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by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Beginners?
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

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: 1625

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: 4771

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: 1471

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 (Archive)
Topic: Dhamma related Music
Replies: 18
Views: 2259

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: 1106

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: 1835

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: 6109
Views: 531400

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: 1625

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: 1625

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...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

Re: Questions.

Greetings,

As for the PM limit... it's technically possible, but I think it's adequate as it is.... note that you get a separate allowance for your 'inbox' and 'sent' folders.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Engine
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Re: Engine

Greetings Dmytro,

Thanks. We'll keep that in mind.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhamma Media
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Re: Dhamma Media

Greetings Will, Feel free to write any reviews you wish to write, and place them into whichever of the forums seems most relevant to the item being reviewed. If there ever comes to be a big enough volume of them, we can consider it in the future... for now we don't want too many forums. Metta, Retro...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: chat feature?
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Re: chat feature?

Greetings,
Drolma wrote:I like that idea!
What? A chat room that freezes your computer? :lol:

I don't think we're ready for a chat room just yet, but we'll keep the suggestion in mind.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!
Replies: 2825
Views: 457101

Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

Greetings venerable,

Excellent posting. Thank you.

Metta,
Retro. :)