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

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“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 3.725

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Re: Introducing the Open Dhamma forum!

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

:thumbsup:
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

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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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Kim

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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.
Hitvā icchañ ca lobhañ ca, yattha satto puthujjano,
cakkhumā patipajjeyya tareyya narakam imam.

Forsaking desire and lust where the commoner is stuck
Let the man with eyes proceed and get across this hell. (Sn. 706: 137)

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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
“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 3.725

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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:
Hitvā icchañ ca lobhañ ca, yattha satto puthujjano,
cakkhumā patipajjeyya tareyya narakam imam.

Forsaking desire and lust where the commoner is stuck
Let the man with eyes proceed and get across this hell. (Sn. 706: 137)


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