other Buddhist traditions on DW?

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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Jechbi » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:32 am

Hi Ravi,
Ravi wrote:I didn't realize that the information black-out would extend to this website as well. Not many views will be allowed to be expressed if the same small group of people moderate every Buddhist forum on the net. How about some new blood for a change?

I understand your sentiments. But really, the sense of openness on this Dhammawheel board is pretty good. It's just that E-Sangha is a touchy issue, involving longstanding friendships, different philosophies of board management, and so on. So the mods here are trying to be careful. Most of us don't really know all the stuff that went on, and I'm not sure it's any of our business.

You can find some E-Sangha discussion at zenforuminternational.org. Lots of folks here and there also still post at E-Sangha and support it. No grand conspiracy that I'm aware of. Just different strokes for different folks. Hope you can make the most of all the good stuff over here.

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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:00 am

Jechbi wrote:Lots of folks here and there also still post at E-Sangha and support it. No grand conspiracy that I'm aware of. Just different strokes for different folks. Hope you can make the most of all the good stuff over here.

Metta
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That's exactly right. I encourage our members to continue reading and posting at e-Sangha if it is of benefit to their practice. But if membership at e-Sangha, and for that matter Dhamma Wheel, is not of benefit then I would encourage that person to concentrate on those things that will be of benefit.
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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:20 am

Ben wrote:discussion of past perceived wrongs does not do anything for their practice and their understnding of the Dhamma.

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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Ravi » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:14 am

Fede wrote:Render to Ceasar that which is Ceasar's.....

If people always thought like that and deferred to authority, America would still be part of England, black people would still be riding in the back of the bus, and the Nazis would still control Europe.

I'm all for Right Speech, but forum moderators who discriminate against certain traditions are not engaging in Right Speech and should be held accountable as well. Double standards hurt the Dharma.

Anyway, best of luck with your Theravada forum. Bye.
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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby appicchato » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:26 am

Ravi wrote:Bye.

'Can't please all of the people all of the time'... :coffee:
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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:22 am

Ravi wrote:Anyway, best of luck with your Theravada forum. Bye.


do we need luck?
I don't think so it working fine how it is
but yeah cant please everyone, particularly if they want things to be the way they think it should be for them.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: other Buddhist traditions on DW?

Postby Fede » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:27 am

I stayed away from E-Sangha for a while, it's true, because of the situations that arose, and (without meaning to sound overly sycophantic) out of respect and loyalty to those embroiled in the thick of it.
But I realised there was an amount of "biting nose to spite face" and that it was a mutual loss.
I was losing out on discussions with good friends I had 'met' there, and missing out on valuable Dharma-lessons; and I received humbling e-mails telling me I was missed.
(That made me laugh. :roll:
But it was sweet of them, nonetheless.)

Now I post there, but keep it neutral.
It's not difficult.
I'm enough of a Dhamma-Doofus to not put my foot in it too often!! :tongue:

appichatto wrote:'Can't please all of the people all of the time'...


Just as I learnt, above: If you harbour separatism and resentment, it will show.
Shame.
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