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by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Americans not having sex has reached a record high
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: Americans not having sex has reached a record high

Greetings, This topic would be right at home on DWE. I appreciate the efforts in the OP to keep it relevant to Theravada, but unfortunately it didn't go in that direction. ... and as a brief postscript ... if anyone wishes to start a conversation on the role of abstinence, and any associated advanta...
by retrofuturist
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Hello to all

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: A Pali equivalent for "reification" ???
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: A Pali equivalent for "reification" ???

Greetings DooDoot, Of those definitions, the ones that seem most apt are: - Reification is making something material, bringing something into being, or making something concrete. - Reification (fallacy), the fallacy of treating an abstraction as if it were a real thing 1. Is the notion or action of ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?
Replies: 31
Views: 745

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

Greetings,
clw_uk wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Being fabulous of course
:lol:

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: neutering a cat?
Replies: 59
Views: 795

Re: neutering a cat?

Greetings,

If you're interested in reducing suffering, consider FIV immunization too...

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara = "replicator"?
Replies: 26
Views: 478

Re: Sankhara = "replicator"?

Greetings Alfa, I'd translate sankhara as habit. You do a certain action over and over. Then you will do that action even without being conscious of it (as soon as the environmental trigger comes into play). This is how I understand it. :anjali: There's already a common sutta term for habits - anusa...
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness

Greetings Ryan, Shouldn't one simply observe the arising of anxiety/stress during these moments and not get involved with them and just let them go? Sure, but you don't need "noting" for that. This never ending cycle of arising of defilement in reaction to something "traumatic" < I feel this is some...
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Work seems to be getting in the way of mindfulness

Greetings Ryan, Do you guys have some advice for this? I would recommend not trying to apply mindfulness in the way you are, to the situation you describe. Rather, taking lead from the Satipatthana Sutta... "And how does a monk remain focused on the mind in & of itself? There is the case where a mon...
by retrofuturist
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 59
Views: 1504

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

Greetings, No, according to the very teachings of the Lord Buddha it is not possible that he was an avatar of Vishnu. To come to this conclusion would require concluding that the Lord Buddha was wrong or lied about some things (& thus the same would be true of Vishnu). The Buddha specifically said h...
by retrofuturist
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara = "replicator"?
Replies: 26
Views: 478

Re: Sankhara = "replicator"?

Greetings, What do you all think about translating "sankhara" as "replicator"? Not good or necessary... but I do admire your endeavours to reflect upon and think about what sankhara actually means. Over the years I have encountered many people who have a very facile understanding of the term, and th...
by retrofuturist
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How to change the username ?
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: How to change the username ?

Greetings,

Ok, that worked...

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How to change the username ?
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: How to change the username ?

Greetings,

"Tan" is already taken, but you're welcome to choose any name that isn't taken...

Just let us know what that is, and we'll change it for you.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discerning the "good" and the "bad" in others
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: Discerning the "good" and the "bad" in others

Greetings, “Bhikkhus, behaving wrongly toward four persons, the foolish, incompetent, bad person maintains himself in a maimed and injured condition; he is blameworthy and subject to reproach by the wise; and he generates much demerit. What four? (1) Behaving wrongly toward his mother, the foolish, ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discerning the "good" and the "bad" in others
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: Discerning the "good" and the "bad" in others

Greetings, “Mendicants, there are these five gifts of a bad person. What five? They give carelessly. They give thoughtlessly. They don’t give with their own hand. They give the dregs. They give without consideration for consequences. These are the five gifts of a bad person. There are these five gif...
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nature of the Buddha’s omniscience
Replies: 22
Views: 592

Re: Nature of the Buddha’s omniscience

Greetings,

Let's try to target the conversation a little more around the original query.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)