned for this. I say that more for the benefit of other members, since you have been told this now multiple times, but regrettably you're so fi...