New moderator: Sam Vara!

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Bundokji » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:14 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:15 pm
Please accept my sincere commiserations. :stirthepot:
Thats funny :rofl:
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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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by aflatun » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:49 pm

Welcome Sam Vara, I can't think of a better person for the job! :thumbsup:
"People often get too quick to say 'there's no self. There's no self...no self...no self.' There is self, there is focal point, its not yours. That's what not self is."

Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli
Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

"Those who create constructs about the Buddha,
Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

Nagarjuna
MMK XXII.15-16

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Crazy cloud » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:58 pm

Greetings to the duly born!

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If you didn't care
What happened to me
And I didn't care for you

We would zig-zag our way
Through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain

Wondering which of the
Buggers to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing
- Roger Waters

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Meezer77 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:03 pm

You poor poor man 😓😓😓

I will pray for you

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Sam Vara » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:22 pm

Thanks to one and all for their acknowledgements, congratulations, and (especially) commiserations!

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by binocular » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:56 pm

Saengnapha wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:47 am
I like the idea of putting our money where our photo is.
On the other hand, it's possible to argue in favor of anonymity on account that it can make easier a more liberal approach to the Dhamma and for taking more responsibility for one's own practice, without the usual threats of authoritarianism, social hierarchy, and other means of socio-psychological influence.
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by binocular » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:04 pm

retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 am
I'm pleased to announce that Sam Vara has accepted a global moderator position here at Dhamma Wheel.
I think this will be really interesting for me. Years back, I was on friendly terms with a very nice Buddhist on a Buddhist forum. But then he became a moderator there, and I broke off all contact with him, because there was this new power differential between him and me, and I couldn't handle it.
So this now will be a big learning experience for me.

Sorry to be so self-absorbed, but I thought it would be a good idea to let this be known, as a kind of precaution, so that things won't get so sour this time as they did back then.

:popcorn:
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by SDC » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:07 pm

binocular wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:04 pm
retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 am
I'm pleased to announce that Sam Vara has accepted a global moderator position here at Dhamma Wheel.
I think this will be really interesting for me. Years back, I was on friendly terms with a very nice Buddhist on a Buddhist forum. But then he became a moderator there, and I broke off all contact with him, because there was this new power differential between him and me, and I couldn't handle it.
So this now will be a big learning experience for me.

Sorry to be so self-absorbed, but I thought it would be a good idea to let this be known, as a kind of precaution, so that things won't get so sour this time as they did back then.

:popcorn:
What if we make you a mod one day? You might have to split in half!!

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Meezer77 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:13 pm

binocular wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:04 pm
retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 am
I'm pleased to announce that Sam Vara has accepted a global moderator position here at Dhamma Wheel.
I think this will be really interesting for me. Years back, I was on friendly terms with a very nice Buddhist on a Buddhist forum. But then he became a moderator there, and I broke off all contact with him, because there was this new power differential between him and me, and I couldn't handle it.
So this now will be a big learning experience for me.

Sorry to be so self-absorbed, but I thought it would be a good idea to let this be known, as a kind of precaution, so that things won't get so sour this time as they did back then.

:popcorn:

He's becoming a mod, not your boss. Can't see how it should affect your friendship.

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Nicolas » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:14 pm

Congratulations, Sam Vara! A great addition to the team! My memory is telling me that I've always appreciated your level-headedness.

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by dharmacorps » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:00 pm

Congrats Sam! :) Much respect for your bravery!

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Modus.Ponens » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:29 pm

Congratulations! Good luck with everything.

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by No_Mind » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:28 am

Meezer77 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:13 pm

He's becoming a mod, not your boss. Can't see how it should affect your friendship.
Many friendships are broken when power equation changes. Not to imply that will happen with Sam becoming mod

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_ ... experiment



:namaste:

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by binocular » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:34 pm

Meezer77 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:13 pm
He's becoming a mod, not your boss. Can't see how it should affect your friendship.
On a forum, a moderator is a kind of boss.
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Pseudobabble » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:00 pm

Heyyyy, got them cool green letters now
"Does Master Gotama have any position at all?"

"A 'position,' Vaccha, is something that a Tathagata has done away with. What a Tathagata sees is this: 'Such is form, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is feeling, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is perception...such are fabrications...such is consciousness, such its origination, such its disappearance.'" - Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta


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