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by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Namo Buddhaya..
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Namo Buddhaya..

:lol:

That avatar is cool. 8-)

Welcome Winny...

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ‘Broken’ Billionaire Merckle Killed Self, Family Says
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: ‘Broken’ Billionaire Merckle Killed Self, Family Says

Greetings Anders,

Yes, imagine thinking your life is no longer worth living simply because you're no longer a billionaire. Not much 'peace of mind' there by the sounds of it.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Well, hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Well, hello

Greetings Fruit, Lovely to see you here. Whilst there is indeed a Theravada focus here in terms of subject matter, we're doing our best to make members of all Buddhist traditions who are interested in learning a little more about the Pali Canon or Theravada Buddhism in general (either as a complemen...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Add Foe
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Add Foe

Greetings,

Thecap is correct, it seems to be an "ignore list" and even whilst I'm not a big fan of the concept of having "Foes", I do respect the prerogative of some users to "ignore" the posts of others, so this function has now been reinstated.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddha - Teacher of Gods and Men
Replies: 1
Views: 862

Buddha - Teacher of Gods and Men

Greetings all, I would like to open up discussion on the Buddha as a teacher. With the Buddha's passing some 2500 or so years ago, the Earth lost the greatest Buddhist teacher that civilization has known. Whilst we do not have the opportunity to see him in the flesh, monks who valued the teachings o...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism for the 21st Century Parent
Replies: 20
Views: 2940

Buddhism for the 21st Century Parent

Greetings, I thought it might be worthwhile pulling together a few resources for the 21st century parent looking to use Buddhism to help them cope with the pressures of life, parenthood and so on. Firstly, there's... A Constitution for Living by P.A. Payutto http://www.budsir.org/Conlive.html" oncli...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Introductory resources
Replies: 43
Views: 23678

Introductory resources

Greetings, Some useful resources for those interested in learning more about Theravada Buddhism... Good Question Good Answer - Ven S. Dhammika http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/qanda.htm An excellent simple introduction on Buddhist concepts. Access To Insight http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ A larg...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ajahn Buddhadasa
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: Ajahn Buddhadasa

Greetings,

A good introductory piece on Buddhism from Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

Handbook for Mankind
http://www.buddhanet.net/budasa.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine
Replies: 41
Views: 20259

Re: Theravada Search Engine

Greetings,

Thanks... I've added all those plus Bhikkhu Samahita's What-Buddha-Said.net

and...

http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/pali/*" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.chibs.edu.tw/mukherjee/*" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jāti (and its various usages)
Replies: 11
Views: 1568

Re: Jāti (and its various usages)

Greetings venerable Dhammanando,

Thanks for the above examples.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Economics
Replies: 19
Views: 2593

Buddhist Economics

Greetings, There's a few books around looking at whether Buddhist principles can be applied to Economics in the pursuit of an ideal Buddhist society. One that I quite enjoyed is from P.A. Payutto... Buddhist Economics A Middle Way for the Market Place By Ven. P. A. Payutto http://www.urbandharma.org...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (1922)
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (1922)

Greetings,

For your online reading pleasure...

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (1922)
http://www.online-literature.com/hesse/siddhartha/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine
Replies: 41
Views: 20259

Re: Theravada Search Engine

Initial list... abhidhamma.free.fr/* aimwell.org/* amaravati.org/abmnew/index.php/teachings* beyondthenet.net/* bhikkhublog.blogspot.com/* bieson.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/volltexte/2003/124/pdf/* bodhinyanarama.net.nz/* buddhist.advayata.com/blog1* buddhist.advayata.com/echange* canonpali.org/* dhammasuk...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Google Saffron - Theravada Search Engine
Replies: 41
Views: 20259

Re: Theravada Search Engine

Greetings, After seeing that the above search engine has not been updated since 2006, I've decided to start my own, modelled upon the one above, using its search entries ( http://s.billard.free.fr/dhamma/dhammasearch-listing.txt ) as the starting point... Google Saffron http://www.google.com/coop/cs...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Books - where do you get yours?
Replies: 18
Views: 2425

Re: Dhamma Books - where do you get yours?

Greetings Ben,
Ben wrote:I remember about 20 years ago sending a cheque in US dollars to BPS Kandy and waited several years for my books to arrive. It was an exercise in patience!
It's much easier now... BPS take PayPal.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Beginners?
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: Beginners?

Greetings Drolma, Combining a few of the ideas above, we've now created a "Discovering Theravada" forum, which is "A forum for beginners and members of other Buddhist traditions to ask questions about Theravada (The Way of the Elders)". Good for beginners in the sense of those completely new to Budd...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions on the Atthakanagara Sutta (MN 52)
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

Re: Questions on the Atthakanagara Sutta (MN 52)

Greetings, The article referenced by venerable Gavesako above is indeed a very good article. One Tool Among Many - The Place of Vipassana in Buddhist Practice by Thanissaro Bhikkhu http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/onetool.html Not too long and very well written. Recommended for ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Incense - Yes or No
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: Incense - Yes or No

Greetings Keith,

That's a good point... I have a similar response.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: Questions.

Greetings Jason,

Well see how you go... prune the folders a little when they get full... and let us know if the default allocation proves to be insufficient after that.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dhamma related Music
Replies: 18
Views: 1818

Re: Dhamma related Music

Greetings, I find much of Donovan's music is Dhamma-compatible. He was inspired by Zen, 'Beatnik Buddhism' and was a poster child for the flower power generation... so this is no surprise really. General rule of thumb though is that the more preachy Donovan got, the less interesting his actual music...