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by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Name and Form in DO from a psychology perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Name and Form in DO from a psychology perspective

Greetings,
form wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:03 am I think it just refers to mental associations.
That sounds more like apperceptions (saññā), which is one the five constituents of nāma.

There's a lot more to it than that...

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist ombudsman
Replies: 21
Views: 336

Re: Buddhist ombudsman

Greetings,

The doctrine (Sutta) and the discipline (Vijaya) are embedded in the texts.

I would recommend finding someone learned in the appropriate field(s).

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ānāpānasati
Replies: 64
Views: 1281

Re: Ānāpānasati

Greetings,

Off topic papanca removed.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Suttanta?
Replies: 43
Views: 2965

Re: Why Suttanta?

Greetings Zan, You are suttanta, correct? Your beliefs, as I have seen you present them, are identical to at least some Mahayana and Vajrayana views developed from that same perspective long ago, so, why do you stick with Theravada when there are other schools that fully agree with you, while the Th...
by retrofuturist
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Suttanta?
Replies: 43
Views: 2965

Re: Why Suttanta?

Greetings Zan, Suttanta generally differs from Classical Theravada in one or more of the three following respects: 1.) It posits a self to some degree. Whether it is called "self" or not, some kind of eternalism in the form of something existing forever that is somehow connected to the self (even if...
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: How long are my posts moderated for?
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

Re: How long are my posts moderated for?

Greetings,

Further to the posts above, once you've passed the initial number of posts required (which you already have), it's only these two forums which are on moderator queue...

- Theravada For Beginners
- Hot Topics

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is nibbāna dependently originated at the sense base?
Replies: 53
Views: 3673

Re: Is nibbāna dependently originated at the sense base?

Greetings,
Is nibbāna dependently originated at the sense base?
No. Nibbāna is not dependently originated.

Nibbāna is the cessation of origination.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 45
Views: 9370

Re: death of forum member dylanj

Greetings,

Post not befitting the Shrine Room have been moved to a new topic entitled Social Norms and the Recently Deceased.

:focus:

:namaste:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about stream entry
Replies: 65
Views: 6748

Re: Questions about stream entry

Greetings,
Mahabrahma wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:35 amAnyway I don't want to get off track in this thread.
Yes, please keep this section Theravada-centric.

Comparative discussions are relevant only in the Connections section.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: death of forum member dylanj
Replies: 45
Views: 9370

Re: death of forum member dylanj

Greetings Salayatananirodha,
salayatananirodha wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:07 am It is with such a heavy heart I want to share the passing of dylanj with this forum.
Thank you for letting us now and for recounting his good deeds.

:candle: :anjali: :candle:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about stream entry
Replies: 65
Views: 6748

Re: Questions about stream entry

Greetings, There's a difference in indulging the material senses in the mode of passion and awakening your Transcendental senses. The Buddha is not a senseless being, it is simply that He utilizes His senses in Nirvana. It's not that He feels nothing, no , it's that He feels only Enlightenment, whic...
by retrofuturist
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about consciousness, nibbana and ultimate reality in Theravada
Replies: 17
Views: 5620

Re: Question about consciousness, nibbana and ultimate reality in Theravada

Greetings,

Since this isn't really a "beginners" topic, and there is no obvious straightforward answer to the question, I'm going to move this to General Theravada so posts do not require moderator approval.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where to buy "Clearing the Path"?
Replies: 13
Views: 3078

Re: Where to buy "Clearing the Path"?

Greetings, Are there any you recall that you would suggest? Good question. I'd recommend looking for any suttas you might not have, as no doubt they will be cheap too. I remember getting a compendium of highlights from the Theragatha and Theragatha from there. The only text I can think of that reall...
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravāda is
Replies: 25
Views: 3822

Re: Theravāda is

:focus:
by retrofuturist
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fake news and The Dhamma....
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: Fake news and The Dhamma....

Greetings,

:rules:

Please ensure that responses address the OP's question and don't veer off into exploring fake news itself.

If you want to talk about Fake News in more general terms, please do so at DWE.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)