One more thing (even more visionary), which I have not expressed, is that moderators would not have that much to carry as they often need to act as a kind of judge, which does not really exist in Dhamma tradition like we are used to it in our worldly ways.
I could also imagine something like a Dhammawheel ordination (official member, which has adopted a set of rules), a kind off vow to a couple of precepts which one could take (after a good time of practice). That would reduce the moderation into a administrative work and takes away the burden of judgement like a judge. In that way it also has much more mental secure for new comers and they would not easily have the feeling like something is steering in the back.
That would give many some orientation. Of cause it could be that it works in that way already, but this could be made more openly and with the join of others in this group it grows to a bigger orientation for others.
There would be also not so much fear of people not used to keep rules and with it it would grow bigger without the need to set example for some who are not able to adopt a full amount of it. Furthermore the grow in regard of virtue for Dhammawheel ordinated members would be not limited by a need of equality.
All activities would grow more transparent and more open to even more success as there already is and it could be a good sample for other communities as well and the set of general roles for joiner can be minimized.
Ben wrote:Hi Hanzze,
Thank you for your thoughts.
As for sila - anyone is welcome to start a thread on any aspect of sila that they wish and members can generate a thread in whichever forum appears most appropriate for their needs.
A wellbeing forum was created to contain threads that were predominantly regarding the mundane health benefits of diet, exercise and other activities. You will find that the ethical dimension of dietary choices is sometimes discussed there or in the 'personal experience' forum.
As for confessional threads - as I mentioned before i am not in favour of them but I will respect the advice of my colleagues and friends and we shall act accordingly.
Thank you Ben,
I am aware of the current situation and just thought to give it a thought.
One more thing is the Dana section, I guess we lost it out of eyes on this way.
Ben wrote:As for confessional threads - as I mentioned before i am not in favour of them but I will respect the advice of my colleagues and friends and we shall act accordingly.
"Personal experience" seems suitable, should someone wish to do something like this.
None of the types of discussion raised above cannot be had under the current structure. There is no impediment.
Yes Retro, there are places to put things into but it mis-reflects the Dhamma pratice a litte, as I had told before with the message "This is my life" and "This is my Buddhims"
There is Theravada Meditation and many other Wisdom related forums, but there is no clear reference to the pillow sila as well as the practice pillow Dana which are of much need to establish the foundations of practice. Of cause this input comes form outside and is not easy seen when one is inside and involved with all the usually ideas behind.
I mentioned the reactions a little to quick and resolute and that lets me think that there was no real "step outside a little an view it simply through the practice glasses" jet. How ever, these are just ideas and there is no will of it must be like that behind.
Thanks for your thought and attention to it.