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by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 13
Views: 2387

Re: Hello from Ireland

Greetings and welcome.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Saludos desde San Juan, Texas
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Re: Saludos desde San Juan, Texas

Greetings and welcome.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: A lotus
Replies: 14
Views: 2536

A lotus

Greetings,

A photo I took on the weekend in Shoreham on the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia.

Image

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The mechanism of gandhabba
Replies: 91
Views: 14289

Re: The mechanism of gandhabba

Greetings Comments on gandhabba from Ajahn Sujato in... Understanding Death & Beyond (Perspective of Early Buddhism) Limited edition download: http://www.c2rc.org/papers/C2RC2008-P2S1-EarlyBuddhismPersp-Sujato.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; A somewhat mysterious usage of the term...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: The Not-Self Strategy
Replies: 31
Views: 4781

Re: The Not-Self Strategy

Greetings Drolma, Why was Lord Buddha willing to discuss not-self so clearly, but he didn't offer a reply when he was asked if there was no-self? One reason is because to someone who did not understand anatta, they would have interpreted the response in such a way that led to eternalism, annihilatio...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: dibbacakkhu
Replies: 8
Views: 2269

Re: dibbacakkhu

Greetings thecap,

It's definitely in the Visuddhimagga.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: dibbacakkhu
Replies: 8
Views: 2269

Re: dibbacakkhu

Greetings thecap,

What is it? I don't recognise the term.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everybody.
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: Hello everybody.

Greetings and welcome.

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Discovering Theravada ...
Replies: 20
Views: 3183

Re: Discovering Theravada ...

Greetings Pererin,

See also the pinned thread on:

Introductory Resources
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=148" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Feel free to post your comments and questions here or in a new thread.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The mechanism of gandhabba
Replies: 91
Views: 14289

Re: The mechanism of gandhabba

Greetings Jechbi, Hi Retro, The word 'gandhabba' refers to whatever else is required beyond the other two conditions of the woman being fertile, and the coming together of the woman and man. Ok, thanks, that's actually a somewhat more precise definition than I recall seeing earlier in this particula...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: The Arahant and the Void
Replies: 9
Views: 2042

Re: The Arahant and the Void

Greetings Drolma,

I see it here as relating to a dynamic mode of perception, where there is knowledge/awareness that all that is being experienced is both anatta and anicca. There is no perception of, or clinging to, any form of 'self'.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The mechanism of gandhabba
Replies: 91
Views: 14289

Re: The mechanism of gandhabba

Greetings Jechbi, The word 'gandhabba' refers to whatever else is required beyond the other two conditions of the woman being fertile, and the coming together of the woman and man. As has been pointed out previously, there's not a lot known about precisely what the term is referring to. Metta, Retro...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The mechanism of gandhabba
Replies: 91
Views: 14289

Re: The mechanism of gandhabba

Greetings Jechbi,
Jechbi wrote:So gandhabba is just superstition then?
My reading of what stuka says is that it's intended to represent the "remaining ingredient". Whether they believed they knew precisely what that "remaining ingredient" was and how it functioned is a different question.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: The Arahant and the Void
Replies: 9
Views: 2042

Re: The Arahant and the Void

Greetings Drolma,

Yes, this is referring to emptiness.

However, it's not necessarily referring to the "formless jhanas" such as that in which the Buddha's meditation teachers dwelt in and experienced the fate you describe above.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Magic Show (Kalakarama Sutta Prologue)
Replies: 11
Views: 4408

Re: The Magic Show (Kalakarama Sutta Prologue)

Greetings Chris,

Indeed. Thanks for sharing.

I should get around to reading that work from Nanananda... it's somewhere in the "to read" pile. :D

Metta,
Retro. :)