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supersramana's thread

Postby Ben » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:33 am

Hi everyone,

In case you were wondering what happened to supersramana's thread - I removed it from view.
When we set up Dhamma Wheel some years ago we were clear that we did not want Dhamma Wheel to be just an enclave for Theravadins, instead, we wanted it to be a vibrant community that accepted everyone so long as they had a genuine interest in the Theravada and were willing to abide by our TOS.
Dhamma Wheel has been established to provide a venue for the discussion of the Dhamma of the Theravada. Within our scope discussion of the relative differences between Theravada and non-Theravada Buddhist schools is fine, but Dhamma Wheel was never intended to be a venue for the vitriolic anti-mahayanist polemics that supersramana posted.
If you have any questions or concerns I welcome them here on this thread or privately via pm.
with Metta

Ben
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: supersramana's thread

Postby plwk » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:48 am

:anjali:

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Re: supersramana's thread

Postby BlackBird » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:39 am

Tbh this is a case of censorship for everyone's best interests, It would be hard to envision a happy ending for that thread.

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: supersramana's thread

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:42 am

Greetings,

And if anyone fancies addressing issues pertaining to the evolution of Buddhist ideas, philosophy and scripture they're always welcome to do so in a constructive fashion in the Early Buddhism forum.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: supersramana's thread

Postby ground » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:52 am

Enemy concepts are ubiquitous in all spheres of existence: Politics, "spirituality", private wordly life.
In times of inner conflict they seem to be the perfect distraction from the root of conflict, causing projection of all of one's energy on a concept imputed to external phenomena, i.e. one pointed concentration of energy. Drawback is that - like all distractions - they function only temporarily and lead to even greater suffering.


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