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New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:17 pm

Greetings,

Please join me in welcoming bodom into the role of global moderator.

Bodom has impressed the Dhamma Wheel mod/admin team with his calm and intelligent postings, and I'm sure he's left a similar impression upon other members too. We are confident that he can bring those attributes into the global moderator role and help keep Dhamma Wheel as the #1 place on the Internet to discuss Theravada Buddhism.

Thanks Bodom.

:twothumbsup:

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby Kenshou » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:18 pm

Seems like a reasonable choice, good luck to our new Greename.

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby Modus.Ponens » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:29 pm

Great choice. Good luck bodom. :smile:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:30 pm

Congratulations Bodom!
“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

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but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby Hoo » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:56 pm

Congratulations Bodom :)

Hoo

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby octathlon » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:14 am

Congratulations, Bodom!
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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:23 am

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:46 am

Congratulations Bodom!
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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby bodom » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:52 am

Thanks everyone!

Dhamma Wheel has been such a wonderful and important resource for me and my practice of Theravadan Buddhism. I owe a great deal of debt to David, Retro and Ben for Making Dhamma Wheel what is. Without it, isolated and cut off from other practioners the way I was when I first came across DW, I would definitely not be where I am with my practice today.

My only hope is to continue in the lineage of excellent moderators that Dhamma Wheel has seen both past and at present, and to help keep Dhamma Wheel the invaluable resource that it is for myself and many others.

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:03 am

bodom wrote: I owe a great deal of debt to David, Retro and Ben for Making Dhamma Wheel what is.
Alas.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby bodom » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:14 am

tiltbillings wrote:
bodom wrote: I owe a great deal of debt to David, Retro and Ben for Making Dhamma Wheel what is.
Alas.


You need to be included in there as well Tilt. Afterall, it was you who sent me the pm on e-sangha to let me know about DW. My upmost gratitude is extended to you as well.

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:15 am

bodom wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:
bodom wrote: I owe a great deal of debt to David, Retro and Ben for Making Dhamma Wheel what is.
Alas.


You need to be included in there as well Tilt. Afterall, it was you who sent me the pm on e-sangha to let me know about DW. My upmost gratitude is extended to you as well.
I did that? I am the nice one.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby bodom » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:25 am

tiltbillings wrote:I did that? I am the nice one.


Tilt, the nice guy?? Who woulda thought it possible?? :tongue:

Well sorry I guess I blew your cover, the secrets out now. :smile:

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby Reductor » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:16 am

Congrats bodom.

Now everyone, behave! Else bodom will lay the smack down. :smile:
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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:21 am

That's right... because at heart, bodom is still a bad boy.

8-)

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

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Never again...

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:34 am

All nonsense aside, thank you Bodom for taking on the moderating role.
It's one of those important but usually thankless and unexciting jobs that makes the world a better place for all of us.
:namaste:
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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby shjohnk » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:03 am

Go Bodom and go Spurs!!! :clap:

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby Ytrog » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:53 am

Good morning and congratulations :clap:
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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby beeblebrox » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:02 pm

Good choice, and congratulations. :clap:

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Re: New Global Moderator - bodom

Postby Admiral » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:35 pm

Congratulations bodom :D


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