Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
Posted on Jul.16.2019 @ 08:41PM EDTbythe alan
After leaving the forum running on its own for 3-4 years, if not longer, I was contacted by several long-time members and have been forced to come out of moderation retirement to intervene with the flood from Bobwidget.
Bobwidget, if you're reading this, I have been and will be deleting most of your posts. Please don't start new ones. The truth is that they're painful to read, even for moderating purposes. There's no reason to start a bunch of topics each day, starting on different premises, sort of, then repeat the same thing over and over again only to draw ire from members who have been here for a very long time.
Several years ago, I considered taking the forum down. Some people insisted that I leave it running so I did. If I have to deal with more nonsense, I'll just shut it down.
Bobwidget, my suggestion to you is to take a step back...physically and stop flooding the forum. If something's been said already, perhaps refrain from saying it again.
For the rest of the members, you can still put people on ignore and move on.