Nothing malign is going on. You mentioned yourself that the original thread wasn;t the place for 'that discussion', so I think it was completely innocent of Retro to lift the comment and create a new thread around it - so we could start the discussion here based on your comment regarding ariyas being a later addition and for the other thread to continue without too many tangential side discussions.
Personally, I'm just interested in your point of view and how you came to it. I'm not here for a bit of 'sport'.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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