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by retrofuturist
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 6817

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings TRobinson465, Conformity with the suttas is still open ended. Sure, but where has Bhikkhu Sujato faltered in his interpretation of the suttas in this particular matter? Unless one can find sutta that clearly refutes his exposition, then it might be judicious to be a bit less cavalier in on...
by retrofuturist
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 6817

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings TRobinson465, If you think bhante sujato is teaching the "true" kamma without direct knowledge then at best you can say he got this using scriptural interpretation, which was undoubtedly influenced by his anti-"asian superstition" western background or something, since he clearly didnt get...
by retrofuturist
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 6817

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings, Being hit by a falling TV is due to someone else's carelessness but whether you die, suffer serious or minor injuries is due to your past kamma. There is no Group kamma. Hundreds of people can be at the wrong place when it is hit by a tsunami . But kamma determines who survives and who do...
by retrofuturist
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 6817

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings TRobinson, In this case i think Bhante Sujato didnt learn this idea from a tradition or Thai teacher, as this POV seems to contradict virtually all Buddhist traditions view of kamma. I think he might just be presenting his own opinion influenced by his secularized, Buddhism in this lifetim...
by retrofuturist
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 6817

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings Sarath, Sure, it's hard to get hit by a TV when you're in a different realm to the TV. :lol: But that's not the model of kamma that Diamind is advocating. The model being pushed is that there is definitely some unexplained kammic causality linking the two events - that of the person walkin...
by retrofuturist
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 6817

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings, The operation of kamma in Buddhism is a personal function, rooted in avijja . It is not an external function, externally operated such as this... https://cdn-images.threadless.com/threadless-media/artist_shops/shops/NutsnGum/products/240717/shirt-1496566550-1273d0c7182a9c40812061220b675e2...
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dual account
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Dual account

Greetings,
Viachh wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:37 am
error
... and with that deletion, the topic is closed, and Viachh has lost their editing privileges.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 17072

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Greetings, This direction this topic is going is reminding me of a topic I started in February called Drop in, drop out, drop in, drop out... . The topic was started in the Lounge, but in light of this discussion and the fact the Lounge forum is archived, I'll shift it across to Personal Experience ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 17072

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Greetings, https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/HEELMW4.png Another consideration when looking at the chart above, which will be most meaningful to those who have been here for a long time, is the sharp spike in activity created and sustained by two major events - firstly what Circle5 has often described as "...
by retrofuturist
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 17072

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Greetings, Yes, it's all good; quality is better than quantity. :twothumbsup: What I'm enjoying, generally speaking (i.e. this topic aside), is that since the News and Lounge sections have been retired, certain members have been far less quarrelsome, if indeed participating at all. As such, those wh...
by retrofuturist
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 17072

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Greetings,

Please note that content violating TOS2f as it relates to vilification of individuals based on their level of experience has been removed. Please desist from any further crass displays of elitism...

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1687

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings, Although perhaps your rules only count unsubstantiated badmouthing, in which case i wouldnt have a case. Perhaps if it were gratuitous, it might constitute badmouthing, and there is a possibility that this topic may be closed if moderators assess that this line has been crossed... ...and ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1687

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings,
budo wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:36 am
Makes me wonder, are governments not breaking the precept of taking what's not given? Hmm.. ;)
The Buddha allowed for appropriate levels of taxation, so I'd suggest no.... but nice "taxation is theft" gag nonetheless. 8-)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1687

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings,
TRobinson465 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:01 am
I'd imagine DW would also turn feminist if enuff really determined feminists rushed the servers and started calling any1 with a different pov a heretic or nazi.
Been there, done that... but in the long-run it didn't work.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1687

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings TRobinson465, Its true its a statement of fact, but i figured even things that are factual count as badmouthing. Not really. If something is good or bad by virtue of the facts of the matter, then it is what is is. And as per my above question to you, what is regarded as good by one, may be...