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by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aspiration, Vows and Choice
Replies: 23
Views: 3336

Re: Aspiration, Vows and Choice

Greetings,
Dhammakid wrote:Although, I'm a bit confused now...I guess the Buddha didn't teach us to strive for Buddhahood or Arahantship, right?
In the Pali Canon he teaches to strive for Arahantship, not Buddhahood.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?
Replies: 45
Views: 5954

Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Greetings zavk,

It's casual Friday today at work so that makes it easier. I've got shorts in my briefcase so I will feel cooler before I dare to face the trains this afternoon. I would be wearing them now, but to be honest, no one at work wants to see my hairy legs.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: This is the Best Forum!
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: This is the Best Forum!

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravadins' thoughts on the origin of the Mahayana sutras?
Replies: 31
Views: 4346

Re: Theravadins' thoughts on the origin of the Mahayana sutras?

Greetings Anders & Tilt,

Thanks for sharing those perspectives.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there is no re-linking consciousness
Replies: 55
Views: 8243

Re: Why there is no re-linking consciousness

Greetings Element, all, Please note, this topic has been moved to the Dhammic free-for-all. As for comparisons between relinking consciousness and the Tibetan "bardo", if you actually look into it you'll see that the commentarial Theravadin position, strongly influenced by the Abhidhamma Pitaka leav...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravadins' thoughts on the origin of the Mahayana sutras?
Replies: 31
Views: 4346

Re: Theravadins' thoughts on the origin of the Mahayana sutras?

Greetings Individual,

Why not the Pali Vinaya?

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Satipatthana sequencing
Replies: 60
Views: 8707

Satipatthana sequencing

Greetings, I'm starting a new thread on the Satipatthana Sutta as I don't want to derail the one Manapa started. MN 10: Satipatthana Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.010.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; In satipatthana there are four frames of reference... ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravadins' thoughts on the origin of the Mahayana sutras?
Replies: 31
Views: 4346

Re: Theravadins' thoughts on the origin of the Mahayana sutras?

Greetings Element,

That's a pretty stupid comment. What about the Burmese junta? What do they do to those who follow the Theravadin path.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi ya
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: hi ya

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?
Replies: 45
Views: 5954

Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Greetings Tilt,

Looks like we need a complementary "What's the coldest it gets to where you live?" thread!

To which I would say about minima of 0'C (32'F).

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?
Replies: 45
Views: 5954

Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Greetings,

Good for vedananupassana?

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravadins' thoughts on the origin of the Mahayana sutras?
Replies: 31
Views: 4346

Re: Theravadins' thoughts on the origin of the Mahayana sutras?

Greetings JC,

I think that's closely related enough to the topic to stay in this thread.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?
Replies: 45
Views: 5954

Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Greetings Chris,

Yes, just a little.

:rofl:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?
Replies: 45
Views: 5954

What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Greetings, I'm just wondering what's the hottest it ever gets to in your corner of the world? It was 43.4 C' yesterday in Melbourne, Australia... 44.0 C' today and should be a cooler 43 C' tomorrow. For those who think in terms of fahrenheit, today was 111. This is all perilously close to highest ev...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Women can't become Buddhas?
Replies: 214
Views: 28276

Re: No record of Women Buddhas

Greetings Gregory, There is a legitimate question about the issue of women's awakening. and it does include the question of the development of the Theravada canon and control of the early sangha by the patriarchal society of monks. However, is this the right forum to go into those issues? Right foru...