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by SDC
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1825
Views: 154963

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

by SDC
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Rain soddens what's covered..."
Replies: 49
Views: 2944

Re: "Rain soddens what's covered..."

I cannot recall where I heard this interpretation, but it seemed interesting. Here is my attempt at a summary: The most significant thing that is covered, protected and taken TO BE there, under its covers, is SELF. But there cannot be knowledge of what SELF actually is - all there can be is what it ...
by SDC
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Climate Change: Politics, Public Policy & Social Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Climate Change: Politics, Public Policy & Social Issues

Hi Leeuwenhoek2, The below threads have been covering all of these things. I think it would be confusing to start a third. If you think there is a good reason for another thread on the topic please PM the staff and we can discuss it. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=18897 https://dhammaw...
by SDC
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is the new "Spread Mind" philosophy actually Buddhism?
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Is the new "Spread Mind" philosophy actually Buddhism?

Moved to "Connections to Other Paths"
by SDC
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2104

Re: Diversity among mods

What's scary is we have a Buddhist forum, which traditionally in the West has been supported by liberal patrons, where most of the moderation decisions are made by conservatives, some very much so, that's not just political, its also goes into the interpretations of Buddhist Philosophy, and as a lo...
by SDC
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2104

Re: Diversity among mods

What view? I'm talking about the narrative that you construct for yourself based on your experience that allows you to identify with circumstances. Cognizing yourself as someone is a view. Using strategies to 'protect' this someone is the activity of emotional reaction. That is all I am saying and ...
by SDC
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2104

Re: Diversity among mods

Please use the real names and photos of the moderators. This should be non negotiable, IMO. I don't use my name because the internet is full of dangerous people. It has nothing to do with avoiding accountability. Making difficult decisions day after day, having members hold unreasonable grudges aga...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My Abstract Art
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: My Abstract Art

Thanks for sharing that, Lyndon. Always nice to know something personal about another member.
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 428
Views: 13707

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

She should be able to think and say whatever she wants, but you have to wonder about anyone who goes public to deny or question the Holocaust. Not because of any overwhelming evidence that it did in fact occur or not (that's besides my point), but because the backlash is clearly known. There is no q...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2104

Re: Diversity among mods

But a brick wall at 100 km doesn't care how many cylinders your engine has, so best not to take ourselves too serious. :smile: The only way to drive, especially in California post 1/1/18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo11SqLmuGc As if I needed a reason to love you more, there you go posting the s...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2104

Re: Diversity among mods

binocular wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:17 pm
Although with their demeanor, they don't have to fear anyone ...
Eh, they just drive fancier cars. Some are intrigued by that. But a brick wall at 100 km doesn't care how many cylinders your engine has, so best not to take ourselves too serious. :smile:
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2104

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi b, We should also bear in mind that Malcolm (the online one) is a force of nature, and I am quite sure his internet persona has grown to a degree that even shocks his offline self. Such prerequisites for speaking keep his own online status in borderline unattainable territory. A brilliant (and ne...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2104

Re: Diversity among mods

So I have no idea what you think your suggestion would accomplish. At the sister forum, some posters have a very strong opinion about this, such as Malcolm and Grigoris, believing that everyone should post under their real name and with their real picture. I'll have to look up some posts where they...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New moderator: Sam Vara!
Replies: 32
Views: 531

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

I'm pleased to announce that Sam Vara has accepted a global moderator position here at Dhamma Wheel. I think this will be really interesting for me. Years back, I was on friendly terms with a very nice Buddhist on a Buddhist forum. But then he became a moderator there, and I broke off all contact w...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2104

Re: Diversity among mods

Please use the real names and photos of the moderators. This should be non negotiable, IMO. I don't use my name because the internet is full of dangerous people. It has nothing to do with avoiding accountability. Making difficult decisions day after day, having members hold unreasonable grudges aga...
by SDC
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?
Replies: 110
Views: 1538

Re: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?

alan wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:44 am
Jazz? I love that.
:twothumbsup:
by SDC
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?
Replies: 110
Views: 1538

Re: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?

Correct. You need to figure out what to hate. For instance, I hate stupidity. I hate ignorance. I hate it when stupid, ignorant fools take over, and ruin it for the smart, aware, thoughtful people. What do you hate? Complaining. You sound ridiculous, dude. I remember when you were fun. "The time fo...
by SDC
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Dr. David
Replies: 13
Views: 186

Re: Happy Birthday Dr. David

Happy Birthday!