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Dear Friends,

If you've found your way here, that means you were meant to be here. These are not just empty words. The world today is facing an unprecedented crisis that baffles the mind.

The idea behind this site is to build a community of sincere seekers and practitioners, who, irrespective of which tradition they subscribe to, love to share with each other, learn from each other and grow. The world is indeed a small place today, with us having access to all sorts of information and people from every corner of this little globe of ours.

I have envisioned the following for the community, if this one indeed does grow into one --

  1. Members respect each other and their practices.
  2. All interactions occur with the intent of being discourses, not arguments or worse, fights.
  3. We can disagree but maintain cordiality.
  4. Each of us strive to see beyond the surface differences and attempt to sincerely find common ground.
  5. Where there is no common ground possible in terms of ideology, we find that in our shared humanity.

Do you have anything to add to this? If so, please post your thoughts.

 

Best,

Dwai

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Thank you for creating this new forum, Dwai.  I think that many would like a place to share practices and viewpoints in a respectful, companionable atmosphere.  Hope this forum catches on and can be that place we need, want, and deserve.

 

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I'll share something I learned from my root teacher.

When we come together, the most valuable thing we can find is connection. Learning to connect with each other helps us to connect with ourselves and ultimately to our shared essence, the source of endless support and infinite possibilities. I do not need to be a part of a community so much to give and receive information. There is more information available at the touch of a button than one could ever absorb and process.

What we can all benefit from is mutual respect, support, and appreciation. It's rare to find that and I am grateful that you are trying to establish that here, dwai.

Thank you!

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I don't think I'm doing this right.  So I put the stars to separate Steve's words from mine.  I don't see any place else to type after quoting someone.

Yes - that is the things I always have loved about the Dao Bums, when we're behaving.  The connections that exist between one path and the next.  And it is within those connections, IMO, that the real deal is found.  The places where the paths cross and the wisdom of Truth exists in all viable philosophies.

It doesn't make sense to me that Truth would be hidden in only one tradition, in one section of the world.  Surely Truth is contained within all - it is all or it is nothing.

 

 

 

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Thank you, Dwai!  This is very nice.

Why the word 'STICKY' on some of the topics?

 

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@manitou

Sticky generally means to keep at the top

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Hi

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@apech finally you made it 😀 

So sorry about starting troubles...

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John Cox
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no problem but site is very slow

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Pilgrim Singh
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Dwai. 

Kept the username Pilgrim for Community transparency and used my Great, Great, Great Grandfathers last name for private reasons.

Nice to see familiar faces. Nicer still not to see others. 🙂 

Chris

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Posted by: @manitou

Why the word 'STICKY' on some of the topics?

@manitou like @steve pointed out, a sticky post on a forum is one that is pinned on the top (so it doesn't disappear as newer posts come in).

Also, in order to quote, simply highlight the text you want to quote from a previous comment, and an option to quote will show up...as shown below

 

 Screen Shot 2020 04 07 at 8.49.38 PM
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Posted by: @dwai
Posted by: @manitou

Why the word 'STICKY' on some of the topics?

@manitou like @steve pointed out, a sticky post on a forum is one that is pinned on the top (so it doesn't disappear as newer posts come in).

Also, in order to quote, simply highlight the text you want to quote from a previous comment, and an option to quote will show up...as shown below

 

Screen Shot 2020 04 07 at 8.49.38 PM

I must say this is a pretty neat forum! It has quite a few nice functions. What about quoting vs replying to a post. I kinda suspect it could create some troubles in the future when it comes to clarity.

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@miroku

Use the "quote button" in the tools panel to copy/paste quotes in replies. 

What about quoting vs replying to a post. I kinda suspect it could create some troubles in the future when it comes to clarity

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And I think the lack of clarity is exactly what makes it fun.  We all get to masticate on the same piece of meat.  Ergo - a forum! ? 

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@manitou True. I forgot that the internet is not for the faint of heart. ? 

