Search found 12647 matches

by retrofuturist
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?
Replies: 46
Views: 459

Re: How to exercise sense restraint in instances where aversion might arise?

Greetings Manas, I think MN 2: Sabbasava Sutta is a good place to start. The sutta summarises the situation as follows... "Bhikkhus! There are āsavas that should be removed through vision, āsavas that should be removed through restraint, āsavas that should be removed through proper use [of requisite...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 39
Views: 667

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

Greetings Polarbear101,
polarbear101 wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:40 pm
In any event, I don't see why being right and being harmonious are mutually exclusive.
Like you, and Sarath above... I agree entirely.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 39
Views: 667

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

Greetings Stiphan, ... except that the precursor of the whole Noble Eightfold Path is Right View, not Harmony View. 8-) Now, obviously I'm being a little cheeky there, but when non-comforming views are suppressed, any harmony that arrives from that pressure to conform, is truly superficial, restrict...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3203

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Greetings Modus.Ponens,

Excellent post, well said.

TL;DR - Necessary reformation of Islam, in keeping with the principles of modern civilization, will dampen the threat of both Islamic extremism and the far-right.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 307

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

Greetings,
SarathW wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:47 am
So attachment, aversion and ignorance seems to be the contracted mind.
Yes.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 179
Views: 3203

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

Greetings, Case in point of disparate views; a good friend of mine is Catholic, one of her aunts, Catholic as well, was big into an obscure tradition that daily prayed for armageddon so as to speed the arrival of the rapture. I'm inclined to think any similarly big enough, old enough religion will h...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much happy are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 490

Re: How much happy are you?

Greetings,

No real problems here other than being a bit tired of "the daily grind". Thankfully, I've got a bit over a couple of weeks' break coming up over Christmas... just what the doctor ordered.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 82
Views: 1425

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

Greetings, Not quite... Trump's policy is largely non-interventionist, with overseas involvement only when collaboration with other governments (e.g. Saudi Arabia, China, Japan) is deemed to be in their mutual interests. I'm not sure how the current situation meets that brief, as I don't see how it ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 94
Views: 2105

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Greetings ieee23, I agree, and should James be willing to share, I'd be very interested in how James transitions back to lay life. We often hear accounts about how people "get their affairs in order", in order to prepare for ordination, but we infrequently hear about how one returns to lay life, wit...
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 66
Views: 1200

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings,
Pseudobabble wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:04 pm
chownah wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:35 pm
Is the BBC to be trusted with its reporting?
Is anyone?
Probably not but I'd take BBC over "fake news" CNN any day....

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 94
Views: 2105

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Greetings binocular, I wasn't talking about you at all, so your reaction is totally misplaced.... Metta, Paul. :) Maybe if their refuge is a charismatic individual, rather than the Triple Gem. If people are so superficial, then I question what they're actually learning anyway... Character assassinat...
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 450
Views: 13500

Re: POTUS 2017

Greetings Chownah,

:?

:spy: :alien: :spy:

:lol:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 66
Views: 1200

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings chownah, One is what one eats. Similarly, one is what one reads. and if one only reads hate-filled rubbish ... ... P.S. There, retrofuturist. This is exactly the meaning of kim ohara's post...as almost anyone who is not blinded by their own idealogical identity can see. It is not an attack...
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 66
Views: 1200

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings Kim, And, as I said in a different earlier post, extraordinary claims require extraordinary proofs. The opinions of one unreliable commentator do not have the weight to counter mainstream narratives unless they demonstrate superior knowledge and can quote supporting evidence. I'm waiting ....
by retrofuturist
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 94
Views: 2105

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Greetings, Imo, young monks should not call themselves Bhante nor should be called Bhante. Technically bhante is a term of second-person address akin to "sir", so should only be used when actually speaking to a bhikkhu, not about one. Thus, the name "Bhante [such-and-such]" doesn't really make much ...
by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 66
Views: 1200

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings, You are what you eat. Similarly, you are what you read - and if you only read hate-filled rubbish ... ... then you'll come out with something which is bordering on a "personal attack" ( ToS2f ) that "attacks or smears members who ascribe to such views, or who are perceived by you (rightly...
by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 450
Views: 13500

Re: POTUS 2017

Greetings, Bottom line: Flynn lied and got caught. I say "lock him up". If that's the impression that has been created, then patriot Michael Flynn's work as a spook is complete. :spy: Consider the following from @ThomasWictor . He has spoken about Flynn many times throughout the year. Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 94
Views: 2105

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Greetings binocular, Nevertheless, disrobing is a form of betrayal that can cause a crisis of faith for lay people who have relied on that monk to teach them the Dhamma Maybe if their refuge is a charismatic individual, rather than the Triple Gem. If people are so superficial, then I question what t...
by retrofuturist
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 379
Views: 11450

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings Mr Man, So the Dhamma Wheel team (I presume they are acting as a team) are now using the terms and conditions to close down open discussion. Moderation in accordance with the Terms of Service is what we do, and this has been explained to you repeatedly, and it has even been explained to yo...
by retrofuturist
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life
Replies: 94
Views: 2105

Re: I disrobed and returned to "normal" life

Greetings James,

Thanks for sharing your reflections.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)