2021: The Year in Review

2021's Top Users

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@paul1
233
@Viveka
197
@faujidoc1
174
@sabbamitta
171
@stu
145
@llt
141
@Gillian
139
@Dhammanando
138
@DerekS
132
@Suvira
125

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User Topics
@sujato
82
@Upasaka_Dhammasara
39
@UpasakaMalavaro
39
@Gillian
31
@dayunbao
31
@Ratana
31
@Snowbird
28
@HSS
24
@Deepika
17
@Vimala
17

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@sujato
703
@paul1
577
@dayunbao
567
@Khemarato.bhikkhu
502
@sabbamitta
499
@Snowbird
490
@NgXinZhao
480
@Gillian
424
@cdpatton
381
@Ratana
320

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@sujato
718
@dayunbao
376
@Snowbird
353
@NgXinZhao
350
@Khemarato.bhikkhu
345
@cdpatton
314
@sabbamitta
311
@Ratana
302
@paul1
251
@Gillian
233

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@Gillian
3.28k
@sabbamitta
2.4k
@Khemarato.bhikkhu
2.38k
@Gabriel_L
2.06k
@Ratana
2.01k
@Viveka
2.01k
@Invo
1.55k
@Ficus
1.53k
@Ric
1.48k
@Nimal
1.33k

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@sujato
5.94k
@Akaliko
2.08k
@Gillian
2.05k
@Snowbird
2.02k
@Khemarato.bhikkhu
1.86k
@Viveka
1.81k
@Brahmali
1.77k
@cdpatton
1.61k
@sabbamitta
1.55k
@Ficus
1.41k

Most Visits

User Days Visited
@Invo
365
@sabbamitta
365
@Snowbird
365
@paul1
365
@musiko
364
@Akaliko
364
@faujidoc1
364
@Metaphor
363
@Florian
363
@carmi
362

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365 4
364 3
363 2
362 1
356 2
355 4
354 2
352 1
350 2
349 1

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@Snowbird @paul1 @ZenKen @Invo
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Top #The Watercooler Topics

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User Topic Hours Read
Returning to Our Core Values - A Response to the Online Critique of “The First Free Women” 188
Provocative "Tricycle" article on "The New Tradition of Early Buddhism" 126
A response to calls for accountability in many allegations of sexual assault done by a Buddhist Spiritual Leader 122
How would you reply to these arguments by a philosophy Professor against non-self? 104
What's Up with Ajahn Chah's The Knower? 90

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User Topic Likes
Silashin Sabbamitta's ordination 52
Youse are all really great 44
Happy Vesak everyone! 36
Dhammasara bushfire - nuns evacuated safely 36
Youse are reading too many Dhamma books 33

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Buddha :cat: Beings 254
A response to calls for accountability in many allegations of sexual assault done by a Buddhist Spiritual Leader 162
How would you reply to these arguments by a philosophy Professor against non-self? 144
Buddhist cartoon fun/ wisdom 132
Non-evil platforms for Buddhist monks/nuns to post on, escaping GAFAM/FAANG/whatever 125

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User Topic Score
Silashin Sabbamitta's ordination 45
Youse are all really great 41
Dhammasara bushfire - nuns evacuated safely 37
Happy Vesak everyone! 37
Youse are reading too many Dhamma books 36

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Intermittent Fasting vs. OMAD 7
Pāli Primer vs. the Dowling method 6
How would you reply to these arguments by a philosophy Professor against non-self? 6
Original Dhamma Poems, composed by forum members 6
Jayatilleke's Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge is on Internet Archive 5
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Top #Q & A Topics

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User Topic Hours Read
What the Buddha got wrong? 111
Equanimity without Jhana? 36
Can everything be explained as the result of Kamma or not? 28
Question on the translation of "dukkhanirodhagāminī paṭipadā ariyasaccaṁ" 21
When does the mind die? 20

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What the Buddha got wrong? 20

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What the Buddha got wrong? 136
Can everything be explained as the result of Kamma or not? 53
Is cessation of perception and feeling nibbana? 49
Equanimity without Jhana? 48
When does the mind die? 32

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What the Buddha got wrong? 31
Manly strength may not be what we think it is 23
I'm considering of becoming a monk 23
Earth touching mudra 22
What is the Pāli word for ‘letting go’? 22

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User Topic Bookmarks
Equanimity without Jhana? 6

Top #Discussion Topics

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User Topic Hours Read
Leigh Brasington and "Jhana-Lite" (Why there is no such thing as "jhāna-lite") 128
Erasure of Women and Queer Voices in EBTs 98
On the illegality of Bhik(kh/s)uni Ordination 82
Why Can't Buddhist Monks Ride Bicycles? 74
I don't think (hard)jhana is needed to attain nibbana 72

