From little things big things grow...

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:24 pm

That is indeed heartening!
"One cannot step twice into the same river, nor can one grasp any mortal substance in a stable condition, but it scatters and again gathers; it forms and dissolves, and approaches and departs."

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby Yeshe » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:40 pm

TheDhamma wrote:Googled "a buddhist forum" and this is what showed up. Dhamma Wheel is #5, right underneath Buddha Chat and E-Sangha.

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That counts as number 4 then, as Buddhachat has been closed by the site owner! ;)

Other new sites have popped up but aside from this forum and Zen Forum International, membership is still very small .;)
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby Zack » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:24 pm

To all those responsible, Thank You.
I am of nature to decay, I have not gone beyond decay.
I am of the nature to be diseased, I have not gone beyond disease.
I am of the nature to die, I have not done beyond death.
All that is mine, dear and delightful, will change and vanish.
I am the owner of my kamma, heir to my kamma, born of my kamma, related to
my kamma, abide supported by my kamma. Whatever kamma I shall do,
whether good or evil, of that I shall be the heir.
Thus we should frequently recollect.
- Upajjhatthana Sutta, Anguttara Nikaya v.57
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400 members!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:55 am

Greetings,

400 members today!

:hello:

This is a special milestone for me, because we're at the point now where Dhamma Wheel has become established in its own right, and not just "the place where the Theravadins from E-Sangha went" at the start of the year. Most new members now I do not recognise from other forums and it is wonderful to have these "new faces" joining us at Dhamma Wheel to discuss Theravada Buddhism.

I hope your Dhamma Wheel experience has been rewarding so far, and don't hesitate to drop us a note in the Suggestion Box if there's things you think can be done better. We're always open to new suggestions.

Many thanks to you all.

:buddha1:

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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)


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


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Re: 400 members!

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:44 am

I was the first non-e-sangha member :)
lol
but on a new toolbar I have it shows the ranking of the site I am on according to Alexa.

769989 is the rank there!



retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

400 members today!

:hello:

This is a special milestone for me, because we're at the point now where Dhamma Wheel has become established in its own right, and not just "the place where the Theravadins from E-Sangha went" at the start of the year. Most new members now I do not recognise from other forums and it is wonderful to have these "new faces" joining us at Dhamma Wheel to discuss Theravada Buddhism.

I hope your Dhamma Wheel experience has been rewarding so far, and don't hesitate to drop us a note in the Suggestion Box if there's things you think can be done better. We're always open to new suggestions.

Many thanks to you all.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:32 am

Indeed, its a great achievement!
Thanks to everyone for making Dhamma Wheel such a great place to discuss the Dhamma!
Metta

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:34 pm

Row Your Boat made the 20,000th post today!

See: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1474&p=20330#p20330
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:28 pm

Ben wrote:Indeed, its a great achievement!
Thanks to everyone for making Dhamma Wheel such a great place to discuss the Dhamma!
Metta

Ben


Ben, we owe you a thanks. Thanks for all you do here :anjali:
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:55 pm

TheDhamma wrote:Row Your Boat made the 20,000th post today!

See: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1474&p=20330#p20330


wasn;t it only a few weeks ago it was hitting 10,000 posts?

Sheesh how the time flies
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:57 am

40,000 today!

Thanks everyone for your wonderful contributions and thereby making Dhamma Wheel a wonderful place to discuss the Dhamma and be inspired to further one's pursuit of the Noble Eightfold Path.

Metta,
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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: From little things big things grow...

Postby Dhammanando » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:02 am

:toast:
    ...and this thought arose in the mind of the Blessed One:
    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

    It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
    — William Penn Some Fruits of Solitude,
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby catmoon » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:08 am

Why are Buddha Chat and Esangha listed so high when neither of them is functional?
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:19 am

catmoon wrote:Why are Buddha Chat and Esangha listed so high when neither of them is functional?

You mean on Google, etc?

Probably because they use information from the past few months to rank things and those sites were high-traffic.

You can see how DhammaWheel has increased traffic since E-Sangha stopped:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dhammawheel.com
Here's the E-Sangha (lioncity.net) traffic history:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.lioncity.net

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby ground » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:47 am

I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations

Very auspicious!

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby Sanghamitta » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:02 am

By far the best Buddhist website.

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:34 am

Greetings,

Today Dhamma Wheel's post count passed 50,000 !

Thank you all for your continued participation and interest in Dhamma Wheel.

I like it here.

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)


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


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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby Reductor » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:06 am

retrofuturist wrote:I like it here.


So do I and I thank all that run and moderate this place.

Michael.
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To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby LauraJ » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:28 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Today Dhamma Wheel's post count passed 50,000 !

Thank you all for your continued participation and interest in Dhamma Wheel.

I like it here.

Metta,
Retro. :)


Awesome! :thumbsup:

I like it too!
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby appicchato » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:39 am

retrofuturist wrote:Thank you...


Thank you Paul...and Ben...and David...well, everyone... :group:
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Postby Dan74 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:02 am

Good Work and much appreciated!!!!!!!

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