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by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can 2nd noble truth be realised without comprehending 1st noble truth?
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Can 2nd noble truth be realised without comprehending 1st noble truth?

Greetings,
rightviewftw wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:05 am
by people who can't progress
"People" aren't the subject here. Please desist from this pointless meta-discussion.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 961
Views: 63043

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Greetings, What is “San”? Meaning of Sansāra (or Samsāra) 1. A key Pāli word, the meaning of which has been hidden for thousands of years, is “san” (pronounced like son). “San’ is basically the term for “good and bad things we acquire” through our moral/immoral deeds. -By understanding this root wor...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Ireland!
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Hi from Ireland!

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?
Replies: 53
Views: 672

Re: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?

Greetings, Not in the least. I would indeed like to read your response. I have a different understanding of what "dhammas" are, and it is primarily influenced by the works of ven's Nanavira & Nanananda. To me (at least), their representations appear to be more in line with those of the suttas, than ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?
Replies: 53
Views: 672

Re: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?

Greetings Manopubbangama, Logically I don't think anything can occur "at the same time" especially dhammas that are causally related, however, given the speed of individual cittas, could it appear to occur virtually simultaneously? Such as a flash of insight that appears to contain both at the same ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?
Replies: 53
Views: 672

Re: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?

Greetings Sarath,
SarathW wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:16 am
Didn't Buddha say whatever subject to arising subject to perishing?
He did, but it's logically impossible that any "thing" could both arise and perish at the same time, which is what you're talking about, isn't it?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?
Replies: 53
Views: 672

Re: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?

Greetings Sarath, Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time? It seems like a rather non-sensical proposition to me, and given there's no mention of it in the suttas (to the best of my recollection), I'd expect the "burden of proof" (both to demonstrate its plausibility, and the...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?
Replies: 57
Views: 1202

Re: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?

Greetings, :rules: A swathe of meta-discussion and "deleted posts" have been removed from this topic. Please note the following from the Terms of Service... 2. Speech Any subject matter that may be off-topic or is intended to cause disruption or harm may be removed without notice. This includes, but...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Praise of Pain
Replies: 42
Views: 677

Re: In Praise of Pain

Greetings Manopubbangama, Some in vipassana circles quest for the pain, and in doing so, fetishize it and create greed towards it. Still awaiting for a response to this? No diplomatic b.s., just call a spade like a spade and tell us like you see it. I'm speaking here in particular of the practice of...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Praise of Pain
Replies: 42
Views: 677

Re: In Praise of Pain

Greetings, I'm starting to think that perhaps people are seeking for things in the wrong way and need to experience just a bit of "the pain." Avoidance and seeking of "the pain" is arguably worse than "the pain" itself. Some in samatha circles quest for avoidance of the pain, and in doing so, demoni...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?
Replies: 35
Views: 812

Re: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?

Greetings,
Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:07 am
manas wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Since the sad demise of the 'Lounge' section..
Sorry to hijack this, but why exactly did the lounge disappear?
Head to the Announcements section and look for topics about Dharma Wheel Engaged. It's all explained there.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: At what point the causal link can be broken?
Replies: 43
Views: 547

Re: At what point the casual link can be broken?

Greetings Sarath, In the same way Nama-rupa also does not have a physical aspect. Just be careful here, that you don't create an unwarranted and unnecessary distinction between the mental and the physical. Note my precise language earlier, "it would not be appropriate to call salayatana physical"......
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: At what point the causal link can be broken?
Replies: 43
Views: 547

Re: At what point the casual link can be broken?

Greetings Sarath,
SarathW wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:30 am
Based on your argument Salayatana is not physical?
Based on my argument, salayatana signifies the artificial/ignorant/deluded separation of subject and object.

Thus, based on my argument, it would not be appropriate to call salayatana physical.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: At what point the causal link can be broken?
Replies: 43
Views: 547

Re: At what point the casual link can be broken?

Greetings Sarath, In any one particular instance, it can be "broken" anywhere, since each element is merely dependent upon the one before it, rather than being a necessary logical consequence of it. However, to be "broken" once and for all, the only way that can occur is for avijja to dry up and cea...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)

Greetings Sarath,
SarathW wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:23 am
I just wondered why. Perhaps his ill health.
As best I know, he left the Sangha and moved to California.

I am unsure whether health issues were a contributing factor to the life change.

Metta,
Paul. :)