Having an administrator from a Theravadan country?

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Having an administrator from a Theravadan country?

Post by Manopubbangama » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:03 pm

Just an idea as Theravada is not Mithraism - its a living tradition.

Maybe to have someone here from a Theravadan country??

That has heard Pali chanting from since inside their mothers womb?

Maybe this could help with....authenticity?

Totally of the hook suggestion here?


I mean there is nothing wrong with Icelandic people reading about sweat.lodges and going in them but when they start to tell people their interpretations of the sweat lodge are superior...... Just sayin...

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Re: Having an administrator from a Theravadan country?

Post by DNS » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:06 pm

Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Maybe to have someone here from a Theravadan country??
What is a Theravadin country? There are countries that are majority Theravadin, but no country is 100% Theravadin. There are Christians, Muslims, Hindus in Thailand and Myanmar, for example.
That has heard Pali chanting from since inside their mothers womb?
We don't discriminate based on race or national origin, so no thanks.
Maybe this could help with....authenticity?
Not at all, Bhikkhu Bodhi came from a Jewish family in Brooklyn and he is known as one of the best translators and teachers in modern times. And there are numerous others of non-Asian and Asian descent. Race doesn't matter; it's knowledge and wisdom that matters.
Totally of the hook suggestion here?
I assume you mean "off the hook"? If so, then yes.

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Re: Having an administrator from a Theravadan country?

Post by Manopubbangama » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:13 pm

DNS wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Maybe to have someone here from a Theravadan country??
What is a Theravadin country? There are countries that are majority Theravadin, but no country is 100% Theravadin. There are Christians, Muslims, Hindus in Thailand and Myanmar, for example.
Theravadan country means the culture is indigenous for at least....1000 years?
That has heard Pali chanting from since inside their mothers womb?
We don't discriminate based on race or national origin, so no thanks.
Thats good because the staff of the website are 100% white males from the anglosphere.
Maybe this could help with....authenticity?
Not at all, Bhikkhu Bodhi came from a Jewish family in Brooklyn and he is known as one of the best translators and teachers in modern times. And there are numerous others of non-Asian and Asian descent. Race doesn't matter; it's knowledge and wisdom that matters.
I heart BB big time. But maybe one indigenous theravadan?
Totally of the hook suggestion here?
I assume you mean "off the hook"? If so, then yes.
Glad to have your opinion. Forgive my phone typing.

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Re: Having an administrator from a Theravadan country?

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:21 pm

Greetings ManoPG,

Per David's note, we do not discriminate based upon immutable characteristics when offering staff positions. (After all, "not by birth is one a brahman")

If you believe that doing so, however, would be a boon to Buddhism on the Internet, then I recommend creating a Dhamma Board to implement your ideas. Feel free to make reference to this Dhamma Board here at Dhamma Wheel in the Dhamma propagation section so we can allow interested people to find it, and so that we may rejoice in your merits.

:thanks:

Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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