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by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

Re: Diversity among mods

binocular wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:43 pm
lyndon taylor wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:40 pm
No, I'm not into the idea that enlightenment or the forum has to be complex and is outside the ability of simple monks.
Like I said: Feel free to become enlightened.
you also said the forum has to be complex and we don't need simple Asian monks to participate.
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

Re: Diversity among mods

This is a scary trigger word for many people: diversity. How so? Some time I will innocently work the word "diversity" into a post in a specific way, just the word itself, completely innocuously and apolitically, then I will PM you. We will see how many people are triggered by something utterly non...
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

Re: Diversity among mods

binocular wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:18 pm
lyndon taylor wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Is this your idea of a Buddhist insult??
So you're not into enlightenment and all that stuff?
No, I'm not into the idea that enlightenment or the forum has to be complex and is outside the ability of simple monks.
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

Re: Diversity among mods

binocular wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:31 pm
lyndon taylor wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Its sad that you see it that way, and reflects how some people are not made welcome, the Dhamma at its heart is quite simple
Feel free to become enlightened.
:woohoo:


Is this your idea of a Buddhist insult??
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

Re: Diversity among mods

Pseudobabble wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:36 pm
lyndon taylor wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:49 am
The right wing posters never see a problem with the moderation.....
What's the problem Lyndon?
Have you noticed left wing posters like L.N. and Alan disappearing from the forum, I don't think that's a coincidence.
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

Re: Diversity among mods

The right wing posters never see a problem with the moderation.....
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

Re: Diversity among mods

I would love for some simple Asian Buddhist monks to be involved, and their ideas not ridiculed as seems to be the norm. It could be that it's precisely because they are "simple" that they don't get involved with complex environments such as this one. Nobody's fault. Its sad that you see it that wa...
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

Re: Diversity among mods

This forum has strong connections to original Asian teachers, but almost exclusively the Forest tradition which is just one of many many Asian and South East Asian traditions, its almost like the Buddhist version Of Mormonism or Jehovah' Witnesses for Christianity.
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

Re: Diversity among mods

not members of this forum????
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

Re: Diversity among mods

Well an exclusively white? Western group of Buddhists could greatly learn from the majority of Therevada Buddhists who are overwhelmingly brown and Asian, if that is what you call diversity, I'm all for it!!
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

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 lon...
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 300

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

Well if the question was rephrased, by keeping which precept, are all the other precepts made easier to keep?? That would almost have to be sobriety.
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 300

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

I interpret which precept is the most important to mean which precept are you most likely to break, with the worst consequences, most of us aren't likely to kill someone though we might kill bugs, we are quite likely to drink or do drugs, and/or lie about something. The most important precept to us ...
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 300

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

According to a lay leader and former monk at my local temple, Sobriety is the most important, because lack of sobriety leads to breaking all the other precepts, makes sense to me, and I notice, its the most likely precept people want to make excuses for not keeping, figures!!
by lyndon taylor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 109
Views: 1616

Re: Diversity among mods

I've updated my location, too!!
by lyndon taylor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 426
Views: 13600

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Worth a read. James Damore is wrong. It’s fine to discriminate against bigots and bullies https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/11/discriminate-conservatives-james-damore-suing-google-intolerance The answer is no, and Damore was fired. The 26-year-old promptly became a martyr for an al...
by lyndon taylor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 426
Views: 13600

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

The truth is somewhat left of centre today IMHO, time was it was in the middle but everything has been moving to the right, except the truth.
by lyndon taylor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 426
Views: 13600

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

What you don't seem to understand is Private institutions like google and facebook have no legal reason to be equanimious to both left and right viewpoints, they're fully allowed to be a left wing or right wing institution, you don't see anyone complaining about Fox News (another private institution...
by lyndon taylor
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump
Replies: 77
Views: 909

Re: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump

In any case, they're not Nazis, you might call them anarchists, but not Nazis, Nazis are more in the Trump camp.