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Tentative Hello...

Postby Beautiful Breath » Sun May 03, 2009 10:29 am

Hi all...

I have just joined this forum having had a dreadful experience at the hands of eSangha. Banned for merely asking a question about the Dalai Lama - not an inflammatory one I hasten to add. :cookoo:
I hope this forum will give me the opportunity to exercise some religious freedom and help me with my practice.

Metta... :namaste:

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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 03, 2009 10:42 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:hello:

Also, in case you didn't know, we now have a Mahayana/Vajrayana version of Dhamma Wheel at...

Dharma Wheel
http://www.dharmawheel.net/

... so feel free to ask your HHDL-related questions there!

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

Neither traceable in the Discourses nor verifiable by the Discipline, one must conclude thus: 'Certainly, this is not the Blessed One's utterance; this has been misunderstood by that bhikkhu — or by that community, or by those elders, or by that elder.' In that way, bhikkhus, you should reject it. (DN 16)

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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Ben » Sun May 03, 2009 11:43 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel BBreath!
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby zavk » Sun May 03, 2009 11:52 am

Hello Beautiful Breath, may you find this forum useful.

Metta,
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Postby Cittasanto » Sun May 03, 2009 12:12 pm

Hi
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Postby Fede » Sun May 03, 2009 2:28 pm

Nice to meet you! Welcome!!
:namaste:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Journey » Sun May 03, 2009 2:47 pm

Beautiful Breath wrote:Hi all...

I have just joined this forum having had a dreadful experience at the hands of eSangha. Banned for merely asking a question about the Dalai Lama - not an inflammatory one I hasten to add. :cookoo:
I hope this forum will give me the opportunity to exercise some religious freedom and help me with my practice.

Metta... :namaste:


Welcome here.
Beautiful Breath if you are member myotai with the same avatar, you have not been banned at eSangha.
Your status there shows active. :smile:

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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Beautiful Breath » Sun May 03, 2009 4:37 pm

Welcome here.
Beautiful Breath if you are member myotai with the same avatar, you have not been banned at eSangha.
Your status there shows active. :smile:


Yep that was me! I am too new here to get into trouble so I wont bore you with the details but suffice to say I have a record of the farce that has ended up with me being well and truly bound and gagged - despite what others can see on there about my status; I cannot read my PM's, nor replies to posts I have made/subscribed to.

I was having (what I thought) was a private discussion with one of the moderators via PM's and as she clearly didn't like my questions suspended me. I'd understand if I had kicked off but it was only a question for goodness sake :shrug:

Anyway, it got uncomfortable and was not what I expected from a 'Buddhist' forum so I am happy to have nothing more to do with them. All in all quite a sinister experience really, left my skin crawling a little!

ps. Just to put anyone reading this minds at rest I am NOT in the habit of creating problems at all...I don't think we have enough time for all that nonesense. So thanks for the welcomes and here's to a long and fruitful membership :hello:

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Postby genkaku » Sun May 03, 2009 5:46 pm

Welcome BB. Hope you find something useful here.

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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby BlackBird » Mon May 04, 2009 5:00 am

Welcome my friend.

Things are peaceful here, hope it is to your liking.

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta


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