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Ben - Global Moderator

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:03 am

Greetings everyone,

I am pleased to announce that Ben has decided to act as a global moderator here with us at Dhamma Wheel.

As he mentioned in his personal introduction, he is an experienced Theravadin Buddhist of over two decades and having worked alongside him before, I can say he is an excellent moderator and will be a great asset to this community.

Please join me in welcoming Ben to this position.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Ben - Global Moderator

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:57 am

Thank you Retro, thank you TheDhamma for this opportunity to serve the sangha once again.

Bahujana hitaya, bahujana sukhaya
For the benefit of many, for the welfare of many
“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 3.725

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Re: Ben - Global Moderator

Postby Fede » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:57 am

Bloody good show!

*round of applause!*
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Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Ben - Global Moderator

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:57 am

Congrats Ben!
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill


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