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by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: At what point the causal link can be broken?
Replies: 43
Views: 544

Re: At what point the casual link can be broken?

Greetings Sarath, In any one particular instance, it can be "broken" anywhere, since each element is merely dependent upon the one before it, rather than being a necessary logical consequence of it. However, to be "broken" once and for all, the only way that can occur is for avijja to dry up and cea...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)

Greetings Sarath,
SarathW wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:23 am
I just wondered why. Perhaps his ill health.
As best I know, he left the Sangha and moved to California.

I am unsure whether health issues were a contributing factor to the life change.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)

Greetings,

A picture of Ven. Appicchato teaching English to children on the Thai/Burmese border...
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A Buddharupa I received from Ven. Appicchato...
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Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)
Replies: 10
Views: 222

RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)

Greetings,

Eric Ingram, most commonly known to us here at Dhamma Wheel by the name of Ven. Appicchato (aka Pra Maprow) has passed away, aged 72.

:anjali:

Metta,
Paul. :candle:
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Paid advertising Buddhism - 8,898,114 YouTube views
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Paid advertising Buddhism - 8,898,114 YouTube views

Greetings, What do we think of paid advertising Buddhism? :) I see it as analogous to donating towards the publication of Dhamma books. In each instance, there's Buddhist content that people are helping to get in front of those who may be interested in, and benefit from it. So long as it's targeted ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 51
Views: 1412

Re: lice

Greetings chownah,

Having just tediously run the lice brush through two family members' hair over the past week, I can assure you it's a thing. But then, I may just be an Internet entity.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?
Replies: 28
Views: 596

Re: Does Sotapanna have the fear ( of death)?

Greetings, Just a thought... Just as the English word "fear" has a wide range of use, it's quite possible that whatever Pali word(s) have been translated as fear, may also have a wide spectrum of usage too. Thus, although they use the same word, "I fear this coffee may have gone cold" doesn't quite ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?
Replies: 35
Views: 804

Re: Can anyone refute this depressing viewpoint?

Greetings, To follow on from the two above posts (and those generally on this page of this topic), I recommend expanding one's understanding of kamma and its results. Whilst it may not directly address Sam's position, similarly, it's also going to make it appear to be a rather boring, unprofitable a...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 51
Views: 1412

Re: lice

Greetings Dylan, what do you do if you get lice? If you mean me, I kill them. Well, rather, I shave my head every 3 weeks or so, so there's not much risk of me getting lice personally, but if a family member gets lice, then it's straight to the professional, chemical head-lice treatments. Further to...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Dhammayut Ordination Options
Replies: 32
Views: 826

Re: Dhammayut Ordination Options

Greetings,
Dali348 wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Hi everyone, this is my first post ...
I don't have much to add to the topic in question, other than to say welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?
Replies: 57
Views: 1196

Re: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?

Greetings Manopubbangama, “He attends wisely: ‘This is suffering’; he attends wisely: ‘This is the origin of suffering’; he attends wisely: ‘This is the cessation of suffering’; he attends wisely: ‘This is the way leading to the cessation of suffering.’ When he attends wisely in this way, three fett...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to move forward from Sotāpanna?
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: How to move forward from Sotāpanna?

Greetings bridif1, Are there any books, specific instructions or practices to the next stages of enlightenment? Thanissaro Bhikkhu has collected a few relevant sutta extracts here . My personal favourite is the last of that set... "Therefore, Dighavu, when you are established in these four factors o...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and in need of guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: New and in need of guidance

Greetings Marshall, Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :buddha1: I would recommend a two-pronged approach... 1. Following the Dhamma to the best of your ability. 2. Professional medical support to assist with the bipolar disorder and panic disorder. Whilst what is done is one pursuit may also indirectly benef...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do all Mahasi critics really suffer A Fall?
Replies: 46
Views: 611

Re: Do all Mahasi critics really suffer A Fall?

Greetings, This quote was discussed recently here . As I said there, "the partisan sectarian posturing entailed in such statements detracts from the reality that any teaching should stand or fall on its own merits, not by who can threaten karmic retribution upon another with the greatest pomposity."...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How Do I Choose The ONE path When I Get So Much From Many Paths ?
Replies: 40
Views: 675

Re: How Do I Choose The ONE path When I Get So Much From Many Paths ?

Greetings Bundokji,

It sounds more like you're saying that other paths are oblivious to DO, and that's why they grasp at the self as an absolute entity.

If that's what you're saying, then we are in agreement.

Metta,
Paul. :)