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by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: theravada
Replies: 20
Views: 294

Re: theravada

Greetings Grigoris, Somehow I don't think the Buddha considered refusing to overcome one's ignorance as an instance of sense restraint. One doesn't need to know everything about every topic in order to become an arahant. The Buddha didn't know about computers or inter-continental ballistic missiles,...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: theravada
Replies: 20
Views: 294

Re: theravada

Greetings Dhammarakkhito,

Have your questions been answered now?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: theravada
Replies: 20
Views: 294

Re: theravada

Greetings,
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:49 am
Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:45 am
no and i more than likely will not
Now that is a good attitude! :tongue:
If it's for the purposes of sense restraint, it's a very good attitude, in Theravada.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bundles of reeds simile.
Replies: 114
Views: 1281

Re: Bundles of reeds simile.

Greetings Dinsdale,

If you see nothing in it for you, then that's OK.

:heart:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: theravada
Replies: 20
Views: 294

Re: theravada

Greetings D,
mikenz66 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:28 am
If you are not interested in those threads, I suggest that you ignore them.
And if you need us to complement your sense restraint by turning the Connections section off for you, just ask.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings about Tantra.
Replies: 28
Views: 297

Re: Musings about Tantra.

Greetings, Okay... this set of unfocused "musings" is now over. If anyone has a structured topic they want to start based on anything said here, by all means please do. Maybe check out A guide on how to get the most out of your new topics for tips on how to make it more focused and effective. Until ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dependent Origination about Nama,Rupa or Nama-Rupa?
Replies: 22
Views: 382

Re: Is Dependent Origination about Nama,Rupa or Nama-Rupa?

Greetings Sarath, Is this a difficult question? More ill-directed than difficult, IMO. Maybe it might make more sense to someone engaged with the incredibly complex rendering of paticcasamuppada as found in Visuddhimagga, so I'll steer clear until such time. What I will say though in the meantime, i...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 47
Views: 951

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

Greetings,

Posts in violation of the newly introduced TOS2i have been removed.

Please be mindful of the current topic, as defined in the initial post, when you post.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 47
Views: 951

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

Greetings, There's an obvious difference between: - Indulging in sleep - Getting enough sleep - Not getting enough sleep DooDoot is talking about "having good sound healthy sleep"... not "he enjoys sleep, is fond of sleep, enjoys indulging in sleep." It seems argumentative, or even disingenuous to c...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 47
Views: 951

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

Greetings, i was asking if you have attained the non-arising but you don't have to answer if you don't want to. I might decline on the same basis that I declined to answer Qs 1-4... thanks for your understanding. As I'm sure you can appreciate, the potential brouhaha caused by inadvertent misreprese...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 47
Views: 951

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

Greetings, a resolution not to fabricate sankharas. fascinating, did it work yet? Whilst I was doing it, I was happy with the results. In many respects, I see the value of formal sitting practice not so much in the actual sitting, but moreso in giving yourself the freedom to isolate yourself from si...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)
Replies: 47
Views: 951

Re: Let's help eachother develop jhanas (take two!)

Greetings budo, 1. Are you able to enter the jhanas every time you sit down? 2. If not, how often are you able to enter the jhanas? (Once day, week, month, etc..) 3. What is the highest jhanas you've attained? 4. What is the highest jhana you've mastered? In light of the different conceptions of jha...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?
Replies: 141
Views: 2216

Re: Has anyone here mastered any of the jhanas?

Greetings,

This topic is now closed, and replaced by the newly created...

Let's help each other develop jhanas (take two!)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: ban heretics
Replies: 90
Views: 2999

Re: ban heretics

Greetings Budo, Greetings Budo, There's some upcoming tweaks to the Terms of Service (coming probably within the next 24 hours) which should empower moderators to help cut down on such derailment. The kinds of behaviours you described have been observed and will be addressed more tightly in the futu...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Change to Tos2c / New ToS2i
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Change to Tos2c / New ToS2i

Greetings, Effective immediately, we are making some modifications to the Terms of Service. These are not radical changes, but they are changes in emphasis in order to clarify expectations upon members, so it would be appreciated if you would take the time to digest the following. Firstly, we are ch...