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by retrofuturist
Mon May 10, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 10 Paramis vs. 6 Perfections
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: 10 Paramis vs. 6 Perfections

Greetings, What are your thoughts about these differing lists of virtuous practises? One is the Mahayana list. I'm not entirely sure on this but I suspect Theravada's paramitā list came after the Mahayana list, to imply that anything good about Mahayana is already in Theravada, even if the emphasis ...
by retrofuturist
Thu May 06, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 213
Views: 85420

Re: Theosophy

Greetings Nicholas, Thanks for the forthrightness, it's appreciated. On that basis, I think it's time to wind this topic up. If anyone wishes to discuss Theosophy generally, feel free to do so at Dharma Paths. Alternatively, if anyone wishes to discuss any connection between Theravada and "Christian...
by retrofuturist
Wed May 05, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 213
Views: 85420

Re: Theosophy

Greetings Nicholas,

What is the connection to Theravada in the recent posts/links?

I'm not seeing it... :shrug:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue May 04, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 751
Views: 225040

Re: Jhana

Greetings Pulsar, Connections to other paths is a suitable Forum. If you don't pay heed to this alert, I will report you to the Moderators. ... PS anyone wishing to discuss Jhana originated by Jains, pl. head towards "Connections to Other Paths" Please desist from being the Dhamma police. 🚔 We alrea...
by retrofuturist
Sat May 01, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing
Replies: 134
Views: 4277

Re: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing

Greetings,

Come on lads... you know this has got nothing to do with the topic.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat May 01, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing
Replies: 134
Views: 4277

Re: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing

Greetings,

It wouldn't surprise me if it's etymologically connected to ñana, but it's time to get...

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Are women evil?
Replies: 32
Views: 1144

Re: Are women evil?

Greetings all, I'm going to re-open this topic and move it to Hot Topics, where every post requires moderator approval before being approved. Only posts which specifically address this question... Are there any Buddhist texts which specifically address the wickedness of women? ... will be approved....
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ethical choices causing rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 308

Re: Ethical choices causing rebirth

Greetings,
mjaviem wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:53 am Same person? (You don't have to answer)
The "I am conceit" referred to above is to be abandoned, as it is a delusion, rooted in a delusional sense of self (person).

Therefore, you're effectively asking "same delusion?"

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ethical choices causing rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 308

Re: Ethical choices causing rebirth

Greetings,
mjaviem wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:45 am
retrofuturist wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:45 am ...
Kamma is person-al...
Is vipāka person-al?
Yes. No "person", no vipaka.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent Origination = 17 thought moments?
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Dependent Origination = 18 thought moments?

Greetings Sarath,

I think you're going to need to explain this in a bit more detail...

:popcorn:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: can i achieve nirvana when i don't believe in Reincarnation
Replies: 160
Views: 13877

Re: can i achieve nirvana when i don't believe in Reincarnation

Greetings, To attain nibbāna is synonymous with becoming a Stream-winner. Why is that? Attaining nibbana is the destruction of greed-hatred-delusion. Stream-enterer doesn't destroy any of these. I don't think I'd noticed this question Zom posed to Bhikkhu Pesala years ago, until shoenhad reincarnate...
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing
Replies: 134
Views: 4277

Re: Ajahn Pannobhasa is disrobing

Greetings GnosticMind,
GnosticMind wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:31 am Well -- that looks really compatible with Dhamma....doesn't it?
I just read a chronology of events. I didn't read anything about any doctrine or discipline.

Is this related to the topic of Ajahn Pannobhasa or is it off-topic?

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: It depends what you mean by rebirth
Replies: 82
Views: 1461

It depends what you mean by rebirth

Greetings, I read the following comment on the Internet... It depends by what you mean by rebirth. ... and thought that it warranted its own topic. What do you mean by rebirth? Re-incarnation of a soul in a new body? ( Wouldn't that be at odds with the Buddha's teaching of anatta? ) Transmigration o...
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ethical choices causing rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 308

Re: Ethical choices causing rebirth

Greetings,
asahi wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:33 am But i have difficulty understand your posts .
No matter. Stick with what you know and keep refining your understanding. :thumbsup:
asahi wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:33 am Thanks anyway .
:anjali:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ethical choices causing rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 308

Re: Ethical choices causing rebirth

Greetings, Sorry i dont understand your statements , could you elaborates ? Kamma causes re-birth, and being devoid of kamma, arahants have nothing to be re-born. Understand that as you will. Different people understand these matters differently and can be quite attached to their understanding, so I...