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THANK YOU! - Dhamma Wheel

THANK YOU!

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THANK YOU!

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:14 pm

Dear all

It was two weeks ago today that Dhamma Wheel came into existence. From its inception 14 days ago, we now have in excess of 1,500 posts in over 200 topics by 100 members. The rapid growth of Dhamma Wheel is indicative of the interest in a discussion forum devoted to the Theravada.

On behalf of our members, I would like to thank TheDhamma, Retrofuturist, and Ajahn Dhammanando who were all instrumental in the Dhamma Wheel's formation. Without them, the Dhamma Wheel would not have been created.

I would also like to thank, you, our members. Many of you we know personally through other Buddhist discussion boards who have decided to join us in this little corner of samsara to discuss and discover the Dhamma. Some of you are new to all of us and may have heard about us through google searches or word of mouth. Thank you for joining us!
It is my contention that a discussion board owes many of its successes and few of its failures to its members, not its administrators.

Thank you for your patronage, your support and your contributions.

May we never lose sight of why we are here.

Through our efforts, may all beings be happy.


Ben

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby piper » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:27 pm

Dhammanando mentioned that I was the 100th member to sign up. I think that entitles me to the first slice of cake. :D

But seriously, it's a nicely crafted forum, you've all done a great job. :twothumbsup:

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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby genkaku » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:36 pm

Ben -- All I could to when I saw that cake was to wonder when the speeches would let up so we could chow down. :smile:

More seriously, thanks for a tasty site to all who made and make it possible.

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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:58 pm

Well said, Ben.

Thanks everyone.

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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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:04 pm

mmmmm, cake . . .

:toast:

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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby Fede » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:25 pm

There is no better place than here.
There is no better time than now.


group :hug:


:namaste:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

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. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby Jechbi » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:49 pm

Adding my thanks. :thanks:

This is just the beginning ...

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But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby Placid-pool » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:11 am

And "Thank you" right back at you for providing a second purely Buddhist forum where I feel welcome ... I may not understand much of it and I may not post very often but I appreciate it. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:13 am

Have no doubt, you are very welcome here Placid Pool!
If there is anything you don't understand, please feel free to ask!
Metta

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: THANK YOU!

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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby Placid-pool » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:29 am

Ben wrote:Have no doubt, you are very welcome here Placid Pool!
If there is anything you don't understand, please feel free to ask!
Metta

Ben


:jumping: :jumping: :jumping: But who says I will understand the answers? :rofl: Thank you - I will

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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:09 am

Yay More Cake
:jumping:
My diet is going down hill fast here good job these cyberpunk cakes have no weight gain implications :computerproblem:
but I like the weight gain implications taste :pig: :rolleye:
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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby Placid-pool » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:41 pm

:console: This is why I tend to stay in the kitchen making things keeping an ear open to the debates going on in the other room .... I'm happier that way.

Ok peeps - home made flaky pastry jam tarts today - help yourselves.

pererin

Re: THANK YOU!

Postby pererin » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:09 pm

:smile:

<--- wants some of Placid-pool's home made flaky pastry jam tarts ...

:thanks:

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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:39 pm

May the Triple Jewel shine brightly and long in this small corner of the internet.
May all sentient beings find release from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May we all soon find and enjoy a piece of our favorite cake.

Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhammam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami


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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby Placid-pool » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:20 pm

Bubbabuddhist wrote: May we all soon find and enjoy a piece of our favorite cake.

Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhammam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami


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Well if you have anything particular in mind ....... I can usually find most of the ingredients in the magic kitchen ... :namaste:

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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby stuka » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:54 am

Fede wrote:There is no better place than here.
There is no better time than now.


group :hug:


:namaste:



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Re: THANK YOU!

Postby clw_uk » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:21 pm

Wanted to say thanks back for creating such a wonderful and informative site :namaste:

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