Hi Manapa, Zavk, all
Yes, we're both premature!
I like the idea of doing something to commemorate our first birthday. The fact that we're now over 1,000 members and nearly 50,000 posts is a significant achievement considering the conditions that lead to Dhamma Wheel's birth and that we seem to be going from strength to strength, unlike the trend of so many other Buddhist discussion fora. As I have said numerous times it is my conviction that the success of Dhamma Wheel is due in very large measure to our members. I feel a great debt of gratitude to our members who, through joining in discussion and contributing here at Dhamma Wheel, have made it what it is.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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