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by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How Many Of You Experience Depression?
Replies: 28
Views: 575

Re: How Many Of You Experience Depression?

Greetings Sean, Let me first say, based on what you have written, I am pleased you're not doing the 20 day course. OK, on with your questions. Do you guys feel depressed, lonely and hopeless about life sometimes? Lonely, no. Hopeless about life, no. Depressed? Well, I do experience Seasonal Affected...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Delete new topics which are just a video or link, and no comment
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Delete new topics which are just a video or link, and no comment

Greetings James, I appreciate the suggestion but, in the spirit of not assuming the worst, I prefer to give people a chance to demonstrate the connection, before concluding the worst. Making this inquiry also makes it possible to make an appropriate referral to either DWM, DWE or Dharma Paths, as th...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On the Mandela Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: On the Mandela Effect

Greetings,

That sort of explains what the topic is about, but it establishes no connection to Theravada Buddhism. This may possibly be more suited to Dharma Wheel Engaged?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On the Mandela Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: On the Mandela Effect

Greetings,

Without making me watch a video, can you please explain what this topic is actually about, and what connection there is to Theravada Buddhism?

Thank you.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 36
Views: 842

Re: Theravada for Beginner

Greetings Zolbec, I am interested in reading a book by Bhikkhu Bodhi (In The Buddha's Words). As you know, it's not a beginner's book. It's an intermediate book. So which books do you recommend to me before this book? I wouldn't let that deter you. If you're going to develop Right View, you're going...
by retrofuturist
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices

Greetings Pilgrim, I have nothing against this project or any other charity but wish to clarify whether posts like this are against DW's Terms of Service? . Action The following actions are not permitted at Dhamma Wheel: c. Solicitation of funds It's a grey line, because we do also promote Dhammadut...
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Devas
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Devas

Greetings,
Manopubbangama wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:25 pm
I mean a place for us to placate the assembly of devas.

Surely this is something that the suttas condone as wholesome?
Create a topic in the Shrine Room then?

:shrug:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are collective apologies valid?
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: Are collective apologies valid?

Greetings,
Manopubbangama wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Karmically, that is?
No.

And since that point is uncontested, and the conversation is veering off into politics and general worldliness, it will be closed.

If anyone has anything worthwhile to add to the topic, please send me a PM.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Devas
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: Devas

Greetings, Should we have a special assembly for the Devas here? We have no distinction in this regard at Dhamma Wheel between the male/female, ordained/lay assemblies - it's all the same access, with the same forums. That said, if we get enough demand from devas for a special assembly, we'll seriou...
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Happiness does NOT exist
Replies: 16
Views: 314

Re: Happiness does NOT exist

Greetings,
alfa wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:55 am
Therefore, the only conclusion is this: love cannot exist except as a negation of hate.
What do you mean by "negation"?

Imagine a scale, where 1 is love, 0 is neutral, and -1 is hate.

Do you mean the "absence of hate" (0) or the "opposite of hate" (1)?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: I am a gambler
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: I am a gambler

Greetings,
DooDoot wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:50 am
Uncle Sam is the tax man.
Yes, and now that you've taken the bait, it's time to get...

:focus:

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?

Greetings newbee, Since pandaka doesn't strictly mean gay man , it's going to be difficult to answer your question. There's existing topics where the meaning of the Pali term is explored. Maybe read those and then come back and tell us if you're actually referring to a pandaka or a gay man...? Metta...
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A section for non-eternalist Buddhism?
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: A section for non-eternalist Buddhism?

Greetings,

Through discussion with the OP, we have managed to identify an alternative approach to the "problem" raised, since the "solution" proposed isn't compatible with our forum taxonomy.

As such, this topic will be closed.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A section for non-eternalist Buddhism?
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: A section for non-eternalist Buddhism?

Greetings Zan,

Linked from the Terms of Service there's a topic called (something like) Getting The Most Out Of Your New Topics. I recommend reading it.

:reading:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reality isn't cumulative the past does fall away
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Reality isn't cumulative the past does fall away

Greetings, CDs ... throw out Now, it's pretty rare that I would accuse someone of heresy, but this!... :o I can find no other word for it. Reality isn't cumulative, bad memories from the past do fall away, but there are costs to pay. It's true. Actions aren't unchanging or permanent, and neither is ...