Bring the Dana sub-forum back?

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Bring the Dana sub-forum back?

Post by rightviewftw » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:26 pm

I think it is unfortunate that it was removed since Dana is an important part of the practice

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Re: Bring the Dana sub-forum back?

Post by SDC » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:11 pm

We had a dana sub-forum?

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Re: Bring the Dana sub-forum back?

Post by rightviewftw » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:30 pm

SDC wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:11 pm
We had a dana sub-forum?
i thought there was one :thinking: :shrug:
i see that the dharmawheel.org has one

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Re: Bring the Dana sub-forum back?

Post by dylanj » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:56 pm

there was i think
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: Bring the Dana sub-forum back?

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:11 pm

Greetings,

Keeping in mind that:

- The Dhamma is the greatest of all gifts
- There's a Dhammaduta section where you can discuss the propagation of the Dhamma
- There's an Ordination & Monastic Life section where you can discuss donations to the Sangha
- Dhamma Wheel Engaged is the new home for engaged worldly endeavours, charities, foundations and such
- No one is going to stop you discussing Dana in the General Theravada section

...I'm curious to know what relevant Dana-related discussion couldn't be had under the current forum structure? Our preference is to have sections only when a particular type of discussion necessitates it, otherwise there would be a massive proliferation of overlapping sections, given the number of important and interesting things we could discuss. Arguably, if anything, there's still too many discrete sections, but it's far more rationalized now than it was 6 months ago.

As for the original Dana sub-forum, it was so under-utilized that it was closed down, and individual topics moved to other sub-forums in accordance with the logic above. (Worldly dana was moved at the time to the Lounge because DWE did not exist, and besides, you can't move a topic to another website).

Metta,
Paul. :)
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Re: Bring the Dana sub-forum back?

Post by SarathW » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:44 pm

it was so under-utilized that it was closed down
Thanks for the clarification pointing out other options.
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