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by retrofuturist
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 590

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Greetings, I am not sure if you just mean that the terms anattā and anicca are not mentioned, but certainly the sutta is full of methods to cultivate anattāsaññā More fundamentally IMO, it's a training in the non-fabrication of sankhata-dhamma, which helps develop the understanding that how you fram...
by retrofuturist
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Saludos. From Mexico.
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Hello, Saludos. From Mexico.

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 590

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Greetings LuisR, Now that we know the Satipatthana Sutta is not authentic? What is the basis for this allegation? :reading: Frankly, the Goenka and Mahasi methods are only tangentially related to the Satipatthana Sutta anyway... for example, where in the Satipatthana Sutta is there any direct refere...
by retrofuturist
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Picking up the threads of Theravada again
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Picking up the threads of Theravada again

Greetings, But the problem remains, Theravada suttas are rare and those that exist are online and often incomplete. I use accesstoinsight a lot but are there other sources of Theravada texts out there? There are very many Theravada Suttas so in that respect they are not rare. All the main collection...
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: 354

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: 188

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: 624

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: 5619

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: 175

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: 173

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: 373

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: 313

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: 69
Views: 1889

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: 69
Views: 1889

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: 69
Views: 1889

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. :)