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Showing your real picture

Post by odysseus » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:20 pm

So, maybe it is time for the members to show their faces? Drop the good old symbolic icons to prove you are a Buddhist. I would like to see more lovely faces on here, maybe we even can be friends. How cool is that, really?
Let a man not seek for the respect of his peers, but let him seek wisdom.

-- Dhammapada

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by TharpaChodron » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:42 pm

I agree. I put mine up, but then took it down. Maybe I'll post a pic up again later.

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Post by Lucas Oliveira » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:16 pm

Showing your real picture
Is that a koan?

Has a similar topic

Anonymity on Buddhist forums
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=25385

Friendship is very good.

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Post by odysseus » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:47 pm

Hi! Put it as your avatar.

And nice picture of you, TharpaChodron.
Let a man not seek for the respect of his peers, but let him seek wisdom.

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by dzogchungpa » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:32 pm

Taking a page from the Buddha's book, I say:

Enough, odysseus! Why do you want to see this foul body?
If you focus on an object, you are not meditating. - Dudjom Rinpoche

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Post by odysseus » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:50 pm

I read the passage. But a picture on the internet is just this, a picture. It's a virtual representation of the body only. However foul this body could appear, it is what we are known by. We have to live with it, and it is also needed to live the holy life.
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Post by dzogchungpa » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:25 pm

odysseus wrote:I read the passage. But a picture on the internet is just this, a picture. It's a virtual representation of the body only. However foul this body could appear, it is what we are known by. We have to live with it, and it is also needed to live the holy life.
Well, I don't have a photo handy, but this is a pretty good likeness:

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If you focus on an object, you are not meditating. - Dudjom Rinpoche

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Post by odysseus » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:43 pm

That's funny. But I am still awaiting your real picture. Whether you are an internet geek, it's not harmful. I guess in these Snowden days, everybody got scared of the internet.
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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by TharpaChodron » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:33 pm

After reading that thread on anonymity, I'd really like to change my name to Kristen, but I can't seem to find out how. Anyhew, thanks Odysseus.

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Post by odysseus » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:06 pm

Is your real name "Kristen"? Well, I even posted my Facebook profile. I am not so worried about internet, the scammers cannot use my identity for anything.
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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by TharpaChodron » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:58 am

odysseus wrote:Is your real name "Kristen"? Well, I even posted my Facebook profile. I am not so worried about internet, the scammers cannot use my identity for anything.
Yes, it is Kristen. I'm not worried about anyone here, Buddhists or spammmers, but I do retain a little anonymity because of working for what is known commonly in this country as "child protective services".

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by The Cicada » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:06 am

odysseus wrote:So, maybe it is time for the members to show their faces? Drop the good old symbolic icons to prove you are a Buddhist. I would like to see more lovely faces on here, maybe we even can be friends. How cool is that, really?
I think it's generally a bad idea, and maybe a little irresponsible in some cases.

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by TharpaChodron » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:04 am

The Cicada wrote:
odysseus wrote:So, maybe it is time for the members to show their faces? Drop the good old symbolic icons to prove you are a Buddhist. I would like to see more lovely faces on here, maybe we even can be friends. How cool is that, really?
I think it's generally a bad idea, and maybe a little irresponsible in some cases.
and yet, you've shown your own face. good on you haha. why could it be irresponsible?

btw, are there any other women on this forum? i would like to know.

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by dzogchungpa » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:20 am

TharpaChodron wrote:btw, are there any other women on this forum? i would like to know.
One of the mods is a woman. There are a few others, but it's mostly a sausage fest.
If you focus on an object, you are not meditating. - Dudjom Rinpoche

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by TharpaChodron » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:25 am

dzogchungpa wrote:
TharpaChodron wrote:btw, are there any other women on this forum? i would like to know.
One of the mods is a woman.
thank you, good to know. a balance of both men and women is healthy. is there a thread about that topic? i'm relatively new so i won't press the issue...yet. :D

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by The Cicada » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:06 am

dzogchungpa wrote:One of the mods is a woman. There are a few others, but it's mostly a sausage fest.
I agree with your implied comparison of the forum to Sukhavati in that respect.

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Re: Showing your real picture

Post by The Cicada » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:22 am

TharpaChodron wrote: why could it be irresponsible?
Just think of all of the disgruntled baby mamas (yes, this is a legitimate designation in the English language—goodbye Western civilization, your apex was fun,) who will come after you once they've got your mugshot.

and yet, you've shown your own face.
No point in doing that unless you're some obscure Democritus type whose opinions will yield no consequences for you as you go on from the peanut gallery—or some creep using a display of openness to play 5 dimensional chess. Or both.

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