Well like you said you haven't been posting here for very long and if you'd saw what went down a few months ago when a bunch of people left, this is nothing. In fact now that I think about it, I believe that the Term of Service mentioned above by Tara was actually put in place because of what happened back then. So I guess I was aware of the said term of service somewhere in the back of my mind when I posted this thread, but assumed that it meant something along the lines of not publicly complaining about moderators by name
or something to that effect.
At any rate my mentioned complaint wasn't even the main reason for posting this thread. I'd just realized that my posting on forums was starting to become counterproductive—at least as things currently stand in my circumstances—and the said reason for my complaint is what finally made me want to actually act on my idea of not—even if just temporarily—posting anymore; and that also made me recall the quotes posted in the initial post of this thread, the said quotes being:
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu quoting Shantideva wrote:There is nothing that the offspring of the Victorious Ones do not learn, there is nothing that does not produce merits for the wise who act in accord with this principle.
Atisha and Geshe Tenzin Zopa wrote:All Buddhas say the cause for the completion
Of collections, whose nature is
Merit and exalted wisdom
Is the development of higher perception.
Training oneself to develop the training in the Method teachings through cultivating Bodhicitta and training in Wisdom through developing one’s understanding and realisation of emptiness (i.e. the selflessness of person and of phenomena), are the two main causes which will lead us to gain higher perception in order for us to benefit sentient beings. “Higher perception” refers to clairvoyance, which is needed to benefit sentient beings properly. This is important in order for us to understand the different mental dispositions of sentient beings. If someone is not matured enough to receive emptiness teachings and we give them emptiness teachings, we could cause them to develop wrong view and create the causes for hell; but if they are ready for emptiness and tantra and you focus only on giving the small capability-being teachings, you could distract them from the Mahayana and lead them to the Hinayana path, which incurs heavy karma.
Khunu Lama Rinpoche wrote:One thing that really helps us complete these two collections is the ability to foresee the future; therefore, we should try to acquire clairvoyance. Without it, we are like a baby bird whose wings are undeveloped and has not yet grown feathers and remains stuck in its nest, unable to fly. Without clairvoyance, we cannot work for other sentient beings.
Vajranatha on Commentary to the Bönpo Book of the Dead wrote:...the Trikaya having come into manifestation in this self-arising fashion, they now come to accomplish the benefits of countless beings. Unlike the practice of Tantra, where this transformation of one's total being and environment into pure vision requires the deliberate effort of the mind in terms of visualization, mantra recitation, and so on, here in Dzogchen the transformation occurs as vision, naturally and spontaneously, without effort. In this way, Dzogchen realizes the ultimate goal of Tantra. One may now accomplish the welfare and instruction of all sentient beings, spontaneously and without effort, by simply being, that is to say, by manifesting one's enlightened nature through spontaneously emanating an infinity of Nirmanakaya manifestations. This occurs naturally, effortlessly, and spontaneously, without discursive thoughts, as the free expression of one's inherent energy or compassion, like the sun radiating countless rays of light into the clear open sky, thereby illuminating the entire surface of the earth.
Hopefully some will benefit by reading this, and, if anyone here does read them sincerely with an open mind, they just might benefit from reading them considering that this is a Buddhist forum. Better yet, some might even be inspired to give up Buddhism and instead take up the practice of the Buddha Dharma.