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by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Is the PTS a reliable dictionary?
Replies: 48
Views: 930

Re: Is the PTS a reliable dictionary?

Greetings, The Buddha often took then-current concepts and switched them around to make his point. So it's important to know the historical context, but the history doesn't necessarily determine the meaning. Yes, but whereas pre-Buddha words and meanings may have influenced him and the words he used...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Salutations!
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Salutations!

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Is the PTS a reliable dictionary?
Replies: 48
Views: 930

Re: Is the PTS a reliable dictionary?

Greetings ToVincent,
ToVincent wrote: Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:35 am There is no interesting reason to call saṅkhārā "choices.
There might be a tiddly bit of "choice" in manosañcetanā
I'm inclined to agree with this, and your understanding of sam- as constituting with/together.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'Donate now...' button on the Birken Forest Monastery page
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: 'Donate now...' button on the Birken Forest Monastery page

Greetings,

If you're confident it's a good vihara, you should be thankful they've made it so easy to donate.

:anjali:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Is the PTS a reliable dictionary?
Replies: 48
Views: 930

Re: Is the PTS a reliable dictionary?

Greetings, And I wonder where Sujato got his "choice" meaning for sankhara. Speak about interpretation. Conversation of dictionaries aside, I certainly wouldn't be relying on Sujato's interpretive renderings as "definitions" either. By his own admission, he prioritised unambiguou...
by retrofuturist
Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: introduction

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference of Vinnana, Nana and Panna?
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: What is the difference of Vinnana, Nana and Panna?

Greetings Sarath, Nana is generally translated as knowledge, and panna as wisdom. Whilst those English definitions have subtle shades of difference in meaning, I cannot confirm without looking it up, whether they're intended in the Pali. Vinnana, consciousness, is a different concept altogether. Met...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Aesop's Fables
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Aesop's Fables

Greetings Nicholas,

Do their notions of good and bad correlate with Buddhist notions of good and bad?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On Tradition
Replies: 128
Views: 1648

Re: On Tradition

Greetings Pulsar, Just as it takes time to move away from a fraudulent sutta on the 4 establishments like DN 22/MN10 and to find a sutta on Origination like SN 47.42, that shows how the mind gets established according to Dependent origination. Not here, as it's not directly relevant to Ceisiwr's top...
by retrofuturist
Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: From the classical position only, in which nibbana is not self nor consciousness, why isn't nibbana self?
Replies: 30
Views: 302

Re: From the classical position only, in which nibbana is not self nor consciousness, why isn't nibbana self?

Greetings, However, again, the Buddha was emphatic that nibbana is not self. Why? [ The following is not in conflict with the commentarial presentation to the best of my knowledge, but I stand to be corrected... ] A clue to the answer might lie in the notion of the " 31 planes of existence &quo...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can Buddhist monastics enjoy instrumental music or pop music?
Replies: 25
Views: 426

Re: Can Buddhist monastics enjoy instrumental music or pop music?

Greetings, In that case, how would you justify these two Venerables, having supported and advocated the trend of EBTs, to do so? It's not for me to judge or justify the actions of others. The Suttas and Vinaya are quite clear on the matter. If people think they have priorities or values which trump ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can Buddhist monastics enjoy instrumental music or pop music?
Replies: 25
Views: 426

Re: Can Buddhist monastics enjoy instrumental music or pop music?

Greetings, But since these "EBT" monks are okay with the musics, does that mean music is allowable for Sangha in "EBT" sect? Two things. EBT is not a "sect". It is the approach of giving precedence to early texts over later texts. Secondly, if one follows the Early Budd...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is Best
Replies: 31
Views: 672

Re: Which is Best

Greetings, What is meant by "tradition"? Juxtaposed against "scriptures" as a poll choice it sounds like it's talking about the process of learning the Dhamma in person, from a lineage, via oral transmission, Dhamma talks, or methods "outside the scriptures". Metta, Pau...
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: 230

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: 753

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. :)