Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread

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Ven. Dhammanando Appreciation Thread

Post by binocular » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:21 pm

Sovatthika wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:30 am
it impresses me, bhante, how careful and attentive you are when questions are asked.
Indeed!


Do express your appreciation for Ven. Dhammanando here.

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Post by Sam Vara » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:31 pm

:bow:

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Post by befriend » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:20 pm

Sadhu venerable. your boundless devotion to knowledge is a breath of fresh air and makes you a comforting clear presence on this forum. Thank you :anjali:
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Post by mikenz66 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:36 pm

I'm personally very appreciative of Ven. Dhammanando. His knowledge, his humour, and his coffee-making skills... :tongue: He has been very helpful to me for the decade I've known him electronically, and was a gracious host when I visited the monastery where he was temporarily located last year.

Ven Dhammanando (along with a number of other monastics I have met) is a great reminder that excellent advice, knowledge, and practice is not confined to a small number of famous teachers.

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Post by Sobhana » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:51 pm

I also very much appreciate his love of language. The way he expresses himself is a joy.

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Post by Garrib » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:16 pm

I've laughed out loud a few times from certain posts he has made - just the phrasing or something, I don't know. I've also benefitted from his answers here, and appreciate his inputs very much. Thank you, Venerable!

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Post by DooDoot » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:38 pm

Finding a Pali language helper can be difficult to obtain. My appreciation for Ven. Dhammanando!

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Post by retrofuturist » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:48 pm

Greetings,
binocular wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:21 pm
Do express your appreciation for Ven. Dhammanando here.
Personally I prefer to do that one-on-one, as I find it rather garish to do so in an appreciation topic, but suffice to say, he is appreciated.

:anjali:

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

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Post by Lucas Oliveira » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:00 pm

Thank you Bhante!

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Post by perkele » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:32 pm

Yes, Ven. Dhammanando has indeed always been very helpful, and very careful to understand the concerns of others and how to answer them most tactfully and informatively as long as I can remember. I have been deeply impressed by this ability numerous times.
retrofuturist wrote:Personally I prefer to do that one-on-one, as I find it rather garish to do so in an appreciation topic, but suffice to say, he is appreciated.
One can try to be garish once in a while. :broke: :rolleye:

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Post by DNS » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:46 pm

We're lucky to have him here. :thumbsup:

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Post by JohnK » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:33 pm

:bow:
(and thanks also binocular for this thread.)
"Why is it, Master Kaccana, that ascetics fight with ascetics?"
"It is, brahmin, because of attachment to views, adherence to views, fixation on views, addiction to views, obsession with views, holding firmly to views that ascetics fight with ascetics" (AN 2: iv, 6, abridged).
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Post by retrofuturist » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:43 pm

Greetings perkele,
perkele wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:32 pm
Yes, Ven. Dhammanando has indeed always been very helpful, and very careful to understand the concerns of others and how to answer them most tactfully and informatively as long as I can remember. I have been deeply impressed by this ability numerous times.
retrofuturist wrote:Personally I prefer to do that one-on-one, as I find it rather garish to do so in an appreciation topic, but suffice to say, he is appreciated.
One can try to be garish once in a while. :broke: :rolleye:
I'm not saying it's objectively garish, or that people shouldn't do it. If it feels right to you or others to do it publicly, then do as you feel is proper.

Metta,
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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Post by chownah » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:57 am

It's nice to have monks post here. There used to be more posts by monks here and I miss the input of those who have not posted in awhile and appreciate those who do.
Hoping to hear from them again.
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Post by L.N. » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:01 am

:anjali:
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Dhammo ca tava locane
Sangho patitthitō tuiham
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Post by binocular » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:20 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:48 pm
Personally I prefer to do that one-on-one, as I find it rather garish to do so in an appreciation topic, but suffice to say, he is appreciated.
There are ways to express appreciation publicly, and ways to express appreciation in private, and both are important. And I think that a cultivated person knows how to do both.

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Post by samseva » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:02 am

Ven. Dhammanando is always encouraging to read—and furthermore is also inspiring as a person.

Many thanks!

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Post by bodom » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:38 am

Thank you Bhante for all that you do. You are a veritable storehouse of knowledge and wisdom.

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
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Post by Pseudobabble » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:57 am

It's the balance and understated humour that I like the most.
"Does Master Gotama have any position at all?"

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Post by LG2V » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:30 pm

Thank you Bhante Dhammanando. Your knowledge and intellect have both helped and inspired me quite a few times. We're lucky to have you here.
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