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by retrofuturist
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: hi

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul.
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

Greetings,
fullyunenlightened wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:26 am
is there any way to burn it out quickly?
Yes, attain arahantship.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Donate to a real buddhist monastery from home?
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Donate to a real buddhist monastery from home?

Greetings, I don't have any experience with donating to a monastery in southeast Asia, because I like to donate to monasteries in my home country. They need the money more, because there aren't many Buddhists in my country to give them money. Likewise. It also eliminates the fear of scams, and loss ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: silly question
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: silly question

Greetings Hoya, Both involve a conscious, voluntary decision not to do something. Assuming you are talking about the Buddhist precepts, then the precepts state that we should not do that activity at all. However, if you do lapse or transgress, just commit to trying harder next time! :thumbsup: Metta...
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 44
Views: 1352

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Greetings,

I suspect any attempt to represent a "Theravada perspective" (as required by the parameters of Theravada For Beginners) has been done already, so I'll move this now to the General section, so future posts do not require moderator approval.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self
Replies: 68
Views: 4362

Re: Post sutta quotes that utterly rule out nibbana being consciousness or self

saṃyutta nikāya 1 connected discourses with devatas 2. Emancipation At Savatthi. Then, when the night had advanced, a certain devatā of stunning beauty, illuminating the entire Jeta’s Grove, approached the Blessed One. Having approached, he paid homage to the Blessed One, stood to one side, and sai...
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Hello

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 44
Views: 1352

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Greetings, When asked directly if the universe served any greater purpose, the Buddha said no. He also said your purpose in life is to find your purpose. Do you have access to sutta or commentary that says anything resembling these statements? I ask because it's one thing to say what you believe, an...
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Universe and its constant change....purpose
Replies: 44
Views: 1352

Re: Universe and its constant change....purpose

Greetings InsightVision, Dear Dhamma Wheel members, this is my first post after my introduction. :anjali: What I am wondering about tonight has to do with the universe. Since the Buddha felt no need for there to be a creator God involved in the creation of our universe and everything is in a constan...
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings to everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Greetings to everyone

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech
Replies: 52
Views: 1906

Re: Right Speech

Greetings, I'm not quite sure what the above posts have to do about Right Speech, but they do go to show that even the Rightest Speech can be regarded as less than that, if people hear it in a different manner to what was spoken. Cause for tolerance, patience and good-will IMO... As you were. Metta,...
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hallo to all
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Hallo to all

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?
Replies: 55
Views: 1580

Re: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?

Greetings Zan, The commentators ardently notated every line of the suttas and surely used the suttas to explain their views on this topic either in those very commentaries or used sutta quotes to support these views in other works. I only have the Abhidhammattha Sangaha which lists Abhidhamma inform...
by retrofuturist
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Samatha or Vipasanna for one cannot attend retreat frequently?
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Samatha or Vipasanna for one cannot attend retreat frequently?

Greetings Ryan,

I see you have picked up this line of inquiry in this other topic so I'll close this one down, to avoid duplication.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is the Sutta Nipata the oldest and therefore the only truly reliable text in the canon?
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Is the Sutta Nipata the oldest and therefore the only truly reliable text in the canon?

Greetings Zan, I'm not sure you can take each entire Nikaya and attribute it to a single point in time. I think it's more likely that the development of each Nikaya spans a particular time-range and that these time-ranges overlap significantly. Nonetheless, do not let me discourage you from heaping ...