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by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Verification
Replies: 133
Views: 3044

Re: On Verification

Greetings, You're still missing the point. I'm saying that religions are circular, self-referential, self-verifying systems. There is no neutral, objective perspective or apparatus that we could employ to evaluate a religion (or anything else). In the Dhamma there is dukkha and nirodha ... suffering...
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?
Replies: 59
Views: 1526

Re: Was the Buddha an avatar of lord vishnu?

Greetings, Not according to Buddhism, and definitely not according to Theravada and to beg the question are you an arahant? If you havent reach the goal for yourself you're only parroting thing nyou've read online and in textbooks. Well that's a rather uncharitable position to take, given that Budo'...
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?

Greetings Form, "It appears whoever coined the phrase was falling into the dichotomy of existence and non-existence." Meaning it is dhamma that is expressed in words that do not reflect true reality. In the snake smile, the Buddha cautious against theoretical dhamma and encourage investigating pract...
by retrofuturist
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?

Greetings Form,
form wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:39 pm
Grasping the dhamma?
What do you mean by this? (and in answering, please make clear how it is on topic and relevant to DooDoot's question)

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How do I Announce and Invite Readres to Review a Book?
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: How do I Announce and Invite Readres to Review a Book?

Greetings anagarikam, Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :buddha1: It sounds like an interesting project. Whilst I don't have time to contribute to it, I will say this... I hope that in your book you are allowing the Sutta and Vinaya Pitakas to guide the conversation, and seeing from that scriptural analysis ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?

Greetings DooDoot, Where did the Buddha teach about " The Three Basic Facts of Existence "? What exactly is "existence"? What is the Pali for "existence", here? :shrug: It appears whoever coined the phrase was falling into the dichotomy of existence and non-existence. "By & large, Kaccayana, this wo...
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 397

Re: New to Buddhism

Greetings Tom,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How can this be true when the Buddha allows meat eating...
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: How can this be true when the Buddha allows meat eating...

Greetings,

The "Lankavatara Sutra" is a Mahayana document.

Thus, I'll close this topic, and recommend you take your question to Dharma Wheel, if you wish to ask Mahayanists how their teachings accord with such things.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Re: Three Threats to Buddhism in Asia

Greetings,

This topic is about threats to Buddhism in Asia.

In that context, and in that context only, discussion of Islam is relevant to this topic.

Off-topic referencing of Islam has been removed. As you know, this forum is no longer the place for such discussion...

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A section for people leaving Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: A section for people leaving Buddhism

Greetings, The Personal Experience section is the place for all such "personal" stuff, which could include either a temporary or permanent departure from Buddhism. Any one specific niche personal experience, doesn't need or warrant its own entire section any more than any other variety of personal e...
by retrofuturist
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can unawakened person called ariya ?
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Can unawakened person called ariya ?

Greetings,
binocular wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:44 pm
retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 pm
In fact, someone is not even regarded as a sekha (trainee), until they are ariya.
Thus regarded by whom? Who holds the authority to label actual people this way?
The Buddha - when you establish a dispensation, you're at liberty to define such things.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can unawakened person called ariya ?
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Can unawakened person called ariya ?

Greetings, Only eight kinds of people are called Ariya. That is people with one of the four stages of sainthood with path or fruit. Accurate. In fact, someone is not even regarded as a sekha (trainee), until they are ariya . Only once someone becomes an arahant are they regarded as asekha (one beyon...
by retrofuturist
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: MN137 Salayatana Vibhanga Sutta.
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: MN137 Salayatana Vibhanga Sutta.

Greetings,
SarathW wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:01 am
What about other three?
What about them? Are you asking if any of the first three relate to the Fourth Jhana?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: MN137 Salayatana Vibhanga Sutta.
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: MN137 Salayatana Vibhanga Sutta.

Greetings Sarath, 1) "'The thirty-six states to which beings are attached should be known': thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said. Can someone list the above thirty six? "'The thirty-six states to which beings are attached should be known': thus was it said. And in reference to what...