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by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?
Replies: 107
Views: 990

Re: Do you believe in the infallibility of the Buddha's word?

Are you claiming that you yourself are enlightened or have some kind of deeper insight into the Buddha which allows you to say that you have knowledge rather than mere faith? No, not at all. I don't think it takes that much to come to this conclusion, I think it's just the result of common sense & ...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: How do you train for Sila?

Off the cushion - mindfulness in the moment, if I know if the event coming ahead will not be good or productive then I'll cut off all intention and not let it fabricate/form into an action. This does require a lot of mindfulness built from momentum on the cushion from samadhi. If I don't practice f...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: How do you train for Sila?

Off the cushion - mindfulness in the moment, if I know if the event coming ahead will not be good or productive then I'll cut off all intention and not let it fabricate/form into an action. This does require a lot of mindfulness built from momentum on the cushion from samadhi. If I don't practice f...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you train for Sila?
Replies: 11
Views: 151

How do you train for Sila?

ATI defines sila as - "The practice of sila is defined by the middle three factors of the Eightfold Path: Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood." How do you train for sila? What exactly does it encompass? I have found most confusing sila with being restrained, quiet, not putting out their...
by No_Mind
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Some stats on Feb 24, 2018 and June 2, 2018 Dhammawheel 24 Feb Total posts 446241 • Total topics 26697 • Total members 12613 • Our newest member Cavinho92 2 June Total posts 460524 • Total topics 27306 • Total members 12800 • Our newest member davisdM7m increase - posts 14283 (+3.2%) topics 609 (+2...
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

the above sounds frighteningly like superstition ridden lay Hinduism. I agree but you find similar stuff in Theravada too. What matters is what it says in Sutras. What magical mumbo jumbo stuff do you find in Theravada? Maybe a monk or two here and there may sell an amulet or trinket .. but organis...
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahathera summarises it well Well, it is not strong enough. Perhaps Mahayana people are more realistic. Have you met any Arahant even though Theravadin believe it is possible to realise in this life itself? What is lacking in Mahayana is the can-do attitude. If we think we ca...
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

SarathW wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:42 am
This is a plan of HHDL to integrate Theravada and Mahayana.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=32043
Any such plan is quite meaningless.

Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahathera summarises it well -




:namaste:
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Dhamma Wheel Engaged Buddhist forum is now live!

I just returned from the UN sponsored Vesak Day conference in Bangkok, Thailand. I was invited there to represent Greece. The theme of this years conference was: Buddhism and social change, culture and youth. People from all Buddhist traditions were members of the panels and engaged in debate and d...
by No_Mind
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

However, it's odd that we have: Dhamma Wheel - Index page https://www.dhammawheel.com/ A forum for beginners and members of other Buddhist traditions to ask questions about Theravāda (The Way of the Elders) . Responses require moderator ... Why is is picking descriptions of sub-forums, not somethin...
by No_Mind
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have our webmaster look into this in a few days as he's busy at the moment. As Kim noted, it also has a lot to do with which sites you've been visiting as a lot of times as it gets cached. Also another big factor is traffic as sites with higher traffic generally get...
by No_Mind
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Some stats on Feb 24, 2018 and June 2, 2018 for both Dharmawheel 24 Feb Total posts 416790 • Total topics 24103 • Total members 9063 • Our newest member Aurelius 2 June Total posts 427512 • Total topics 24567 • Total members 9240 • Our newest member adamthiel increase - posts 10722 (+2.57%) topics 4...
by No_Mind
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Dhammawheel keyword cloud

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by No_Mind
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Dharmawheel keyword cloud

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by No_Mind
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Nothing very mysterious. Both sites have same SEO score of 61 from seositecheckup.com But look at keyword cloud/density --> Dhammawheel has very few Buddhism related words while Dharmawheel has so many vajrayana, mahayana etc Buddhist is small and buddhism is tiny in Dhammawheel but they are huge in...