My kudos to those who initiated this site and to the various moderators who guard this site for their acts of selfless service.
I have participated and tried to instill a bit of controversy and in depth issue discussion to this site to increase participations. As it has been my experience such does so. Postings of links or simple notifications of upcoming events, interpretations of sutra or sutta, or sharing of feeliings of bliss and such have certainly their purposes and bare stateing and are very important and useful.
Some peoples however, even peoples of a dharmic bent, really truly do like to engage in or just to watch good debates on other considered, exciting issues to include current events and perhaps some core Buddhist issues. This has been my observation. So I provided a few. There are many here, and many visit it for various purposes. We should not, to my opinion, exclude one type of participation to favor another, as such boards have differing purposes to differing peoples. If only one type or form of participation is present it serves in a fashion, but does not serve the totality of what may be usefull for a greater number.
So to my view I have provided a very small service of sorts, though others may consider it otherwise. And I have learned and studied some as a result of my participation so the site has served me as well.
Personally I must measure things against my practice which states in some regard in this specific.....Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, Clarifying the Natural State......"When there is benefit or harm happening to others, there is thje danger of being caught by the Godly Son Mara, so cast away superficial deeds to benefit others. It is also essential to remain unattached to followers, possessions and fame."
I will now suspend participation and cease my postings.
At some later time six months or so, I may engage again or I may not depending upon circumstance.
My appologies to the initial poster of this thread for deviating from point. I found it quite opportune to state this here on the circumstance of this thread.
Enjoy!! My life....it is a fantastic jewel of many parted aspect. May yours if it is not....be, thusly understood.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.