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Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:44 pm

Greetings,

Due to a fortuitious change in circumstances, Ben is able to perform again in his original capacity as Global Moderator.

:thumbsup:

Sorry if it feels a little like musical chairs at the moment! Despite shuffles over the past few months I'm confident we've got a very good mod/admin team, with a good cross-section of skills, experience and perspectives.

Metta,
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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby bodom » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:47 pm

Welcome back Ben!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:51 pm

:woohoo:
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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:54 pm

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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby Modus.Ponens » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:59 pm

Great to have you back as a mod Ben :smile:
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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:30 pm

retrofuturist wrote: Despite shuffles over the past few months I'm confident we've got a very good mod/admin team, with a good cross-section of skills, experience and perspectives.

Agreed - and I'll take this opportunity to thank you all for what you do.
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Welcome back, Ben. :hello:

:namaste:
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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby beeblebrox » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:37 pm

This is good news. Welcome back, Ben.
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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby appicchato » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:07 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:Agreed - and I'll take this opportunity to thank you all for what you do.

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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby Hoo » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:17 am

Welcome back Ben :clap:

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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:39 am

Sadhu!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby Reductor » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:50 am

Good!
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The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

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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: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:51 am

Thanks everyone.
In case you're wondering what's been going on...

Sometime ago I stepped down from global mod role because I believed the internet service where I was to be living and working, most of the time, would make moderating extremely difficult to impossible. As it turned out, the connection, except for when bad weather plays havoc with the satellite connection, was better than my "premium" service at home. And so that's why I never really went away.
Its good to be back in the role of global mod. As some of you know, service is an important part of my practice and being able to serve the online Sangha is something that I value greatly.
Thanks for having me back!
with metta

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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: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby SamKR » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:54 am

Welcome back as a global moderator Ben.
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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:29 am

:thumbsup:

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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby cooran » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:56 am

Hello Ben,

:smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:

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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby Ytrog » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:51 am

Nice :)
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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby Annapurna » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:59 pm

Ben, that's great! :D :D :D
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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby acinteyyo » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:23 pm

Welcome back Ben!
appicchato wrote:
Kim O'Hara wrote:Agreed - and I'll take this opportunity to thank you all for what you do.
:thumbsup:
Dito! :twothumbsup:
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Api cāhaṃ, āvuso, imasmiṃyeva byāmamatte kaḷevare, sasaññimhi samanake lokañca paññāpemi lokasamudayañca lokanirodhañca lokanirodhagāminiñca paṭipadan. (AN4.45)

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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby Vardali » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:46 pm

Good to see you back again, Ben :clap:
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Re: Ben returns as a Global Moderator

Postby kirana » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:19 am

welcome ben.
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