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Postby samseva » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:57 am

I don't think growing Dhamma Wheel as an end goal is a good idea (a huge forum is much more difficult to moderate and can easily get out of hand). We should instead individually focus on practicing right speech and right intention, which will inadvertently result in new members being drawn to a positive environment to discuss teachings.

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Postby SarathW » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:06 am

So you like to see less Arahants than more Arahants?
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Postby The Thinker » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:27 am

This is still just about the best forum around, yes we may lack patience, and yes our monkey minds run riot at times, Sometimes the forum lacks genuine questions from members, not sure if this is because a few ask many questions already having knowledge of their answers in the teacher sense?, which is useful for starting subject but makes an uneasy arena for new members with less knowledge.

Still great and the best, plenty going on all considered! :clap:

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Postby SarathW » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:13 am

Hi DD
Very impressive resume whit impressive credentials. ;)

My personal opinion is we should take Buddha's message to as many as possible.
Even the knowledge of the very basic idea could make a great difference to many people.
I personally do not think Buddhism is boring.
I think Buddha has give us a problem (Nibbana) that we will never be able to solve.
Only way we can solve this problem is by not thinking about any problems what so ever!
But we love solving problems. If we do not have one, we make a new one.

Managing Dhamma Wheel will not be a problem.
Dhamma Wheel have an organic growth so it will have the organic support.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Postby The Thinker » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:38 am

Agree SaratnW, My own posts about other subjects are now contained to the lower realms on this forum, and I much prefer to read and learn from the more experienced insights of members and monks in the higher realms, basically, I am no authority and respect those with advanced knowledge and capabilities in their own transmission of the teachings.

The embarrassment of poor grammar skills and lack of understanding remain a drawback for me, I think this is a shared experience. What I will say is that the engagement in conversation with both Facilitators and members on this forum is superb and better than any other Buddhist forums I have read.

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Postby DC2R » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:42 am

May the blessings of the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha always be firmly established in your hearts.


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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Postby SarathW » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:51 am

The third factor involved in giving is the gift itself, which can be either material or immaterial. Dhamma-dana, the gift of the noble teachings, is said by the Buddha to excel all other gifts (Dhammapada, 354). Those who expound his teachings — monks who preach sermons or recite from the Tipitaka, teachers of meditation — frequently share the Truth, thus practicing the highest kind of generosity. Those of us who are not qualified to teach the Dhamma can give the gift of the Dhamma in other ways. We can donate Dhamma books or pay for the translation or publication of a rare or new manuscript propagating the Buddha-Word. We can discuss the Dhamma informally and encourage others to keep precepts or to take up meditation. We might write an explanation of some aspect of the Dhamma for the benefit of others. Giving cash or labor to a meditation center or helping support a meditation teacher can also be considered the gift of the Dhamma, as the purpose of the center and the teacher is the transmission of the Buddha's teaching.


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I just noticed.
Dhamma Wheel membership has now gone above 10000 members.
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Postby Pumo » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:42 am

'may all beings be happy at heart.' - Karaniya Metta Sutta :buddha1:

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Postby SarathW » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:48 am

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Postby lostitude » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:28 pm

Sorry if this has been mentionned already, but I think the forum's general looks would deserve some revamping. If you compare it to dhaRma Wheel, then the latter looks a lot more modern, more 'professional', and more attractive.
When I discovered both fora at the same time, I unconsciously felt like posting on dhaRma wheel more, because DhaMma Wheel looks old, more amateurish => less used and probably less active. It's mainly about the color codes and the fonts I think.

I hope my criticism won't be taken as harsh, I just wanted to describe my first impression as a newcomer to these two websites. Now that I know them better, I definitely feel dhamma wheel is a better place for me, but this feeling was far from immediate due to the external appearance of this forum.

Edit: Wow I've just visited dharma wheel again and realised the only difference is in the colors! Yet this had a huge effect on me at first, strange...

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Postby SarathW » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:38 pm

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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