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by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Paccekabuddhas in Canon & Commentary
Replies: 34
Views: 8894

Re: Paccekabuddhas, anyone?

Greetings venerable,

I'd be interested in any references that compare their qualities and attainments to that of a Sammasambuddha.

What differentiates them from fully enlightened Buddhas other than their inability to form their own dispensation?

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ben - Global Moderator
Replies: 3
Views: 2424

Ben - Global Moderator

Greetings everyone, I am pleased to announce that Ben has decided to act as a global moderator here with us at Dhamma Wheel. As he mentioned in his personal introduction, he is an experienced Theravadin Buddhist of over two decades and having worked alongside him before, I can say he is an excellent...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Ben
Replies: 10
Views: 4696

Re: Hi from Ben

Hi Pink_trike,
pink_trike wrote:Hi everyone.
Lovely to see you here.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Drolma
Replies: 9
Views: 2057

Re: Hi from Drolma

Greetings Drolma, Lovely to see you! I just wanted to point out, for those who don't know you, that you also have a new Buddhist discussion forum too... The Buddhist Lounge http://www.buddhistlounge.com/ It has a different focus to Dhamma Wheel (being multi-sectarian rather than concentrating primar...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: your daily practice
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Re: your daily practice

Greetings, The Noble Eightfold Path. :D That might seem like a smart-ass answer, but I promise you it's not. Most weekdays where I work, I study on the train to and from work, and squeeze in 30-60 mins meditation at the nearby Mahayana temple. I'd love to go on another retreat but it's difficult to ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6801
Views: 827184

Re: the great rebirth debate

Greetings JC, Oh, go on then! :twisted: I believe the Buddha taught conventional rebirth, but I think it's more important to realise that there's nothing to 're' and nothing to be 'born'. There are the five aggregates, interconnected, and nama-rupa and consciousness have a mutual dependency as expla...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma Books - where do you get yours?
Replies: 18
Views: 4322

Dhamma Books - where do you get yours?

Greetings, I've purchased Dhamma books before from... Buddhist Publication Society http://www.bps.lk/ ... before and found them to be very good... seemingly only charging "cost price" or thereabouts for texts and postage. I've ordered Wisdom Publications translations of certain Nikayas (as translate...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination
Replies: 74
Views: 12347

Re: Visual: Non-time-delineated model of Dependent Origination

Greetings venerable, In the 'Nama' segment it's broken down into five different categories...this is a new one on me, as it is usually defined as consisting of the four mental groups...feeling, perception, mental formations, and consciousness...just wondering a little where you came up with the thre...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern Theravada description
Replies: 24
Views: 6177

Re: Modern Theravada description

Greetings Will,

I'm pretty sure Ben is a fan of that book, so I'm sure he'll be happy to discuss it in the thread I see you've created for it in the Classical section.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Appreciation Society (on Facebook)
Replies: 13
Views: 3767

Bhikkhu Bodhi Appreciation Society (on Facebook)

Greetings, A quick note to bring to your intention a recently formed Facebook group started by a Dhamma friend of mine... The Bhikkhu Bodhi Appreciation Society http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=48054011290 A nice little fan page for those interested in the Dhamma as taught by the Buddha who hav...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Pali Canon
Replies: 46
Views: 12586

Re: Pali Canon

Greetings Rick,

Bhikkhu Bodhi has already translated part of the Anguttara Nikaya and I think I heard somewhere he's working on the rest of it? I might be interpreting that wrongly though, so treat it purely as rumour for now.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Japan :^)
Replies: 12
Views: 3229

Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Greetings Chris the Old Timer ;) ,

Lovely to see you here, friend. I hope you are well and had a nice New Year's Eve.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Maha-Satipatthana Sutta
Replies: 33
Views: 8215

Re: Maha-Satipatthana Sutta

Greetings Manapa,

Yes, I believe venerable Dhammanando is quite busy at the moment. He is preparing for a (if I remember correctly, Vinaya related) course he has to deliver shortly as well as his busy with his Abhidhamma studies and teaching.

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Modern Theravada description
Replies: 24
Views: 6177

Re: Modern Theravada description

Greetings Will, The Pali term for "skilful means" is upāyakosallasampatti According to Bhikkhu Pesala, it means.. “Skilful means” is the genius that is equal to the task whenever he undertakes to help others. Literally, it is the “attainment of special aptitude in strategy.” (source: http://www.aimw...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: New Year's Eve - what are you up to?
Replies: 12
Views: 4373

Re: New Year's Eve - what are you up to?

Greetings Fede, Resolutions - an interesting question! I think I've only ever made a resolution once. I was about 16 or so, and I resolved to be less selfish. I guess even then I saw the harm in it. Generally if there's something I want to do, I'll do it... I don't need a 'new year' to influence the...