Search found 3094 matches

by Mr Man
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3017

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Why does this forum have an admin with such political bias? Do you see the bias? Do you think it is okay? Where has it taken us? More questions as a response...interesting. Look how many I have answered. Are questions not okay? Why don't you want to answer them? Why has this forum had an admin with...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3017

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

No I didn't specifically try to view the memes with equanimity. I don't feel a need. Does that mean that you already had perfect equanimity towards them, No it doesn't. or that you didn't feel the need to bring an end to your ill-will towards them? My "ill-will towards them" - okay. Do you feel a n...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3017

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

What does it say about me that I have been "on top of him"? It means I object. Yes, but it did absolutely nothing to improve the situation. Nothing. I called you out for putting a mark on Paul when he returned and you played babe-in-woods as if you no idea what I was talking about. Maybe you should...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3017

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

I don't understand your question Sam. Do you mean it hasn't been a failure or or Why does Mr Man think it has failed? Why do you think that "failed" is a useful descriptor? There has been a lot of moderator/admin discussion behind the scenes, and I'm not picking up a sense of "failure". By "failed"...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3017

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

Do you think admin and the team have any responsibility for the failure of the ""News, Current Events & Politics" and "Lounge" forums" (I guess it's a failure)? If so why not acknowledge this in the opening post of this thread? Why do you think it has been a failure? Such posts as populate it will,...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3017

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

The real problem with this forum has been the returning admin, who has who has poured his political bias all over this forum. In my opinion to a far greater extent than any other member. But what if that is what the Dhamma actually is?! What if in order to become enlightened, one has to embrace rig...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3017

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

The real problem with this forum has been the returning admin, who has who has poured his political bias all over this forum. In my opinion to a far greater extent than any other member. You were right on top of him the whole time. What does that say about you? Hi SDC So has Admin been pouring his ...
by Mr Man
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 2214

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

Dinsdale wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:09 am

Indeed. I still haven't seen any methods here which relate to observing anatta directly. And I still don't see how limited control over the aggregates negates self-view, that sense of me and mine.
Do you have a method for observing "self" directly?
by Mr Man
Thu May 31, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 3017

Re: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums

It had formerly been our intention, since the inception of Dhamma Wheel over nine years ago to "provide a time and place for all discussion of interest to Theravāda Buddhists". Unfortunately in recent times, the inability of certain members to tolerate and abide the presence of political views that...
by Mr Man
Thu May 31, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Purge of Thai sangha
Replies: 60
Views: 2304

Re: Purge of Thai sangha

robertk wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:28 am
of course it is not true.
Thanks robertk.
by Mr Man
Thu May 31, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Purge of Thai sangha
Replies: 60
Views: 2304

Re: Purge of Thai sangha

There is another article here -
Purging the Thai Sangha
http://www.newmandala.org/ncpos-purge-thai-sangha/

Is this correct?
King Asoka of Maurya India set an example when he tried and executed monks who failed to satisfy his standard of Buddhist knowledge and behaviour
by Mr Man
Thu May 31, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Purge of Thai sangha
Replies: 60
Views: 2304

Re: Purge of Thai sangha

Yes, there needs to be a huge purge, with tens of thousands of monks defrocked. Starting with all those who accept and use money, which is perhaps as much as 90% of Thai bhikkhus. So, more than tens of thousands! I understand such a huge purge happened in the past, hundreds of years ago for the sam...
by Mr Man
Wed May 30, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 932

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

I really do tire of repeating myself and being expected to dumb things down to a level where you may be able to comprehend them. If this fails, I shan't be trying again. It's inherently sexist because it is denigrating the speaker, and diminishing the value of their words, merely on account of thei...
by Mr Man
Wed May 30, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 932

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

Greetings Mr Man, So perhaps you could please go back to my first question and explain why "mansplain" is inherently sexist? Mitch covered that. Perhaps you were too preoccupied with his body language and such to hear what was said? If your skills at identifying and calling out the left's identity-...
by Mr Man
Wed May 30, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 932

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

Hi Paul Cor! he certainly got triggered didn't he. Interesting that's your interpretation... I'd say he seized upon an opportunity to highlight the hypocrisy of the gender-obsessed left. It was Katy who could barely string together a coherent and intelligible sentence in response. I think she was ta...