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by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the self view arises ?
Replies: 47
Views: 689

Re: How does the self view arises ?

Greetings,
Circle5 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Seeing things is great. Have you seen the 2 sutta quotes I brought above, explicitly explaining how self view comes to be?
Sure, I didn't realise they required a response...

:shrug:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the self view arises ?
Replies: 47
Views: 689

Re: How does the self view arises ?

Greetings Circle5, To be fair though, anyone who has mentioned paticcasamuppada has noted the role of vedana... There is nothing in Paticca about the mental tendency towards conceit and how the opinion that there is a self arises. According to your take on paticcasamuppada perhaps. Those who don't s...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How Many Must One Cut?
Replies: 12
Views: 96

Re: How Many Must One Cut?

Greetings,
Srilankaputra wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:06 am
Thanks retro. Is there some place to refer all the lists of the Buddha ?...
Funnily enough, yes.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How Many Must One Cut?
Replies: 12
Views: 96

Re: How Many Must One Cut?

Greetings, Any ideas what the Blessed one is referring to in this sutta ? Can we guess? :D Context would suggest to me that it's possibly... Cut five (lower) fetters, abandon five cords of sense pleasure Develop five faculties/powers ... but there's so many lists in the suttas, it could well be some...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does the self view arises ?
Replies: 47
Views: 689

Re: How does the self view arises ?

Greetings, I am surprised we are at page 3 and nobody pointed this out already. To be fair though, anyone who has mentioned paticcasamuppada has noted the role of vedana... From ignorance as a requisite condition come fabrications. From fabrications as a requisite condition comes consciousness. From...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 32
Views: 433

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Greetings, Hey, guys. Do you think I should start by studying The Eightfold Path or Mindfulness (Anapanasati)? They're not separate things... Samma Sati (right mindfulness) and Samma Samadhi (right concentration) are the 7th and 8th elements of the Noble Eightfold Path, respectively. Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Meditation Log Extension
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Meditation Log Extension

Greetings,

It's a kind offer, but speaking personally, I would not have any need for such a feature, nor would I feel any inclination to track and share such information.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Greetings,

Sam Vara has decided to step down from the moderator role today, after having served the Dhamma Wheel community well in this role over the past 12 months.

I would like to publicly thank him for that contribution.

:anjali:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Discord within the Sangha
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Discord within the Sangha

Greetings Agarika, Did the monk disrobing (or alternatively changing monasteries) share the opinion that the Vinaya was adhered to and if yes, why did he still disapprove? Was there maybe additional personal animosity, so true adherence to rules was not the actual issue? Well, as I said from the out...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Theravāda avoid elitist interference in the affairs of others?
Replies: 32
Views: 464

Re: Does Theravāda avoid elitist interference in the affairs of others?

Greetings James, Could you elaborate how those people with bodhisattva vow interfere in the affairs of all sentient beings ? Isn't making a vow does not necessarily in reality interfering in the affairs ? "The Bodhisattva vow is the vow taken by Mahayana Buddhists to liberate all sentient beings." (...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Precepts and the capitalist appropriation of surplus labor value.
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: On the Precepts and the capitalist appropriation of surplus labor value.

Greetings, In this narrative, should we consider it theft? No. As outlined in sutta instruction to householders, it is encumbent only on employers only to pay a fair wage and to provide fair working conditions. To offer Right Livelihood compatible employment that another is willing to accept, is act...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Solo Retreat On Budget For 30 Days Help Please
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: Solo Retreat On Budget For 30 Days Help Please

Greetings,
Mr.SeanStewart wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:45 am
I Find that the retreats are all booked months ahead and have so many limitations and restrictions on how long one can stay...
... and also on what they expect you to be doing, which may not be in accord with your intentions.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Discord within the Sangha
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Discord within the Sangha

Greetings Volo,

Thank you, I appreciate you sharing your perspective.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Discord within the Sangha
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Discord within the Sangha

Greetings Volo,

Thanks for the comments.

What about the variation on the scenario that you describe, where the second monk undertakes the less drastic measure of simply changing monasteries... would that change your assessment of fault and issue status?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Discord within the Sangha
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Discord within the Sangha

Greetings, I would like to put forward a hypothetical scenario, in the hope of exploring and better understanding how discord is managed within the "doctrine and the discipline"... Let's say that a certain monk was conducting themselves in a manner which, by and large, was in conformity with the Vin...