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Ask A Teacher.

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Re: Ask A Teacher.

Postby appicchato » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:29 pm

Here we go... :popcorn:

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Re: Ask A Teacher.

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Re: Ask A Teacher.

Postby PeterB » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:34 pm

It means that there will always be those who prefer to knock around the periphery of a forum rather than engage with its core mission. Which in the case of Dhamma Wheel is to discuss the Dhamma Of The Theravada.
That is of course their perogative...and that there will always be those who will turn up at any sign of a fight, almost like male moths being drawn by the scent of a female moth two miles away....its uncanny.( Just watch the names at the bttom of the page and see who turns up at the slightest whiff of dissonance...after a while you can predict it with complete confidence... :smile:) rather than place questions to those named as having the authority to answer.
And that is of course THEIR perogative.





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Re: Ask A Teacher.

Postby imagemarie » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:49 pm

M'kay. Thanks Peter. Perhaps that is the case.
Folk want/need to "know" that they are "right" and that they are backing the "winning" team don't they?
But that can apply equally to "engagers" who emphasise or invite contention, and voyeurs who just seek it out, can it not?

I don't think anyone can draw a line which definitively separates "me" from practicing "The Dhamma of the Theravada".
It will always get personal and messy to some extent, won't it?

:anjali:

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Re: Ask A Teacher.

Postby PeterB » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:23 pm

Sorry Imagemarie I am a simple soul, I have no idea what any of that means.

The nearest I can get to any kind of meaning seems to suggest a non dual view.

Which if so forms no part of my experience nor aspiration.

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Re: Ask A Teacher.

Postby octathlon » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:40 am

How about if there was a way for people who want to "ask a monk/ask a teacher" to submit their questions privately somewhere, where the submissions could be viewed by the designated teachers, who can then (if they choose) make a post containing both the question and their answer in it. It might even be helpful to omit the name of the person who submitted the question.

Then, the thread may or may not be left open for comments and questions from forum members.

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Re: Ask A Teacher.

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:55 am

"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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Ask A Teacher.

Postby Dan74 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:15 am

I find it worthwhile to hear from the ordained members perspective as well as many of the non-ordained. Definitely good to create an environment where the venerables feel welcome and I hope to be able to see many more posts from them.

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Re: Ask A Teacher.

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