Annapurna wrote:I wonder how much of what we see in others is a projection of ourselves.
ronnewmexico wrote:To voice the inverse.
Quite often internet conversations become a addiction of sorts, and not necessarily a good sort. To whit I add the story of esanga.
The founder, Leo, posted on his site,,,,,if you still need to get your fix....he then provided another site through which one may converse. Inadvertant of course, but the equation was to a drug addict. And thinking about it, this is not completely wrong. I found this once on a political site, The most innane things were mentioned in political discussion. One member was quite agast to find out the owner would delete all threads over two months or so old. These gems of wisdom were being summarily deleted.
There is some value to internet as resource, what suffices as discussion is usually of the baser sort and engaged into as a addiction quite often. And not to mention the vast vast pool of misinformation out there presented, since as qualifier there is none.....as fact. And just wait until peoples with certain obsessive characteristics to their personality find your site....forget about it.
So personally I use intenet for certain purposes of discussion such as this. But such must be taken in the proper perspective and the attachment must be kept minimal. To do such I advocate no discussion useage for long periods of time. AS soon as a personality seems to remain consistant it is probably time to leave. And it becomes repetitive and boring.
So that's my two cents. A necessity for my pursuits of a monetary nature, a source of information, if you know where to look, but not without its pitfalls.
I just came back from a weekend retreat and I thought of this forum a few times while I was there...
ball-of-string wrote:people who believe their practice is superior because of this or that empowerment or how many books they have read
Luke wrote:Of course other people might find beginners like myself to be totally boring and distasteful and might wish they could listen to an expert discuss all kinds of exotic trivia (rare sadhanas, rare termas, rare thangkas--rare anything, really). I am sorry: I am boring.
amber wrote:Hi Luke and ball-of-string,
Thanks for your thoughts - I made similar experiences. Just reading and not daring to write, because I was afraid, that I'm not exotic enough...
But on the other hand, a unique voice could be missing. So let's not get impressed too much by the "spiritual supermarket".
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