I've been wondering why there aren't your posts anymore and I was thinking you might have gone to a long retreat ... Last night around New York time 7-8pm I was thinking about you after seeing your name on the website ...
You had been one of my earliest friends in this "sanga" who have been very helpful to my Dhamma practice. I'll certainly miss you ...
By your faith in the three gems and the good Dhamma practice and good kamma you've accumulated, I believe you'll have a more conducive place for your Dhamma practice. And no matter where you are, I believe you are independent enough of the outer circumstances to develop your mind, as you wisely advised me in November later year:
"Lastly, the conducive conditions are something you create in your mind. If you are too dependent on outer circumstances, you won't find freedom. Because everywhere you go, it is still just Samsara."
"He (the Buddha) also said:
"Monks, be islands unto yourselves, be your own refuge, having no other; let the Dhamma be an island and a refuge to you, having no other. Those who are islands unto themselves... should investigate to the very heart of things: 'What is the source of sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair? How do they arise?'" --http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .wlsh.html
Again, "be your own refuge, having no other; let the Dhamma be an island and a refuge to you, having no other." -- This is my prayer to you.