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by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?
Replies: 17
Views: 326

Re: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?

Greetings Sarath, Considering Retro clear this we can discuss whether Visuddhimagga is a useful document and whether it does not agree with Sutta. You can certainly do that here in this topic in General Theravada section, although such discussion would not be permitted in the Classical Theravada sec...
by retrofuturist
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?
Replies: 17
Views: 326

Re: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?

Greetings SarathW, Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted? This being a Theravada forum, it's entirely appropriate to quote from the Visuddhimagga. My perspective is that it's good to reference any sourced quotation, and then to leave it to the discretion of...
by retrofuturist
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can mind sustained without an object?
Replies: 20
Views: 418

Re: Can mind sustained without an object?

Greetings, Can mind sustained without an object? "From the origination of name-&-form is the origination of the mind. From the cessation of name-&-form is the cessation of the mind." (SN 47.42) What is the object of each Jhana? That depends on what meditation you're doing, doesn't it? There's lots o...
by retrofuturist
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2385

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings,

Just a little reminder to all to maintain the touchpoint to Buddhism in this topic.

Thanks!

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 50
Views: 843

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Greetings, As long as the meat comes from an animal that is already dead its fine in Theravada Buddhism. You cant order like a live fish or lobster that will die after you order it. That may be true for monastics... can you cite anything that says this is also true for lay people? Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2385

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings,
Coëmgenu wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Karma
In what context do you say that? In the context of past lives (which the Buddha taught) or "collective karma" (which is hokum, not found in the Buddha's teaching).

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, new member
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Hello, new member

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is forbidden?
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: What is forbidden?

Greetings User99, ... and that the suffering reduces with everyone new attained level of nirvana. Nibbana is unconditioned, it doesn't come in "levels". If you are speaking here of levels of nobility - e.g. stream-winner, once-returner, non-returner, arahant .... then what is actually happening is t...
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2385

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings, Given the prevalence of violent racism and homophobia in countries such as Russia, maybe those cockroaches are not so bad after all. Please, no making this about politics, in and of itself. If you wish to do so, please do so at Dhamma Wheel Engaged , or elsewhere on the Internet. This top...
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just a Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Just a Hello

Greetings sattva,

All the best.

:namaste:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Critisise the action not the person.

Greetings Sarath, Do not criticise the person but criticise the action. I can't recall where I heard the above phrase but it got some Buddhist tone in it. It is not in accord with the Dhamma. Rather... “Bhikkhus, the fool is characterized by his actions ; the wise person is characterized by his acti...
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Critisise the action not the person.

Greetings Sarath, Does this mean there no person other than the action? Whether this is so, it's not what the phrase means. Rather, it usually means that people get triggered when they have to face up to the reality that they are the ones responsible for their actions. "Criticize the action, not the...
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member!!
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: New member!!

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Newbie

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 597

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Greetings Mike,
mikenz66 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:57 am
many discourses that describe how a student is trained by either the Buddha or another teacher.
Trained in the Dhamma, or trained in technique? It was the latter I was enquiring upon.

Thanks.

Metta,
Paul. :)