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by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 11.13: Mahanama Sutta (six recollections)
Replies: 31
Views: 7104

Re: AN 11.13: Mahanama Sutta (six recollections)

Greetings venerable,

Do you think it would be reasonable to summarise it as an "each fares according to their deeds" kind of sentiment?

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Dictionaries
Replies: 43
Views: 26727

Pali Dictionaries

Greetings, A couple of handy references, for anyone interested in looking up the meaning of certain Pali words! For me, the first port of call is usually... Buddhist Dictionary - Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines , by Nyanatiloka http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/dic_idx.html ... and if I'm ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The symbolism of Wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

The symbolism of Wheels

Greetings, A quick sutta to share... AN 4.31: Cakka Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.031.than.html "There are these four wheels, endowed with which human beings & devas develop a four-wheeled prosperity; endowed with which human beings & devas in no long time achieve greatn...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Does PM work?
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: Does PM work?

Greetings Will,

Send me one as a test if you like.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: AN 11.13: Mahanama Sutta (six recollections)
Replies: 31
Views: 7104

AN 11.13: Mahanama Sutta (six recollections)

Greetings, I'd just like to share this excellent sutta, based on the six recollections, which can be very beneficial to practice. AN 11.13: Mahanama Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an11/an11.013.than.html Have you used any of the recollections outlined here? Have they been beneficia...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings, everybody!
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Greetings, everybody!

Greetings Dmytro,

Lovely to have you here. I've always enjoyed your postings.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from ShinMeiDokuJoh
Replies: 16
Views: 1694

Re: Hello from ShinMeiDokuJoh

Greetings ShinMeiDokuJoh,

I wish you all the best with your latest challenge.

I will be thinking of you. Take care of yourself.

The Book of Protection
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ction.html

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6108
Views: 463756

Re: the great rebirth debate

Greetings Peter, I don't think he needed to convince most people about rebirth. Wasn't it the dominant belief at the time? It's hard to know for sure, but I get the impression more people believed in some kind of rebirth than those who didn't. However, it certainly wasn't an overwhelming majority, o...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 8422

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Greetings Jechbi, Thank you for posting this here. I did not understand why it was regarded as controversial in the first place. It's controversial to the extent that it differs from the commentarial 'three-lives' version. It has significant acceptance though from many Theravadins (and also I notice...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Does PM work?
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: Does PM work?

Greetings Will,

They do work.

Although... I'm not entirely certain on the process behind it, the messages go to the Outbox immediately after being sent, and after an unknown amount of time, they seem to move automatically to the Sent folder.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Stuka
Replies: 9
Views: 2911

Re: Hello from Stuka

Oh, stuka... prepare to get confused.

Your Buddha Chat avatar is my Dhamma Wheel avatar.... and my Buddha Chat avatar is your Dhamma Wheel avatar!

8-)

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The first verse of the Dhammapada
Replies: 15
Views: 5336

Re: The first verse of the Dhammapada

Greetings Manapa,

You do raise a good point... there is still something to be learned from any translation. My concern as always is about the appropriate grasping of the snake... grabbing it properly so that it does not bite.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhammanando - Global Moderator
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Dhammanando - Global Moderator

Greetings, I am thrilled to be able to announce that venerable Dhammanando has decided to join us here at Dhamma Wheel in the capacity of a Global Moderator. Venerable Dhammanando is the most learned bhikkhu I know and I have a deep respect for him. I know there are others here amongst us who feel s...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Privacy
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Re: Privacy

Greetings Fede,

We're hoping there won't be issues of this variety, hopefully on account of the reasonably specialised nature of this forum.

If you do experience any problems though, please let us know.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The first verse of the Dhammapada
Replies: 15
Views: 5336

The first verse of the Dhammapada

Greetings, Prompted by Manapa's reference to it in another thread, I thought I would post the following.... After a lengthy public discussion about the first line of the Dhammapada on BuddhaChat I put the following question to a group of people... The first line of the Dhammapada... “manopubbangamaa...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Ajahn Chah: Buddha, Dhamma & the Mango Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: Ajahn Chah: Buddha, Dhamma & the Mango Tree

Precisely so, Christopher... I find that to be a liberating message.

Without that realisation, how could there ever be true renunciation?

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Happy to be here
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: Happy to be here

Greetings Jechbi, Lovely to see you here, and lovely also to hear a bit about yourself, after having seen you around the place. I too have done a 10-day Goenka course (May 2007, I think) and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, even if my practice now is more specifically aligned...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Avatar Covering Posts
Replies: 13
Views: 2695

Re: Avatar Covering Posts

Greetings Fede,

For future reference!

1. PostReply
2. Scroll down until you see the Options and Upload attachment tabs
3. Switch to Upload attachment
4. Click Choose File... go and find the file on your drive
5. Click Add The File
6. Submit

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good to be here
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Good to be here

Greetings pererin,

Lovely to have you here. If there's anything you can think of (especially in your capacity as a 'newcomer') which you think would improve your experience here, please drop a note in the Suggestion Box!

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Canon
Replies: 46
Views: 6935

Re: Pali Canon

Greetings,

Actually, for me it's a good way to save money, as I was toying with ordering Bhikkhu Bodhi's partial anthology of the AN... no need to now. I understand it's actually quite a long Nikaya in terms of wordcount, does anyone know for sure?

Metta,
Retro. :)