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Re: My Dhamma Charts

Postby Kare » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:46 pm

Excellent, Steven! Thanks!

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Re: My Dhamma Charts

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:31 pm

My motto, philosophy, and guiding principle: You should do what’s good, Stephen. You should do what’s good. Always choose whatever is good.

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Re: My Dhamma Charts

Postby Alobha » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:02 pm

:anjali: Well done! I'll print them out and hang them on my wall. They will be excellent for memorizing every day!

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Re: My Dhamma Charts

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:38 pm

I have made several changes to some of the text and the design, including fixing the arrows and position of the text so that the diagram seems less cluttered and more organized (to the English version only).
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Re: My Dhamma Charts

Postby Feathers » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:33 pm

Even more awesome. Definitely printing this :-)
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Re: My Dhamma Charts

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:28 pm

Is this what you meant by colour-coding?

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Re: My Dhamma Charts

Postby daverupa » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:16 pm

I suppose I have a few points, since that color really helps give the eyes a base of operations when scanning the piece:

1. You've written "karma" when maybe "kamma" would be more consistent.

2. For example, the five precepts box goes to five destinations, but otherwise just hangs down there; perhaps the five things being pointed to receive their own color, and then the legend on the side says "that color = precepts". This might help trim out some of the arrows, but may be of limited usefulness throughout.

3. Maybe the various b i u effects could be used to some effect; the triple gem could be bolded and put in all-caps, freeing up that color for #2 above, etc.

In any event,

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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
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Re: My Dhamma Charts

Postby Feathers » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:39 pm

Stephen K wrote:Is this what you meant by colour-coding?


Looks good, makes it a bit easier to follow. Thank you for putting so much effort into this :smile:
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Re: My Dhamma Charts

Postby Buckwheat » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:15 pm

Just an idea, maybe somewhere add:

This is, because that is.
This is not, because that is not.
This ceases to be, because that ceases to be.


And if you don't add that, maybe somebody can let me know how to say that in Pali?
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Re: My Dhamma Charts

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:16 pm

Buckwheat wrote:Just an idea, maybe somewhere add:

This is, because that is.
This is not, because that is not.
This ceases to be, because that ceases to be.


And if you don't add that, maybe somebody can let me know how to say that in Pali?


I won't put it, but you can find it here: ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of ... C4.81da.29 )

Imasmiṃ sati, idaṃ hoti.
Imass’ uppādā, idaṃ uppajjati.
Imasmiṃ asati, idaṃ na hoti.
Imassa nirodhā, idhaṃ nirujjhati.
My motto, philosophy, and guiding principle: You should do what’s good, Stephen. You should do what’s good. Always choose whatever is good.

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Re: My Dhamma Charts

Postby Buckwheat » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:48 pm

:anjali:
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