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From little things big things grow...

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:21 am

Greetings everyone,

I'd just like to announce that today, after only a few days of operation, we've hit the 50 member mark.

I would like to personally thank everyone who has taken an interest in the site so far and I look forward to discussing the Dhamma with you.

Thank you for your support.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by bukowski » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:53 am

Hi Retro. :D , (and Ben.)

Nice place you have hear. I hope it's a huge success. As you know i'm a zen head, so i'm not sure how appropriate some of the discussion will be to my practice, but i will certainly drop by regularly.

Nice to see two of the very best, most level headed and compassionate people on the web strike out on thier own.

Good luck! Take care, Karl.

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by appicchato » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:45 am

bukowski wrote:Hi Retro. :D , (and Ben.)
Nice to see two of the very best, most level headed and compassionate people on the web strike out on thier own.
Wholeheartedly agree!... :D

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Ben » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:24 pm

Thanks Paul, Bhante, Karl and all

It been a humbling experience to see the rapid interest, the growing company of old and new friends gather around to discuss and learn about that which we love most of all.
Karl, let me tell you that you are more than welcome here at the Dhammawheel.
Metta

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- 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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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by christopher::: » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:13 am

Really, Ben, you all have created a wonderful space. I'm here thanks to a personal invitation from Retro, otherwise i never would have found the location. I sent that info on to bukowski and a few others inviting them over. I would strongly encourage you all to send personal invitations to dhamma friends who you think might benefit from the community here, and have something positive to add. A lot of non-Theravadan Buddhists we know would very much enjoy the company and conversation here I think, but may be a little hesitant about coming over and posting unless personally invited. For most actually there is no other way to find out about the Wheel's existance...!

:)
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~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Post by Ben » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:55 am

christopher::: wrote:Really, Ben, you all have created a wonderful space. I'm here thanks to a personal invitation from Retro, otherwise i never would have found the location. I sent that info on to bukowski and a few others inviting them over. I would strongly encourage you all to send personal invitations to dhamma friends who you think might benefit from the community here, and have something positive to add. A lot of non-Theravadan Buddhists we know would very much enjoy the company and conversation here I think, but may be a little hesitant about coming over and posting unless personally invited. For most actually there is no other way to find out about the Wheel's existance...!

:)

Thank you Chris!
“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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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Tex » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:46 pm

Just want to say "Bravo!" on the site, it looks great!

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Post by clw_uk » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:48 pm

Just wanted to throw my thanks in as well :namaste:
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Post by Will » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:26 pm

150 members is coming up fast. :thumbsup:
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Post by DNS » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:18 am

A google search of the words "Dhamma Wheel" produces 180,000 results, with dhammawheel.com showing on the first page in numbers 3 and 4. One time I did it and it was at #1.

Googling "Dhamma forum" produces 2.1 million results with dhammawheel.com in the #2 position.

All this and we have not been "open" for even one month yet! :buddha1: :group:

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Post by Ben » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:36 pm

That is amazing!
“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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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Jechbi » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:36 am

Watching this number grow:
Most users ever online was 39 on Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:40 pm
This really is amazing.
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:56 am

Greetings everyone,

Today we celebrate having 200 members !

Thanks to everyone for your support and participation at Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Tex » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:15 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings everyone,

Today we celebrate having 200 members !

Thanks to everyone for your support and participation at Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
What great timing to hit such a milestone today!!

:toast:
"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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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Ben » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:32 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings everyone,

Today we celebrate having 200 members !

Thanks to everyone for your support and participation at Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
This has been on my mind all day. What excellent news it is!
Just to reiterate what Retro has said, thank you to you all for making Dhamma Wheel a welcoming and respectful environment in which to discuss the Dhamma of the Buddha.
Metta

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“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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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by christopher::: » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:18 am

May the Dhamma Wheel live long and prosper!!

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Tex » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:42 pm

250th member joined today, 20 days after #200.

There are 305 days left in the year -- if we continue to add another 50 members per 20 days we'll have over 1000 members by the end of the year!!!


:clap:

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"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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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Ben » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:49 pm

May Dhamma Wheel continue to grow!
“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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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by DNS » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:18 am

10,000 posts any moment now! It will probably happen during my sleep time, so thought I would announce it now. ;)

I'm in the pacific time zone of the U.S. and will be heading to :zzz: in a few hours. I'll bet it will be one of our many members from down under, to make the 10,000th post. :popcorn: :toast:

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by DNS » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:55 am

Googled "a buddhist forum" and this is what showed up. Dhamma Wheel is #5, right underneath Buddha Chat and E-Sangha.

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