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by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Chat room
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Chat room

Chat Room Link
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by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN Session 2 - MN 60. Apannaka Sutta
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Re: MN Session 2 - MN 60. Apannaka Sutta

Greetings, I may as well kick things off quickly.... I think this is a good sutta to encourage the reader to take on board and accept (at least as a "working hypothesis" until the truth can be known one way or the other) the Buddha's position on certain issues pertaining to the Dhamma. I also like t...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Women can't become Buddhas?
Replies: 214
Views: 26024

Re: Women can't be enlightened?

Greetings Chris, No need to be sorry at all... in the Modern section, all Theravadin views and perspectives ranging from the Buddha to Buddhaghosa to Buddhadasa are all perfectly OK and on topic. Thus your comment about your preferences for traditional perspectives over secular academic ones is perf...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Commentators/academics from outside the Buddhist tradition
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Commentators/academics from outside the Buddhist tradition

Greetings everyone, Zavk presented the following views in another thread, which I'm copying and pasting here because it would also make a good discussion topic in and of itself. This notion that the views of commentators outside the Buddhist tradition (i.e. those speaking from the secular academe li...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Women can't become Buddhas?
Replies: 214
Views: 26024

Re: Women can't be enlightened?

Greetings Jechbi, Good thinking.... I'll leave that post there, but I'll copy and paste the content into a new thread and anyone wishing to discuss the points of view further can do so there. Done: Here it is.... Commentators/academics from outside the Buddhist tradition http://www.dhammawheel.com/v...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Chat room
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Chat room

Greetings Mawkish,

Sounds interesting... let us know once he's a bit further along in proceedings.

In the meantime, we now have a Dhamma Wheel Chat Room (see Announcements)... we'll see how much interest comes of that.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 6149

Re: OMG it's a rebirth thread

Greetings Drolma, Yes, much different. As for finding out the Mahayana perspective, I've been asking a few questions of our Mahayana friends at E-Sangha who might well have some insight to provide. Is The Buddha Considered Eternal, in Mahayana Buddhism? http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?sho...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 6149

Re: OMG it's a rebirth thread

Greetings Drolma, I see Retro. This is indeed encouraging. And now for the deviation! ;) The cessation of becoming means "birth has ended" both here in the sense of becoming, and also at the moment of death. So at the inevitable parinibbana, there is no craving or becoming. Without craving or becomi...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 6149

Re: OMG it's a rebirth thread

Greetings Drolma, Rebirth (or post-mortem continuation or post-mortem becoming) is taught pretty much the same way in my tradition. The only difference I can see is that the focus is more on purification than cessation in TB, and we say "subtle body" instead of gandhabba, but I think it's the same. ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 6149

Re: OMG it's a rebirth thread

Greetings Individual,

I'd recommend reading what venerable Dhammanando said in the gandhabba thread, if you've not done so.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 6149

Re: OMG it's a rebirth thread

Greetings Drolma, What do you think of "post-mortem becoming?" I think our kammic tendencies towards becoming are far more resilient than this physical body which will die of its own accord after several decades of use. Unless the fetter of ignorance is destroyed, those mental forces that tend to cr...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Hi all!

Greetings and welcome.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 6149

Re: OMG it's a rebirth thread

Greetings dumb bonbu, beginner's question - i'm slowly making my way through Abhidhamma in Daily Life, where i'm starting to learn about cittas and that no two cittas arise together, rather a citta rises, fades and then another immediately follows. judging by what you've said though Individual, i th...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No Replies
Replies: 23
Views: 6800

Re: No Replies

Greetings Will,

I've never tried it.

I wonder if this post of mine will trigger an e-mail.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: perfections
Replies: 12
Views: 1781

Re: perfections

Greetings Genkaku,
genkaku wrote:But who cares what it's called as long as we're making the effort? :)
Indeed. If you read the above list in English to the perfectly enlightened Buddha he wouldn't know what you were talking about.

Metta,
Retro. :)