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by Circle5
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is delusion?
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: What is delusion?

English language has expressions like "getting hyped up", "don't believe the hype", etc. In my country we call that "getting into a movie". For example teenagers might get hyped up on being cool. Others might get hyped up in the ganger movie. A pimp might get hyped up on how "he is somebody", on how...
by Circle5
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the contact? Can we experience the contact?
Replies: 25
Views: 1129

Re: What is the contact? Can we experience the contact?

What is the contact (Phasa)? Can we experience the contact? Vedana (feeling) and Sanna (perception) follow the contact. Can you experience contact if there is no feeling and perception? When Buddha said "see only the seen" which one he is talking about? Is it contact, feeling or perception? Yes, of...
by Circle5
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When was Gotama a sotapanna?
Replies: 22
Views: 1180

Re: When was Gotama a sotapanna?

I think you are into some confusion. Stream entry means just the first step of the noble 8thfold path, which is Right View. A person who has completed the 8th fold path is called an arahant. You do not complete the noble 8thfold path to become a stream enterer. "Stream enterer" means one who "has en...
by Circle5
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When was Gotama a sotapanna?
Replies: 22
Views: 1180

Re: When was Gotama a sotapanna?

Actually stream entry requires attaining the Deathless, penetrating to the Sorrowless (asoka) state and witnessing the cessation of sankhara. Faith-Follower and Dhamma-Followers on other hand In 10k pages of nikayas, have you seen a single case where more than contemplation of higher dhamma was req...
by Circle5
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When was Gotama a sotapanna?
Replies: 22
Views: 1180

Re: When was Gotama a sotapanna?

We see in the suttas that people reacted differently when exposed to the higher dhamma. Those that were normal people attained only stream entry when listening and contemplating it, those that were already hardcore ascetics attained higher stages. The first step, that of stream entry, only requires ...
by Circle5
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gradual practice
Replies: 90
Views: 6413

Re: Gradual practice

I don't want to get offtopic from the interesting discussion but Ram Bomjon was shown to be a fake sharlatan who then went to become a sadistic guru. He killed a couple of woman and did all kind of sadistic stuff. He is invulnerable in front of justice because of being friend with the prime minister...
by Circle5
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 7330

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

Fixing the metta description should get us to place 1 but if it doesn't, then we might end up forced to do a negative SEO attack on competitors. For example we can redirect a spammed casino domain to freeshanga.com and hope to get them deindexed by google. We already got one competitor covered since...
by Circle5
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 7330

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

My bad. The trailing slash problem has also been fixed. I was looking at an old nibler test. After clicking "retest" it gets 10 on server behavior and says the problem has been fixed.
by Circle5
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 7330

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

I found the problem. DhammaWheel does not have a proper redirect set up to redirect from the www version to the non-www version. Also no proper redirect for the trailing slash at the end (sometimes it's dhammawheel.com/, other times it's without a trailing slash). Webmaster fixed those. Someone com...
by Circle5
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 7330

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

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:47 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Circle5 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:33 am
There are countless people being lost to mahayana due to dhammawheel having bad SEO.
Is there a competition? What's the prize if one wins?
Nibbana
:goodpost:
by Circle5
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 2870

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

When racial division is the subtext of everything... Since it become obvious that this could be used in politics with great success. If identity politics rethoric would not be advantageous for politicians, the extreme focus on this kind of rethoric and the constant bombardment from media channels w...
by Circle5
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 7330

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

Very good observation No Mind about the keyword buddhism not showing up. But as for buddhism related keywords and google AI being very smart, that's not quite true. It's actually very stupid and picks based on keyword of that particular search. With "buddhist" being so low in DW, it does not get pic...
by Circle5
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Should I even be meditating yet?
Replies: 17
Views: 1841

Re: Should I even be meditating yet?

Meditation is the 8th step of the 8thfold path. Starting with meditation is, like someone else also pointed out, "an amateurish approach". It's like trying to build the roof of a house before building the house. Plus, one can never be sure weather he is practicing correctly. This is why one should a...
by Circle5
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 7330

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

I found the problem. DhammaWheel does not have a proper redirect set up to redirect from the www version to the non-www version. Also no proper redirect for the trailing slash at the end (sometimes it's dhammawheel.com/, other times it's without a trailing slash). This means that for google, there a...
by Circle5
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 7330

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

There are just 20 monthly searches for "theravada forum". There are 1000 for "buddhist forum" and "buddhism forum". This is a big problem. The dhamma can not spread if it does not appear on google. People simply can not find this forum. It's a very difficult place to find. This place needs to get nr...