So long, my Dharma web

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So long, my Dharma web

Postby Yudron » Wed May 29, 2013 10:42 pm

Dear Dharma Friends,

I have been participating in on-line Dharma forums for many years, and my connections with some of you go back a decade or more. I have benefitted greatly from feeling a sense of connection with a world-wide community of people who are seriously interested in the BuddhaDharma.

However, I’ve been advised by someone who’s opinion I respect, that making posts on online Dharma forums is no longer appropriate for me. I think he is right. So, except for times when I need to get/give information for something really necessary (like about Dharma texts), my time on DW or any other forum has come to an end. This isn’t one of those situations where someone says goodbye then is back the next month.

I’m sad, but I’ve had a lot of time to think about it, and I do think it is for the best. Participating in forums does inflate both my pride and my judgmental-ness. I do want to apologize for the times that I have most certainly spouted off my opinions about the online conduct of others. I’m sorry. Who am I to think I know what is best for you, or for the Dharma?

I value my connections with ya’ll, and am happy to correspond privately. I’m especially interested in maintaining connections with people who practice and study the Dharma more or less full time. The idea of a small Google hangout group for mutual support comes to mind.

I will keep my account open for private communication.

Sincerely,

Yudron
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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Wed May 29, 2013 10:52 pm

Sad to see you go, I really benefited from some of the things you've said. Sounds like the right decision though, good luck in the future Yudron!
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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby plwk » Thu May 30, 2013 1:56 am

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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby ball-of-string » Thu May 30, 2013 2:08 am

Yudron wrote:I’ve been advised by someone who’s opinion I respect, that making posts on online Dharma forums is no longer appropriate for me.


I would be interested in learning more about the rationale, if it is not too personal. Or maybe you could respond through PM, if you don't want to air your reasons in public...

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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby uan » Thu May 30, 2013 3:03 am

Yudron, I've enjoyed your posts and have learned much from you.

Peace on your journey my Dharma friend.

Maitri,

Uan

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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby Admin_PC » Thu May 30, 2013 3:12 am

Gonna miss having you around.
Take care of yourself!
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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby tomamundsen » Thu May 30, 2013 7:26 am

I'll miss seeing you around, but I understand your concern.

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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu May 30, 2013 7:36 am

CU round Yudron! You'll be missed.
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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby Arnoud » Thu May 30, 2013 8:19 am

Aw, that sucks. Just this morning I was thinking where you were since you were supposed to be back end of May. I hope whoever told you this realizes the now we won't benefit from your post anymore, which I can truly say I did.
Anyway, thanks and hope to see you one day at a retreat.

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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby heart » Thu May 30, 2013 9:03 am

Well, dear Yudron, I understand exactly what you are getting at. I have considered doing the same many times. However, at times it seems I accidentally benefit someone and also I think I would feel a lot more lonely without my cybersangha. Anyway, thank you for everything! Lets keep in touch!

lots of love
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So long as you are not free from the limitations of accepting and rejecting,
That long will you not recognize the view of the innermost secret heart-essence."

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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby MalaBeads » Thu May 30, 2013 2:18 pm

heart wrote:Well, dear Yudron, I understand exactly what you are getting at. I have considered doing the same many times. However, at times it seems I accidentally benefit someone and also I think I would feel a lot more lonely without my cybersangha. Anyway, thank you for everything! Lets keep in touch!

lots of love
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Except from here.

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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby JKhedrup » Thu May 30, 2013 3:51 pm

I will miss your posts and perspective Yudron-la, I enjoyed them!

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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby DGA » Thu May 30, 2013 5:24 pm

Fare thee well, friend! I wish you all the best in practice.
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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby conebeckham » Thu May 30, 2013 5:32 pm

Happy Trails, Yudron...I expect we'll see each other around town some day...!! :smile:
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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby Ayu » Thu May 30, 2013 5:53 pm

Yudron, if you ever feel, you have overcome "pride & judgementalness", don't hesitate to contribute something in here again. :smile: Thanks.
And until then, maybe this thng has not only a sad side, maybe there can be something fascinating about learning new habits. :twothumbsup:
Anyhow: be well.
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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby Punya » Thu May 30, 2013 8:45 pm

Dear Yudron. I had also noticed your absence and will miss your posts. I hope our paths will cross beyond the web since we seem to share some of the same teachers. Best wishes, Punya.
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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby Pema Rigdzin » Thu May 30, 2013 11:49 pm

Take care and best wishes, Yudron-la. Hope to run into you at ODD sometime. :)

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Re: So long, my Dharma web

Postby Adamantine » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:50 am

OOOh nooo, just seeing this now.. Well, you will be missed Yudron. At least we had three years to get used to you missing before you came back and hooked us again! But the idea you won't be joining in again. . . ever? That's heavy. However I admit I have often considered the same, and had a good chunk of forumlessness between Esangha and here to sit with. In some ways, for the reasons you are leaving I have considered it as a potential reason to stay: sometimes I've found that the inflations of pride or judgement that have flared up through some interactions on here have been a great lens through which to notice those latent traits in myself, and then to reflect on and work harder at liberating. Sort of like Atisha's tea caddy.. there's plenty of those lurking around the interwebz !

. . . and also what Magnus said. :smile:

That all said I respect your decision, and that it was made after considerable reflection. :heart:
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