Introducing the Open Dhamma forum!

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Introducing the Open Dhamma forum!

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:45 am

Dear members,

We have changed the name of the Dhammic-Free-For-All Forum to the Open Dhamma Forum.
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It is the same forum with the same topics. We felt that the name change would reflect our vision for the forum being the venue for respectful and friendly yet forthright and robust discussions.
I hope you like the name change.
kind regards,

Ben

PS: Please take a moment to re-acquaint yourself with the special guidelinesfor the Open Dhamma Forum:
"One cannot step twice into the same river, nor can one grasp any mortal substance in a stable condition, but it scatters and again gathers; it forms and dissolves, and approaches and departs."

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Re: Introducing the Open Dhamma forum!

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:48 am

:thumbsup:
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Introducing the Open Dhamma forum!

Postby Renlaenderin » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:58 am

:clap:
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Re: Introducing the Open Dhamma forum!

Postby Monkey Mind » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:09 pm

:thumbsup:
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

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Re: Introducing the Open Dhamma forum!

Postby daverupa » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:32 pm

:clap:
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Introducing the Open Dhamma forum!

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:04 am

:juggling:
I kinda liked the rough-and-tumble no-holds-barred trial-by-combat implications of the old name, even while thinking it wasn't a particularly Buddhist way of discovering the truth.
I wonder if the name change will encourage Right Speech?

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Re: Introducing the Open Dhamma forum!

Postby SDC » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:06 pm

I have to say that I think the name change has affected the "Open Dhamma" forum. Seems to me like there is much less discussion there as of late. The one good thing about the name "Dhammic-Free-For-All" is that it really caught people’s attention which probably had an effect on the frequency of topics there. I guess now they are more spread out amongst the other forums. Although it has seemed quiet on dhammawheel in general recently, so maybe that is why.

Not complaining, just an observation.
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Re: Introducing the Open Dhamma forum!

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:09 pm

Greetings SDC,

My observation has been the volume of discussion goes through waves. There are quiet periods and busy periods. I am happy if we have fewer postings of a higher quality than volume for its own sake.
kind regards,

Ben
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Re: Introducing the Open Dhamma forum!

Postby SDC » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:51 pm

Ben wrote:I am happy if we have fewer postings of a higher quality than volume for its own sake.


I can't disagree with that. :smile:
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