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User Topic Likes
Erasure of Women and Queer Voices in EBTs 33
Pali words with a different meaning today 29
Ven Anālayo's new book ~ Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions, A Historical Perspective 26
On the illegality of Bhik(kh/s)uni Ordination 26
Full Pāḷi Tipiṭaka overview 22

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I don't think (hard)jhana is needed to attain nibbana 179
Question for Ajahn Brahmali about arahant after death 162
On the illegality of Bhik(kh/s)uni Ordination 98
Is the list of the twelve nidanas late? 91
What is nāma rūpa and how does it relate to the 5 aggregates? 91

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Erasure of Women and Queer Voices in EBTs 36
Pali words with a different meaning today 34
On the illegality of Bhik(kh/s)uni Ordination 34
Ven Anālayo's new book ~ Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions, A Historical Perspective 34
Health tips from the EBTs? 27

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User Topic Bookmarks
Are the early suttas against the view that mind is an emergent property from the body? 12
What is nāma rūpa and how does it relate to the 5 aggregates? 10
On the authenticity of modern meditation methods 10
The Role of Blissful States in Buddhist Meditation 9
Leigh Brasington and "Jhana-Lite" (Why there is no such thing as "jhāna-lite") 8

Top #Events Topics

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User Topic Hours Read
How do we know what we know? 25
Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge: course outline for the Buddhist Library 21
Passing of Laurence Mills (Formerly Bhikkhu Khantipālo) 17
New Course: The Foremost Theris of Old 10
Online Seminar Series for Sutta Lovers 9

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We're setting up a bhikkhuni monastery! Mettarama Nuns' Monastery Vision Day, Sat Aug 21, 2021 40
Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge: course outline for the Buddhist Library 35
Ajahn Brahm’s 70th Birthday 31
New Release: Māgadhabhāsā (Pāḷi) - A Compendious Grammar on the Language of Pāḷi Buddhism 30
How do we know what we know? 29

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Online Seminar Series for Sutta Lovers 26
New Course: The Foremost Theris of Old 24
The Therigatha Festival is finally here! 22
How do we know what we know? 22
Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge: course outline for the Buddhist Library 21

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Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge: course outline for the Buddhist Library 37
Ajahn Brahm’s 70th Birthday 35
New Release: Māgadhabhāsā (Pāḷi) - A Compendious Grammar on the Language of Pāḷi Buddhism 34
How do we know what we know? 34
Passing of Ayya Vayama 34

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User Topic Bookmarks
How do we know what we know? 6
Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge: course outline for the Buddhist Library 5
Sutta Study Course: The Transition Years 5

Top #Essays Topics

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User Topic Hours Read
Should you believe in rebirth? Whatever! 184
A proposal for the reform of discriminatory bhikkhunī rules (part 2) 104
The day I became an inferior human being 99
A proposal for the reform of discriminatory bhikkhunī rules (part 1) 72
The Counterfeit of the True Teaching 46

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User Topic Likes
I shall keep reciting the “Way to the Beyond” 69
Should you believe in rebirth? Whatever! 64
The day I became an inferior human being 62
The Counterfeit of the True Teaching 44
A proposal for the reform of discriminatory bhikkhunī rules (part 1) 40

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User Topic Replies
Should you believe in rebirth? Whatever! 264
The day I became an inferior human being 73
A proposal for the reform of discriminatory bhikkhunī rules (part 1) 69
From Lioness Roars to Purrs - A Review of The First Free Women by Matty Weingast (Therigatha) 55
The Counterfeit of the True Teaching 48

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I shall keep reciting the “Way to the Beyond” 54
Should you believe in rebirth? Whatever! 54
The day I became an inferior human being 51
The Counterfeit of the True Teaching 43
A proposal for the reform of discriminatory bhikkhunī rules (part 1) 41

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Top Ten Suttas (and ten more to read as well) 10
Should you believe in rebirth? Whatever! 8
The politics of the Buddha’s genitals 6
Dependent Origination, by Ajahn Brahm 6
A Psychological take on Dependent Origination 6
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Is there any chance we could get an indication of how many casual visitors there are to the site. A few years back this number was huge. I always found it useful to be aware that the forum has a huge ‘reader only’ number of participants, that the number of those who post and comment and are registered members is only a small fraction of the overall reach.

Many Thanks to all those volunteers who make the forum possible, and such a good place to hang out :smiley: :pray:

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