Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby Placid-pool » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:05 am

LisaMann wrote:Well, I am feeling some tension, although at it's core, it is illusory.

I just found out that I got banned from... that one place. No explanation, nothing. Ouch. :cry: IRL. It's like being kicked out of a family, grumpy uncles and all.



I'm so sorry Lisa - even if you are unhappy on a board it always feels better to make the decision to leave yourself, rather than be unceremoniously and callously booted. :hug:
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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby Element » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:25 am

LisaMann wrote:I just found out that I got banned from... that one place. No explanation, nothing. Ouch. :cry: IRL. It's like being kicked out of a family, grumpy uncles and all.

Hello Lisa,

I do recall reading the above previously. I did not intend to be insensitive. True family is rooted in the Tathagata. Tathataga looked upon all equally.

Retro is cool. 8-) Son of the Tathagato.
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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:40 am

LisaMann wrote:Well, I am feeling some tension, although at it's core, it is illusory.

I just found out that I got banned from... that one place. No explanation, nothing. Ouch. :cry: IRL. It's like being kicked out of a family, grumpy uncles and all.

how did you get banned? i've never seen you say anything contriversal?
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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:54 am

LisaMann wrote:
Element wrote:Chat site should be challenging. It is good to be more than a place for emotional catharsis. :coffee:


Yeah, but it shouldn't be a flame-fest either.


Hey Lisa

I am sorry about what happened, this is the first time I learned that you were banned!
And I agree, there should be a middle ground, and I hope that is what we are creating here.
Anyway, its good to have you on board.
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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:56 am

Element wrote:Retro is cool. 8-)


Indeed! Very cool!
Today while some of us were sweltering, Retro informed me he was abiding in sublime air-conditioned comfort!
'Your's truly' experienced every shade of envy.
It was an interesting experience!
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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby christopher::: » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:40 pm

Hey everyone.

I want to thank you all for the MANY insightful and respectful posts made in this discussion. Speaking for my self (non-self?) i feel that i have gained greater clarity here, about these issues.

[EDIT: Comments regarding other sites removed - Retro.]

I would therefore request that the moderators consider closing this discussion
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009
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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:46 pm

Hi Chris,

[EDIT: Quoted comments from Christopher::: regarding other sites removed - Retro.]

I'm sorry to hear that the thread has been the cause of this. I will close it as requested, but if you decide you want it opening again just pm me.

Best wishes,
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