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Post by Monkey Mind » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:15 am

I skim through a lot of material on Buddhist forums, but I always stop to read a post from Retro. Thank you for some great information and role modelling.
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Post by Euclid » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:23 am

Thanks for all of your hard work Retro!

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Post by Viscid » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:02 pm

Retro was pretty awesome. I hope whatever he's doing goes well.
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Post by retrofuturist » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:52 am

Greetings everyone,

Thanks for the kind words... I expect I'll still be around, it just won't be in a formal leadership capacity.

I'm actually quite looking forward to enjoying the forum as a member, without any obligations other than to adhere to the terms of service.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Post by mindfullmom » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:42 am

I don't post often but I do read here often. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to learn from everyone here and Retro has been been one of my favorites. Thank you for your thoughts and your style of expressing them! :bow:

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Post by daverupa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:19 pm

I think the blue suits you. You're like a differently-colored lightsabre now. (The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...)
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Post by Ben » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:23 pm

daverupa wrote:The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...
WHAT??
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Post by daverupa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:24 pm

Ben wrote:
daverupa wrote:The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...
WHAT??
...and gained a new one...

:jedi:
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Post by tiltbillings » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:27 pm

daverupa wrote:
Ben wrote:
daverupa wrote:The red guy lost his apprentice, it would seem...
WHAT??
...and gained a new one...

:jedi:
I think there is a bit of humor here, but damdifino what it is.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

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“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Post by daverupa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:32 pm

Sorry to clutter the thread, in any case.

:heart:
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Post by Ben » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:38 pm

No problem Dave.
I just didn't understand your remarks.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Post by tiltbillings » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:43 pm

daverupa wrote:Sorry to clutter the thread, in any case.

:heart:
A funny side comment is not a problem; it is just unclear as to what it meant.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Post by daverupa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:56 pm

It's quite obscure, involving Star Wars minutiae; it's utterly idle and wasteful, and I apologize again.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Post by Ben » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:16 pm

daverupa wrote:I apologize again.
No need, Dave!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Post by Vepacitta » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:41 pm

Coming in late here - but all the best to Retro!



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