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by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 7505

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: 7251

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: 1914

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. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma
Replies: 62
Views: 17686

Re: Kamma and its Ripening in the Abhidhamma

Greetings Mike, A few points that may assist or confuse (we'll see how it goes!) 1. Vipaka is the mental resultant of kamma. Vipaka is not physical. 2. Remember Angulimala was not a "self". As per Ajahn Chah's phrase "No Ajahn Chah", there was "No Angulimala". In this sense there was "No Angulimala"...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: perfections
Replies: 12
Views: 1914

Re: perfections

Greetings Genkaku,
genkaku wrote:Boy, do I feel dumb. :oops:
No need to feel dumb, friend! I'm sure there's plenty of reasonably self-evident Zen explanations for certain things that I don't know, simply because I've yet to have any exposure to them.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Maha-Satipatthana Sutta
Replies: 33
Views: 6321

Re: Maha-Satipatthana Sutta

Greetings Manapa, I've read through the document and would be happy to share my thoughts on the Satipatthana practice, but not just yet, as I'm seeing and understanding the "Mental Qualities" in a slightly more profound light over the last day or two, so I might see where that takes me first. Metta,...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 7505

Re: OMG it's a rebirth thread

Greetings Craig, One problem i find though with explanations of continuation is the "rebirth" linking consciousness. Isnt consciounsness dependent on Name and Form so i find it hard to see how a rebirth linking consciouness could exsist because it would need name and form which would mean that name ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Women can't become Buddhas?
Replies: 214
Views: 29434

Re: Women can't be enlightened?

Greetings,

My take is that we need to renounce both masculinity and feminity.

The Buddha merely defines and differentiates them to provide clarity for us on what needs to be renounced.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 7505

Re: OMG it's a rebirth thread

Greetings Individual, Continuation of causality, however. Not atta or vinnana. Ayu (vitality) and vinnana (consciousness) cease at death, without remainder. The final moment of consciousness in this life conditions the first moment of consciousness for another conventional being... like that old ana...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: perfections
Replies: 12
Views: 1914

Re: perfections

Greetings, The Paramitas (perfections) in Theravada Buddhism are... l. Dana - Charity 2. Sila - Morality 3. Nekkhamma - Renunciation 4. Panna - Wisdom 5. Viriya - Perseverance 6. Khanti - Patience 7. Sacca - Truthfulness 8. Adhitthana - Determination 9. Metta - Loving-kindness 10. Upekkha - Equanimi...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 7505

Re: OMG it's a rebirth thread

Best Rebirth Thread Ever.

Image

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 7505

Re: OMG it's a rebirth thread

Greetings Drolma, even post-mortem continuation implies that something is continuing . There is continuation, but it's nothing different to the "ongoing process of becoming that is rooted in dependent origination" which you mention in your post. This becoming occurs now and isn't stopped by conventi...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: OMG it's a rebirth thread
Replies: 50
Views: 7505

Re: OMG it's a rebirth thread

Greetings Drolma,

:thumbsup:

(Just be careful who you say that around... who knows how they'll misinterpret it :spy: )

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 19
Views: 4161

Re: Homosexuality

Greetings David,

They'd all be sexual misconduct for a monk.

None of them would be sexual misconduct for a lay follwer, taking into account the caveats mentioned above by others.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Samaya
Replies: 20
Views: 3274

Re: Samaya

Greetings Davcuts, So could a Theravada practitioner state they feel there former teacher was a cult leader, or would that be breaking some precept? No, not at all. As for future destinations, there are determined by kamma (action). Kamma performed that is rooted in wholesome mindstates of wisdom, l...