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by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1695

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings, Not that im a fan of SuttaCentral's forums or its moderators. but isnt there a rule about talking bad about other Buddhist forums? Are you suggesting that feminism is bad? :stirthepot: Surely that's a matter of perspective, no? It's simply a statement of fact that there is a feminist agen...
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 1695

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings, Don't be a feminist, don't be a (male) chauvinist; be a personist, with concern for all humanity based on the content of their character, not their color, gender, etc. Or... better still, be a beingist ! Whatever living beings there may be; Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none, ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nanavira's Works in the US
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Nanavira's Works in the US

Greetings, notes on Dhamma? Is that a good start to his work? Yes... Notes On Dhamma is his primary text. Letters is also very insightful. Notes On Dhamma + Letters = Clearing The Path... which was linked to in PDF format above. I can't help you with US sourcing, but I bought my copy of each from th...
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Throwing food
Replies: 45
Views: 1213

Re: Throwing food

Greetings, The question is, is throwing food bad kamma or not? I can think of no reason why throwing away expired food would constitute bad kamma. However, before it becomes inedible, it may be advantageous to give it to another person or creature. I believe there is provision for this in the Vinaya...
by retrofuturist
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

Greetings,
salayatananirodha wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:29 am
Dhp 1 refers to dhammā rather than saṅkhārā.
And all dhammas with the exception of nibbana are sankhata, so your objection is moot.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)

Greetings,

:candle: :candle: :candle:

:anjali:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

Greetings DooDoot, I think it lies in the reality that "sabbe sankhara anicca". Sabbe means everything... thus it relates to EVERY-THING! However, at some level many people refuse to open up to and investigate that reality. All sankharas (things) are mind-made in that their shaping, establishment et...
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

Greetings DooDoot,

You may find some clues to help answer your question at these previous topics...

The arising of the Dhamma-eye
The Dhamma eye: "whatever arising-dhamma cessation-dhamma"


Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 1702

Re: petavatthu

Greetings,

Some posts have been split off into:

Zen's "not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures"

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Mexico!
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: Hello from Mexico!

Greetings Hilda,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?

Greetings Sarath, Considering Retro clear this we can discuss whether Visuddhimagga is a useful document and whether it does not agree with Sutta. You can certainly do that here in this topic in General Theravada section, although such discussion would not be permitted in the Classical Theravada sec...
by retrofuturist
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?

Greetings SarathW, Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted? This being a Theravada forum, it's entirely appropriate to quote from the Visuddhimagga. My perspective is that it's good to reference any sourced quotation, and then to leave it to the discretion of...
by retrofuturist
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can mind sustained without an object?
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: Can mind sustained without an object?

Greetings, Can mind sustained without an object? "From the origination of name-&-form is the origination of the mind. From the cessation of name-&-form is the cessation of the mind." (SN 47.42) What is the object of each Jhana? That depends on what meditation you're doing, doesn't it? There's lots o...
by retrofuturist
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 3377

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings,

Just a little reminder to all to maintain the touchpoint to Buddhism in this topic.

Thanks!

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 339465

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Greetings, As long as the meat comes from an animal that is already dead its fine in Theravada Buddhism. You cant order like a live fish or lobster that will die after you order it. That may be true for monastics... can you cite anything that says this is also true for lay people? Metta, Paul. :)