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by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you think you're going to get anywhere with theory
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: If you think you're going to get anywhere with theory

Greetings, Bhikkhus, just as the dawn is the forerunner and first indication of the rising of the sun, so is right view the forerunner and first indication of wholesome states. For one of right view, bhikkhus, right intention springs up. For one of right intention, right speech springs up. For one o...
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Virtues are the Connection
Replies: 12
Views: 131

Re: Virtues are the Connection

Greetings Will, I have stated what the Connection is - the existence & practice of any virtue. That applies to any & all posts by me in this thread and I think it is a template for any reader to use. I see no reason to repeat that for every post. Not for every post , but for every opening post , yes...
by retrofuturist
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pythagoras
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Pythagoras

Greetings Will,
Will wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:59 am
But the book is a real gem of ancient wisdom!
Please demonstrate a connection to Theravada, or we'll have to ask you to take it to its more logical home, Dharma Paths.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Viññāṇaṃ anidassanaṃ
Replies: 36
Views: 5530

Re: Pali Term: Viññāṇaṃ anidassanaṃ

Greetings,

Please note, an interesting (but ultimately off-topic) post has been split out to:

All the terms in paticcasamuppada constitute ignorant corruptions that result in dukkha

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mikael from Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Mikael from Scotland

Greetings, Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :buddha1: (Pro tip: As you search for a teacher, immerse yourself in the Suttas of the Buddha. Then if/when a teacher comes, you'll be better equipped to know whether what they teaches is truly reflective of the Dhamma of the Buddha. If you have any questions abou...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are painful bodily feeling impermenanet (anicca)?
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Are painful bodily feeling impermenanet (anicca)?

Greetings Sarath, If you want to speak of " a feeling" being impermanent, it's important to realise how it comes to be delineated (i.e. object -ified)... "Now, when there is the eye, when there are forms, when there is eye-consciousness, it is possible that one will delineate a delineation of contac...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Sorry for being disruptive
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Sorry for being disruptive

Greetings Mario,

May your experience serve as a caution against posting without mindfulness.

Congratulations on your resolution.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Beer emoji
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Beer emoji

Greetings,

As has been said before by David, it can be non-alcoholic root beer if you like.

As Sam has said, this issue has been raised before... so this topic will be closed.

Thanks.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 1528

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

Greetings, However i am exploring long term solutions to eliminate such non-sensical behavior entirely. There is only one person in whom one can ever "eliminate such non-sensical behavior entirely". It's a delusional authoritarian fantasy to presume it is otherwise. I figured that if a person does t...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 1528

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

Greetings, I'll take that at face value, but let's just say that there's a lot of whinging and moaning from certain people, who aren't doing their cause any favours by exhibiting many of the same behaviours they complain about in others. Is it so hard just to be decent and civilized? Is it really so...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 1528

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

Greetings rightviewftw,

Do you have any intention of keeping your own topic on topic, or should we should it down for you now?

:rules:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Make structural changes to promote competence and productive discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Re: Make structural changes to promote competence and productive discussion

Greetings, As per ToS 4... At Dhamma Wheel, we respect your intellectual and spiritual autonomy. As such, the staff here will not enforce reverence to anyone or anything, nor censor speech gratuitously. In keeping with this respect for your autonomy, we expect you to be personally responsible for yo...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Confusion between Eight fold noble path and Anatta
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Confusion between Eight fold noble path and Anatta

Greetings,
SarathW wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:50 pm
Good answer DD.
:thumbsup:
Agreed.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Incest (genetics)
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Incest (genetics)

Greetings, Venerable Dhammanando and salayatananirodha have answered this question from the perspective of the Dhamma. The question itself, however, as worded, is beyond the scope of this forum. As per Nicholas' suggestion, please take it to Dhamma Wheel Engaged or another corner of the Internet. Th...