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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Fede » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:58 am

He's not crusading to educate anyone. he's ranting.
And it's still bad form.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Jechbi » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:08 am

No rant was intended.

I'm glad other people have had a much more positive experience here. Best wishes.

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Annapurna » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:20 am

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby PeterB » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:23 am

I never thought that I would grow nostalgic for Malcom Smith...

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Dan74 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:19 am

_/|\_

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Jechbi » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:38 am

As much as I sometimes disagreed with Namdrol, he had some remarkable things to offer. He's still a member here, I believe.

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby PeterB » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:41 am

He would certainly have given your self pity short shrift Jechbi.

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:43 am

I can just see it now...

Image

:D

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Re: Taking members seriously

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_/|\_

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Annapurna » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:08 am

Hm...

I find most helpful as an occasional reminder this suttha....that's not to say I am able to do it.


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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Jechbi » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:09 pm

I wasn't motivated by self pity so much as a sense that others might have had the same kind of experience here that I've had and that I've seen.

I understood Retro's invitation to be this: If I felt there were problems worth addressing and discussing, then I was invited to come here to the suggestion box and make a thread, if that would be helpful. So I did that.

An objection I have had is that it seems to me that people are not treated as kindly here as they should expect to be on a Dhamma discussion board. I imagined that other people might feel the same way. I thought it was worth having a public discussion about. I understood Retro's suggestion to mean that I could open such a discussion safely, and that it would be welcome. Clearly, I misunderstood.

One thing has become obvious: Under no circumstances will public criticism of the mod/admin team be acceptable to the mod/admin team or to most members here. It's said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I was expecting different results this time, in this thread. Maybe that was crazy.

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Jechbi » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:19 pm

btw, Annapurna, thanks for the sutta link. It is familiar to me: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=3130&p=45459

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Jhana4 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:39 pm

Jechbi;

I think the more often you post complaints the greater is the likelihood that people will see you as being the problem.....whether that is correct or incorrect. You are going to open yourself up to a lot of unfair criticism which will only make you feel more wronged.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Postby Jechbi » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:45 pm

No doubt, Jhana4, and there are times of course when I have done just that. We've all done that, I'm sure, because it's in the nature of life to face those types of situations sometimes.

I completely misunderstood the invitation to post in this suggestion box, thinking that in this one case, it would be acceptable here to offer this feedback.

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Re: Taking members seriously

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Re: Taking members seriously

Postby Jhana4 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:56 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.


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