Congratulations David N Snyder!

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Re: Congratulations David N Snyder!

Post by Ben » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:48 am

David N. Snyder wrote:. Without mentioning specific amounts, suffice it to say I have spent more on promoting Dhamma and to charitable causes than the cost of this car. We all could do more, including me and I admit I'm not perfect. / :soap:
David,
And I thank you for it
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Re: Congratulations David N Snyder!

Post by DNS » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:59 am

Thanks Ben! Kalyana-mittas like you (and my other kalyana-mittas here at DW) are the best treasures! Far superior to any inanimate things.

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Re: Congratulations David N Snyder!

Post by Digity » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:59 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
alan wrote:Wow that's a seriously flashy chariot--must have been expensive. Too bad all the components will eventually decay.
I wonder if that money could have been better sent elsewhere.
I have spent more on promoting Dhamma and to charitable causes than the cost of this car. We all could do more, including me and I admit I'm not perfect. / :soap:
Yes, we do appreciate it! This forum has been a great resource.

That being said...Happy B-Day!

P.S. Did you ever consider the license plate "Carma"!

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Re: Congratulations David N Snyder!

Post by SamKR » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:26 am

David N. Snyder wrote:We probably all could do more by spending elsewhere, whether it be foregoing the theater tickets, the cruises, restaurants, jewelry, tattoos, designer clothes, bars, sports shows, etc., etc. Without mentioning specific amounts, suffice it to say I have spent more on promoting Dhamma and to charitable causes than the cost of this car. We all could do more, including me and I admit I'm not perfect. / :soap:
Hello David,
I appreciate your contributions to promote Dhamma in the West. And, I congratulate you for the merits earned due to Dhamma-work.
I also plan to contribute in future, and I consider people like you as my sources of inspiration.
Sadhu! :namaste:

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Re: Congratulations David N Snyder!

Post by Dmytro » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:36 am

Greetings, David, and many thanks for your Dhamma work.

Best wishes to you and your family.

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Re: Congratulations David N Snyder!

Post by Mawkish1983 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:29 am

David N. Snyder wrote:I have spent more on promoting Dhamma and to charitable causes than the cost of this car.
The money can be measured, but my gratitude cannot. Thank you, Dr. Snyder! Happy Birthday :)

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Re: Congratulations David N Snyder!

Post by Yana » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:57 am

Happy Birthday David :smile:

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Re: Congratulations David N Snyder!

Post by Sambojjhanga » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:46 pm

Congrats, David! Let me say, first, many thanks for Dhamma Wheel. Secondly, NICE CAR! I've always admired that little Lotus, it's a sweet sports car.

As to Alan's observation. Alan, couldn't we really say this about darned near anything? If David bought himself, say, a Prius, even then people could complain that he'd be better off buying a bike (or walking) and sending the money to charity. If David bought a bike, someone would say "why get such an EXPENSIVE bike? Best to buy a cheap bike and send the money to charity."

But then, couldn't someone make the argument that living in a monastery and meditating all day is a "waste of time" and that person would be better off "helping poor people?" All of these are fallacious arguments.

Truth is, the reason we have the poor and needy is simple: Capitalism DOES NOT WORK unless you maintain a poor or needy class. This is a truth that is generally not taught at, say, the Wharton School of Finance ;) BTW, because I see the flaws and weaknesses in Capitalism doesn't mean I am a Communist! (I'm actually a Socialist, but that's another issue.)

My personal advice to David? Enjoy your beautiful Lotus in good health!

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Re: Congratulations David N Snyder!

Post by DNS » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:23 pm

Thanks everyone for the kind words! That is enough attention drawn to me, so if you don't mind, I'll close this thread. Thanks again to all.

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