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by retrofuturist
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 503

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

Greetings,
salayatananirodha wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:29 am
Dhp 1 refers to dhammā rather than saṅkhārā.
And all dhammas with the exception of nibbana are sankhata, so your objection is moot.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)

Greetings,

:candle: :candle: :candle:

:anjali:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 503

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

Greetings DooDoot, I think it lies in the reality that "sabbe sankhara anicca". Sabbe means everything... thus it relates to EVERY-THING! However, at some level many people refuse to open up to and investigate that reality. All sankharas (things) are mind-made in that their shaping, establishment et...
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 503

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

Greetings DooDoot,

You may find some clues to help answer your question at these previous topics...

The arising of the Dhamma-eye
The Dhamma eye: "whatever arising-dhamma cessation-dhamma"


Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: petavatthu
Replies: 23
Views: 966

Re: petavatthu

Greetings,

Some posts have been split off into:

Zen's "not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures"

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Mexico!
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Hello from Mexico!

Greetings Hilda,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?

Greetings Sarath, Considering Retro clear this we can discuss whether Visuddhimagga is a useful document and whether it does not agree with Sutta. You can certainly do that here in this topic in General Theravada section, although such discussion would not be permitted in the Classical Theravada sec...
by retrofuturist
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?

Greetings SarathW, Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted? This being a Theravada forum, it's entirely appropriate to quote from the Visuddhimagga. My perspective is that it's good to reference any sourced quotation, and then to leave it to the discretion of...
by retrofuturist
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can mind sustained without an object?
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: Can mind sustained without an object?

Greetings, Can mind sustained without an object? "From the origination of name-&-form is the origination of the mind. From the cessation of name-&-form is the cessation of the mind." (SN 47.42) What is the object of each Jhana? That depends on what meditation you're doing, doesn't it? There's lots o...
by retrofuturist
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2624

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings,

Just a little reminder to all to maintain the touchpoint to Buddhism in this topic.

Thanks!

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 50
Views: 1138

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

Greetings, As long as the meat comes from an animal that is already dead its fine in Theravada Buddhism. You cant order like a live fish or lobster that will die after you order it. That may be true for monastics... can you cite anything that says this is also true for lay people? Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2624

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings,
Coëmgenu wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Karma
In what context do you say that? In the context of past lives (which the Buddha taught) or "collective karma" (which is hokum, not found in the Buddha's teaching).

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, new member
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Hello, new member

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is forbidden?
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: What is forbidden?

Greetings User99, ... and that the suffering reduces with everyone new attained level of nirvana. Nibbana is unconditioned, it doesn't come in "levels". If you are speaking here of levels of nobility - e.g. stream-winner, once-returner, non-returner, arahant .... then what is actually happening is t...
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2624

Re: Slavic Buddhism vs Western Buddhism

Greetings, Given the prevalence of violent racism and homophobia in countries such as Russia, maybe those cockroaches are not so bad after all. Please, no making this about politics, in and of itself. If you wish to do so, please do so at Dhamma Wheel Engaged , or elsewhere on the Internet. This top...