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by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 3322

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

Greetings,
SteRo wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:21 pm I don't know what Coemgenu is talking about. But he seems to be insisting on literal "killing".
No, he's not. All the best.

:hello:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 3322

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

Greetings SteRo,

What Coemgenu says is not hard to understand.

Why in a topic which has been about metaphorical "killing" since the very start, would you suddenly come to think it's about literal "murder"?

:shrug:

Metta,
Paul. :)
.
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4604

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

Greetings,
Ceisiwr wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:34 am Citta is not a construction.
Congratulations. You've built yourself an atta... the hardest one to dislodge.

All the best

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4604

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

Greetings, Citta arises in dependence... I don't think this is said , with dependent arising I just showed you SN 47.42. Respectfully, I'm not sure what more you need to see that citta arises, in dependence ... Frankly, anything that arises does so, in dependence, not independently. Metta, Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4604

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

Greetings, The intrinsic nature of citta is to cognise. This is not a construct. Citta arises in dependence... thus it is constructed . If it were a construct then something is constructing the construct of citta. The previous citta, or the one before that, or the one before that? :popcorn: What can...
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.
Replies: 79
Views: 4604

Re: An argument for ultimate reality from a Theravādin perspective.

Greetings, The characteristics of any dhamma are that which has been imputed. When the commentaries say they uphold their own nature (or words to that effect), I believe their nature is sankata (fabricated), thus they uphold only their own fabricated imputation. The reality that all dhammas are sank...
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 3322

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

Greetings, If you are to "teach" someone, it's important that your views are true/valid in the first place. This is a good point. On a related note, I'd also say that there are other worldviews outside of this Dhamma, which although not containing the transcendent noble eightfold path, do in fact co...
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 3322

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

Greetings, I wonder how this relates to not killing your parents even if they're unteachable Dhammapada Verse 295. The ‘Killer’ Who Goes Free One’s mother and father having slain and then two learned kings, as well the fifth, a tiger fierce, one goes immune, a Brahmin True. Explanation: The brahmin ...
by retrofuturist
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants
Replies: 105
Views: 3322

Re: "Killing" the unworthy aspirants

Greetings, It's also important that the "untamable person" isn't simply "someone you find annoying," or "someone you disagree with." Or at least, shouldn't be. 8-) There's also an inference that the "killer" is someone who regards themselves as a teacher (or "trainer", to follow the analogy) to the ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: GoFundMe charity/donation
Replies: 1
Views: 1847

Re: GoFundMe charity/donation

Greetings santa100, It's technically a violation of the Terms of Service, but since you're a long-term member, rather than just some sheister who has turned up here to peddle your wares, we'll follow a "Middle Way" approach... We'll allow the post... but close the topic. All the best to the young ma...
by retrofuturist
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Mahayana and secular logic has made me largely give up on the path...
Replies: 41
Views: 5497

Re: Mahayana and secular logic has made me largely give up on the path...

Greetings Zan, So, if we extrapolate certain ideas in the Pali Canon to their (hopefully incorrect) logical extreme, we end up at a point where the Buddha has zero authority because some of his own teachings (only at this logical extreme) negate any reason to follow them. No, this is merely where yo...
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Are gods bored and can they meditate?
Replies: 79
Views: 17726

Re: Are gods bored and can they meditate?

Greetings,

I think this topic has run its course as far as a "Theravada For Beginners" topic goes.

If there's any subsequent follow-on questions, please raise them as new topics in the appropriate section.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Are there Classical Theravada arguments against Hindu monism/non-dualism and the self that are based on logic? Or...
Replies: 53
Views: 9693

Re: Are there Classical Theravada arguments against Hindu monism/non-dualism and the self that are based on logic? Or...

Greetings, Ultimately the goal of the Bhagavad Gita and the teachings of the Buddha are the Same.... Maybe to you, but not to Theravada so please be mindful of what you post. What you're saying is entirely irrelevant to Classical Theravada, thus your subsequent posts have been removed from this topi...
by retrofuturist
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 256
Views: 21527

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Greetings,
form wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:37 pm Is that a possibility?
Mahayana Buddhism does.

Metta,
Paul. :)