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Excellent!  Highlighting!  Yay!

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Fresh beginnings, familiar faces, august community.... 

Grateful for the timely invite, Dwai & Steve & Taomeow! ❤️ 

 

"Vaastudev Namas­tatu Bhu­shan­yaa­nirat Prabho,  Mam Grahe Dhan Dhaan­yaadi Sam­raddh Kuru Sarvada” 

An invocation of blessings for the consecration of new abodes.

 

Blessings, all! 

 

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By the grace of Taomeow through the creation of DWAI* i report my presence and gladness to be here at your service.

This seems like a very good idea, i’m signing off the old place to mark the end of an old cycle and focus my work here.

A sting of guilt followed the above words but i think migration is now the better choice.

 

Good to see you here my friends!

Has anybody told Creighton about this? I think he’d appreciate to be here.

 

Btw, is this a secret bugout location or is it open?

 

 

 

* I capitalized you @Dwai, since you are reportedly Lord Creator of this realm, what sort of obesiances do you demand beside the Just and Righteous Rules? Would you settle for a single recognition or do you want me to design you a set of regalia and divine the proper titles and honorifics? Perhaps a middle-ground solution as in you mention should always be followed by explicit or avbreviated variations of ”Heavens protect Him and His Mandate”? 😉

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Posted by: @rocky-lionmouth

* I capitalized you @Dwai, since you are reportedly Lord Creator of this realm, what sort of obesiances do you demand beside the Just and Righteous Rules? Would you settle for a single recognition or do you want me to design you a set of regalia and divine the proper titles and honorifics? Perhaps a middle-ground solution as in you mention should always be followed by explicit or avbreviated variations of ”Heavens protect Him and His Mandate”? ?

😀 I was leaning towards "That Old Raspscallion"...

But seriously, welcome. I did invite Creighton, but doesn't seem like he's seem his message yet. I thought we could kick the tires on this forum for a bit at smaller scale and then let it grow organically.

There are some noisy characters from TDB that I think would be best left to their own devices there...let them shout down each other until they come to their senses...

?

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Really enjoying the pleasant vibe of the forum so far.  Who knew spiritual people could be so nice?  

(Oh, has anyone invited Silent Thunder?  And I wonder if Brian would want to visit?) 

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@liminal_luke

He's not the Messiah! He's a very naughty boy! 

😉

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@brian

Can't remember.  Were the boots blue or red?

 

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Can't remember.  Were the boots blue or red?

 

It's from Lord of the Rings.  From the first book Fellowship.  "Old Tom Bombadil, is a merry fellow.  Bright blue his jacket is and his boots are yellow."

 

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Tom is my spirit animal. 😉

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Old Tom!  One of the great characters of English lit!

I was so bummed when they cut him from the films.  I understand they had to make some cuts and thought they were clever in giving some of his lines to Treebeard, given they're from the same time of the Great Making, but...

Had I been making that film, Tom would have definitely been in and he'd have been played by Mandy Patenkin.

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Mandy would have been a wonderful choice!

Tom has always been my favorite character from Middle Earth. He resonated with me as a child and still does.

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That's funny.  Did something happen that caused his boots to yellow?

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Posted by: @liminal_luke

Who knew spiritual people could be so nice?  

? To use a euphemism I may be too old to use, I know right?!

Posted by: @liminal_luke

(Oh, has anyone invited Silent Thunder?  And I wonder if Brian would want to visit?) 

I believe they've both been invited. 

I would love to see them here.

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The most valuable and indeed in my experience, the only thing i can say that i own... is my presence.

To share that and connect with nurturing people is perhaps the most rewarding aspect of life I've ever encountered.

 

Blessings and Gratitude!

 

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Hi Taomeow and Dwai

Thanks for the invite and help with the password issue. This an interesting experiment indeed!

Great to see so many old acquaintances here - including some that have been absent from the "parent forum" for awhile. (I am sure you know who you are!)

Looking forward to things to come!

Cheers

Michael

 

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