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by James N. Dawson
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Having Trouble Finding a Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Having Trouble Finding a Thread

Thank you, Ben!
by James N. Dawson
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Having Trouble Finding a Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 246

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: 4229
Views: 255664

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: 4229
Views: 255664

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: 1116

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: 1116

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: 1920

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: 1920

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: 5261

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: 5261

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: 6224

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: 1500

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: 832

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: 1689

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: 1689

Re: Could We Have Printable Versions?

Thank you! I'm all set!
by James N. Dawson
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Could We Have Printable Versions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1689

Could We Have Printable Versions?

I often like to print discussions out, so I can read them over several times and think about them. For some reason, I can read, comprehend and retain things on paper better than on screen. Is there any way a "printable version" of the discussions be offered, like there are on many other websites? Ma...
by James N. Dawson
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Can New Replies Go to Our Inbox
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Can New Replies Go to Our Inbox

I'm on a few forums that when someone replies to a post you've made, it's sent to you e-mail inbox, if you check a box giving that option. Does Dhamma Wheel have something like that? I couldn't seem to find it. If not, I hope you'll consider it. Thank you.
by James N. Dawson
Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Respect for the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha
Replies: 28
Views: 3778

Re: Respect for the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha

I'm not sure why you mention specifically Zen iconoclasticism. Washing the Buddha seems to be a popular activity in various non-iconoclastic Mahayana circles. Besides, splashing water on Buddha Rupa is very popular in Thailand at Songkran... My apologies. It wasn't about washing the baby Buddha. It...
by James N. Dawson
Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Respect for the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha
Replies: 28
Views: 3778

Re: Respect for the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha

Following are a series of e-mails germaine to the issue I wrote ca. 2006. I believe the protest was over "washing the baby Buddha" performed in Mahayana countries at the Mahabodhi temple: Dear Venerable Ananda, Ken and Visakha: I did go ahead and politely e-mail the officials you requested us to, en...
by James N. Dawson
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Bhante's, Ajaahns and Dhamma Friends
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

Hello Bhante's, Ajaahns and Dhamma Friends

I found your forum last fall or winter, and was impressed by the knowledge, intelligence and devotion to the Dhamma of its members. It's the best Theravada interent forum I've seen so far. I particularly enjoy your Dhammic Free-for-All, and am glad others are willing to ask questions I am usually to...