[Buddha-l] Mailman techniques: Housekeeping

Richard Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Tue Jun 15 18:30:53 MDT 2010

On Jun 15, 2010, at 17:30, Jim Peavler <jmp at peavler.org> wrote:

> Probably the most important technique for buddha-l denizens:
> Please do not read messages that you know will offend you, piss you  
> off, bore you, or otherwise cause the least discomfort to you.

The best way to know in advance what will cause dukkha is to be  
omniscient. In the absence of that, prejudice will do the trick.

> Or just read one out of five with the same subject line and you can  
> usually follow the main gist.

This is potentially dangerous advice. What if someone fails to read  
important warnings about all the dangerously naive and delusional anti- 
Buddhist rhetoric of left-wing hate-mongers? Better advice would be to  
avoid reading anything by Hayes, the Glenn Beck of Buddhism.
> "Be good. Be just."  John Adams
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