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by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: 'Merit' and a merry little tune?
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: 'Merit' and a merry little tune?

Greetings Mawkish, As I understand it, the intention is to do something meritorious and dedicate the action to someone else... Some reading, to accompany the merry little tune... The Significance of Transference of Merits to the Departed http://www.sinc.sunysb.edu/Clubs/buddhism/dhammananda/307.htm"...
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Again and Again ....
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Again and Again ....

Greetings Chris, all,

That is indeed a beautifully poignant verse - the repetition of the repetition is very powerful.

It was nice to see that verse again (and again).

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Limitations of Action?
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Re: The Limitations of Action?

Greetings Individual, Looked up from another perspective, if we consider the "Limitations of Action-result" we see that it is possible to transcend the results of kammic actions through arahantship, as done by Sangha members with diverse background and histories such as Angulimala and the Buddha for...
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread
Replies: 160
Views: 40744

Re: The obligatory Dhamma themed movie thread

Greetings,
jcsuperstar wrote:spring summer fall winter and spring
Excellent. :clap:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: For those in relationships...
Replies: 16
Views: 1960

Re: For those in relationships...

Greetings, Well I'll be observing my first regular Uposatha Day on Thursday (the only other times I've done it have been whilst on retreat or with the family away) so I'll let you know if that raises any issues! After having my son's birthday party yesterday and a big dinner, the thought of not eati...
by retrofuturist
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Heartbreak and the Dhamma
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Re: Heartbreak and the Dhamma

Greetings Julia, Yes, it is attachment/craving... it sounds like you already know the answer to your question! Nonetheless, here's some thoughts from Ajahn Sumedho that put it in very personable terms... Q: What advice would you give to somebody who has suffered a sudden calamity? A: To really accep...
by retrofuturist
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: ZFI
Replies: 47
Views: 6593

Re: ZFI

Greetings,

Excellent to see the site is back up and running. :twothumbsup:

Glad you felt comfortable dropping by!

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 322422

Re: Eating Meat...check out the stats...

There's a Mahayana Art Gallery in the city of Melbourne that does some decent mock-meat food.

Alas, the menu has shrunk over the last few months... but it's still pretty good.

:stirthepot:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Suññata and Anattā
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Suññata and Anattā

Greetings Chris, I'm wondering in which way the terms Suññata and Anattā are saying the same thing, and in which way they are not. There seems to be a wide belief that Anattā refers only to 'beings'. I understand suññata to simultaneously represent both anattā and anicca. I would be interested to kn...
by retrofuturist
Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Fede!
Replies: 17
Views: 1296

Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

I don't think she's that old, bhante! :tongue:

That's a lot of candles

:jumping:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Happy Birthday Fede!
Replies: 17
Views: 1296

Re: Happy Birthday Fede!

Happy birthday, Fede!

Thanks for your friendship and support... I hope everything's going well.

Image

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: ZFI
Replies: 47
Views: 6593

Re: ZFI

Greetings Gregory,

If you've not done so, it might be worth posting your query at the phpBB3 support forum.

Good luck and best wishes with resolving the problems.

:computerproblem:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel RSS?
Replies: 15
Views: 2410

Re: Dhammawheel RSS?

Greetings Mawkish, David has had discussions with his son about this and it seems too risky at this stage. Adding MODS (non-standard plug ins) can potentially cause instability on phpBB3 systems, and also make upgrade paths more difficult in the future. Generally speaking, our preference is to wait ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel RSS?
Replies: 15
Views: 2410

Re: Dhammawheel RSS?

Greetings Mawkish,
Mawkish1983 wrote:What's the email bug? I have never received an email from the threads I'm subscibed too...
That is the bug! :tongue:

Also the "password retrieval" e-mail not working etc...

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel RSS?
Replies: 15
Views: 2410

Re: Dhammawheel RSS?

Greetings Mawkish & venerable Appicchato,

We'll have a look into it and see what seems possible.

We've been experiencing some problems with our e-mail server, so I'm unsure on whether that might also have some relation to the workability of RSS.

Metta,
Retro. :)