Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by Minobu » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:46 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:34 pm
A long time ago. I tried to watch it again, but just couldn't stomach it. I have trouble watching anything Stanley Kubrick did more than once.
ok so the quote was a reworking of the original...i thought we entered into some change the movie quote game..lol...



Tramp: Go on, do me in, you bastard cowards. I don't want to live anyway...not in a stinking world like this.
Alex: Oh? And what's so stinking about it?

changed to:
Minobu: Go on, ban me , you bastard cowards. I don't want to post anyway...not in a stinking forum like this.
"Q": Oh? And what's so stinking about it?

from the same movie,

Alex: There were some sophistos from the TV studio right around the corner. The devotchka was smiling away... jollying and vigoreeting. Then suddenly, my friends, the disc on the stereo faded out. And in the short lapse before the other one started, she came in with a burst of singing...

changed to:
There were some elitist from the Tibetan sub forum . The devotchka was posting away... jollying and vigoreeting. Then suddenly, my friends, the post on the screen faded out. And in the short lapse before the other one got posted , she came in with a burst of elitism


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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by Queequeg » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:00 pm

Oh. Unless its Big Lebowski or Bar Fly I have no idea. In terms of movies, I have not moved out of down rent Los Angeles.
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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by Motova » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:14 pm

Motova wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:47 pm
So basically Dharmawheel is the matrix.

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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by Coëmgenu » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:40 pm

Motova wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Motova wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:47 pm
So basically Dharmawheel is the matrix.
IMO, if responding to a thread on DharmaWheel instead of only viewing a thread is like taking the red pill instead of the blue pill, then I hate to say it, but DharmaWheel is not the Matrix, but rather, is the bombed out hellscape remains of the Machine World (!).

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並畢竟空。並如來藏。並實相。非三 而三三而不三。非合非散而合而散。非非合非非散。不可一異而一異。
All three truths are ultimately empty, all are tathāgatagarbha, all are true aspect. Not three, they are three; three, they are not three. Neither combined nor separated, neither uncombined nor unseparated. Neither same nor different, yet in a sense same, and in a sense different.

夫三諦者。 天然之性徳也。 中諦者。 統一切法。 眞諦者。 泯一切法。 俗諦者。 立一切法。
The three truths. Heaven-sent natural characteristics. The middle truth unifies all dharmāḥ. The ultimate truth demolishes all dharmāḥ. The conventional truth establishes all dharmāḥ.

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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by Grigoris » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:57 pm

Since the thread was not specifically about Nichiren Buddhism, but about DW in general, the topic has been moved to the lounge.
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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by Motova » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:09 pm

Coëmgenu wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:40 pm
Motova wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Motova wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:47 pm
So basically Dharmawheel is the matrix.
IMO, if responding to a thread on DharmaWheel instead of only viewing a thread is like taking the red pill instead of the blue pill, then I hate to say it, but DharmaWheel is not the Matrix, but rather, is the bombed out hellscape remains of the Machine World (!).

:spy: :namaste:
No, Dharmawheel is the blue pill. The X at the top right is the red pill.

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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by PuerAzaelis » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:11 pm

Motova wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:09 pm
No, Dharmawheel is the blue pill. The X at the top right is the red pill.
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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by Minobu » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:11 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:00 pm
Oh. Unless its Big Lebowski or Bar Fly I have no idea. In terms of movies, I have not moved out of down rent Los Angeles.
at the time of Bar fly being aired on toronto television..i was doing a lot of drinking in bars downtown...i was at a patio bar hammered one friday night and this chick was buying me drinks..later took me home...i heard her refer to me to her girl friend in some manner about the movie bar fly...i played it up said i was unemployed homeless and couch surfing and a semi drifter...it worked..and got lucky...lol

next morning was too weird even for me....

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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by Mantrik » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:12 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:57 pm
Since the thread was not specifically about Nichiren Buddhism, but about DW in general, the topic has been moved to the lounge.
That could be one of the reasons - posting in the wrong place.
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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by Motova » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:14 pm

:smile:
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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by bcol01 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:14 pm

I thought this would've been the appropriate area since I am a Nichiren Buddhist.
Mantrik wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:12 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:57 pm
Since the thread was not specifically about Nichiren Buddhism, but about DW in general, the topic has been moved to the lounge.
That could be one of the reasons - posting in the wrong place.

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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by Mantrik » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:19 pm

bcol01 wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:14 pm
I thought this would've been the appropriate area since I am a Nichiren Buddhist.
Mantrik wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:12 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:57 pm
Since the thread was not specifically about Nichiren Buddhism, but about DW in general, the topic has been moved to the lounge.
That could be one of the reasons - posting in the wrong place.
Sorry, no criticism meant. It is a good question to raise.

It is a broadly relevant topic so I really meant to raise the issue of posting in the 'best' place rather than that you were wrong.
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Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Post by justsomeguy » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:53 pm

Coëmgenu wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:49 am
A lot of people are intimidated to join, because they fear reprisal from a perceived "DharmaWheel elite" who will cruelly reprise them if they post something unfavorable. It is an issue with all fora.
This is it for me. It's not so much that I fear reprisal, but I do come here to learn and gain perspective. Personally, I'm a recent Nichiren Shoshu follower, having joined a local temple without any previous experience in Nichiren Buddhism (not even SGI!), so I do a TON of lurking just to try to piece things together. This is one out of many stops for me. :)

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