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by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Thank you and I'm glad to be here :)
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: Thank you and I'm glad to be here :)

Greetings and welcome M0rlock.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Ethics of Non Action (Classical Theravada version)
Replies: 42
Views: 5177

Re: The Ethics of Non Action (Classical Theravada version)

Greetings Peter, I suspect a good answer to the question is to be found in the Abhidhamma. Unfortunately I am not familiar with Abhidhamma. Yes, and in the suttas. In both situations it's the volitional quality of the mindstate (wholesome/unwholesome) at the time that determines the kammic quality.....
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 27
Views: 3945

Re: Alcohol

Greetings, I don't drink because I know the mind is much clearer without it This is the main reason that I rarely drink... because abstinence contributes to heedfulness. Even one drink will negatively impact mindfulness and if it impacts mindfulness you're far more llkely to act ignorantly, and as p...
by retrofuturist
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: From little things big things grow...
Replies: 50
Views: 7842

Re: From little things big things grow...

Greetings everyone,

Today we celebrate having 200 members !

Thanks to everyone for your support and participation at Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)
Replies: 75
Views: 7937

Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell

Greetings everyone, The latest update we've received about bhante... Just a short report on my visit to Phra Robert (as I've called him for almost twenty years). His malaria has subsided but another problem has emerged. His right foot is swollen and feverishly infected,rendering him bed-ridden. Thus...
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Ethics of Non Action (Classical Theravada version)
Replies: 42
Views: 5177

Re: The Ethics of Non Action (Classical Theravada version)

Greetings Annabel, All posts not relevant to the Classical Mahavihara Theravada position have been moved to the General Theravada version of this thread to be found at http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=621" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; . If you have not done so, please...
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Question about the Brahmajala sutta
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: Question about the Brahmajala sutta

Greetings Individual, For you or anyone else interested, the following text is available for US$8 at http://www.bps.lk/translationsfrompali.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The Discourse on The All-Embracing Net of Views - The Brahmajala Sutta and Its Commentaries Translated by Bhi...
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Update to Classical Theravada guidelines
Replies: 0
Views: 790

Update to Classical Theravada guidelines

Greetings everyone, Please note that the guidelines to the Classical Theravada fora have been updated as follows. Classical Theravada forum and Abhidhamma guidelines http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=373" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The Abhidhamma and Classical Therav...
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The Ethics of Non Action (General Theravada version)
Replies: 48
Views: 5586

Re: The Ethics of Non Action (General Theravada version)

Greetings Bankei,

I've duplicated this thread and left a copy in the Classical Mahavihara Theravada section, with all the off topic posts removed. We'll leave this one here too for the more generic Theravada responses since you say you're interested in those too.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How many hours a week do you meditate?
Replies: 45
Views: 6676

Re: How many hours a week do you meditate?

Greetings,

In terms of actual sitting meditation I would say about on average 3 hours a week.... mostly lunchtimes during the week, plus I'll try squeezing in a sit if I'm home alone.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha clothing
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: Uposatha clothing

Greetings Dan, I had a similar problem in Winter last year. In the end I wore some cream coloured pants and a white "hoodie" with a white t-shirt underneath. I'm not sure whether it was a no-no or not but during the meditation I actually had the hood on because it was so cold and as you can see from...
by retrofuturist
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The Ethics of Non Action (General Theravada version)
Replies: 48
Views: 5586

Re: The Ethics of Non Action

Greetings,

This thread is being moved to the General Theravada Discussion forum given the replies that have been received and the perception I get that Bankei wasn't exclusively interested in the Mahavihara perspective. (If that is wrong Bankei, please let us know).

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Please remember
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: Please remember

Greetings Individual, Some entire townships have been destroyed. It sounds like most who died (official toll up to 65 people and growing... 700+ homes) are those who stayed to defend their properties. People in the countryside generally have Fire Plans in place beforehand... I suspect after the fero...
by retrofuturist
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 113
Views: 10673

Re: Nibbana

:focus:
by retrofuturist
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dependent Origination
Replies: 140
Views: 16009

Re: Dependent Origination

Greetings,
clw_uk wrote:Its not to say that rebirth does or does not happen, just that Dependent Origination has nothing to do with rebirth from what is taught in the suttas.
:clap:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dependent Origination
Replies: 140
Views: 16009

Re: Dependent Origination

Greetings,

Yes, I concur.

It still works as a "three lives" model but some of the valuable lessons are lost if it is done so... or at least require an exorbitant level of interpolation in an attempt to restore them.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where to from here? (MN 70 - Kitagiri Sutta)
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Where to from here? (MN 70 - Kitagiri Sutta)

Greetings Manapa, AN 9.43: Kayasakkhi Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an09/an09.043.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; [Udayin:] "'Bodily witness, bodily witness,' it is said. To what extent is one described by the Blessed One as a bodily witness?" [Ananda:] "T...
by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?
Replies: 45
Views: 5154

Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Greetings Ben, Our garden is fine... it's already drought-proof because we're practical folk who go for native plants rather than those hi-falutin' inner city folk. :jumping: They won't know what to do without their lavishly flourishing water-wasting gardens. Some of the leaves though on the trees h...
by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Eternity
Replies: 10
Views: 1464

Re: Eternity

Greetings clw_uk, Im pretty confident that everyone on this site would agree that a belief in an eternal self is wrong view and a cause of dukkha, but is the view of Nibbana as eternal also a wrong view, and attachment to eternity? Nibbana is an unconditioned element, and thus could rightly be calle...
by retrofuturist
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?
Replies: 45
Views: 5154

Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Are you sure you wouldn't prefer some white hot Melbourne sun?
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(taken a few minutes ago...)

Metta,
Retro. :)