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by DNS
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 152
Views: 12248

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

organic traffic has seen 40% decline since the beginning of 2017, who cares about the site's ranking... Anyway i am not an analyst of these stats i just see that you are losing good posters all the time and i think it is a no brainer. It's the same. The alexa rankings are based on traffic and it cl...
by DNS
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 152
Views: 12248

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

dw alexa.png As I said, there was some decrease right around the time when the News & Politics and Lounge was migrated to DWE. Note the alexa.com graph indicating the decline exactly at that time. But as members have noted, the quality of discussions has improved. Yes, it's all good; quality is bet...
by DNS
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 152
Views: 12248

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

in case u did not notice DW is seeing a decline and my participation is seeing a decline. will it end soon? depends on what you mean by ending, my official prediction is that it will be how it was around december 2017 and it will keep declining, that is my prediction. A year time and it will be mor...
by DNS
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 152
Views: 12248

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Anyway, i think it will remain stagnant and i would be very surprised if it does not further decline. The remedy is obviously to expel the cancer** and make rules to protect the good posters and to restrain the bad ones. ** Halfwit comments, loose tongues, wrong views etc For me personally two peop...
by DNS
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 35
Views: 387

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

So that's ominously close to the 500 yr mark except the big difference is that if it eventually does happen, we can't blame the Bhikkhunis Sangha for this. The 500 year mark, if true, would have expired right around 28 BCE, which of course it did not. (500 years from the start of the dispensation o...
by DNS
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda
Replies: 35
Views: 387

Re: Buddhism Expired, says Gnanananda

The Dhamma has not died out. There is no set date according to the Suttas (the 500 years statement is negated with the additional rules to allow it to continue and last much longer) and it remains and in fact, with printing, books and electronic media it has never before been more secure, more easil...
by DNS
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 762

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

StormBorn wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:44 am
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
:? :lol:
by DNS
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 762

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Greetings, Don't be a feminist, don't be a (male) chauvinist; be a personist, with concern for all humanity based on the content of their character, not their color, gender, etc. Or... better still, be a beingist ! Whatever living beings there may be; Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,...
by DNS
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist
Replies: 58
Views: 762

Re: Why SuttaCentral is so Feminist

Don't be a feminist, don't be a (male) chauvinist; be a personist, with concern for all humanity based on the content of their character, not their color, gender, etc.
by DNS
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)

Remembering Bhante Madawela Punnaji By Ven. Dr. Walpola Piyananda, Maha Nayaka Thera I personally and all who knew him were saddened to hear of the passing of our Venerable Dr. Madawela Punnaji.Venerable Dr. Madawela Punnaji He made a lasting impression on everyone he met. He certainly was not the a...
by DNS
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Throwing food
Replies: 45
Views: 418

Re: Throwing food

I was raised not to waste food, not to waste things in general. Once I went to a Zen retreat and they were extremely careful not to waste. When I finished my food on my plate one of the nuns came over to teach me how they don't waste food. You pour your tea over the plate and literally wipe it clean...
by DNS
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)



See: 2:06 Bhante Punnaji with Pope Francis. (back in year 2015)
by DNS
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)

https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Madawela_Punnaji https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHwjfILrOfA He taught the Dhamma all his life, especially after becoming a monk (he was a physician prior to ordaining). He continuously gave Dhamma talks, almost up to the day of his death. https://www.youtube.com/wat...