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by Mr Man
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Forthcoming Changes to the DW Forums
Replies: 95
Views: 6974

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: 6974

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: 6974

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: 6974

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: 2806

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: 6974

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: 4041

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: 4041

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: 4041

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: 1998

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: 1998

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: 1998

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...
by Mr Man
Wed May 30, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 1998

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

Greetings Mr. Man, Better still, here's Mitch Fifield to explain (note: not, mansplain ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3HvI5dJuzo Metta, Paul. :) Cor! he certainly got triggered didn't he. So if you put man in front of a word it makes it sexist? Retrofutrist considers "mansplain" sexist and hate...
by Mr Man
Wed May 30, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 1998

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 6:54 am
The term "mansplain" is inherently sexist
Perhaps you could show how that is the case Paul?
by Mr Man
Wed May 30, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 48
Views: 1207

Re: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

Do you identify with "being" an inanimate object? Just imagine that you are 95% made of artificial limbs and body parts. Which part you consider being? The balance 5%? I don't know how those with artificial limbs and body parts relate to them but I don't imagine that there is as strong an identific...