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by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 5561

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

A good place to start, is to not assume that literally everything anyone says is a "personalized attack". Agreed. For example, I called an analysis of yours "overwrought" yesterday and you instantly took that to be an attack on your mindstate etc. No, I took it to be commentary which played the per...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 7775

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Now that you've created a George Soros topic, let's keep that discussion there. Last time I checked, the sum of evidence in favour of your position was zero, and that opposed to it was stacking up with every post made... Evidence that George Soros is the evil mastermind of a leftist conspiracy? I d...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 5561

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

I agree that these would be ways to phrase the comments in a manner less likely to be taken personally. However, regardless of whether the comment begins with "your words" or "those words," notice that the subject is still the words, not the speaker's state of mind or character. This is the crucial...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 129
Views: 15263

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

How about trying to recognize the potential for Dhamma discussion in the Topics which are started rather than just assuming there is an ulterior motive? Also, we can be kinder to each other (assuming that is not too controversial to request).
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 7775

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Right Speech: Getting Personal Right Speech: Virtue Signalling Right Speech: Insenstitive Speech Right Speech: The Person in the Ball Your continuing efforts to twist words and smear are just sad at this point. No twisting required. The above four links, in addition to this topic itself, are more t...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 5561

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Instead, you create topics, where you (to borrow your phrase) have put a "person in the ball". When you create topics about what other people are doing, or have done, how they're not meeting your satisfaction in terms of speech codes etc. there is no possible mode of participation for anyone, which...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 7775

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Interesting. So we cannot critique the actions of anyone, because we are not them? Strange. Doubly strange, because what you imply DooDoot has no business to do, is precisely what you take it upon yourself to do, in relation to anyone on this forum who disagrees with you, your positions or your ove...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 5561

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

So if anybody is interested in posting comments actually responsive to the OP, perhaps there are other suggestions/examples of where to draw the line between "playing the ball" and "playing the person." Obviously most people who have posted here believe I have drawn the line in the wrong place. I cr...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 5561

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

It appears that all parties involved?? have broken that rule!! Well again, I don't think it's about imposing rules (other than applying TOS in a fair manner). Rather, this is supposed to be a Dhamma discussion about what I think is an appropriate question: where to draw the line between "playing th...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 5561

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

It is worth noting that all the parameters the Buddha speaks of are matters which are well within the control of the "speaker". In other words, it's not left to the "hearer" to adjudicate, over-analyze, or to set their own personalized demands or expectations upon another's Right Speech. This may b...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 38
Views: 5561

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

The examples chosen all begin with Your, or You so are clearly personal comments which is why I pointed out they are not much better than the other list you provided. So if it's difficult resist the urge to critique someone else comments best to do so using impersonal language in the spirit of prac...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 7775

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

As stated in the OP: I have hoped that this DW forum was devoted to discussion of Dhamma. I hope I have not wandered into a forum which is more guided by political views than an aspiration for Right View. It appears to me that, regardless of the makeup of the Membership, the forum itself is guided v...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: this anthill fumes by night and flames by day
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Re: this anthill fumes by night and flames by day

Mkoll wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:15 am
L.N. wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:08 am
The bolt, monk, this is a synonym for ignorance. Take out the bolt, get rid of ignorance, dig, clever one, bringing a tool.
Could you please provide the source of that quote? Thanks.
Please click on the link in the OP.
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 7775

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

I don't recall originally bringing up George Soros ... You must have been referring to a different billionaire. ... however there were discussions going here about topics which concern people and those topics, regardless of different viewpoints, are generally about a situation that is creating suff...
by L.N.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 7775

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Mkoll wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:06 am
I feel like I'm watching an episode of Jerry Springer: Buddhist Forum Edition.
Me too. :roll: