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Welcome back to Paul (retro)

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Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:05 pm

Welcome back to Paul (retrofuturist) as Admin for Dhamma Wheel!

Paul (retro) has agreed to return as Admin for Dhamma Wheel. Many of you know that he is a co-founder and was quite instrumental, actually the leading figure in the formation of Dhamma Wheel seven and a half years ago.

And much, much thanks to Ben and Tiltbillings for their service as admin and moderators for the past several years. They have worked tirelessly in the formation of this forum too and in moderating duties and worked around the clock getting rid of spammers.

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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby Nicolas » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:38 pm

Welcome back, and thanks again to all the moderators for the great and often ungrateful work you do for us!

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Postby Spiny Norman » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:42 pm

I knew you'd be back! :thumbsup:

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Postby Cormac Brown » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:47 pm

“I in the present who am a worthy one, rightly self-awakened, am a
teacher of action, a teacher of activity, a teacher of persistence. But the
worthless man Makkhali contradicts even me, (saying,) ‘There is no
action. There is no activity. There is no persistence.’ "
AN 3.138, trans. Ven. Thanissaro

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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby bodom » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:14 pm

:thumbsup:

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:53 pm

Welcome back!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby The Thinker » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:10 pm

Many thanks :clap:

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Postby Dan74 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:29 pm

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Postby robertk » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:14 am

That is great news for Dhammawheel!

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Postby cooran » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:09 am

Welcome back, Paul! :group: :group:

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:38 pm

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Postby Buddha Vacana » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:50 pm

Welcome back, Paul. :hello:
Looking forward to fruitful exchanges on the forums.

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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby Mkoll » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:54 pm

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby Tex » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:12 pm

Welcome back and thanks to all who keep dhammawheel going.
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:43 pm

Greeting everyone,

Thank you for the kind words. I look forward to having the opportunity to serve this community once more.

:anjali:

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Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby Thisperson » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:58 pm

Welcome back Paul. Thanks for all making this forum work! :twothumbsup:

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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby _anicca_ » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:32 pm

Welcome back :)

I have seen your input on the forums, and I always enjoy reading and responding to it.

Thanks to all of the admins!

:anjali:


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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:26 am

Welcome back, Paul, :hello: and a big Thank You to Ben and tilt for their service here. :group:
As someone said earlier, it's an often-thankless role but it's a great service to the community and I, like others, do appreciate your work.

:namaste:
Kim

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