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always fucking flowers
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8/25/19 5:26 PM
Why do all gurus, teachers, masters and wotnot always have a table with a vase of flowers and a little glass of water next to them at satsang. Why not a jukebox or something ?

How big are your teacher's flowers ? Do they have prettier flowers than the other holy ones ? Who has the most ostentatious flowers - buddhists or vedantists ?



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8/25/19 6:21 PM as a reply to Stickman2.
This is more obvious trolling.

I'm locking this thread as a result.

Chris Marti
DhO Moderator

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8/31/19 1:57 PM as a reply to Chris Marti.
we can't take the piss out of the affectations of dharma teachers here?

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8/31/19 2:59 PM as a reply to Edward.
Is that what's happening here?

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8/31/19 9:11 PM as a reply to Chris Marti.
was the buddha fat?

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9/1/19 2:20 AM as a reply to Chris Marti.
This feels more like just venting than trolling, and it is not not-funny. It is not aimed at anyone in particular, so I do not see what harm he caused here.

If he puts it into an appropriate category - humor or whatever - I see nothing wrong with it.

As a principle, when we come to these "maybe/maybe not it's over the line" posts, it's reasonable to give priority to the principle of freedom of speech and expression over "let's shut them up" because of potential hurt to someone's feelings or linguistic aesthetics inclinations.

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9/1/19 6:50 AM as a reply to Jan Pavuk.
I was recently sent a YouTube video by a friend of someone called Rupert Spira and I had to turn it off because he had a vase. 

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9/1/19 7:31 AM as a reply to Edward.
Edward:
I was recently sent a YouTube video by a friend of someone called Rupert Spira and I had to turn it off because he had a vase. 
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No idea who the dude is but his ceramics are actually quite impressive http://www.rupertspira.com/exhibition.aspx?intContentID=4

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9/1/19 7:50 AM as a reply to Jan Pavuk.
People may not remember, or may not know, how far off the wall this site got with more hands-off moderating in the not-so-distant past. It now has become a site that serious practitioners can enjoy reading and where people can post with the expectation of getting worthwhile discussion. I support Chris’s efforts at keeping it that way. 

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9/1/19 8:01 AM as a reply to Laurel Carrington.
Laurel Carrington:
People may not remember, or may not know, how far off the wall this site got with more hands-off moderating in the not-so-distant past. It now has become a site that serious practitioners can enjoy reading and where people can post with the expectation of getting worthwhile discussion. I support Chris’s efforts at keeping it that way. 



I agree with you and Chris, and I think that without proper moderation, in a not very long period, serious meditation practice and Dharmma would lose its proper place in this forum, and would be lost among many different off-topic subjects that can appear here. The obvious result would be that serious practitioners prefer to leave this community.

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9/1/19 8:23 AM as a reply to Siavash Mahmoudpour.
I don't like flowers, either  emoticon

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9/1/19 9:26 AM as a reply to Chris Marti.
So can anyone tell me how much illicit sex I need to have to become a renowned teacher? Or are big flowers enough? And how do sex and flowers map onto the 4-path model? And, finally, do psychedelics help? Thanks!

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9/1/19 10:37 AM as a reply to Paul.
This is metadharma. It's all the rage. 

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9/1/19 11:51 AM as a reply to Edward.

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9/1/19 4:41 PM as a reply to Chris Marti.
chris has become the new guru

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9/1/19 5:02 PM as a reply to Shaun Steelgrave.
Um..... no.

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9/1/19 6:51 PM as a reply to shargrol.
Reminds me of some past AwakeNetwork conversations

Thanks, shargrol, for the nice way-back machine.

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9/2/19 1:16 AM as a reply to shargrol.
shargrol:


That thread also relevant to this one and this one

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9/1/19 6:30 PM as a reply to Chris Marti.
Chris Marti:
Um..... no.

haha
buuut.....$1000/hour and hookers!

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9/1/19 6:50 PM as a reply to Shaun Steelgrave.

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9/2/19 4:32 AM as a reply to Chris Marti.
Chris Marti:
This is more obvious trolling.

I'm locking this thread as a result.

Chris Marti
DhO Moderator

If I may be nitpicky, this sounds more like shitposting than trolling. I do support the lock, but for shitposting.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Shit%20Posting

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9/2/19 7:40 AM as a reply to neko.
This thread isn't locked. Maybe someone unlocked it because they don't like the vases and flowers. either.

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9/2/19 7:50 AM as a reply to neko.
... but for shitposting.

More accurate! Is this where the term "shit show" comes from?

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9/2/19 10:31 AM as a reply to Stickman2.
From Snowmass Interfaith Conference "Points of Agreement"


".....and a sense of humor are indispensable in the spiritual life..."

If anything - humor and whatever attempts at it (in the appropriate section : ) - needs to be encouraged. If someone does not want to see these posts in the "Recent posts" section, there is a technical solution to that.

Or do we want to create a commission of wise most serious mediators who will convene and pass judgement on what is funny and what is not? Are we going to tell someone that they are not a serious meditator because we do not appraciate their particular sense of humor? 

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9/2/19 1:56 PM as a reply to Jan Pavuk.
Jan Pavuk:
From Snowmass Interfaith Conference "Points of Agreement"


".....and a sense of humor are indispensable in the spiritual life..."

If anything - humor and whatever attempts at it (in the appropriate section : ) - needs to be encouraged. If someone does not want to see these posts in the "Recent posts" section, there is a technical solution to that.

Or do we want to create a commission of wise most serious mediators who will convene and pass judgement on what is funny and what is not? Are we going to tell someone that they are not a serious meditator because we do not appraciate their particular sense of humor? 


Sure that's part of the function of seperate forums, but I'm unaware of any way to set up a filter for recent posts by forum. Due the low volume of posts in the DhO, I tend to just view the recent posts page rather than go through the individual forum boards. For me anyway, the recent posts page ends up being the face of the site.

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9/2/19 5:00 PM as a reply to Milo.
For me anyway, the recent posts page ends up being the face of the site.

Same here.

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9/2/19 11:08 AM as a reply to Stickman2.
I’m thinking that the flowers may be something to rest one’s gaze on instead of having the whole audience staring at one dude throughout the session, which could become uncomfortable for the dude and boring for the audience unless the dude has a very interesting body language or something. Maybe they have a lot of viewers who are still easily bored or restless and want to accomodate to them, or maybe they feel naked and vulnerable without the props (or maybe they couldn’t care less but play along with the tradition). J Krishnamurti always had only a simple chair and nothing else, with a huge audience. I get the feeling that he needed no walls.

Sorry for the humorless answer.