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by retrofuturist
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member Intro - Joy from NC, USA
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: New Member Intro - Joy from NC, USA

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from LA
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Hello from LA

Greetings Chris,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Bring the Dana sub-forum back?
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Bring the Dana sub-forum back?

Greetings, Keeping in mind that: - The Dhamma is the greatest of all gifts - There's a Dhammaduta section where you can discuss the propagation of the Dhamma - There's an Ordination & Monastic Life section where you can discuss donations to the Sangha - Dhamma Wheel Engaged is the new home for engag...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Drawing parallels with nature to rationalize Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Drawing parallels with nature to rationalize Buddhism

Greetings mettafuture, Have you attempted similar reconciliations? No, and I have often seen people misrepresent and misunderstand the teachings by making false comparisons to nature. For example, this is how "dependent origination" comes to be misunderstood in some quarters as an interconnection be...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monks do not have enough time to practice as they have to attend to demand from lay people for rites and rituals?
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Monks do not have enough time to practice as they have to attend to demand from lay people for rites and rituals?

Greetings Sarath, Now you are contradicting yourself. That means they are busy. I suspect Ajahn Brahm is far more "in demand" than your average run-of-the-mill bhikkhu, so has a lot more avenues and opportunities by which to take on (and potentially over-commit to) distracting engagements. Metta, Pa...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?
Replies: 30
Views: 745

Re: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?

Greetings,
salayatananirodha wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:01 am
Are you asking me to prove whether birth is conditioned?
No, I'm asking you if you can substantiate the idea that...

Person A's kamma, gives rise to Person B's kamma, to inflict vipaka back on Person A.

... because that's the scenario described by the OP.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?
Replies: 30
Views: 745

Re: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?

Greetings,
salayatananirodha wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:35 am
Yes, isn't it in the great exposition of kamma?? The fruits of kamma must be experienced.
If you could relate that sutta to the exact questions posed by the OP, then that may be useful.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?
Replies: 30
Views: 745

Re: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?

Greetings salayatananirodha, Well, to retrofuturist, there is the perhaps the fatalist view that (if past kamma determines present experiences) if no one volunteers their own cruelty then some other manifestation of kamma will come about, perhaps a natural disaster or painful disease. Perhaps there ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?
Replies: 30
Views: 745

Re: Are negative events always the result of bad kamma - i.e. abuse done to children, rape, etc?

Greetings, Is a child that is abused suffering from negative kamma seeds coming to fruition? There is nothing I know of in the suttas or commentaries that says that one person's vipaka, manifests as another person's kamma... and if you think about it, that's what would need to be the case in order f...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?

Greetings, Basically these are mind creations. They don't inherently exist - emptiness in forms. Ditto with any and all sankharas... I'm just trying to work out why you think some are more foundational. You seem to be prioritizing form over name, as if the two can be separated and sequenced accordin...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?

Greetings Pegembara, Yes but the first contact has to be through the 5 senses. Really? What about contact with ideas about democracy, climate, laws, philosophy, distance, gravity, property, rights etc. Which of the five senses are these objects "first" contacted? Is anything useful achieved in terms...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?

Greetings Sarath,
SarathW wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:19 am
Why contact is considered Nama?
MN 9 wrote:Feeling, perception, intention, contact, & attention: This is called name.
SarathW wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:19 am
Can contact occur without Rupa?
Yes, it can be via any of the six-senses, including the mind. (See Nanavira's note on phassa for more details)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What was the innovation of Siddhartha Gautama?
Replies: 16
Views: 445

Re: What was the innovation of Siddhartha Gautama?

Greetings,
Viachh wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:56 pm
What essentially new did Siddhartha Gautama bring into his yogic practice that allowed him to become a Buddha?
Analysis via paticcasamuppada.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?
Replies: 24
Views: 755

What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?

Greetings, The following is an extract from Nanananda's Paticcasamuppada Sermon No. 2. It is presented here because discerning "arising" and "falling" is an important aspect of vipassana practice. So much so that it is recognised in the traditional "vipassana-nanas" as "knowledge of rise-and-fall". ...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "This life and life after this is one"
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: "This life and life after this is one"

Greetings Sarath, You see certain translators use a similar phrase when translating the suttas, but I believe there's a bit of interpolation going on when they do. Does anyone happen to know of the Pali used in such circumstances, and/or dare to translate it as literally as possible for us? Thanks. ...