as i said i joined a few groups here. well i have been rather stuck over in the buddhism group. really good discussion there except for the fact that i live in germany and most of them live in the west coast of the U.S.A. it is very interesting to get to know peoples views on a subject. you can really see why the sangha is one of the triple gems in buddhism. the discussions that come out of groups leads to better understandings. i wish only that i had a better working memmory for book titles and the like. but all in all you work with what you have not with what you want to have. a dictionary would be nice too.
i wonder if more people would still put buddhism as their religion if they had to first give a reason for why they should be let into the sangha? huummmm???