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by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: I’m done with laylife.
Replies: 197
Views: 55767

Re: I’m done with laylife.

Greetings,

:offtopic:

This topic has become a train-wreck with no connection to the original topic, and in violation of our guidelines regarding Coronavirus discussions. If you want to discuss COVID19, masks etc. beyond what's permitted here, please do so at Dharma Wheel Engaged.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Indulging in intellectual pursuits
Replies: 19
Views: 4025

Re: Indulging in intellectual pursuits

Greetings,

Indulgence in squabbling pursuits has been removed, please get...

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: An active moderator shouldn't enter debate
Replies: 31
Views: 30412

Re: An active moderator shouldn't enter debate

Greetings, At the very least, there should be more clarity about when a member of the staff is posting in his official function and when he isn't. Without that, we just never know which of his roles is currently in effect, and thus how to respond appropriately. As a general rule, if it relates to th...
by retrofuturist
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravãda development
Replies: 27
Views: 12911

Re: Theravãda development

Greetings,

The Sidebar conversation on Nagarjuna and Arahantship conversation has been moved.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good for Your Soul
Replies: 31
Views: 13666

Re: Good for Your Soul

Greetings,

No "connection" to Theravada has been established, so this topic will be closed.

Please try another site (e.g. DWE or Dharma Paths) if you want to post unrelated content.

Thanks.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Namaste!
Replies: 12
Views: 16442

Re: Namaste!

Greetings Rob,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

As for learning about Theravada, the best way is probably with a Sutta anthology.

Failing that, I remember finding plenty of good, free resources at Buddhanet when I was starting out.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Dhamma friends!
Replies: 9
Views: 15224

Re: Hello Dhamma friends!

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 15334

Re: Hello from South Africa

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 3
Views: 14063

Re: Hi!

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 692
Views: 87973

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

Greetings,
Coëmgenu wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:18 pm It's worth noting also that, since we're using quasi-legal language, the UK and America have very different conceptions of how to deal with libel, how you go about proving it, etc.
As does the Dhamma, so that makes three.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two good videos you should watch.
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: Two good videos you should watch.

Greetings,
JC938 wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:56 pm. An apology if it's in the wrong section.
Yes, wrong forum. Try Dharma Paths instead.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Apologizing on behalf of others
Replies: 17
Views: 13731

Re: Apologizing on behalf of others

Greetings binocular,

Do you mean in an "I'm sorry that happened to you" kind of way, or literally apologizing on behalf of another person?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 15927

Re: Greetings everyone

Greetings Jane,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajo, Amatta, Nibbāna & Vaya
Replies: 33
Views: 33570

Re: Ajāta, Amatta, Nibbāna & Vaya

Greetings TO MODERATOR: I REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS THREAD HAS BEEN TAKEN TO "CONNECTION TO OTHER PATHS" ?!?!? Explain point by point, please. Thank you. Because Discovering Theravada is a section for beginners to ask questions... not for others to raise obtuse points. Aside from that you're ...
by retrofuturist
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: LGBT+ Monks and Nuns
Replies: 84
Views: 3618

Re: LGBT+ Monks and Nuns

Greetings, The passage I quoted contains the sort of arguments I hear from alt-right and reactionary commentators. I disagree with them. Is that clear enough? Yes, thanks for clarifying. As per TOS2i posts that are not mindful of the current topic, as defined in the initial post are being removed. P...