Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

The latest news and updates about the Dhamma Wheel forum.
User avatar
adosa
Posts: 267
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:08 pm

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by adosa » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:55 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
plwk wrote:Image
I don't think that is a fox and this thread is vacillating between seriousness and gawd only knows what.
It's a Tibetan fox (Vulpes ferrilata). Carry on.


adosa
"To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas" - Dhammapada 183

User avatar
cooran
Posts: 8504
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by cooran » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:59 pm

A couple of thousand photos here:

http://www.google.com.au/images?hl=en&x ... 74&bih=509" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

Mawkish1983
Posts: 1286
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:46 am
Location: Essex, UK

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by Mawkish1983 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:26 pm

PeterB wrote:Frankly if I was a mod, particularly if I were Tilt, I would have said " f*** this for game of soldiers " and departed some time ago.
Hmmm, it's a good thing I'M not a moderator, or my response may well have been the even more frown-inducing "just go away".

So many posts, so little Dhamma :(

User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 20130
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:02 pm

Greetings,
Mawkish1983 wrote:So many posts, so little Dhamma :(
That's alright though... because at least it's contained here, and the Dhamma topics that are taking place across the forum presently (and there's quite a lot if you look around) have been reasonably quarantined from such postings.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

Mawkish1983
Posts: 1286
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:46 am
Location: Essex, UK

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by Mawkish1983 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:35 pm

retrofuturist wrote:[T]he Dhamma topics that are taking place across the forum presently (and there's quite a lot if you look around) have been reasonably quarantined from such postings.
Sorry, I wasn't clear, I was talking about my own recent activity on Dhammawheel. :)

User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23044
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by tiltbillings » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:13 am

adosa wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:
plwk wrote:Image
I don't think that is a fox and this thread is vacillating between seriousness and gawd only knows what.
It's a Tibetan fox (Vulpes ferrilata). Carry on.


adosa
Thanks for the info. It is a rather interstingly unusual looking animal.
Image
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 20130
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:15 am

It is very cartoonish... I expect it to start speaking.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by Ben » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:18 am

Yes, my wife keeps saying, while reading over my shoulder, it (the photo of the fox), looks like his head's been cut and pasted ovr the top of another animal's body.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..

User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23044
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by tiltbillings » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:32 am

Image
Image

This fits under the improving DW's knowledge base of foxes in the world.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 20130
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:32 am

tiltbillings wrote:This fits under the improving DW's knowledge base of foxes in the world.
:jumping:
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

gadfly
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:48 am

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by gadfly » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:10 am

I'm an impartial observer to the previous bracket of comments.

I find that when good people are frustrated from their words with each other, it is because they have stated their views but feel obligated to say more.

Sometimes "inaction" is a necessary part of the process for both parties to come back together.

An example: when you are baking a pastry, you must often times freeze the butter and flour. If you work the pastry too long, the ingredients heat up, and cling together before you are ready for them to. You must wait, stop what you are doing and chill the entire thing in the freezer. It might seem like this is inaction, but its just part of the process.

If people find themselves frustrated in their words, then I often times find the right ingredient is silence. There is no strife in silence.

It doesn't mean that either party has "failed" or is "bad." None of us has the complete skills of the Buddha yet :)

If things "heat up" or feelings are hurt, it just means you have already worked through a lot of issues and made a lot of progress. To me that says that there is more good to come from all parties after they cool. I feel that our best intentions come back to us. Use the time to work on yourself, and you have already changed the world. Peace :)

** (Just so you know I"m serious)
Image
Last edited by gadfly on Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:32 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 16460
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: Aotearoa, New Zealand

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by mikenz66 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:22 am

tiltbillings wrote: This fits under the improving DW's knowledge base of foxes in the world.
Careful, Tilt, or you'll be reborn as a fox 500 times... Ooops, wrong Forum... :tongue:

:anjali:
Mike

User avatar
Jechbi
Posts: 1268
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:38 am
Contact:

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by Jechbi » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:40 am

Here is some advice if anyone else is ever subject to a signature attack. It includes these directions for removing a page or site from Google's search results.
Best wishes.
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

User avatar
Dan74
Posts: 3012
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:12 pm

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by Dan74 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:17 pm

This is relevant to the What's Wrong with Buddha Nature thread http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7716 and the whole Dhammic free-for-all.

I think it would be worthwhile to have clear guidelines for the Dhammic free-for-all forum which would encourage discussion of the teachings of all Buddhist schools in a constructive respectful atmosphere staying on topic rather than sliding into sectarian polemics and nastiness. Substantiated criticism is of course important and valuable but not ax grinding and outright slander - it is offensive to those of us who cherish these teachings and hold the masters who taught them in highest respect. In the end, the threads descend into wrangling of no relevance to anyone's practice.

I suggest either tighten up the guidelines or scrap that forum altogether.

:anjali:
_/|\_

User avatar
Aloka
Posts: 5795
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:51 pm

Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Post by Aloka » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:25 pm

Dan74 wrote:This is relevant to the What's Wrong with Buddha Nature thread http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7716 and the whole Dhammic free-for-all.

I think it would be worthwhile to have clear guidelines for the Dhammic free-for-all forum which would encourage discussion of the teachings of all Buddhist schools in a constructive respectful atmosphere staying on topic rather than sliding into sectarian polemics and nastiness. Substantiated criticism is of course important and valuable but not ax grinding and outright slander - it is offensive to those of us who cherish these teachings and hold the masters who taught them in highest respect. In the end, the threads descend into wrangling of no relevance to anyone's practice.

I suggest either tighten up the guidelines or scrap that forum altogether.

:anjali:
Hi Dan,

I'm not clear about what you mean concerning the Buddha nature thread. I wonder if I missed something because I don't think that it was "sliding into sectarian polemics and nastiness". As for the Dhammic free-for-all, surely " free -for-all" determines the nature of the forum and people don't have to use it if they don't like a little inter-tradition banter - or indeed if they dislike lively exchange in general.

The key point I find it best to remember for myself, is to relax and not to take everything too seriously.


with metta,

Aloka :)

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests