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by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." Fake Buddha quote?
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Fake Buddha quote? "Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher"

Greetings James, “Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." I'm absolutely sure the Buddha never said this in the Pali canon. Is it in the Mahayana or Vajrayana teachings? Or a misattributed quote from some character from Tibetan Buddhist mythology? Totally fake, vis-a-vis the Pali Canon...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 87
Views: 1761

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Greetings,

Interesting mudra, Aloka... :?

Thankfully, Tantrayana is not Theravada, so I needn't learn it.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Buddhist temple in Israel!!
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Buddhist temple in Israel!!

Greetings, :focus: I just surprised to learn that there is a Buddhist temple in Israel. My understanding was Buddishim is not allowed in the Middle East. I like to visit holy land one day and wish visit this temple too. Have any of you been to Isreal? (If anyone wishes to discuss Israel in connectio...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Off topic from Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 9
Views: 2

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Greetings,
DooDoot wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:40 am
I honor, salute & take refuge in Wiki.
Image

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?

Greetings Sarath, nor a product of paticcasamuppada. Could you elaborate? Isn't it mind made? Remember the simile of the reeds we were discussing the other day? Remember how vinnana was dependent upon nama-rupa, and nama-rupa on vinnana? "Without feature" signifies without "form" or "name". Without ...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?

Greetings,
SarathW wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:19 am
I am talking about Vinnānañcāyatana.
... which is neither infinite, nor a product of paticcasamuppada.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feedback on Charts explaining the realms of rebirth
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Feedback on Charts explaining the realms of rebirth

Greetings bhante,

These are often called planes of existence, or realms of existence.

Where did the Buddha exist?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?

Greetings Sarath,
SarathW wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:28 am
How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?
It isn't infinite. That was easy.
SarathW wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:28 am
What is infinite consciousness?
New Age foo foo.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 87
Views: 1761

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Grigoris, I am not trying to do anything of the sort... You say that, but it's abundantly clear that you are. Perhaps that's a legacy hangover of your exposure to " Tibetan Buddhism"... even perhaps subconsciously thinking that a certain school of Buddhism is in some way integrally connected with a ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1555

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

Greetings, Well, I think this topic has been addressed now as far as it can be (with taglines, forum structure etc.) so this suggestion will now be closed. Feel free to raise a new and unique topic if a new and unique opportunity to improve the forum's prominence in search results arises. Thank you ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can everyone share their views on dependent origination ?
Replies: 32
Views: 603

Re: Can everyone share their views on dependent origination ?

Greetings James, I was wondering if anyone can share their own understanding of how the dependent origination goes about ? As explained by venerable Nanananda. Each one explain in their own way so that one can learn from each other, what do you think ? It would be both more accurate and expedient si...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 87
Views: 1761

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

Greetings Grigoris, Not that you have shown. A quick visit to any country where Theravada is practiced will turn up ample evidence. Humans have an amazing capacity for syncretism. So, by your logic, because people in Thailand speak Thai, somehow, magically, the Thai language is Theravada too? Some p...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 87
Views: 1761

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

Greetings, Of course there is. Not that you have shown. ...nor the Buddha's teaching as recorded in the Sutta Pitaka. This is true. But the Pali Canon is only one of the many Canon and this discussion is in the "connections to other paths" sub-forum. Sure, but you drawing connections between A and B...
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: 87
Views: 1761

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: 1617

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...