Double Happiness


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Double Happiness Precepts

Double Happiness is a community with two (happy) purposes:

1) Fic and discussion involving characters played by Callum Keith Rennie
2) Homicide: Life on the Street fic and discussion.

A couple things that aren't welcome:

1) Flaming
2) RPS

In addition, this is a slash-friendly, adults-only community. Those under the age of majority (e.g., 18) are not permitted to join.

This list aspires to follow the Buddhist principle of Right Speech—listen mindfully, tell the truth, don't spread rumors, don't gossip, don't dis each other. No, you don't have to practice Buddhism to be on this list, but some of the precepts can be helpful in preventing flamewars and promoting constructive dialogue. Here are a few of the Buddhist precepts I thought might be helpful to remember, abridged from The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Innerbeing.

1. Openness

Aware of the suffering created by fanaticism and intolerance, we are determined not to be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology.

2. Nonattachment from Views

Aware of the suffering created by attachment to views and wrong perceptions, we are determined to avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. We shall learn and practice nonattachment from views in order to be open to others' insights and experiences. We are aware that the knowledge we presently possess is not changeless, absolute truth. Truth is found in life, and we will observe life within and around us in every moment, ready to learn throughout our lives.

3. Freedom of Thought

Aware of the suffering brought about when we impose our views on others, we are committed not to force others to adopt our views. We will respect the right of others to be different and to choose what to believe and how to decide.

4. Community and Communication

Aware that lack of communication always brings separation and suffering, we are committed to training ourselves in the practice of compassionate listening and loving speech. We will learn to listen deeply without judging or reacting and refrain from uttering words that can create discord or cause the community to break. We will make every effort to keep communications open and to reconcile and resolve all conflicts, however small.

5. Truthful and Loving Speech

Aware that words can create suffering or happiness, we are committed to learning to speak truthfully and constructively, using only words that inspire hope and confidence. We are determined not to say untruthful things for the sake of personal interest or to impress people, nor to utter words that might cause division or hatred.

If there are problems, we will attempt to deal with them as a community; however, the community originator has the ultimate authority and may change the community to a moderated one and remove members if necessary.