Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

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Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:16 pm

Greetings,

Sam Vara has decided to step down from the moderator role today, after having served the Dhamma Wheel community well in this role over the past 12 months.

I would like to publicly thank him for that contribution.

:anjali:

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

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by bodom » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:25 pm

Thank you for your service Sam!

:anjali:
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: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by JohnK » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:57 pm

Yes, Sam, many thanks for your contribution.
(Now, w/o your name being in color, it will be harder to find your posts -- more inconstancy.) :anjali:
"...the practice is essentially a practice, and not a theory to be idly discussed...right view leaves unanswered many questions about the cosmos and the self, and directs your attention to what needs to be done to escape from the ravages of suffering." Thanissaro Bhikkhu, On The Path.

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Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by DNS » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:34 pm

Oh no! Sorry to see you leave the moderating role, SV!

Thank you for all your work over the past year!

:thanks: :anjali:

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Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by Manopubbangama » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:46 pm

Sam, thanks for everything. You are a very intelligent, thoughtful person.

I hope you find yourself happy, restful and mindful every moment of the day.

with genuine metta.

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Post by dharmacorps » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:02 pm

Thanks Sam! You did a good job! :anjali:

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Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by SarathW » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:34 pm

Thanks, Sam
You have done a great job as a moderator.
I hope you continue to be an active member of DW.
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“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by Nicolas » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:22 pm

Great job, Sam Vara! May you rest well, liberated from this dukkhakhanda of moderation!

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Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by freedom » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:16 am

Thanks Sam, you are a great and very patient moderator.
Wish you well. :thanks:
One should not be negligent of discernment, should guard the truth, be devoted to relinquishment, and train only for calm - MN 140.

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Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by samseva » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:17 am

Although this probably will remain similarly, for the time you were a moderator, you were calm, nuanced and effective at your role. You dedicated many hours to maintain and make DhammaWheel what it is.

Thanks and hats off to you!

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Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by Mkoll » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:52 am

Sam,

You danced well on that line between moderator and regular member, contributing while refraining from the power trips that entice those who are given the opportunity to take them.
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by Bundokji » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:23 am

Thank you for your service and generosity. Please continue to share your wisdom with us whenever you can :heart:
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

This was the last word of the Tathagata.

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Post by Modus.Ponens » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:45 am

Thank you Sam
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"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

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Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by SkillfulA » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:21 pm

Sam

I think I am not mistaken to say that the whole DW community appreciates your selfless service which you have offered to us over the last 12 months. Having taken on the responsibility of being a moderator involves quite some work. You have done it in a beautiful polite, respectful, considerate and composed way. Sadhu! :thumbsup:
Everyone understands that whatever one takes up one day one has to put it down again. So now this day came.

Much merits!

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Re: Sam Vara is stepping down as moderator

Post by Aloka » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:53 pm

Thank you, Sam.

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