I think Joe’s right, a great Zen Buddhist forum has great practitioners because great members create a great forum. And I think there are some great practitioners here. I wish there were more great practitioners of the Zen Way who participated here. (Also, more of the not-so-great practitioners and the bad practitioners like me, and even the non-practitioners.)desert_woodworker wrote: ↑Wed May 15, 2019 12:18 amBetter than Buddhist Forums in general, of course, is Buddhist forums in particular.
What's in particular tickling me is Zen Buddhist forums. Not that there's anything great in them. For that, there'd have to be great practitioners in them. Oh, well.
I’m here because I have to be - I’m the temporary owner and responsible for maintaining the forum. But I came here because I have an interest in Zen Buddhism, its teachings and practice, and it’s sometimes beneficial and/or pleasurable to share that interest with others.
For me, this forum sometimes feels like “call and response” and sometimes like “button pushing”. But too often it feels like non-zense. As long as the members are OK with it (and they must be because no one Reports off-topic posts and no one complains about ‘joke’ posts in the Zen forum), it will be this way.