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by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 563

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings, What is being prepared is the question in the dependent origination ? Every thing . And bhava has not enter the picture yet as sankhara at second link in dependent origination . I repeat - they're all preparations. From Nanavira's Shorter Note: Sankhara the word sankhāra, in all contexts,...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 563

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings, "There is a subtle principle of un-doing involved in this." - not much makes me laugh. This did. The crux in a riddle. What exactly is this principle. Much of the path beyond stream-winning is about undoing or seeing through that which is rooted in ignorance.... Higher jhanas are an insta...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 563

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings, However , to determine sankhara in dependent origination is referring to what exactly that is undecided . It's not that complicated. It's anything that is fabricated, dependent upon avijja. For more, see ven. Nanananda, from the Nibbana Sermons... Therefore, when the light of wisdom comes...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: Karma is everything!

Greetings, If you can go beyond birth and death, one can go beyond the ripening of karma. Kevin... Accurate statement, rarely understood. As for the OP's comment about the domain of kamma, it's true as far as paticcasamuppada goes. On account of avijja, sankharas arises, and those sankharas are kamm...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Greetings

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 563

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings DooDoot,
DooDoot wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:38 am
retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:35 am
Does this mean that this process, documented in the suttas, will no longer be derided as Solipsism?
That translation is they concoct form into "form" rather than they concoct "form" into form ... :mrgreen:
Yeah, of course.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 563

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Greetings DooDoot,
DooDoot wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:07 am
They concoct form into “form”
Does this mean that this process, documented in the suttas, will no longer be derided as Solipsism?

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help me complete list of 'happy' words like 'sukha'
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: help me complete list of 'happy' words like 'sukha'

Greetings Frank,
frank k wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:34 pm
sukha 🙂: pleasure (primarily physical)
On what basis do you declare sukha to be "primarily physical"?

I understand sukha to be "ease", as a counter-point to dukkha as "dis-ease".

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Hello

Greetings Anthony,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more
Replies: 42
Views: 1172

Re: four kinds of deeds and rebirth, beings out of beings and more

Greetings,

Ok... I've cleaned up some of the meta-discussion.

Just one thing...

Please either report a post or reply to it... but not both. After all, it's much more difficult to remove content once it's been responded to and embedded into the conversation.

Thanks.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Hey

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The mindfulness conspiracy
Replies: 19
Views: 613

Re: The mindfulness conspiracy

Greetings,

This is not the Marxist forum.

To discuss Marxism, please go to Dharma Wheel Engaged.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6215
Views: 585740

Re: the great rebirth debate

Greetings, In fact, there appears to be no word in the Pali that literally means "rebirth". Saṃsāra is a Sanskrit word that means "wandering" … In short, it is the cycle of death and rebirth. Saṃsāra is sometimes referred to with terms or phrases such as transmigration, karmic cycle, reincarnation, ...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6215
Views: 585740

Re: the great rebirth debate

Greetings Mike, Yeah, I'm not really a big fan of Gombrich's theory personally, because it's a pretty loose correlation (to say the least), and any description of anything invariably talks about how it comes to be. You could just as easily map it onto a Christian creation story. The fact these "crea...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6215
Views: 585740

Re: the great rebirth debate

Greetings Mike, ...that is hard for us to appreciate, when from what seems like a positive, creative, process "aging-and-death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, displeasure, and despair come to be." Well it certainly can be a "positive, creative, process" as per "the Gods Who Love to Create" of MN 41... b...