Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

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Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby cooran » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:31 am

Hello all,

I hope I get this post finished before Dhamma Wheel goes down again.... :shrug:

Just wanted to say I discovered a gap in my life when I could log on and kept getting an error message.

So quickly has it become part of my daily routine, to log on and read the latest ....

Gave me time to reflect on Anicca and Attachment :smile:

With good wishes that the worst is over ...

metta
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:24 am

Greetings Chris,

Yes... I know the feeling :jumping:

It seems like it was just a hosting/server issue... a useful test in the future is to see if David's other sites like http://www.thedhamma.com/ or http://www.dhammawiki.com/ are working. If they're not working either, it's likely to be a hosting/server issue rather than something wrong with the Dhamma Wheel software/database.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:47 am

Down again... up again... :thinking:

Rising.... fallling.... :meditate:

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby Fede » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:07 am

Is this a lesson in Impermanent permanence, or permanent impermanence.....? :stirthepot: :cookoo: :coffee:

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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: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:47 pm

retrofuturist wrote:It seems like it was just a hosting/server issue... a useful test in the future is to see if David's other sites like http://www.thedhamma.com/ or http://www.dhammawiki.com/ are working. If they're not working either, it's likely to be a hosting/server issue rather than something wrong with the Dhamma Wheel software/database.

Yes, exactly. This is a good way to test if it is the server / web hosting company or if it something wrong with Dhamma Wheel. As long as you see the other sites down, then you know it is just a server issue and should be up shortly.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby Dan74 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:27 pm

Another proof of the superiority of Zen (and Mahayana) over Theravada - when ZFI goes down we get mysterious multiple error messages, and when Dhamma Wheel goes down, all we get is the "server not found"!

I rest my case. ;)

PS Good to see it back online!
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:37 pm

Dan74 wrote:Another proof of the superiority of Zen (and Mahayana) over Theravada - when ZFI goes down we get mysterious multiple error messages, and when Dhamma Wheel goes down, all we get is the "server not found"!

I rest my case. ;)

PS Good to see it back online!


Hi Dan

Well, that indicates to me that our server was in the attainment of samapatti nirodha. Whereas sending out multiple error messages is akin to dementia!
A joke, of course!
Good to see you back with us!
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:50 pm

Dan74 wrote: "server not found"!

aka, "self" not found -- anatta.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby clw_uk » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:52 pm

TheDhamma wrote:
Dan74 wrote: "server not found"!

aka, "self" not found -- anatta.




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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby Dan74 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:08 pm

OK, so we have:

"Theravada enlightenment" - "Server not found." Nothing working, nothing happening. Cessation.

:thumbsup:

<<you asked for it, guys! :guns: >>

_/|\_

On an afterthought these jokes are perhaps best not told anymore - too much division in the world already for this to be funny probably... So :group: !

PS Although on trying to edit the message I got this:

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So it seems that residues of self still persist! :thinking:
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:47 pm

Yes that is consistent with Nibbana with residue (of the five khandas) remaining which is the state of the arahant until parinibbana which is nibbana with no residue remaining.
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sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby Dan74 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:51 pm

Fantastic!

So Dhamma Wheel got enlightened but is back serving all sentient beings!

What a great Bodhisattva!!!

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby nathan » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:54 pm

still getting an sql error message after every post
:computerproblem:
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby Dan74 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:11 am

nathan wrote:still getting an sql error message after every post
:computerproblem:


This is obviously to teach us equanimity and non-attachment to our posts and to the internet in general.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby nathan » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:22 am

Dan74 wrote:
nathan wrote:still getting an sql error message after every post
:computerproblem:


This is obviously to teach us equanimity and non-attachment to our posts and to the internet in general.

_/|\_
I've had that going for a long time with the computers, impermanence is pretty up front online. There is hardly a bit of what the net was back in '85 that even exists anywhere in the world today except maybe the odd server rack! Until the house burned down (talk about instructive!) I had a stack of older computer systems that grew in height every couple of years until I switched to apple when they picked up the unix os. No looking back on that one but the impermanence factor keeps ramping up steadily, I don't think I have had a version of the os that didn't get an upgrade every week for the last five years now!
hmmm, need a smiley that dissolves.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:49 am

The web hoster / server has been having some technical difficulties and has had to re-boot and do some routine maintenance. I thought they were finished, but apparently they still have more work to do.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Impermanence :-)

Postby testing » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:22 pm

test, testing . . .
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