NineLivesKing wrote:Firstly, many apologies! By 'here' I meant my current location in the world, not this forum. I have utmost faith in the support available to me here. A simple misunderstanding. Thank you all for the warm welcome!
No apology necessary. What I said was just a bit of a temperature check in case you had any allusions that Dhamma Wheel might be an alcove of permanent peace, solitude and quiet veneration.
What the forum does have
are many participants who are dedicated Dhamma practitioners, who despite their occasionally varying interpretations of the Dhamma (which may be robustly discussed
) do provide support for each other, and a sense of fellowship in the Dhamma which may not be present in one's local community.
It is also well moderated, consistently in the line with the Terms of Service (as opposed to Dhamma policing or partiality).
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'." (Snp 3.6)
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)