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by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is my hapiness depending on how some people treat me?
Replies: 32
Views: 813

Re: Is my hapiness depending on how some people treat me?

Greetings,

I think we've explored this matter adequately from a Theravada perspective.

People seem to want to speak a bit more generally on this, so I'm going to move it to the general section now.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New ToS 3m: Posting via a TOR anonymizer service is not permitted
Replies: 0
Views: 110

New ToS 3m: Posting via a TOR anonymizer service is not permitted

Greetings, Effective immediately, members may no longer use a TOR anonymizer service in order to post at Dhamma Wheel. 3. Action The following actions are not permitted at Dhamma Wheel: m. Posting via a TOR anonymizer service (which will automatically be interpreted as an attempt to circumvent ToS3k...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Having an administrator from a Theravadan country?
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Having an administrator from a Theravadan country?

Greetings ManoPG, Per David's note, we do not discriminate based upon immutable characteristics when offering staff positions. (After all, "not by birth is one a brahman") If you believe that doing so, however, would be a boon to Buddhism on the Internet, then I recommend creating a Dhamma Board to ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 1146

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

Greetings, When we are asleep touching the body does not give rise to body consciousness . The person are not aware of being touch . Yes they are, if you touch them a bit harder, or make a noise. So there isn't a complete lack of awareness while sleeping, it's more like consciousness is in "standby ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help understanding Ñāṇavīra Thera
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: Help understanding Ñāṇavīra Thera

Greetings,

Indeed... An epic fail.

:zzz:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 1146

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

Greetings, Much of this subject matter depends on how key terms and concepts are understood. If people have different understandings of what terms and concepts mean, they will talk past each other, especially on subtle Dhamma matters such as this. I will explain the matter as I understand it... plea...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Hello again

Greetings,

Welcome back.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself
Replies: 106
Views: 2081

Re: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself

Greetings,
SDC wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:08 pm
There you have two (or more) opposing ideas which will constantly vie for dominance.
Not necessarily. There is that which the Buddha taught because it is connected to the goal, and that which he didn't because it isn't.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood and Abortion
Replies: 22
Views: 443

Re: Right Livelihood and Abortion

Greetings, When Angulimala as directed by his teacher went on killing people to collect 1000 fingers he did not accumulate Karma because he did it on instruction and was not his intention. Got anything to support this perspective? Following that logic, would abortion suddenly become OK because it's ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 5th precept: "Make America dry (sober) again"
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: 5th precept: "Make America dry (sober) again"

Greetings DooDoot,

Anything you wish to say about the video, so we have a clearer understanding of what the topic is about?

On a related note, what are your thoughts on aspects of Sila being imposed by Law (either secular, or religious)?

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Infants are little Buddhas
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Infants are little Buddhas

Greetings,

As this topic was not started in good faith, it will be closed.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monarchy
Replies: 19
Views: 551

Re: Monarchy

:focus:
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monarchy
Replies: 19
Views: 551

Re: Monarchy

Greetings Ceisiwr, Lately I’ve entertained the idea that such a transference of power can be compatible with the Dhamma since to be born a monarch is to have had a fortunate rebirth and so the monarch does have a Buddhist version of the divine right of kings. Thoughts? I think this aspect of the top...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: The Illustrious and Praiseworthy Buddhadasa
Replies: 125
Views: 1246

Re: The Illustrious and Praiseworthy Buddhadasa

Greetings,

This topic has devolved into a train wreck, and will be closed.

Feel free to start a new topic relating to Buddhadasa, but please first read A guide on how to get the most out of your new topics to help avoid another train wreck.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself
Replies: 106
Views: 2081

Re: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself

Greetings budo,
budo wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:12 am
Sure, but you're referring to experiencing. I said landing, as in becoming.
I think we're thinking of these as meaning very different things... (probably due to a conflict in the 3-lifetime vs non-temporal models of paticcasamuppada).

Metta,
Paul. :)