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other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Ravi » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:16 pm

Greetings everyone,

I too am a former E-Sangha member. I was never banned. I just don't enjoy posting there anymore.

Anyway dear DW moderators, have you considered making this forum include sub-forums for all Buddhist traditions like on E-Sangha? I like the free, friendly atmosphere of your forum. It would be great to have a forum like this which would have discussion about all Buddhist traditions as an alternative to E-Sangha because the other big Buddhist sites like Buddha Chat no longer exist or have extremely few members. It would be a tremendous gift to the world's Buddhist community.

If you could get some selfless, kind ordained moderators from all major traditions (Zen, Tibetan, Pure Land, Tendai, etc.) that could be the seed from which this forum could evolve into E-Sangha's kind-hearted twin.

I wish you all the best of luck with your new forum. Buddhists of all traditions should live together in peace, harmony, and mutual respect.

May you all experience the blessings of the Three Jewels from now until Enlightenment.

P.S. Hiya, Nonin!

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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby cooran » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:30 pm

The beauty of Dhamma Wheel is that it is a safe place for Theravadins and their friends to post and discuss the Dhamma as preserved in the Pali Canon - as well, as the teachings of modern Theravada figures.

There are hundreds of boards that have attempted to go 'multi-tradition' or universalist, and they usually ended up just as a poor copy of E-sangha, and wound down into silence.

I think Dhamma Wheel would lose its uniqueness if it altered the way it is currently presented and attempted to be all things to all people.

Glad to see you here Ravi - most of us weren't banned from E=sangha either, and still post there (- but I don't recall you ever posting on E-sangha). :smile:
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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:23 pm

(hint: visit http://dharmawheel.net )

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Postby Cittasanto » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:30 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:45 pm

I think it has the potential to be very helpful indeed. I really hope the link between Dhammawheel and Dharmawheel is made very VERY clear.

Maybe both should include a link to each other on the index page? Made super-clear?

Just a thought :)

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:59 pm

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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Fede » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:53 pm

Right Speech, people......

Render to Ceasar that which is Ceasar's.....

Isn't it about time we stopped indulging in tittle-tattle and gossip and just dealt with e-sangha when posting on e-sangha, and elsewhere when dealing with elsewhere?

It's tiresome and divisive.
I think the 4th Precept has relevance here.

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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby clw_uk » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:48 pm

I think its good to have seperate websites

Im a member here and also at ZFI, buddhaforum and dharmawheel


The Mahayana sites i post in have always been very friendly and helpful, and i feel the same for mahayana followers who post here

I think this is because there is an understanding that each site is directed towards a particular tradition and understanding

So if one wants to discuss Theravada they can post here, if they want to discuss mahayana they can try the new site and so on for Zen etc

This way there is mutual respect for each other and friendly chat without any spats occuring based on a difference of views on the Buddhadhamma since one accepts what each site is geared towards and so its going to have a particular stance on certain things

I think this is the best way to go

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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:11 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:33 pm

Hi Ravi

Its not so much a blackout. Some of us don't want to make public statements about the events late last year prior to the establishment of Dhamma Wheel. For a variety of reasons a lot of people came away from e-Sangha hurt, there is a concern that any discussion of past events will expose old wounds and some members will engage in wrong speech. Some of our members, such as Fede, have indicated they do not want to go over old ground. For them discussion of past perceived wrongs does not do anything for their practice and their understnding of the Dhamma.
I hope that helps.

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