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by retrofuturist
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Poll: Should Zen/Chan/Seon have a separate Forum?
Replies: 35
Views: 3863

Re: Poll: Should Zen/Chan/Seon have a separate Forum?

Greetings, This poll is just sour grapes. No - this is governance based on something other than self-styled autocratic leadership. I voted for things to stay as they are because Zen Forum International exists already as an option for those interested in an exclusively Zen-focused forum. As I see it,...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Myers-Briggs personality test
Replies: 85
Views: 7627

Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Greetings, INFJ but one might be near the middle of the scale on all four measures and the other might be so far out on the I and N scales that they can hardly function in society. I'm far out on both of those scales, but neither impact my ability to function in society. To be honest, the further I ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Myers-Briggs personality test
Replies: 85
Views: 7627

Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Greetings, INTJ when I took the test 20 years ago. INFJ when I re-took it recently. Similar story here. I transitioned from an INTJ to an INFJ and I put that largely down to Buddhist practice, although I also have a non-Buddhist friend named Sally who has made the same transition too. Maitri, Retro....
by retrofuturist
Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Can't believe I found this site!
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Can't believe I found this site!

Greetings and welcome.

Maitri,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The right Buddhism for me?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: The right Buddhism for me?

Greetings, For me everything begins with Shakyamuni Buddha. So I would suggest at first reading about his life. Good call. :thumbsup: I found this book very good for that purpose... http://www.amazon.com/The-Life-Buddha-According-Canon/dp/1928706126" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Mai...
by retrofuturist
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Forum participation - how is it for you?
Replies: 10
Views: 1026

Re: Forum participation - how is it for you?

Greetings,
WASW wrote:True, though when a conversation or debate is in full swing I'd feel like I might be derailing it a bit by asking novice questions.
I wouldn't worry about that... if your question is genuine and on-topic then go for it! :thumbsup:

Maitri,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oregon
Replies: 35
Views: 1581

Re: Hello from Oregon

Greetings Lisa,

Actually, here in the southern hemisphere it's already in full swing with Australia recently defeating England in the first of five tests!

http://www.espncricinfo.com/the-ashes-2 ... 92391.html

Have a lovely day!

Maitri,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oregon
Replies: 35
Views: 1581

Re: Hello from Oregon

Greetings Reddust,

Nice to see you here!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Maitri,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?
Replies: 33
Views: 2856

Re: Should Buddhists give money to Hare Krishnas?

Greetings, I didn't vote, but I would say no as the question is worded. "Should" is kind of strong. If it was worded, "is it okay for Buddhist to give to Hare Krishnas" then I would say yes. However, in general I am sure most of us don't have millions to budget for charitable contributions and since...
by retrofuturist
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Is Buddhist cosmology essentially Vedic?
Replies: 32
Views: 4049

Re: Is Buddhist cosmology essentially Vedic?

Greetings,
Malcolm wrote:Pretty hard to square this opinion with the Buddha's recognition that the Gayatri Mantra is the supreme among mantras (tat savitur...etc.) in the Pali Canon.
Do you have a credible source for this? I very much doubt this is "in the Pali Canon"...

Maitri,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Stabilizing the blood
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: Stabilizing the blood

:thumbsup:
by retrofuturist
Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Stabilizing the blood
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: Stabilizing the blood

Greetings, I do drink an unreasonable amount of caffeine, but I am unwilling to give that up. Well, to be honest, if you're not prepared to flex at all on this point, it's hard to think that you're too serious about achieving your health objective. Have you tried yoga? Perhaps if you tried yoga once...
by retrofuturist
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Stream-entry help!
Replies: 27
Views: 5209

Re: Stream-entry help!

Greetings, You might want to, you know, actually read the first section, the one describing "the practices leading to stream entry". It contains the Buddha's own instructions on how to cultivate each of the four factors listed above. When you say "practice guide", I'm assuming you mean that you want...
by retrofuturist
Thu May 09, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Nail Polish Forum International
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Nail Polish Forum International

Greetings,
shel wrote:I believe that a sense of humor is also against the terms of service (subsection 496a of section 983h) at NPFI. :tongue:
:lol:

Maitri,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue May 07, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: are Western Buddhists complacent? article by Bhikkhu Bodhi
Replies: 22
Views: 2219

Re: are Western Buddhists complacent? article by Bhikkhu Bo

Greetings, The Western tradition has always had a strong leaning to the 'outer'. We alter the physical environs to make it 'better'; usually that means more comfortable or enriching. The Orient has the opposite tendency, or at least had it. Buddha addressed the root cause of poverty, and all other f...
by retrofuturist
Fri May 03, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: a Vajrayana paradox
Replies: 15
Views: 1877

Re: a Vajrayana paradox

Greetings,

It engenders a sense of coming home ~ of returning to the source.

Maitri,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Should secular Buddhism be tolerated?
Replies: 114
Views: 9053

Re: Should secular Buddhism be tolerated?

Greetings,

I think the only thing this topic has demonstrated is that Samanthabhadra is intolerant.

Did I miss anything else of note?

:broke:

Maitri,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Should secular Buddhism be tolerated?
Replies: 114
Views: 9053

Re: Should secular Buddhism be tolerated?

Greetings Samanthabhadra, We don't view Buddha as just a historical figure, we view him as someone who exists in an eternal platonic realm and our goal should be to attain this Buddha nature. Atheistic Buddhists have no future because the tantric texts of Buddhism slams the views of atheistic and se...
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Media
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: What is Love?

Greetings,

Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more.

:heart:

Maitri,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can a respectful skeptic practice sutrayana-only?
Replies: 30
Views: 3601

Re: Can a respectful skeptic practice sutrayana-only?

Greetings,
Camellia wrote:But I am having a really hard time with the concept of reincarnation and tulkus.
How do you feel about the bodhisattva ideal then?

Maitri,
Retro. :)