Simons Law. Pt1.

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Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by Simon E. » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:52 am

Simons 1st Law of Internet Interactions states that:

"Any discussions on Buddhist Forums that go beyond four pages are themselves examples of Samsara in action and are characterised by endless repetition, grasping at identity, aversion/attraction, and negative rumination"
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Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by Grigoris » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:33 pm

I this like an offshoot of "Simon says"?
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Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by Simon E. » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:37 pm

That's a different Simon, Greg. :smile:

'The Wire' is yet another Simon. And 'Mrs Robinson' yet another.
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Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by Kim O'Hara » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:01 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:52 am
Simons 1st Law of Internet Interactions states that:

"Any discussions on Buddhist Forums that go beyond four pages are themselves examples of Samsara in action and are characterised by endless repetition, grasping at identity, aversion/attraction, and negative rumination"
Pt. 2, I assume, adds that their connection to the stated topic becomes ever more tenuous?

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Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by Simon E. » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:14 pm

Work it up Kim... :smile:
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Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by Monlam Tharchin » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:50 pm

How about "if someone responds with a Zen koan, look for the nearest escape hatch"? :tongue:
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Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by TharpaChodron » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:32 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:52 am
Simons 1st Law of Internet Interactions states that:

"Any discussions on Buddhist Forums that go beyond four pages are themselves examples of Samsara in action and are characterised by endless repetition, grasping at identity, aversion/attraction, and negative rumination"

Any discussion where one speaks of oneself in the third person is assuredly an example of Samsara in action. :tongue:

How does Simon view Longchenpa's "The Basic Treasure of Space" (for one) in terms of this "Simon's Law"?

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Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by Simon E. » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:13 am

Simon doesn't.


And talking of oneself in the first, second, OR third person only occurs in Samsara.
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Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by TharpaChodron » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:37 am

Simon E. wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:13 am
Simon doesn't.


And talking of oneself in the first, second, OR third person only occurs in Samsara.
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Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by Simon E. » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:38 am

Please feel free to ventilate if it helps.
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Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by TharpaChodron » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:57 am

No thanks. I'll just wait for Simon's "mansplaining" of everything Dharma related and see what ensues.

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Re: Simons Law. Pt1.

Post by Simon E. » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:47 am

TharpaChodron wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:57 am
No thanks. I'll just wait for Simon's "mansplaining" of everything Dharma related and see what ensues.
I have no special knowledge of these matters. And no attainments. If I sound like I am claiming anything different Its probably just the way that I was socialised.
I am a work in progress.

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