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by James N. Dawson
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Having Trouble Finding a Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Having Trouble Finding a Thread

Thank you, Ben!
by James N. Dawson
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Having Trouble Finding a Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Having Trouble Finding a Thread

Hello Dhamma friends. Some time back I'm sure I saw a thread on Ven. Maha Boowa and his teaching on "citta as self". I thought his name was in the title and searched [boowa citta] but it said there was no match. [citta true self] brought up some results, but I'm sure they weren't was I'm looking for...
by James N. Dawson
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4366
Views: 308483

Re: vegetarian vs veganist

Thank you, Kim.
by James N. Dawson
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4366
Views: 308483

Re: vegetarian vs veganist

Pedro, There's a range of views on vegetarianism and veganism among Western Theravadins. Beginning before I was a Buddhist, I was a vegetarian and off-an-on vegan for about 30 years, and have been a "99% vegan" for about the last 5 or 6. I walk a fine line between respecting and acknowledging the si...
by James N. Dawson
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: printing a whole thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: printing a whole thread

Andre, Yes, I know about the print icon and how it converts the screen to a printer-friendly version. But the issue is the printing out of "whole threads", not "whole pages". I appreciate the present option, but I'm just noting, for me, a "whole thread" option would better. Hanzee, Both computers an...
by James N. Dawson
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: printing a whole thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: printing a whole thread

As it is, it's only possible to print out one "web-page" at a time. If there are a lot (hundreds of pages), as there are in some threads, that can be a very tedious, so I think it'd be nice if entire threads could be printed with one click. Not that I'm complaining, just saying what would be very he...
by James N. Dawson
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: name rank and serial number
Replies: 12
Views: 2043

Re: name rank and serial number

Digger wrote:To James regarding profile pages - for whatever reason most people (including me) don't put much info on their profile page. I will update mine to add more info. Maybe others will too.
Actually it was only after I read your post that I filled out mine ;) .
by James N. Dawson
Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: name rank and serial number
Replies: 12
Views: 2043

Re: name rank and serial number

I agree we shouldn't judge the truth or value of a member's comments on Dhamma by certain credentials, but it would be convenient to have some brief encapsulation of his Dhamma approach, other interests, basic life philosophy, a website, his or her blog, favorite blogs, etc.,in case we might want to...
by James N. Dawson
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Saying "I am a Buddhist"
Replies: 46
Views: 5711

Re: Saying "I am a Buddhist"

There are SOME labels, that SOME people, feel it is RIGHT, NECESSARY and DESIRABLE to call themselves. Punk. Straight-Edge. Feminist. Environmentalist. Vegan. Christian. Muslim. Liberal. Conservative. I'm not entirely sure why, psychologically, this is so. Nor can I explain or justify it philosophic...
by James N. Dawson
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Saying "I am a Buddhist"
Replies: 46
Views: 5711

Re: Saying "I am a Buddhist"

Pragmatically, why not call myself a Buddhist? It succinctly conveys what I'm committed to, value and respect.
by James N. Dawson
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Talking to New Age/Western buddhists
Replies: 58
Views: 6924

Re: Talking to New Age/Western buddhists

Alan, At one time I think I felt like you about this. I felt a need to challenge those with a New Age approach to Buddhism. But as time went on, I realized that trying to do so only brought conflict and ill feeling. I also realized how much further I had to walk on the path, how enormous was my own ...
by James N. Dawson
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks' & Nuns' names
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Re: Monks' & Nuns' names

I was thinking of this just the other day. What would really embarrass and conflict me is if I were given the same name as a very prominent monk. It would make me feel very awkward, and worry that the prominent monk would feel the same way, or even resentful (even if he tried not to be), thinking I ...
by James N. Dawson
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Is the "Save" Button Working?
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Is the "Save" Button Working?

I wrote a rough draft of a comment and decided to save it and edit it for later. But when I pressed "Save" the whole message just seemed to disappear. I then went to my profile page and found something like "manage your files" and when I checked my "drafts" it said I had none. Has anybody been using...
by James N. Dawson
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Could We Have Printable Versions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Re: Could We Have Printable Versions?

Mike, Hope I don't sound like I'm fussing, but although I like the compactness of the printable versions, there doesn't seem to be any way to distinguish between the quotes and the current reply or comment. Would it be possible to indent them, or use a different font? It would be nice if the layout ...
by James N. Dawson
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Could We Have Printable Versions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Re: Could We Have Printable Versions?

Thank you! I'm all set!