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Re: Papanca

Post by PeterB » Tue May 18, 2010 9:13 am

See Peter's Third Law..do you think mods the bovine ordure limitation should kick in leading to locking..or ironically it should head to the Lounge ?

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Re: Papanca

Post by Goofaholix » Tue May 18, 2010 9:24 am

PeterB wrote:Perhaps a subforum of the Lounge could be created called " Managed And Contained Papanca " in recognition of what appears to be a genuine need. :smile: Or perhaps it already exists.
Buddhists on the internet has a direct causal relationship with the proliferation of papanca, the first step is to admit that you are a papanca-a-holic, if we weren't doing it on the internet we'd be sitting on a cushion watching our minds do it anyway.
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Re: Papanca

Post by Paññāsikhara » Tue May 18, 2010 9:54 am

Goofaholix wrote:
PeterB wrote:Perhaps a subforum of the Lounge could be created called " Managed And Contained Papanca " in recognition of what appears to be a genuine need. :smile: Or perhaps it already exists.
Buddhists on the internet has a direct causal relationship with the proliferation of papanca, the first step is to admit that you are a papanca-a-holic, if we weren't doing it on the internet we'd be sitting on a cushion watching our minds do it anyway.
Admit I'm a prapanca-holic?

Never!

I am the Mahaprapancaraja!! :woohoo:
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Re: Papanca

Post by PeterB » Tue May 18, 2010 10:18 am

Makes you wonder how we Papancaholics managed before the Internet.
Actually I remember...One would attend a teaching at The Buddhist Society and after the talk there would be a Q and A session..the speaker would start rounding off, and someone , almost always a guy not a gal, would ignore the cues and say something like, " I have always felt that Anatta was actually an Atlantean concept "...at which point everyone would groan softly as they realised that tea and biccies had just been postponed for another half hour.

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Re: Papanca

Post by Kim OHara » Tue May 18, 2010 11:34 am

PeterB wrote:Perhaps a subforum of the Lounge could be created called " Managed And Contained Papanca " in recognition of what appears to be a genuine need. :smile: Or perhaps it already exists.
Having read the whole thread (so far), and having been less-than-kind in another thread not so long ago, I humbly suggest that we need to remember that lotuses do grow in ... muck ... and allow the papanca to accumulate for the sake of the occasional lotus arising from it.
:meditate:

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Re: Papanca

Post by PeterB » Tue May 18, 2010 12:17 pm

I guess the question becomes is papanca fertile mud, or is it clogging weeds ?

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Re: Papanca

Post by Aloka » Tue May 18, 2010 1:09 pm

PeterB wrote:I guess the question becomes is papanca fertile mud, or is it clogging weeds ?
...Or is it like the previous sentence and this one, merely just conceptual proliferation ?



:rofl:

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Re: Papanca

Post by termite » Fri May 21, 2010 2:37 am

tiltbillings wrote:To let out a wee secret we have the "Charnel Grounds" (borrowed from Termite's Websangha) for posts that have been removed from view.
It's strange that I was unaccountably drawn to read this thread tonight, when I haven't logged on here for ages. Odd.

It's nice to know that something has been inspired by Websangha, but it's a bit disconcerting to find that it's a boneyard. Night of the Living Dead, maybe? ;)

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Re: Papanca

Post by Ben » Fri May 21, 2010 2:52 am

Hi Termite and welcome back to DW!

The charnel ground is actually very useful for our purposes.
think most people who have moderated on discussion boards will agree that its important to keep an archive of off-topic and generally unsuitable posts as it improves the quality of moderation.
kind regards

Ben
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