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Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:58 am

Greetings all,

After approximately 3 years as a global moderator, and then 2 years as an administrator here at Dhamma Wheel, Ben will be stepping down from these roles to pursue an excellent job opportunity that has come his way.

I would like to publicly thank Ben for his dedicated service to Dhamma Wheel and wish him all the best for the future!

Thanks Ben ~ you're a fine kalyana-mitta... thanks for everything!

:namaste:

In Ben's absence, I will be returning to the administrator role.

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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby Sanjay PS » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:20 am

Wishing you the very best Ben . May we all keep walking on the path with inspiration found in every little drop of life .

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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:21 am

Thanks for all you've done here, Ben, and congratulations and best wishes for the new job.

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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:37 am

Thank you for everything you've done for this community, as a whole, and for each member, individualy. That includes your good advice to me, both public and private, through PM. I wish you all the happiness and peace possible. I'm happy that you have now an opportunity to practice more intensively. We'll be expecting, at least, ocasional posts. :smile:

Welcome back to the role, retro. This is like replacing a diamond with another diamond of equal value, but different shape. Thank you for offering to do this service, and the best of luck. :smile:
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby SDC » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:53 am

Congrats on the new job, Ben! Thanks for all you've done here at DW. I hope to still see you around.

Good luck, retro!
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby SarathW » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:28 am

Sabbadana Dhammadana Jinati!

Hi Ben
You have accumulate lot of good Kamma by donating your time as a global moderator.
I wish you all the best for you and your family.
Please keep in touch.
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby appicchato » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:26 am

Thanks for all you've done here, Ben, and congratulations and best wishes for the new job.


Ditto... :twothumbsup:
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby Reductor » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:35 am

I am very glad for your good fortune, Ben, and am very appreciative of both the hard work you've done on the forum and the helpful advice I've received from you in public and private. May all go well with your endevours.

As for you, Retro: no matter your official status, I've always seen you as one of this forums guiding lights. So, I guess I'll just congratulate you on your fancy colour change! :tongue:
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:58 am

Thanks again, Ben!!!
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby plwk » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:02 am

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If this single thing is recollected and made much,
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:50 am

Good luck in your new life, Ben. Ditto to what the others have said. Thank you for all of your service on the boards.

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But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby Weakfocus » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:01 am

retrofuturist wrote:After approximately 3 years as a global moderator, and then 2 years as an administrator here at Dhamma Wheel, Ben will be stepping down from these roles to pursue an excellent job opportunity that has come his way.


Congratulations to Benji on new job, and I hope he can still find time to post here every once in a while. Hopefully he is not abandoning the community.

He might not realize this, but Benji played a very important part in me registering here at Dhammawheel. It were some of his posts that convinced me Dhamma Wheel community was different than others (aka some people actually practice meditation here, instead of debating theory Ad nauseum, Ad infinitium). He has always come across as a very mature student of Goenkaji, someone who speaks from personal experience that can only be gained by having walked the path. A person I would like to emulate.

Gratitude for your service to this community. :namaste:
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:33 am

Congratulations Ben. Thanks for all your help over the years.
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:43 pm

Ben was an asset to DW and an inspiration to many of us. Thank you again Ben and best of luck!
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby Aloka » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:27 pm

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Lots of good wishes for the future, Ben.


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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby SamKR » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:21 pm

Thank you, Ben! And best wishes.
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby Anagarika » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:10 pm

Thank you, Ben, for your service here and best wishes for your new employment. You have always been a thoughtful moderator, able to convey in a few wise words what would take most of us a 100 words to get out.
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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby LG2V » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:25 pm

Thank you Ben for all of the help that you've provided, and best wishes on your new opportunity!!!


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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby kmath » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:27 pm

Thank you Ben for your insightful comments.

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Re: Thanks for everything Ben!

Postby Hickersonia » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:07 pm

Yes, thank you Ben. May this new job opportunity be a condition for your realization of the Serene State, friend!

And thank you, too, Retro, as it would be very unfortunate to have a power vacuum at Dhamma Wheel.

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