chicka-Dee wrote:I didn't realize this forum was so narrow-focused as to only include 'Theravadin Buddhist' thoughts and ideas, and exclude all others.
This sub-forum is 'Theravada in the modern world' which was created for practitioners and those genuinely interested in the Theravada to discuss and discover the aspect of integrating their understanding and practice in day-to-day life. Within that context, the parameters are vast.
Please be aware that Dhamma Wheel is a forum predominantly for the discovery and discussion of the Theravada. While we have some sub-forums that are open for the discussion of nearly everything (within reason), most of the sub-forums are focused on Theravada point of view. The sub-fora within the Classical Mahavihara sub-forum are even more specific.
Having said that, everyone, regardless of affiliation is welcome at Dhamma Wheel. Many of our members are practicing Mahayanists and Vajrayanists and some are not even Buddhist. We just ask that our members abide by the TOS and to respect the sensibilities of the forum.
Ok, let's get back to topic which is infinitely more interesting than what I've just written.
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