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Where is that "why can't there be Western Buddhist" thread?
In my first welcome post here. I expressed my opinion about the banishment of Xing Ping and few others in the thread "Why there cant be Western Buddhist". But I cant seem to find that thread to see what have been going on. Has the thread been moved? or deleted of some sort?.
In a virtual Sangha like this forum. I was just wondering what precept did Xing Ping break that caused him/her to be banished from the forum. In Buddha time, this banish action is like expelling monk/nun from the Sangha. Which is very serious. I was wondering also that we as members of virtual Sangha, is losing our compassion and toleration toward person who might not be on his/her good day and might have caused minor slight offenses. If this is the case. Then I would not be surprise that lot people are leaving the forum. As it is not very Buddhistic about this type of practice.
Once again, I myself is not a judge. I read the Vinaya and the act of momentary slash out of someone does not constitute an offense that would result in complete expell from the Sangha.
Please, I would like all members input on this. This is too hard for me to understand.
Thank for listening,