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by Sanghamitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed
Replies: 27
Views: 4508

Re: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed

Taking the unilateral decision to lock a thread without consulting or advising the OP that it is being considered is authoritarian and bad mannered. I wish to voice my strongest objection. this is curtailing free speech. you are moderators, not censors. the fact that this has caused such heated deb...
by Sanghamitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed
Replies: 27
Views: 4508

Re: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed

The ( at the moment ) ALL MALE MOD team are behaving like the government of a totalitarian state. I am appalled. The other threads in question are dealing with some personal experience issues regarding men, not Dhamma Wheel or its moderators. You are the only one I see trying to turn this into some...
by Sanghamitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed
Replies: 27
Views: 4508

Re: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed

tiltbillings wrote:
Sanghamitta wrote:The ( at the moment ) ALL MALE MOD team are behaving like the government of a totalitarian state.
I am appalled.
I am doing that? Goodness.
I said the ( at the moment ) all male mod team. I didnt say all of that team.

:anjali:
by Sanghamitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed
Replies: 27
Views: 4508

Re: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed

The ( at the moment ) ALL MALE MOD team are behaving like the government of a totalitarian state.
I am appalled.
by Sanghamitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed
Replies: 27
Views: 4508

Re: OpenDhamma Hot Topic Posts being Reviewed

Perhaps David you could demonstrate your commitment to egalitarianism by allowing women to share their hurt at the way that they are frequently treated without that expression being subject to male censorship as on the Hot Topic thread. I consider the suppression of the Dealing with Anxiety thread i...
by Sanghamitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.
Replies: 41
Views: 11614

Re: Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.

rowboat wrote:It's pretty disappointing but not very surprising to see that there is so little understanding of gender issues among the men at this website. The discourse here is at the level one would expect to find within military culture.

:goodpost:
by Sanghamitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is the food revolution just a great big fat lie?
Replies: 13
Views: 1527

Re: Is the food revolution just a great big fat lie?

Well it should be. Marie Antoinette is not a Buddhist role model.
by Sanghamitta
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.
Replies: 41
Views: 11614

Re: Not 'man bashing' but legitimate protest.

Yana if you do not exist...who wrote your original post ?
Delusion results in many behaviours...including an unfair discrimination involving gender.
But I am sure the males will be delighted that you have just given them a free pass.
by Sanghamitta
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Hostility to Ananda
Replies: 28
Views: 4912

Re: Hostility to Ananda

These stories appear to me to be characteristic of the way that lives become mythologised. This does not render them pointless. The process happens for a reason..usually to stand as examples , role models and cautions to others. But they generally need unpacking. A literal reading seems to be to sma...
by Sanghamitta
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Secular Buddhist
Replies: 289
Views: 20050

Re: The Secular Buddhist

Absolutely.
by Sanghamitta
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Secular Buddhist
Replies: 289
Views: 20050

Re: The Secular Buddhist

The right foundation is I think the company of those who read their own hearts.
by Sanghamitta
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Secular Buddhist
Replies: 289
Views: 20050

Re: The Secular Buddhist

Well that assumes that I have not read the suttas Retro.. :smile: In reality I attended I.B. Horner's classes on the suttas at the London Buddhist Society for several years. I also attended the classes given by the great Pali scholar Dr Ven H Saddhatissa at the London Buddhist Vihara for a year. On ...
by Sanghamitta
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Secular Buddhist
Replies: 289
Views: 20050

Re: The Secular Buddhist

Greetings Sanghamitta, Believing is pointless when that which is believed is untrue. Even more when it is true. That is not an attempt to sound " Zenny"...its just a fact. Can what you say here be resolved with MN 60, or do you believe MN 60 is in error? Metta, Retro. :) I think that when Luang Por...
by Sanghamitta
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Secular Buddhist
Replies: 289
Views: 20050

Re: The Secular Buddhist

Believing is pointless when that which is believed is untrue. Even more when it is true.
That is not an attempt to sound " Zenny"...its just a fact.
Buddhadhamma and belief systems are incompatible.
by Sanghamitta
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Secular Buddhist
Replies: 289
Views: 20050

Re: The Secular Buddhist

I think whatever label we apply to ourselves, secular, traditional, it is vital to support each others efforts.
Not to make anyone feel that they are excluded if they feel unable to sign a particular pledge of allegiance.
:anjali:
by Sanghamitta
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Secular Buddhist
Replies: 289
Views: 20050

Re: The Secular Buddhist

Interesting how they rarely (in my experience) mention it in Dhamma talks, other than in passing. From this I suspect one or two things; it's not central to the teaching like the four noble truths and noble eightfold path etc but a background to them, many of monks are actually agnostic on the topi...
by Sanghamitta
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Secular Buddhist
Replies: 289
Views: 20050

Re: The Secular Buddhist

If they left the path behind...then it all came out in the wash. :smile:
by Sanghamitta
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Secular Buddhist
Replies: 289
Views: 20050

Re: The Secular Buddhist

If they were a " bumbling idiot "Then it wouldnt be " proper instruction "....would it ?
Likewise someone who does not live the Dhamma cannot, by definition, give proper instruction.
Relating to previous life experiences is neither here nor there imo.
by Sanghamitta
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Secular Buddhist
Replies: 289
Views: 20050

Re: The Secular Buddhist

If the instruction is proper, liking or disliking this or that approach or teacher is as frivolous as liking or disliking a given fireman when the house is on fire....it really doesnt matter.
Its our response and application that matters, nothing else.
by Sanghamitta
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Secular Buddhist
Replies: 289
Views: 20050

Re: The Secular Buddhist

On " it all comes out in the wash " I have been on a number of Vipassana and Metta Bhavana retreats involving participants from the spectrum of western Buddhist orientations. From devotees of the Suttas to those exclusively preoccupied with practice. As far as I could see any major difference in wh...