Welcome to SariputtaDhamma!
I once seriously searched the Buddhist groups here at Yahoo!
communities, hoping to find one group of like-minded people who
sincerely believe in the Buddha's Teachings and want to get together
to talk about the Dhamma as they see it, and to ask serious
questions about the principles and practices of Buddhism so that
they may have a clearer understanding of the Four Noble Truths, the
Dependent Origination, the Buddha's breath meditation technique, and
insight knowledges development. I found three groups that looked
good, but after less than a year of active membership I finally quit
them all. Luckily I finally have found two MSN groups that meet some
of the requirements, they are Vipassana@...
, and have been an active member
there under the nickname 'Ted'.
Both of the two MSN groups have listed members around 100. However,
only 4 - 5 members are actively posting their messages, and quite
often I find myself as the only one who writes regularly. I can't
help wondering who the rest of the mebers are and whether they
So I have thought: why don't I form my own group and perform the
moderator function which I am already doing anyway (by default) for
these two MSN groups? Why don't I specifically design the focus of
this new group at Yahoo! by myself, making it uniquely the way I
want? Maybe I am going to find new dhamma friends whom I can learn
from as well as share my knowledge with. Maybe all my requirements
are totally satisfied this time!
So here is 'SariputtaDhamma Group', the fruit of such thoughts.
I always deeply admire Arahant Sariputta, have read his life story
with love and great respect, have studied his teachings that he
taught other monks and helped reduce the burden the Buddha was
carrying, and have benefited greatly from his genious in explaining
several profound concepts taught by the Blessed One. Without him my
knowledge and application of the Teachings would have been much more
There are several Suttas in the Tipitaka that may be
called 'Sariputta's Dhammas'. It would be a great learning
experience we can have together by exploring them and to fully reap
the five rewards from the dhamma discussion as described by the
"There are these five rewards in listening to the Dhamma.
"One hears what one has not heard before.
One clarifies what one has heard before.
One gets rid of doubt.
One's views are made straight.
One's mind grows serene.
"These are the five rewards in listening to the Dhamma. [AN
Best wishes to all!