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by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 7084

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings Diamind, Theres one thing that Bhante Sujatos students will never forget, "Kamma isnt the cause of everything" You just dont forget something like that... Well, since that's literally what the suttas say , surely that's a good thing. Well said, Bhikkhu Sujato! :anjali: As such, I'm not qui...
by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 7084

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings,

And further to venerable Dhammanando's point above, I'm sure those who were committed first and foremost to the teachings of the Sutta Pitaka had more than enough to contend with, simply in memorizing, reciting and transmitting the suttas.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 7084

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings diamind, Such questions would be best put to Bhikkhu Sujato over at Sutta Central, but since you ask... Can anyone give the history of Bhante sujato He was in an indie band once. ...and what he represents in the buddhist world? A sutta / "Early Buddhism" worldview, in stark contrast to a c...
by retrofuturist
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 7084

Re: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.

Greetings TRobinson465, Are you suggesting one person's kamma can manifest as the kamma (action) of a second person? If so, who is morally responsible for the second person's deeds? Side note : As for the Theragatha, I'd be wary of putting it on par with the four nikayas... According to Rhys Davids,...
by retrofuturist
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhante Sujatos and karmic snobbery.
Replies: 163
Views: 7084

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: 7084

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: 7084

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: 7084

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: 7084

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: 7084

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: 230

Re: Dual account

Greetings,
Viachh wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:37 am
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... 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: 17265

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: 17265

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: 17265

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: 17265

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. :)