Guidelines for the Discovering Theravada forum
The purpose of the Discovering Theravada forum is to enable beginners and members of other Buddhist traditions to learn more about the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
To support this purpose, responses made by members need to be manually approved by a moderator or administrator before being made visible.
When responding to questions in this section, please do your best to appropriately and accurately represent the Theravada tradition, keeping your posts free of:
- Personal opinion
- The perspectives of other religions or Buddhist traditions
- Derision of alternative views
- Irrelevancies and idle chatter
When it comes to questions seeking clarification on contentious issues we are looking for responses that are balanced and present alternative points of view objectively.
Moderators aim to assess posts within a maximum of 12 hours. If your post is not approved (in part or in whole) we will endeavour to explain why via PM.
Thank you for your assistance.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"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)