Hi Will, Hi all,
Perhaps it would be best if members treated others as they would like to be treated. Show the respect to others you would like to be shown. We can only hope to influence the actions of others by moderating our own behaviour.
I believe we have a great opportunity here at Dhamma Wheel by building an environment that is founded on mutual respect and friendliness, on the qualities of loving kindness, compassion, equanimity and sympathetic joy. I hope it will become a community where its members feel welcome and have a sense of belonging and feel that there individual practices are supported. The flip-side of course is that Dhamma Wheel should be an environment where its members feel free to respectfully and honestly explore the many issues without fear that such discussion will be interpreted or dismissed as 'sectarian', 'materialist', or 'eternalist'.
I hope Dhamma Wheel will benefit all who contribute and read here.
Through our actions here, may all beings be happy!
Bhavatu Sabba Mangelum!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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