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Is Freesangha hitting the mark ?

Yes I find the conversation and debate here encouraging and better then other places.
27 (57.4%)
I think there are improvements to be made, but not bad for a newish forum!
15 (31.9%)
I've been disappointed by my experience so far.
2 (4.3%)
I'm going to send you hate mail!
0 (0%)
I abstain from voting.
3 (6.4%)

Total Members Voted: 45

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Offline Monkey Mind

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How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2013, 03:34:44 am »
Welcome to FreeSangha, M

Offline Spiny Norman

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2013, 03:55:54 am »
If you are in my area, I make a great vegan mushroom & wild rice pilaf.

It's a long way to go, so could you send me a portion in the post? :teehee:

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2013, 01:10:59 pm »
Child Boards...just wanted to add some levity to your day...when I first joined, I said to myself, how wonderful, there are boards for children, until I went to the operating website for simplemachines, and saw they are sub-forums...my bad

Hope this gave you a smile

Offline Dharmakara

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2013, 03:37:38 pm »
On a similar note, I still haven't figured if "OP" is reference to the post or the person posting it, but on the other hand it was only a few years ago that I figured out the meaning of ROFLMAO

:lmfao:

Offline Transition

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2013, 09:47:32 pm »
OP- original poster, the person initiating the thread
« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 09:49:19 pm by Transition »

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2013, 10:38:39 pm »
Remain as you are. I am happy with Freesangha.

Is there any method to ' View your posts"
« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 10:41:54 pm by riju »

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2013, 02:17:49 am »
Hi Riju.

You can view your own posts (or the posts of other members) your/their profile page --- just click on the "Show Posts" link that's displayed on the left side of the page.


Offline Spiny Norman

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2013, 01:43:17 am »
OP- original poster, the person initiating the thread

I always thought it was "original post" - but then it probably doesn't matter either way. :wink1:

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2013, 04:26:15 am »
How are you finding Freesangha ? One Budpartionazi goes and a "new" come... like Samsara  :D or

Krabat (English dub trailer) - Accent Films


We still work on common liberation and iddhi to make samsara to a land of milk and honey where would be no need to try to escape :wink1:

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2013, 08:46:10 pm »
I can only speak to my experiences in other forums, where OP is original poster, but as there can be many meanings to any acronym, this can also be the case

Offline Solodris

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2016, 03:43:19 pm »
My highest compliments to the dedication put in educating and increasing awareness on how to practice the Dharma, my experience here have been most thought provoking and beneficial to my personal perspective on what it means to practice. May all living beings be closer to liberation as an indirect karmic result of this forums impact on my behavior pattern. :namaste:

Offline The Artis Magistra

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2017, 08:43:17 pm »
My impressions so far, and I've only just visited this website and have been present here very briefly, is I've seen lots of contentious argumentation that exists elsewhere on the internet as well, the same sorts of people attacking other people and bickering over everything, treating people with no dignity or respect, throwing around scripture like its an implement for bashing heads in. This is what I've noticed so far, that the most active voices are the most belligerent and hostile. I've noticed other things which have shocked or surprised me, often these people are not seeming to be Buddhists or really respectful of Buddhism or Buddhists at all, it seems like they have just taken on a certain form of boxing with a certain brand of boxing gloves and really don't care so long as they see blood gush from the noses of people they have punished for ever opening their mouths. These people appear to be a kind of demon, not the nice kind like you or me, but the really irritating sort that actually is working, perhaps inadvertently, to turn people away from the Dharma or happily hearing good things, to make people sad and unhappy instead, which punching people in the face might tend to do generally, even when digital and metaphorical. Such should be removed from their efforts to try to teach, because they are driving away people and giving a bad name to everything we work to do.

I've also seen a tendency towards Western Atheistic Converts or Flirters with Buddhism to go on a rampage against those who are sympathetic to more mystical "weirdo" ideas and traditions. I don't think that is very nice at all to see, over-valuing something they think is "older" as permission to defecate on thousands of years of additional tools well intended to help people find medicine for various things.

So it is my advice to banish these sorts of people who make themselves quite obvious with their ill-mannered ways of treating people. Not me of course, even if I satirize them, I should be completely spared of any repercussions.

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2017, 06:23:28 pm »
I like the people but there aren't enough Theravadans!

Here's one, Spiny Norman. But then again, I have my own view of what Theravada should be. I prefer to be as close to Buddha's original teachings as possible.

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Re: How are you finding Freesangha ?
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2017, 04:38:00 pm »
Rahul, can you make a thread about your personal ideas and practices and in what way you are what you say here you are? I am not questioning the validity of your statement, I just would like to know more in detail, maybe in a thread separate from this or one of mine.

 


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