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Re: A Look at Chinese Pure Land Buddhism
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2017, 08:53:26 am »
Actually, it was me that said that, not zafrogzen.

And what apparently you missed is that FR is promoting Puranic Hinduism and bashing Pure Land on the Pure Land subforum. He has been bashing Japanese Pure Land constantly. He has been bashing individuals with accusations of racism (while he himself has been guilty of racist diatribes against non-Indian asians). He has been spreading absolute horse shit in the face of legitimate Buddha Dharma, posting stuff directly contradictory of legitimate sutras, and bashing anyone who posts legitimate sutras in response to his made-up Hindu fantasies. This isn't even a matter of "difference of opinion", this is someone who is blatantly disruptive and intentionally dishonest. Someone who is not a sincere poster and is out to confuse people with his Hinduism masquerading as Buddha Dharma. For crying out loud, if you read the Amida a Real Buddha thread, you'll see him blatantly propagating the veneration of Vishnu and Rama, among other Hindu deities. It doesn't get any more obvious than that. He has violated the Terms of Service, repeatedly.

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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2017, 09:14:25 am »
I edited my post, sorry about the confusion.

FR's nonsense was deleted and he/she was banned, as I agree that it has no place here.  If something comes up in the future, shoot me a PM.  When I drop in, I don't always go through every page of recent posts, so if you see something that is an issue, I'm happy to check it out.

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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2017, 09:17:52 am »
Thanks for your help!
I'll definitely make sure to do that in the future and not contribute to things getting so out of hand.

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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2017, 09:29:54 am »
Thanks for your help!
I'll definitely make sure to do that in the future and not contribute to things getting so out of hand.

I don't think you contributed to things getting out of hand.  It's reasonable to get annoyed with things like that, especially if they cloud or impede a discussion you are trying to have, so I get it.  The reality is, there is going to be stuff that I miss, so if there is an issue and I'm made aware, it can be addressed.

Hope all is well!

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Re: A Look at Chinese Pure Land Buddhism
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2017, 09:46:02 am »
Hi Meez,

I like the looser free-for-all environment here. Some sites can get a little up-tight. But there are limits and Ficus was definitely pushing them.
My first formal meditation training was with Shunryu Suzuki in the 60's and later with Kobun, Robert Aitken and many other teachers (mainly zen). However, I've spent the most time practicing on my own, which is all I do now. I'm living in a rather isolated area so I miss connecting with other practitioners. Despite my interest in zen I've made an effort to remain secular. You can visit my website at http://www.frogzen.com

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Re: A Look at Chinese Pure Land Buddhism
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2017, 10:22:13 am »
Hi Meez,

I like the looser free-for-all environment here. Some sites can get a little up-tight. But there are limits and Ficus was definitely pushing them.

Agreed.  I try to be hands off to the extent that people are able to express themselves in a manner that isn't completely off the rails.  While I know that is purely based on my opinion, I think there are some basic unspoken lines/boundaries that exist when communicating with one another and providing information or answers to questions.  What was taking place contributed nothing, and while simple non-contributing and harmless actions can be overlooked when they don't cause greater interference, if it starts to detract from the board's discussions and ability for people to engage each other, it becomes an issue.

 


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