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by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you agree with the Dhammadinna's statement?
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: Do you agree with the Dhammadinna's statement?

Greetings,
SarathW wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:45 am Can you give me an example?
Sorry, I thought I just did. Perhaps someone else will have better luck.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Video To Justify The Existence Of The Commentaries
Replies: 23
Views: 688

Re: Video To Justify The Existence Of The Commentaries

Greetings,
bksubhuti wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:25 am Yes Paul,
Your comment was fine.. I jumped the gun based on previous other people's responses.
Appreciated, and thank you.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you agree with the Dhammadinna's statement?
Replies: 16
Views: 202

Re: Do you agree with the Dhammadinna's statement?

Greetings,
SarathW wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:23 am Do you agree with the Dhammadinna's statement?
Yes.

It's a matter of taxonomy and relational mapping.

Can you map each of the eight, to one of the three? Yes.
Can you map each of the three, to one of the eight? No.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings Mike, Please point me to the origin of this papanca. You go far beyond that. You are implying that almost everyone else, from the ancients to the present, have misinterpreted the suttas. Wrong again. 🙄 As predicted, what you're quibbling about spawned in your mind, not from what I actually...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings Mike, I guess what I particularly object to in this thread (especially in Paul's posts) is the idea that there are a handful of insightful truth tellers, and the rest are are a complete waste of time. Oh, that's interesting. I don't recall saying anything of the sort. Last time I checked, ...
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings, SDC wrote "I agree there is a lot missing in the suttas" Can you name a few pl? Regards :candle: I don't remember seeing any advice on boiling eggs, and that's a big failing of the Suttas. Surely there's many factors to take into account such as the size of the egg, the initial ...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings, The point being that the Buddha’s teachings were complete, but suttas and sutras were never meant to capture every detail regarding what he taught and so this is where the Sangha comes in. So, traditions are important especially when they agree. Here we go. You're back to insisting as an ...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings, Saying the suttas don’t contain everything isn’t the same as saying the Buddha’s teachings are incomplete. So, we're agreed that sectarian concepts and interpretations are superfluous then? If so, good. It is good to be able to cease conversation as there is nothing left to say "on t...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings, That’s a straw man. No one is arguing that. Except, it's not a straw man when it's my argument, Ceisiwr. That is what "Buddhist traditions" are... people being unwilling to merely stick to the duty of the four great references ascribed in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta, who instead t...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings, Really? Are you sure you are not playing a listing game here? :rofl: I simply answered your question. Whether you choose to be a jerk upon hearing that truthful answer, is up to you. Your posts often showed only little knowledge on Khandhas, Ayatanas, Dhatus, Saccas, Indriyas too. Quoting...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings, This is why Lord Buddha often explained things in brief, then move to details, and further to full exposition. Yes, but that is irrelevant, because that's not what's being argued against. What I am arguing against is the presumption that the Buddha's teaching is inadequate and that it nec...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings, In all your posts, you are quite used to labelling Pāli Abhidhamma Pitaka and Atthakatha with "proliferation"... Not true, since I'm discussing the act of proliferation, rather than artefacts which may or may not be the result of such a process, but do go on... I might as well a...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings, LOL :lol: Once more, I have nothing to add in response to your perspective, as you're insistent on proliferation and cannot fathom why anyone else may not be. Aren't your interpretation one of those modern proliferation (Papanca) too? Everyone has their own "understanding", per ...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings Coëmgenu, You should be more precise with your wording then. You requested an elaboration of "pink" beyond just the word "pink," not a Dharma lesson on "pink." Actually, no, I was very precise with my wording. Read it again... If I were to ask you to explain t...
by retrofuturist
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 114
Views: 1264

Re: On Tradition

Greetings, You aren't blind or colourblind. You don't need an explanation of that. Nonetheless, said explanation above would establish the blind man with a definition of "pink" that accords with reality. To be even more precise, one would have to explain electromagnetic radiation, the true...