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by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Why many Buddhist monks are over weight?
Replies: 56
Views: 2699

Re: Why many Buddhist monks are over weight?

Greetings DooDoot,

Well done.

I try to keep to two meals a day, because (much like a monk) I don't do enough physical exercise to justify 3 meals a day. I'll usually eat at around 10.30 and 5.30... And that's enough to get me through.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21629

Re: POTUS 2017



Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 210
Views: 2708

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings, If you include Timeless/Atemporal/Structural & Multiple Lives I know a lunatic that would vote for it (me) I don't understand why the poll needs multiple options per line. Isn't it about which "resonates with you the most"? Even if you accept more than one, I'm sure one still "resonates w...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 210
Views: 2708

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings,
dylanj wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:00 am
This existing, this exists;
this arising, this arises;
this not existing, this does not exist;
this ceasing, this ceases’.
:anjali:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why are you practising Buddhism?
Replies: 26
Views: 510

Re: Why are you practising Buddhism?

Greetings DCM,
DCM wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:28 pm
What are you practising for, and why?
At this point it's because, to quote the Theosophical Society, "there is no religion higher than the truth".

:candle:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday SDC!
Replies: 11
Views: 126

Happy birthday SDC!

Greetings SDC,

I hope you have a chipper day!

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: LovingKindness toward a benefactor
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: LovingKindness toward a benefactor

Greetings Kareem, My biggest question is: Do you have to be aware of anothers suffering in order for lovingkindness meditation to be effective? No, actually, in this aspect at least, you're mistaking compassion (karuna) for loving-kindness (metta). Metta works for all, but if you like, you could als...
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 210
Views: 2708

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings, becoming a stream enterer is not about dependent arising it's rather about seeing arising and ceasing Agreed, which is why I asked Circle5... What do you think it is that arises? What do you think it is that the arisen is dependent upon? He did answer one question I put to him, but not th...
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 210
Views: 2708

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings SDC,
SDC wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:08 am
Option 8: Timeless/Atemporal/Structural
As per my response here, that's what I would have selected too.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 210
Views: 2708

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings Circle5, Besides this problem of not even reading the sutta following the first one, there is also the problem of this sutta being a super small part of the explanation regarding how a living being works. It's just one page out of 1500. Even if one understands this one, there are still 149...
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 210
Views: 2708

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings, Gombrich makes the interesting observation (I'm not sure if it's true) that DO is unique in that there is an account of the Buddha saying that it is deep and extremely hard to understand. (This is to Ananda at the start of the Maha Nidana Sutta). I'd believe it. But then, given that it is...
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 210
Views: 2708

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings Dinsdale, I don't think the 3-lives model is well understood by those who criticise it. Or alternatively, to quote Nanavira Thera... This Note will take for granted first, that the reader is acquainted with this traditional interpretation, and secondly, that he is dissatisfied with it. It ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2119

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

Greetings, Not having an intelligent or logical response to the points being made, the ignorant turn immediately to sectarianism, blissfully unaware of the fact that it is not traditions but sectarian posturing that lead to schisms. OK, that's enough meta-discussion, thank you. :focus: Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 210
Views: 2708

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Greetings,

Personally I'd call my understanding "non time-delineated" (akālika), but as far as the available options go, it correlates most closely to what Leigh defined as "moment-to-moment" (whilst also rejecting the notion of atomized and discrete "moments"!)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1936

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Greetings Alfa, Didn't the Buddha (and many others after him) leave the world? This doesn't mean to hide in a forest, or board a spacecraft... :alien: Rather, they "abandon" (or more specifically, "lay down") that which could be described as "the world" Then a certain monk went to the Blessed One an...
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: I did not write this post!!
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: I did not write this post!!

Greetings Circle5, I have no idea what "meditatin on the true nature of reality" is supposed to mean but I sure was funnier in the past :mrgreen: Your English skills have certainly improved. Once you've learnt which witch is which, we'll know whether you've truly mastered the language. Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: All is one. Change my view.
Replies: 24
Views: 328

Re: All is one. Change my view.

Greetings Zan, I am curious as to whether or not there are any convincing arguments against this view? Not necessarily just that the Buddha said that oneness is an extreme that he did not teach, I already know that, I am wondering if there are any actual arguments that directly refute the idea of "o...
by retrofuturist
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1936

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Greetings Grigoris, I'm not saying I have proof to provide an iron-clad substantiation, I'm saying I have reasons to believe it is so. Similarly, the situation in Syria. I think there's a very small percentage of people in the world with all the intelligence resources at their fingertips to know the...
by retrofuturist
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1936

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Greetings, It seems that retrofuturist is having difficulty rationalizing current events and that he has a somewhat delusional view of what transpired in north korea months ago. It seems that chownah fails to realise that it's OK for people to have different opinions to chownah, and that chownah doe...