Fw: [SanghaOnline] Sangha troubles
- Subject: Fw: [SanghaOnline] Sangha troubles
Dear Organiser (Sangha Online),
Can you find out who this and get them to explain themselves. I'd like to
know the outcome.
Website : www.satipanya.org.uk
Please use as email address bodhidhamma@...
My address : Gaia House West Ogwell Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 6EN
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N.B. Early Warning!!!
I shall be on personal retreat throughout March/April 2003
I won't be accessing my emails.
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> From: "Todd Martin" <iamblue@...>
> To: <SanghaOnline@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 7:56 AM
> Subject: [SanghaOnline] Sangha troubles
> > Ven. Sirs,
> > Today I received an email from someone who claims to be a Bhikkhu on
> > another mailing list. I was deeply hurt by this person which is why I
> > say they claimed to be a Bhikkhu. He told me to "Get a life" as well as
> > some other very hurtful things. As a result I have spent a lot of the
> > day questioning Buddhism, much the way someone probably would had they
> > been Christian and slapped in the face by a Priest.
> > This person claims they were provoked because I asked for evidence they
> > were really a Bhikkhu because of some hurtful emails he had sent to
> > other members on the list. My request was respectful and polite. In
> > response I was told it was illegal to question or accuse a Bhikkhu of
> > fraud and that I was going to suffer a tremendous amount of bad karma.
> > I was told I was a bad person and that the Sangha would frown on me, as
> > well as some other demoralizing things.
> > I would like not to post this persons name here because I truly fear
> > what else could be said to me. I'm not sure why I am emailing, perhaps
> > just in the hopes of some closer. I'm not certain i wish to be a
> > Buddhist any longer after this experience. As true as the Buddhas
> > teachings seem to me, I can't help but feel this way. I really can't
> > express with words how badly this hurt me.
> > I really can't type anymore, I'm just not able to talk about it. Thank
> > you for your time, I don't really expect a response I guess.
> > -todd
> > ------------
> > "I know what you're thinking about but it isn't so, nohow.
> > Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would
> > be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."
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