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by retrofuturist
Tue May 05, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: International Vesak Day
Replies: 27
Views: 3333

Re: International Vesak Day

Greetings, In Melbourne... Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival 16-17 May, Federation Square http://www.buddhaday.org.au/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Buddhist Society Of Victoria Special program featuring Ajahn Brahm http://www.bsv.net.au/" onclick="window.open(this.href);retur...
by retrofuturist
Mon May 04, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?
Replies: 98
Views: 13279

Re: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?

Greetings Peter, Dan, all, Since some teachings of Mahayana were not taught by the Buddha 2600 years ago we can justifiably conclude they are unnecessary. Since we see these teachings lead some people into unwholesome behavior we can justifiably conclude they are potentially dangerous. One doesn't n...
by retrofuturist
Mon May 04, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Hello

Greetings Flying Ox,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon May 04, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma & Emptiness
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: Abhidhamma & Emptiness

Greetings, I'm happy to be corrected, but I've never heard of sunnata (emptiness) being considered in the Theravada tradition as anything more than a combination of anatta (not-self) and aniccata (impermanence). To that extent, the Abdhidhamma provides a good framework for better understanding and s...
by retrofuturist
Mon May 04, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Can Killing a Living Being Ever Be an Act of Compassion?
Replies: 11
Views: 2500

Re: Can Killing a Living Being Ever Be an Act of Compassion?

Greetings Chris, Certainly. A sutta instance of the blameless use of the knife can be found at... MN 144: Channovada Sutta(Advice to Venerable Channa.) http://www.dhammaweb.net/Tipitaka/read.php?id=178" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... which if you're interested, is discussed furthe...
by retrofuturist
Mon May 04, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Can Killing a Living Being Ever Be an Act of Compassion?
Replies: 11
Views: 2500

Re: Can Killing a Living Being Ever Be an Act of Compassion?

Greetings Chris, Thoughts? My thoughts are that there are exceptions to the rule, even if they're not formally listed in a particular Abhidhamma matrix. For example, what about cases where arahants blamelessly "use the knife"? This is an exception that breaks the rule and once the rule is shown not ...
by retrofuturist
Mon May 04, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Managing Subscriptions
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Managing Subscriptions

Greetings,

We haven't been able to get the e-mail server @ Dhamma Wheel working yet... thus the subscriptions aren't working at present.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon May 04, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Suitable meditation techniques/subjects for panic disorders
Replies: 10
Views: 1866

Suitable meditation techniques/subjects for panic disorders

Greetings, As a pre-cursor, a quick note to let you know I'm not seeking medical advice or anything along those lines. I'm interested in Buddhist responses, based on Buddhist logic.... A couple of people I know have diagnosed anxiety disorders, but neither of them are currently able to see the conne...
by retrofuturist
Sun May 03, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Speech & feathers
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: Speech & feathers

Greetings Journey,
Journey wrote:Is it possible to make amends in accordance with the Dhamma?
You can't undo the evil of the past, but you can do good now and in the future.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun May 03, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?
Replies: 98
Views: 13279

Re: Is Mahayana perspective useful for Theravada practitioners?

Greetings, Please be mindful of the following from the... Terms Of Service http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Members are expected to self-moderate, being mindful of the adage that 'behaviour breeds behaviour'. Mutual respect and friendli...
by retrofuturist
Sun May 03, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A warm hello to all...
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: A warm hello to all...

Greetings Demarous,

Thank you for the intro, and good luck in sorting out your current meditation issues.

:meditate:

Nice to see you here.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun May 03, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tentative Hello...
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

Re: Tentative Hello...

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :hello: Also, in case you didn't know, we now have a Mahayana/Vajrayana version of Dhamma Wheel at... Dharma Wheel http://www.dharmawheel.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... so feel free to ask your HHDL-related questions there! Metta, Retro...
by retrofuturist
Sun May 03, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: Greetings

Greetings Nibbida,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun May 03, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: New World Record
Replies: 29
Views: 3766

Re: New World Record

Greetings,

Hmmm... would it be easier to join your family members onto Dhamma Wheel.

:jumping:

... or would that be cheating?

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun May 03, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: New World Record
Replies: 29
Views: 3766

Re: New World Record

:jumping:

Cool... I look forward to it, and encourage others to break your new world record!

Metta,
Retro. :)