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by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 78
Views: 1054

Re: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?

Greetings Grigoris, Secondly you judge Tantra as being against Theravada teachings. You've provided nothing that suggests it is otherwise. Thirdly you judge me, by considering that for some reason I need "good luck". Like my decision is not rational and predicated on choice (kamma), but based on som...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Do away with admins
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Do away with admins

Greetings Mr Man, What is the role of Admins and is it possible that that are not needed? As mentioned, there are administrator tasks over and above the moderator role. These include, but are certainly not limited to... - Access rights configuration and account management - Forum configuration, stru...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feedback on Charts explaining the realms of rebirth
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Feedback on Charts explaining the realms of rebirth

Greetings bhante, Sorry, not quite tracking how your question relates to the charts. It's fine if it doesn't, just didn't want to miss anything. My point is that the Buddha achieved bhava-nirodha, and as such didn't exist on any plane of existence . That being so, rather than attributing these as pl...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?

Greetings Sarath, Remember how vinnana was dependent upon nama-rupa, and nama-rupa on vinnana? Recently I came to the conclusion than Vinnānañcāyatana has nama-rupa but does not have rupa? What do you think about this idea? I've already told you what I think about that idea in the aforementioned dis...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?
Replies: 78
Views: 1054

Re: Is there an equivalent to Tantra in Theravada Buddhism?

Greetings, The Pali tradition of practice has certain keynotes, I would surmise (under correction of course) that one of them is avoiding the use or indulgence in, of personal desire-filled thoughts, words & deeds. Tantra does use desire-filled thoughts, words & deeds, that is why it is consider a d...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." Fake Buddha quote?
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Fake Buddha quote? "Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher"

Greetings James, “Kill your parents, kill your god, kill your teacher." I'm absolutely sure the Buddha never said this in the Pali canon. Is it in the Mahayana or Vajrayana teachings? Or a misattributed quote from some character from Tibetan Buddhist mythology? Totally fake, vis-a-vis the Pali Canon...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 133
Views: 36241

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Greetings,

Interesting mudra, Aloka... :?

Thankfully, Tantrayana is not Theravada, so I needn't learn it.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Buddhist temple in Israel!!
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Buddhist temple in Israel!!

Greetings, :focus: I just surprised to learn that there is a Buddhist temple in Israel. My understanding was Buddishim is not allowed in the Middle East. I like to visit holy land one day and wish visit this temple too. Have any of you been to Isreal? (If anyone wishes to discuss Israel in connectio...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 133
Views: 36241

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Greetings,
DooDoot wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:40 am
I honor, salute & take refuge in Wiki.
Image

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?

Greetings Sarath, nor a product of paticcasamuppada. Could you elaborate? Isn't it mind made? Remember the simile of the reeds we were discussing the other day? Remember how vinnana was dependent upon nama-rupa, and nama-rupa on vinnana? "Without feature" signifies without "form" or "name". Without ...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?

Greetings,
SarathW wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:19 am
I am talking about Vinnānañcāyatana.
... which is neither infinite, nor a product of paticcasamuppada.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Feedback on Charts explaining the realms of rebirth
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Feedback on Charts explaining the realms of rebirth

Greetings bhante,

These are often called planes of existence, or realms of existence.

Where did the Buddha exist?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?
Replies: 14
Views: 192

Re: How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?

Greetings Sarath,
SarathW wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:28 am
How consciousness be infinite if it is dependently originated?
It isn't infinite. That was easy.
SarathW wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:28 am
What is infinite consciousness?
New Age foo foo.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 133
Views: 36241

Re: Tantric Theravada?

Grigoris, I am not trying to do anything of the sort... You say that, but it's abundantly clear that you are. Perhaps that's a legacy hangover of your exposure to " Tibetan Buddhism"... even perhaps subconsciously thinking that a certain school of Buddhism is in some way integrally connected with a ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1334

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Greetings, Well, I think this topic has been addressed now as far as it can be (with taglines, forum structure etc.) so this suggestion will now be closed. Feel free to raise a new and unique topic if a new and unique opportunity to improve the forum's prominence in search results arises. Thank you ...