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by retrofuturist
Fri May 25, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way
Replies: 35
Views: 306

Re: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way

Greetings DooDoot,

Fair enough. What was presented was Thanissaro Bhikkhu's translation.

Unfortunately Nanamoli's translation at A2I is merely an excerpt, and doesn't include that particular tract of text.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri May 25, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way
Replies: 35
Views: 306

Re: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way

Greetings DooDoot,
DooDoot wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 4:22 am
Possibly MN 95 is not referred to accurately in this thread.
Many things are possible. Would you like to elaborate, good man?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri May 25, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Developing understanding - whilst avoiding slander, born of contention
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Developing understanding - whilst avoiding slander, born of contention

Greetings, What follows is a partial extract from Snp 4.11 , which seems particularly relevant to today's politically charged climate... "From what arise contentions and disputes, lamentations and sorrows, along with selfishness and conceit, and arrogance along with slander? From where do these vari...
by retrofuturist
Fri May 25, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way
Replies: 35
Views: 306

Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way

Greetings, In the Dhamma, doubt is one of the five hindrances. Doubt specifically about the Dhamma also causes issues... "Furthermore, there is the case of the person in doubt & perplexity, who has not arrived at certainty with regard to the True Dhamma. Then he comes down with a serious disease. As...
by retrofuturist
Thu May 24, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1294

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Greetings pulga,

I thought his "12 years to citizenship" DACA plan (I forgot what it was called exactly) was very fair and generous.

Democrats voted against it, because I don't really think they want the problem solved.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed May 23, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 549
Views: 24190

Re: POTUS 2017

Greetings,



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Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue May 22, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 38
Views: 390

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

Greetings No_Mind,
No_Mind wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 5:20 am
Only when my physical body is present and my identity is know does the kamma become my own.
Actually, the Dhamma teaches otherwise.

"Intention, I tell you, is kamma. Intending, one does kamma by way of body, speech, & mind." (AN 6.63)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue May 22, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 38
Views: 390

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

Greetings No_Mind, My forum persona is antipodal to my real persona. In real life I am the politest person you will find. Yet, the cittas of each are equally real. To what extent is your "forum persona" real, and to what extent is it an "act"? Kamma doesn't make exemption, simply because you're "act...
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: DOJ Inspector General reports & other investigations into U.S. political corruption and treason
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: DOJ Inspector General reports & other investigations into U.S. political corruption and treason

Greetings, From Sara Carter... Concealed FISA Docs May Hold Key to Trump Surveillance - President Trump meets with FBI, DOJ and DNI Highlights Trump is meeting Monday afternoon with senior law enforcement and intelligence officials to discuss evidence that the FBI had an informant inside the Trump c...
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump and the NHS
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: Trump and the NHS

Greetings,
Sam Vara wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 pm
One would hope that our negotiators would be putting "Britain First" in response!

I hadn't heard of this one, though, and to me it looks like a peculiarly British strain of TDS.
Agreed on both counts.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Economists: US-CHINA trade deal is a scam
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Economists: US-CHINA trade deal is a scam

Greetings DooDoot, Most of your post is off-topic. Not every topic is to be used as a dumping ground for your anusayā. That part which does address the U.S. and China is based on what exactly? What is true (even though CNN reported it) is that Trump is the first "foreign leader to have an official d...
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

Greetings LG2V,

I'll try to keep this site in mind for when I think there's a suitable opportunity to refer people through to it.

Good luck.

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1093

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

Greetings James,

Agreed, and Advanced Mathematics and Buddhism are alike in the sense that the majority will not even bother to embark upon learning them, because there's too much effort involved.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 107
Views: 1093

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

Greetings James, Is Buddhism exclusive ? Or all accommodating ? Tailoring or catering for or available to only a few, selected, restricted , elite and excellent people . I don't think it's truly any of the above. It's exclusive only to the extent that certain teachings will be beyond the capability ...
by retrofuturist
Sun May 20, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: DOJ Inspector General reports & other investigations into U.S. political corruption and treason
Replies: 3
Views: 255

DOJ Inspector General reports & other investigations into political corruption

Greetings pulga, Sounds like that may be coming to a head too... https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/998256454590193665?s=19 https://twitter.com/esaagar/status/998315888251195394?s=19 (Feel free to discuss any of these OIG / #DrainTheSwamp / FBI / DOJ / Special Council issues in this topic as...
by retrofuturist
Sat May 19, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1294

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Greetings Kamran, I've noticed you brand everyone and everything into one of two categories: 1) Trump supporter or 2) open door globalist. Where did I say there were only two worldviews, only two categories? Or was that simply your projection? It seems you're quite adept at projection Kamran. Metta,...
by retrofuturist
Sat May 19, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1294

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Greetings Kamran, I see you added this to your above post... Your repeated branding of everyone as either for Trump or for the "open border glabalists" as if those were the only two options is also a fascist tactic. It sounds like any perspective you do not like is to be labelled "fascist"? Hmmm... ...
by retrofuturist
Sat May 19, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1294

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Greetings Kamran,
Kamran wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 12:53 am
... this is a classic case of fascism.
This "Chicken Little" act didn't work in 2016, and it looks more ridiculous and more incongruous with every passing day.

If that's the best that Trump haters can muster in 2018, it's going to be a long 8 years.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri May 18, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1294

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Greetings Kamran, You interpret it as bashing because Trump is your hero - you identify with him. No, I "interpret it as bashing", because when your topic's OP was shown to be a demonstrably fraudulent topic, you just switch to other criticisms which have nothing to do with the topic, despite having...