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Postby Monkey Mind » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:15 am

I skim through a lot of material on Buddhist forums, but I always stop to read a post from Retro. Thank you for some great information and role modelling.
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as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

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Postby Euclid » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:23 am

Thanks for all of your hard work Retro!
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Postby Viscid » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:02 pm

Retro was pretty awesome. I hope whatever he's doing goes well.
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Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:52 am

Greetings everyone,

Thanks for the kind words... I expect I'll still be around, it just won't be in a formal leadership capacity.

I'm actually quite looking forward to enjoying the forum as a member, without any obligations other than to adhere to the terms of service.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Postby mindfullmom » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:42 am

I don't post often but I do read here often. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to learn from everyone here and Retro has been been one of my favorites. Thank you for your thoughts and your style of expressing them! :bow:
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Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Postby daverupa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:19 pm

I think the blue suits you. You're like a differently-colored lightsabre now. (The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...)
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Postby Ben » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:23 pm

daverupa wrote:The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...

WHAT??
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Postby daverupa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:24 pm

Ben wrote:
daverupa wrote:The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...

WHAT??


...and gained a new one...

:jedi:
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Postby tiltbillings » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:27 pm

daverupa wrote:
Ben wrote:
daverupa wrote:The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...

WHAT??


...and gained a new one...

:jedi:
I think there is a bit of humor here, but damdifino what it is.
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Postby daverupa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:32 pm

Sorry to clutter the thread, in any case.

:heart:
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Postby Ben » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:38 pm

No problem Dave.
I just didn't understand your remarks.
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Postby tiltbillings » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:43 pm

daverupa wrote:Sorry to clutter the thread, in any case.

:heart:
A funny side comment is not a problem; it is just unclear as to what it meant.
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Postby daverupa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:56 pm

It's quite obscure, involving Star Wars minutiae; it's utterly idle and wasteful, and I apologize again.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Postby Ben » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:16 pm

daverupa wrote:I apologize again.

No need, Dave!
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Postby Vepacitta » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:41 pm

Coming in late here - but all the best to Retro!



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Postby Dan74 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:24 pm

daverupa wrote:It's quite obscure, involving Star Wars minutiae; it's utterly idle and wasteful, and I apologize again.


Got ya, Dave! :jedi:

I've long harboured a suspicion that most posters here are on the wrong side of forty or worse!

We've got to go easy on them, dinosaurs. :hug:
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Postby tiltbillings » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:30 pm

Dan74 wrote:
daverupa wrote:It's quite obscure, involving Star Wars minutiae; it's utterly idle and wasteful, and I apologize again.


Got ya, Dave! :jedi:

I've long harboured a suspicion that most posters here are on the wrong side of forty or worse!

We've got to go easy on them, dinosaurs. :hug:
I own all six of the movies, though I do not read any of the books. Seeing the first Star Wars on it first showing in Cinerama on May of 1977 was one of best movie going experiences I have ever had, but it does amaze me the minutiae that can be gotten from those films. Dave, no need to apologize, but explaining a not gotten joke is not always a bad thing.
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Postby xinuflux » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:27 am

I'm a frequent reader of this board with infrequently anything to add to the high quality posts but I'll take an exception here to say thanks Retro (and Ben). Metta. :clap:
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Postby Ben » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:30 am

You are welcome Xinuflux!
And you are most welcome to contribute as little or as much as you feel you want to do so.
with Metta,

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Re: Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Postby Anagarika » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:08 am

I'm a fairly recent member here, and join the others with expression of gratitude and well wishes for Retro.

Seeing his recent post, I am glad that he is well, and that it appears that there are no concerns for health, etc, that may have caused him to pass on the gavel. Glad that his comments will continue along with the rest of us....

It's interesting that all of us here, whether long time members, or recent members like myself, develop an affinity and bond-of-sorts with members of this e-Sangha, even though we know each other's personalities only through an e-forum.

Retro, for all of your insight and valuable contributions to my and other's understanding of Dhamma, Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu.
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