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by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 79
Views: 1152

Re: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?

Greetings, There is no tantra in Theravada, nor the Buddha's teaching as recorded in the Sutta Pitaka. The fact that some people do tantric practices whilst living in nations that have a Theravada Buddhist history in no way qualifies these activities as "Theravada Tantra". It's like saying that Bikr...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bundles of reeds simile.
Replies: 114
Views: 1237

Re: Bundles of reeds simile.

Greetings James, I don't understand why the dead body comes into the picture ? Can a dead body has feeling , consciousness and intention ? With all due respect to Sarath, the problems arise because he takes commentarial Abhidhamma notions (such as that of rupa as "materiality", and nama as "mentalit...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bundles of reeds simile.
Replies: 114
Views: 1237

Re: Bundles of reeds simile.

Greetings Sarath, Nama-rupa & vinnana are the exception to this rule, for they are actually co-dependent upon one another for its arising... hence the simile. I see your point but what about Aurpavacara beings? They said to have only Nama, no Rupa? Others may disagree with me, but I believe you're c...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bundles of reeds simile.
Replies: 114
Views: 1237

Re: Bundles of reeds simile.

Greetings Sarath, Can we apply the same simile to other limbs? Say Avijja and Sankhara. No, because for the other nidanas in paticcasamuppada, one factor is dependent upon the one prior for its arising. Nama-rupa & vinnana are the exception to this rule, for they are actually co-dependent upon one a...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1341

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Greetings,

I've come up with a way to assist with the cross-linking of DW forums.

See viewforum.php?f=57

I've asked David if he can create similar functionality at DWE & DWM in order to create links to the other two sites.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How did you discover Dhamma Wheel?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: How did you discover Dhamma Wheel?

Greetings,

By thinking it would be a good idea, and asking David if he wanted to work together with me in order to create it.

(Same story later repeated for DWM & DWE...)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: I am not trying to start it again!
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: I am not trying to start it again!

Greetings Sarath, Do you think it is a good idea to have a forum for Charity and Dana? That depends... what is it that one is wishing to give? If it pertains to engaged samsaric goals, then DWE covers that well. If we take seriously the Dhamma of the Buddha and see that... Sole dominion over the ear...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: I am not trying to start it again!
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: I am not trying to start it again!

Greetings Sarath,

We already do. In fact, that DWE section was modelled on DWT's Dhamma Life section.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

Greetings Grigoris, Again you avoided my main point: Theravada Buddhism has always been (and will be) a social, cultural and political force in the countries where it has been practiced." Sigh. To the extent that people want to talk about "social, cultural and political force(s)" and "countries" (i....
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

Greetings Grigoris, No, I wasn't avoiding the question. People can pick up or leave whatever subject matter accords to their individual practice in a modular manner. There's no need for it to be all under one roof, nor for there to be separate forums for all possible permutations and combinations of...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

Greetings, One can quite clearly be a Theravada practitioner and still be socially and politically engaged. One can quite clearly be a member of both forums. Or all three, if the subject matter of DWM is also of interest. If we intended to be all things to all people under one roof, we'd suffer all ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

Greetings, Dharma Wheel Engaged is now live! Engaged Buddhism refers to Buddhists who are seeking ways to apply the insights from meditation practice and dharma teachings to situations of social, political, environmental, and economic suffering and injustice. As a result, our News, Current Events & ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2066

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Greetings Lyndon, Actually I thought it was your worldly input that made the move necessary?? Your intolerance and poor reactions towards it and anyone else who disagreed with you, yes. Now... the past is done, but if you have any constructive suggestions for the future, please use the Suggestion Bo...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2066

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Greetings Lyndon, That's nice. Maybe you should have thought about that before you set about incessantly and intolerantly trolling people who disagree with you for years on end, and helping in that respect to push our hand. Staff have decided we'd rather participate in a more focused Theravāda Buddh...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 2066

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Greetings Lyndon, Weren't the news thread etc supposed to be transferred over to the new forum?? No, it was raised as in an idea but it's technically not possible due to the member ID systems. If you want to hyperlink to old topics and say "as previously discussed at DWT" or something like that then...