ram peswani wrote:Treating ?
I am truely thankful to you for your ignorant replies to Lotus sutra.
In this last one month I have progressed a lot.
I am a BRAHAMKUMAR with every drop of my blood.
I am glad to hear that you have found your niche and acceptance for your ideas.
I have donated my portion of my house to Braham kumar Satsang for the benefit of others.
Also i have started sharing my wealth for their benefit.
But then again, if you were to donate a portion of your house to me and share your wealth with me you may find me very receptive and supportive of your opinions too. This, though, can easily be the subject of whole other thread, so I am not going to digress further.
Brahmkumars are Shiva devotees and not Krishna devotees
I'm sorry, my mistake.
I mistakenly believed you had become involved with ISKCON.
Anyway, back to the point of my question to Ram. My point is that any social space (and internet fora are social spaces) is going to be defined by those that inhabit this space. This means that it will reflect the views/propensities of those that administer and utilise this space. There will be an aim behind the establishment of the space and rules to govern behaviour within the space in order for the users to feel comfortable. Some people will be accepted and others rejected.
Now, one may say that, as Buddhists we should have a high degree of tolerance for people that challenge our view. That we should be more capable of accepting critique. That we should have higher tolerance for the socially challenged amongst us. Greater compassion for those that abuse us. Less clinging to ideas of gain and loss. Etc... Basically, that all Buddhists should be Buddhas/Bodhisattvas.
This is a ridiculous expectation. It's like walking into a boxing gym and expecting all the people training there to be Muhammed Ali. Completely unrealistic.
Then there is the fact that people come to a forum in order to, well... You can read "wisdom's" post for an explanation.
Not everybody that comes here wishes to be challenged, badgered, assaulted, asked to justify their views, debated, etc... Some do, of course.
Then there is the last issue I wish to deal with. Many people come to Dharma Wheel (or variants thereof, of any particular view, whether philosophical or religious) and proclaim that their view is the right view and everybody else's is wrong. When they get "bitch slapped", which inevitably they will, they cry "Foul!" and "I thought Buddhists didn't try to impress their views..." or any other such nonsense. In Greece we say: "If you go looking for something, you will get it." Looking for a fight? Somebody will oblige you. Looking for information? Somebody will oblige you. Looking for support? Somebody will oblige you. But when you get disruptive, that's when the moderators step in. That's when you get what you "deserve". That's when the moderators will oblige you.
With the eye of wisdom we discover a lot of anger in us, any amount of jealousy, resentment, ignorance, desire - mountains of emotion whose existence we would never have suspected in ourselves... We recognize that most of the faults we perceive in others are only the mirror of our own negativity, the reflection of our own disturbed feelings... At the same time, we relieve the world around us of the burden of our own negative judgements."
Gendun Rinpoche Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master