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Personal Experience Forum

Postby Jon E. » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:57 pm

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:38 pm

Yes, the format and mission, everything is changed, pretty much. There is still a Parisa Abhaya Dana section and you can post there about practice and personal experience.

The previous format of being hidden from google, all posts not showing until one joins and logs in, etc. was a great concept -- it just didn't work. In the last 2 months of that forum, there were no posts except from bot spammers.

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby Jon E. » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:20 pm

I had posted quite a bit near the end of the old DP-- but in my own blog as it wasn't clear which fora were appropriate for what I wanted to share. That was never clear with DP.

I'm not sure I follow what you mean about the Parisa Abhaya forum-- in the new DP this is the only place where it is appropriate to post anything in terms of personal practice or experience?

I'm excited to participate, but I'm not seeing any place to share a personal narrative about practice...

Either way, I'm sure this will be virtuous. Thanks.

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby Lhamo » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:34 am

Jon E. wrote:I had posted quite a bit near the end of the old DP-- but in my own blog as it wasn't clear which fora were appropriate for what I wanted to share. That was never clear with DP.

I'm not sure I follow what you mean about the Parisa Abhaya forum-- in the new DP this is the only place where it is appropriate to post anything in terms of personal practice or experience?

I'm excited to participate, but I'm not seeing any place to share a personal narrative about practice...

Either way, I'm sure this will be virtuous. Thanks.

Anyhow, it's good to see you here again. :)

If you write at all and you choose the wrong subforum, I'm sure the moderators can help by shifting your work to any appropriate place. I mean, the right place is not so much the problem of the member. Let the mods have their heads spinning around this problem. :smile:

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:22 pm

Correct, we could move posts or threads to new places. And if there is enough interest in a subject matter not on the home page, a new sub-forum could be created with discussions related to that moved there.

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby Jon E. » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:52 pm

I had hoped to participate more in this forum, but I'm still not seeing a practice-oriented space where one can talk about one's experiences and struggles in the first person. It seems more like the DW's except with a broader scope. It may be that I'm missing something or perhaps all the fora can be utilized in that fashion but just aren't...

-Jon

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby Nicholas » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:26 pm

Jon E. wrote:I had hoped to participate more in this forum, but I'm still not seeing a practice-oriented space where one can talk about one's experiences and struggles in the first person. It seems more like the DW's except with a broader scope. It may be that I'm missing something or perhaps all the fora can be utilized in that fashion but just aren't...

-Jon


Just pick the tradition closest to how you practice and post... or try the Practicing the Perfections section. I put some of Master Hua's teachings on cultivation there, even though not on the paramitas exclusively.

But most likely
perhaps all the fora can be utilized in that fashion but just aren't..


Sharing personal practice details is rather private between guru and disciple; asking for guidance or just venting your problems in a public forum is part of the reason the old Dharma Paths faded away.
How grand indeed shines the light of truth upon the face of the man whose heart is enlightened by the sense of his oneness with all; and what pathos there is when the sense of separateness drives him away from his oneness with other men.

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby Jon E. » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:57 pm

Nicholas wrote:Sharing personal practice details is rather private between guru and disciple; asking for guidance or just venting your problems in a public forum is part of the reason the old Dharma Paths faded away.


Nicholas...

My apologies. I didn't realize my posts in the old Dharma Paths were so negative and detrimental to the forum.

-Jon

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby Nicholas » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:35 pm

Jon E. wrote:
Nicholas wrote:Sharing personal practice details is rather private between guru and disciple; asking for guidance or just venting your problems in a public forum is part of the reason the old Dharma Paths faded away.


Nicholas...

My apologies. I didn't realize my posts in the old Dharma Paths were so negative and detrimental to the forum.

-Jon


You were not mentioned, nor meant, nor suggested by me and I do not even recall any of your posts or anyone else's for that matter. I wrote something similar at the time, just as a general principle - not focusing on anyone.
How grand indeed shines the light of truth upon the face of the man whose heart is enlightened by the sense of his oneness with all; and what pathos there is when the sense of separateness drives him away from his oneness with other men.

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby Jon E. » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:38 pm

Nicholas...

OK, I misunderstood. You had said: "just venting your problems in a public forum".

-Jon

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby Nicholas » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:51 pm

Jon E. wrote:Nicholas...

OK, I misunderstood. You had said: "just venting your problems in a public forum".

-Jon


'Your' collective - meaning 'ones' - anyone in general.

See how tricky words on a screen can be.

Hope you find a good knowing advisor you can visit with on occasion.
How grand indeed shines the light of truth upon the face of the man whose heart is enlightened by the sense of his oneness with all; and what pathos there is when the sense of separateness drives him away from his oneness with other men.

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby Jon E. » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:04 pm

No worries. I know many Buddhists are vehemently against personal narratives on Buddhist boards. Just trying to navigate the waters as this is a new forum. Some on the old Dharma Paths were particulalry committed to confessional writing.

Just learning the ropes after the transition.

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby Jon E. » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:04 pm

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby Jon E. » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:07 pm

Tried to delete this thread. As the forum has evolved it is no longer relevant.

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Re: Personal Experience Forum

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:16 am

It's best to not delete posts or threads as it messes up the continuity of discussions. Although a thread may no longer appear relevant, in the future someone might have a similar question or suggestion and we can refer them back to the previous discussion.


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