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by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Trying to choose a meditation practice.
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Trying to choose a meditation practice.

Greetings,

I'm just here to give a +1 to the Anapanasati and Satipatthana recommendations above, and to add another sutta-based meditation, namely:

AN 4.126: Metta Sutta

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Do the Nikayas of the Pali Sutta Pitaka present a solipsistic worldview?
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Do the Nikayas of the Pali Sutta Pitaka present a solipsistic worldview?

Greetings Zan, I need a good teacher!!!!! Now I am extremely wary though and unsure if I could ever really trust a teacher again. Oh well. Well, in the suttas, the Buddha said that the Suttas can be your teacher once he was gone. Maybe the Suttas (plus Dhamma Wheel members to bounce ideas and interp...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 424
Views: 13484

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings, Canadian Woman Arrested in Germany for Questioning Holocaust in Viral Video Speaking of freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) and communism disguised as “liberalism” or “progressiveness” making a big-comeback in Western Europe, we just got word from B’nai Brith that a Canadian woman fro...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Do the Nikayas of the Pali Sutta Pitaka present a solipsistic worldview?
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Do the Nikayas of the Pali Sutta Pitaka present a solipsistic worldview?

Greetings Zan,

No, they're not solipsist.

They encourage awareness and understanding of that which is experienced, and discourage metaphysical speculation.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My Abstract Art
Replies: 16
Views: 245

Re: My Abstract Art

Greetings Lyndon,
lyndon taylor wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:23 pm
lets try try this...
That was cool. Kinda like going through a funkadelic car wash in the 1970's...

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Feminism for men
Replies: 131
Views: 2519

Re: Feminism for men

Greetings Turmeric,
[Pictures of Turmeric chatting up Thai girls online removed...]
Is there a way you can make whatever point it is you think you're making, without taking us on a guided tour of your sensual misadventures?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum search
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Forum search

Greetings,

Very odd. Thanks bhante.

I'll ensure David sees your message, so he can make the relevant inquiries, if necessary.

In the meantime, there's some good workarounds, and you can also use the Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Forum search
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Forum search

Greetings bhante,
Subharo wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:53 am
I also can't search in DW. HTTP error 500.
I'd be interested to know if that was still the case in 15 minutes time.

No issues here...

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: masturbation what's wrong?
Replies: 550
Views: 97703

Re: masturbation what's wrong?

Greetings,
Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:52 am
masturbation is unchastity, right?
It's a violation of the sexual misconduct wording in the 8+ precept formulations.

Not a violation of the sexual misconduct wording in the 5 precept formulation.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 70
Views: 1040

Re: Diversity among mods

Greetings Lyndon, You left out political persuasion of the moderator as a factor??? Because it's not... However, if certain individuals have gotten particularly bad at Items #1 and #6 in recent years on account of their political leanings, then I guess that would manifest in the decision making. Met...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sponsor a child
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Sponsor a child

Greetings, I think World Vision has a pretty good track record of having a high percentage of contributions go to the end recipient. I once heard Reverend Tim Costello explain that some people complain that 100% doesn't go to the target. His standard reply to such a complaint is something to the eff...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 70
Views: 1040

Re: Diversity among mods

Greetings,
Saengnapha wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:11 am
Please use the real names and photos of the moderators. This should be non negotiable, IMO.
I've explained here why I think that's unreasonable, and should be left to the individual to decide.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New moderator: Sam Vara!
Replies: 32
Views: 486

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Greetings Saengnapha , I think all moderators should use their real names and use their photo as their avatar. This makes their moderation more personal and familiar to the posters. What do others think about this issue? I used my real name myself once for maybe a year or so to remind a couple of me...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Feminism for men
Replies: 131
Views: 2519

Re: Feminism for men

Greetings, OK, I think we've drifted quite far enough away from the topic at hand... :focus: Please also remember that "Advocating illegal activity" is a violation of the Terms of Service. Yes, the age of consent varies from country to country, and some are as low as 13, but please be mindful of ho...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 70
Views: 1040

Re: Diversity among mods

Greetings No_Mind, While I welcome that Sam is the new moderator .. maybe DW needs some diversity in its 9th year .. an Asian mod (Sarath possibly .. he almost lives here .. might as well mod while he is here) .. maybe a female mod (unless there already is one .. I do not think so ..) .. a black mod...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New moderator: Sam Vara!
Replies: 32
Views: 486

New moderator: Sam Vara!

Greetings all, I'm pleased to announce that Sam Vara has accepted a global moderator position here at Dhamma Wheel. Sam Vara is our first totally brand new moderator since SDC joined the team in August 2015, so please make him welcome and don't give him too much grief while he finds his feet. ;) Ple...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump
Replies: 77
Views: 887

Re: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump

Greetings Lyndon, Just out of curiosity, Retro, do you have the same positive feelings for Malcolm Turnbull or Tony Abbott that you have for Trump, who is your favourite?? I can't help but wonder if you actually lived in the USA if your positive take on Trump might be less so?? Turnbull is a bit of ...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump
Replies: 77
Views: 887

Re: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump

Greetings Lyndon,

I don't really have strong feelings either way what he does, so long as he doesn't make a career out of white-anting Trump.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump
Replies: 77
Views: 887

Re: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump

Greetings Lyndon,

Miss him in what capacity?

People don't mysteriously ended up suicided with two bullets to the back of the head when they do wrong by Trump.

:lol:

Metta,
Paul. :)