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by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism for the 21st Century Parent
Replies: 20
Views: 3086

Buddhism for the 21st Century Parent

Greetings, I thought it might be worthwhile pulling together a few resources for the 21st century parent looking to use Buddhism to help them cope with the pressures of life, parenthood and so on. Firstly, there's... A Constitution for Living by P.A. Payutto http://www.budsir.org/Conlive.html" oncli...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Introductory resources
Replies: 43
Views: 25564

Introductory resources

Greetings, Some useful resources for those interested in learning more about Theravada Buddhism... Good Question Good Answer - Ven S. Dhammika http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/qanda.htm An excellent simple introduction on Buddhist concepts. Access To Insight http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ A larg...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Buddhadasa
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Ajahn Buddhadasa

Greetings,

A good introductory piece on Buddhism from Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

Handbook for Mankind
http://www.buddhanet.net/budasa.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine
Replies: 41
Views: 22410

Re: Theravada Search Engine

Greetings,

Thanks... I've added all those plus Bhikkhu Samahita's What-Buddha-Said.net

and...

http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/pali/*" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.chibs.edu.tw/mukherjee/*" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jāti (and its various usages)
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: Jāti (and its various usages)

Greetings venerable Dhammanando,

Thanks for the above examples.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Economics
Replies: 19
Views: 3116

Buddhist Economics

Greetings, There's a few books around looking at whether Buddhist principles can be applied to Economics in the pursuit of an ideal Buddhist society. One that I quite enjoyed is from P.A. Payutto... Buddhist Economics A Middle Way for the Market Place By Ven. P. A. Payutto http://www.urbandharma.org...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (1922)
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (1922)

Greetings,

For your online reading pleasure...

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (1922)
http://www.online-literature.com/hesse/siddhartha/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine
Replies: 41
Views: 22410

Re: Theravada Search Engine

Initial list... abhidhamma.free.fr/* aimwell.org/* amaravati.org/abmnew/index.php/teachings* beyondthenet.net/* bhikkhublog.blogspot.com/* bieson.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/volltexte/2003/124/pdf/* bodhinyanarama.net.nz/* buddhist.advayata.com/blog1* buddhist.advayata.com/echange* canonpali.org/* dhammasuk...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine
Replies: 41
Views: 22410

Re: Theravada Search Engine

Greetings, After seeing that the above search engine has not been updated since 2006, I've decided to start my own, modelled upon the one above, using its search entries ( http://s.billard.free.fr/dhamma/dhammasearch-listing.txt ) as the starting point... Google Saffron http://www.google.com/coop/cs...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Books - where do you get yours?
Replies: 18
Views: 2595

Re: Dhamma Books - where do you get yours?

Greetings Ben,
Ben wrote:I remember about 20 years ago sending a cheque in US dollars to BPS Kandy and waited several years for my books to arrive. It was an exercise in patience!
It's much easier now... BPS take PayPal.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Beginners?
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Beginners?

Greetings Drolma, Combining a few of the ideas above, we've now created a "Discovering Theravada" forum, which is "A forum for beginners and members of other Buddhist traditions to ask questions about Theravada (The Way of the Elders)". Good for beginners in the sense of those completely new to Budd...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions on the Atthakanagara Sutta (MN 52)
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Questions on the Atthakanagara Sutta (MN 52)

Greetings, The article referenced by venerable Gavesako above is indeed a very good article. One Tool Among Many - The Place of Vipassana in Buddhist Practice by Thanissaro Bhikkhu http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/onetool.html Not too long and very well written. Recommended for ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Incense - Yes or No
Replies: 20
Views: 4101

Re: Incense - Yes or No

Greetings Keith,

That's a good point... I have a similar response.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Re: Questions.

Greetings Jason,

Well see how you go... prune the folders a little when they get full... and let us know if the default allocation proves to be insufficient after that.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dhamma related Music
Replies: 18
Views: 1965

Re: Dhamma related Music

Greetings, I find much of Donovan's music is Dhamma-compatible. He was inspired by Zen, 'Beatnik Buddhism' and was a poster child for the flower power generation... so this is no surprise really. General rule of thumb though is that the more preachy Donovan got, the less interesting his actual music...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: Hello All

Greetings Lampang,

Thanks for joining us and I look forward to your questions and contributions.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, all
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: Hi, all

Greetings Annabel,

Lovely to see you here.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6091
Views: 455843

Re: the great rebirth debate

Greetings WIll, Yet a right intellectual view of no self does not itself prevent future conventional births again or the operation of kamma/vipaka, correct? Even if you "know" that anatta is true (a prerequisite for stream-entry, I believe), it's only the attainment of arahantship which would "preve...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions on the Atthakanagara Sutta (MN 52)
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Questions on the Atthakanagara Sutta (MN 52)

Greetings venerable Gavesako and Ben,

Thank you for your thoughts.

I'll be sure to read that full article tomorrow when I'm not so much struggling with the hindrance of sloth and torpor. ;)

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions on the Atthakanagara Sutta (MN 52)
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Questions on the Atthakanagara Sutta (MN 52)

Greetings, i was just reading Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation of the Atthakanagara Sutta (The Man From Atthakanagara) which talk about the eleven doors to the deathless... namely the four jhanas, the four brahma-viharas and the first three immaterial jhanas. Each of these doors provide an opportunity fo...