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by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 26
Views: 356

Re: Trump - One Year

Greetings,

The left can't meme.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Combatting Guruism
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Combatting Guruism

Greetings Dylan, :anjali: I happen to agree with you personally, but I also feel we must respect the intellectual and spiritual autonomy of people, and be accepting of their right to see matters differently. You do lay down a good case though, so if anyone who does see matters differently wishes to ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.
Replies: 21
Views: 178

Re: In Ananda Sutta, the Buddha seems to state that both "there is a self" and "there is no self" are Wrong Views.

Greetings DooDoot, Suñña Sutta says the world is empty or void of self. This cannot be said anymore clearly than that. :roll: Yes, and as is explained by the sutta, "the world" in this context refers to the six sense bases and their objects. It is the same definition of "the world" which is used for...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 158
Views: 2279

Re: Diversity among mods

Greetings Coëmgenu, This forum still has a sizeable population who believe that the Buddha taught Abhidhamma. These people are attacked quite frequently in such manners. Is it these people being attacked, or is it their articles of faith about the origins of the Abhidhamma being challenged? Those ar...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Why are you in this forum?

Greetings,

I selected a few options, including "Other", and since you've asked me to specify, it's to oversee the forum to ensure it's in good order, and is operating in alignment with the Terms of Service etc.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Are we nouns or verbs?

Greetings, When I am at a PC next, I'll try to source a sutta quote which shows how dependent origination is explored in reverse order. ‘Now there arose, brethren, in the mind of Vipassī the Bodhisat, when he had gone to his place, and was meditating in seclusion, the following consideration—“Verily...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News Awards
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Fake News Awards

Greetings,
Justsit wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Seriously, you couldn't make this stuff up.
Well, actually, that's precisely how Fake News works.

If people didn't make things up, there'd be no Fake News... and no Fake News Awards!

8-)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 667

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

Greetings chownah, If he really wanted to treat them like people and not minorities then perhaps....just maybe....he would not be making such a big deal about black unemployment statistics. Trump is a master of speaking to people in a way they can understand. If certain people are only capable of se...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Are we nouns or verbs?

Greetings Kim, That seems to be a radical re-interpretation of Wilde Not really. He managed to work back up the chain of dependent origination as far as... "Dependent upon bhava, jati comes to be." Good for him. It sounds as if it was liberating for him, as far as it went of course. Nice work fop. C...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings all!
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Greetings all!

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 667

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

Greetings Lyndon, And this is your version of "right view"??? The market does not discriminate???? Yes, Right View is about speaking that which is true. If you need any proof that the opposite of markets is a cause of great suffering, I refer you to Will's classic "Victims of Communism" topic. I bet...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 667

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

Greetings Lyndon, ... its not fake news, the rise in income is for the top ten percent, not the bottom 90%, ... If that's what you're being told, I hate to tell you that you're being fed fake news. Trump’s Tax Reform Will Benefit Middle Class More Than Wealthy And that's to say nothing of the radica...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 667

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

Greetings Lyndon, What rubbish, half of the people of colour are in danger of being deported Are half of the "people of colour" illegal aliens? Because as far as I can tell, they're the only ones at risk of being deported. the government wants to legalize discrimination against LGBTs Do you have any...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News Awards
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Fake News Awards

Greetings,
retrofuturist wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:49 am
Because he's great...
SamKR wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:52 am
Do you really believe this?
I dont do fake news. 8-)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Are we nouns or verbs?

Greetings Kim, He is talking about becoming (bhava). (Verb) This is a requisite for birth (jati). (Noun) "And what is birth? Whatever birth, taking birth, descent, coming-to-be, coming-forth, appearance of aggregates, & acquisition of [sense] media of the various beings in this or that group of bein...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Who is our current 'bad guy', now that ISIL are in decline?
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Who is our current 'bad guy', now that ISIL are in decline?

Greetings,
Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:16 pm
Let's nominate Mara!
:clap:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 139
Views: 1624

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

Greetings Saengnapha, Do you have personal objections to me commenting on U.G. outside of the 'Connections To Other Paths' forum? If so, I can refrain, especially if the mods don't approve. I haven't heard anything from the mods at all about not posting here. It is off-topic and not relevant to a Ge...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Nihilism has poisoned modern society; as Buddhists, we should reject it.
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Nihilism has poisoned modern society; as Buddhists, we should reject it.

Greetings,

Well said.

Religions in toto are something of a mixed bag, but nihilism and post-modernism are arguably worse.

On a related note, you may be interested in this somewhat lengthy, but related topic:

Atheism is an Unskillful False Dhamma

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 64
Views: 7612

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Greetings Sarath,

Thanks.

As I'm sure you know, we're always open to ideas for improvement or how to increase activity, so long as they don't come into conflict with the key principles of the forum, which have served it very well during the periods when they have been enacted.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 428
Views: 13758

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings, Julian Assange says Google and Facebook have become an 'existential threat to humanity' The chief of the whistleblowing platform, who describes himself as a "geopolitical analyst" on his Twitter profile, believes the tech giants have evolved into powerful "digital superstates". "While the...