Re: Voluminous non-pali related posts Re: [Pali] Direct Dhammapada ...
- --- Ken Smith <kennethleson@...> wrote:
> "Non pali related dhamma spam?" Can the dhamma beTo answer your challenge, yes, and yes.
> spam? or an English translation of
> the Dhammapada be unrelated to pali?
spam: Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial
nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing
lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail.
Multiple mail lists: yep.
Indiscriminately sent with regularity: yep. Look
through the archive. Rough estimate of about 1 long
english sutta excerpt post per day, two weeks worth.
Did not respond to my first gentle comment on this
spamming last week: This indicates to me some
combination of possible rudeness, lack of mindfulness,
lack of sensitivity and discrimination in determining
which buddhist email lists to spam/bulk mail.
list charter: pali related posts. Excerpted english
sutta verses not accompanied by pali terms which they
correspond to and bulk mailed indiscriminately to
several buddhist lists is not pali related. I'm fairly
certain of that.
Here's an example to illustrate my point. Imagine if a
buddhist missionary were to go door to door and
verbally recite the posts in question word for word.
Would you consider that solicited or unsolicited?
Indiscriminant or discriminating? Not only is it
annoying, it's also wrong speech.
Right speech is truthful, beneficial, spoken at the
right time and right place, with right view and right
attitude, with intent to benefit the listener. The
listener is unlikely to benefit from the incomparable
dhamma if it is force fed and overwhelming in length.
Maybe in one of the deva realms where life spans and
patience is long. The human realm has micro attention
spans. One can not absorb all of that juicy dhamma in
1) even the sublime dhamma correctly expounded can be
spam and/or wrong speech
2) the string of posts in question, despite being
magnificent sublime dhamma, has been promulgated in a
way that exactly matches the definition of spam.
3) This list, in the year or so I've been on it, has
relatively low traffic and a very polite tolerance for
off topic tangents. There is a conscientious effort
among the list members to keep it on track and pali
related. Unfortunately I'm not one of the polite or
patient listmembers gifted with gentle speech. I made
one effort to be semi gentle and polite, when that
elicited no response, I switched to the direct and
brutally Frank mode. Sorry, I gotta be me, despite
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- --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Frank Kuan <fcckuan@y...> wrote:
> Sorry, I gotta be me, despite
You have to be you, BECAUSE of anatta.
- Hey fk
You wisely yet sardonicly turned attention
the right direction and quite honestly noted:
> Unfortunately I'm not one of the polite orAll forgiven as that is progress when a man see his
> patient listmembers gifted with gentle speech. I made
> one effort to be semi gentle and polite, when that
> elicited no response, I switched to the direct and
> brutally Frank mode. Sorry, I gotta be me, despite
own mistake and make amends to repair it.
Keep on the right track.
Let it pass.
It is not 'yours' anyway.
It is a minor thing really
unless you blow it up ....
You are just annoying yourself ao.
There is no vulcano here unless you
make one. Friendliness is also good.
Where is 'the Voluminousity' really ?
Externally in the posted world ? or
Internally in the mental reactions ?
Thanks for the irony!
A great tool.
Turn the beam though. ;-)
What about ?
I am not there!
You are not there!
Then no problem!
Thats anatta in action ...
Sorry for the non-responsiveness
at times. Am mostly retreating in
the far away mountain forest.
Sorry2 for the strict non-pali
relatedness of this mail.
Seems inevitable though. ;-)
Only dust is whirled up!
May all be calm & free :-)
Bhikkhu Samahita ; - ]