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Quick Questions

Postby plwk » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:53 am

Dearest Admins/Mods,

a. Is this blue thingy a permanent feature for here?
b. Where is the chat room option located?
c. Where is the usual link to the sister site, Dharma Wheel?

Many thanks in advance.
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Quick Questions

Postby Ben » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:56 am

Hi plwk

Its just a temporary hiccup while we sort out some functionality issues.
My apologies for the inconvenience.
kind regards,

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Re: Quick Questions

Postby James the Giant » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:11 am

It's very interesting, I say change the look every day to keep us on our toes
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Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11
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Re: Quick Questions

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:45 am

This made me ask: is craving for dhamma wheel good? :P
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Re: Quick Questions

Postby Jhana4 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:46 pm

I like the blue theme better, save yourself some work and let it stand :)
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Quick Questions

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:42 pm

Hmmm, the blue is more calming, but I prefer the usernames and avatars being on the left (super-picky) :)
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Re: Quick Questions

Postby cooran » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:20 pm

Still orange/yellow on my iPad. Don't know why.
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Re: Quick Questions

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:51 pm

i vote orange.
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Re: Quick Questions

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:44 pm

The yella and the orange will be back shortly while we work out the glitches. We had to make a temporary revert back to the default template to get some other functions working again.



The other functions not working right now, including the tool bar, chat room, avatars back to the left, etc., will be fixed shortly too.
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Re: Quick Questions

Postby daverupa » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:32 am

Is this a good opportunity to replace the boat wheel?

Just throwing that out there.
    "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: Quick Questions

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:38 am

Actually i find the blue theme more pleasing to the eye than the yellow.
"Even if you've read the whole Canon and can remember lots of teachings; even if you can explain them in poignant ways, with lots of people to respect you; even if you build a lot of monastery buildings, or can explain inconstancy, stress, and not-self in the most detailed fashion ... The only thing that serves your own true purpose is release from suffering.

"And you'll be able to gain release from suffering only when you know the one mind."

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Re: Quick Questions

Postby Dan74 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:01 am

"Bhikkhus, there are these three kinds of clinging. What three? Clinging to the form, clinging to the forum and clinging to the form of the forum. When ignorance is abandoned and true knowledge has arisen in a bhikkhu, then with the fading away of ignorance and the arising of true knowledge he no longer clings to the form, no longer clings to the forum and no longer clings to the form of the forum."
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Re: Quick Questions

Postby Viscid » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:27 am

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHERE IS THE ORANGE I CAN'T HANDLE THIS
WHY IS MY AVATAR ON THE RIGHT WHAT IS GOING ON I AM SO CONFUSED SOMEONE HOLD ME
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Re: Quick Questions

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:29 am

Dan74 wrote:"Bhikkhus, there are these three kinds of clinging. What three? Clinging to the form, clinging to the forum and clinging to the form of the forum. When ignorance is abandoned and true knowledge has arisen in a bhikkhu, then with the fading away of ignorance and the arising of true knowledge he no longer clings to the form, no longer clings to the forum and no longer clings to the form of the forum."


LOL
"Even if you've read the whole Canon and can remember lots of teachings; even if you can explain them in poignant ways, with lots of people to respect you; even if you build a lot of monastery buildings, or can explain inconstancy, stress, and not-self in the most detailed fashion ... The only thing that serves your own true purpose is release from suffering.

"And you'll be able to gain release from suffering only when you know the one mind."

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Re: Quick Questions

Postby plwk » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:31 am

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHERE IS THE ORANGE I CAN'T HANDLE THIS
WHY IS MY AVATAR ON THE RIGHT WHAT IS GOING ON I AM SO CONFUSED SOMEONE HOLD ME

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Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Quick Questions

Postby Digity » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:51 am

I prefer the blue too...not a fan of the yellow theme.
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Re: Quick Questions

Postby manas » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:02 am

A blue-toned DW would indeed be more soothing on the eyes and possibly the mind, imho.
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Re: Quick Questions

Postby SamKR » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:30 am

I also prefer blue, but yellow/orange is also not too bad either.
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