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by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: abhidhamma
Replies: 16
Views: 2252

Re: abhidhamma

Greetings Craig,

The Abhidhamma is a full Pitaka, with several extensive volumes.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: abhidhamma
Replies: 16
Views: 2252

Re: abhidhamma

Greetings Craig, As for materials on line, this is probably as good a starting point as any. A Manual of Abhidhamma by Narada http://mail.saigon.com/~anson/ebud/abhisgho/abhis00.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Bhikkhu Bodhi has since refashioned this manual and published it in boo...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Questioning and Investigating the Dhamma
Replies: 8
Views: 1528

Re: Questioning and Investigating the Dhamma

Greetings Craig, The buddha said that one should ask questions about the dhamma and investigate it, but can you question and investigate the dhamma too much? I don't think so. I think the only problems come when we have attachment to views... sometimes in fact thinking that our views are that which ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi friends
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Hi friends

Greetings and welcome, zavk!

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: what method do you use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4303

Re: what method do you use?

Greetings Pererin, For starters... MN 10 - Satipatthana Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.010.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; MN 118 - Anapanasati Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.118.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fals...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Becoming - Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

Re: The Paradox of Becoming - Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Greetings Will,

Yes and yes.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Becoming - Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

Re: The Paradox of Becoming - Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Greetings Kow,
kowtaaia wrote:Is there really such a thing as 'desire for unbinding'? Surely, longing is in relation to the idea of it.
To use Element's quotation above as a backdrop, 'desire for unbinding' is a mental fabrication.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dependent Origination
Replies: 140
Views: 15375

Re: Dependent Origination

Or alternatively translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu...

“The result of kamma is of three sorts, I tell you: that which arises right
here & now, that which arises later, and that which arises following that.”
— AN 6:63

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Discovering Theravada ...
Replies: 20
Views: 3000

Re: Discovering Theravada ...

Greetings,

Any of the top 3 would be good.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Becoming - Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

Re: The Paradox of Becoming - Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Greetings kow, The preface answers your question well. The topic of becoming, although it features one major paradox, contains other paradoxes as well. Not the least of these is the fact that, although becoming is one of the most important concepts in the Buddha’s teachings, there is no fullscale tr...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddha Boy!
Replies: 18
Views: 2646

Re: Buddha Boy!

Greetings piper,
piper wrote:From what cause would the Buddha be reborn?
There is no such cause.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: abhidhamma
Replies: 16
Views: 2252

Re: abhidhamma

Greetings Craig, My perspective is that the Abhidhamma Pitaka constitutes a Dhamma Theory that attempts to systemise the teachings of the Buddha (as recorded in the Sutta Pitaka) in such a way that they capture the technical essence of the teachings without reference to conventional concepts or refe...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Becoming - Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

The Paradox of Becoming - Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Greetings, I've noticed there's been a bit of contention about becoming, birth and so on in the context of the Dhamma, and specifically dependent origination. Therefore, here's a text specifically addressing "becoming"... The Paradox of Becoming - Thanissaro Bhikkhu http://dhammatalks.org/Archive/Wr...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Maha-Satipatthana Sutta
Replies: 33
Views: 5249

Re: Maha-Satipatthana Sutta

Greetings Manapa,

If you wish to post it as a PDF file, I recommend CutePDF Writer (freeware).

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The poetry of Ryokan
Replies: 13
Views: 1250

Re: The poetry of Ryokan

Greetings,
Element wrote:The wind gives me
Enough fallen leaves
To make a fire
Movement of the mind is unsettling and can fuel the flames of greed, aversion and delusion.

It is better to be cool, with a still mind and no flames. 8-)

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dependent Origination
Replies: 140
Views: 15375

Re: Dependent Origination

Greetings meindzai, http://www.majhost.com/gallery/DanElHombre/smilies/banghead.gif I'm not going to repeat myself. Looks like you're becoming a headbanger. ;) Non-becoming is cool. 8-) Speaking of "becoming", see also the following related thread: The Paradox of Becoming - Thanissaro Bhikkhu http:/...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: what method do you use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4303

Re: what method do you use?

Greetings thecap,
thecap wrote:Mindfulness as taught by the Buddha.
Me too. I generally go straight to the Pali Canon for meditation instruction.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Element Confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Element Confusion

Greetings,

From memory, I think earth refers to solidity, water refers to cohesion, fire refers to heat, and air refers to movement.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: The Not-Self Strategy
Replies: 31
Views: 4461

Re: The Not-Self Strategy

Greetings Drolma, I guess another way to ask this is, is there a way to understand and discuss emptiness beyond dependent origination and off of the meditation cushion? All things are not-self, not-I, not mine (anatta) and are in a constant state of transience and flux (anicca). I can't recall the B...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 13
Views: 2233

Re: Hello from Ireland

Greetings and welcome.

Metta,
Retro. :)