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Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:50 am

Any etiquette tips on how to use Dharma Wheel forum? -(what to do and what not to do)-
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Sherab Dorje » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:15 am

Give clear explanations of the points you are trying to put across when posting in a thread?
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:45 am

oh, excuse me if I don't elaborate a point. I've reduced this form of communication to "text-messaging" and not explaining enough in more detail
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Sherab Dorje » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:58 am

Text messaging does not make for insightful discussion. It's bad ettiquette.
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Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Mr. G » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:19 am

Stay focused on your topic
Provide citations when possible
Use common sense

More can be read in our Terms of Service:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3591
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:10 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:Text messaging does not make for insightful discussion. It's bad ettiquette.
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I can type a complete paragraph. :namaste:
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Sherab Dorje » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:40 pm

For most in depth analysis a single paragraph is not enough (unless it is painstakingly detailed and well written).
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Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby duckfiasco » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:27 pm

Don't get too attached to views and opinion. One of the most wonderful things about a place like this with people knowingly on the same path is the possibility to see things in a new way.
Namu Amida Butsu
"When people of the Pure Land school chant Namu amida butsu, they are doing zazen with their mouths, and when we do zazen, we are performing Namu amida butsu with our whole body." - Kosho Uchiyama (Opening the Hand of Thought)
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby asunthatneversets » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:58 pm

duckfiasco wrote:Don't get too attached to views and opinion. One of the most wonderful things about a place like this with people knowingly on the same path is the possibility to see things in a new way.


Good advice, and when disagreements arise the flawless exit strategy is to agree to disagree. Respect everyone's view even if it contrasts yours. For example Mr. Kavarnos and I have agreed to disagree a few times and it's a great thing, I think he's a wonderful person. Celebrate diversity.
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:44 am

gregkavarnos wrote:For most in depth analysis a single paragraph is not enough (unless it is painstakingly detailed and well written).
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Ok, if you want a in-depth meaningful discussion, anyone can start with this question in a thread about the Buddhacharita texts.

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=8682
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Sherab Dorje » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:24 am

No, I don't want any old in-depth discussion, you asked for etiquette tips and I offered that when YOU post a statement in a thread it should be descriptive enough so that it adds a degree of meaningful insight and depth to a discussion. Otherwise it's just a waste of cyberspace.
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Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:43 am

gregkavarnos wrote:No, I don't want any old in-depth discussion, you asked for etiquette tips and I offered that when YOU post a statement in a thread it should be descriptive enough so that it adds a degree of meaningful insight and depth to a discussion. Otherwise it's just a waste of cyberspace.
:namaste:


You're just being a little difficult. That's all
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Sherab Dorje » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:07 am

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"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:09 pm

You seem to think you need meticulous & elaborate explanations about whatever subject - :roll: Didn't the historical Buddha simplify things for us?..
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:19 pm

Wesley1982 wrote:You seem to think you need meticulous & elaborate explanations about whatever subject - :roll: Didn't the historical Buddha simplify things for us?..


Don't be so flippant. Respect those that have gone before you [have been students/Buddhists for a long time.]
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