From little things big things grow...

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Ben » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:24 pm

That is indeed heartening!
“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 Yeshe » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:40 pm

TheDhamma wrote: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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That counts as number 4 then, as Buddhachat has been closed by the site owner! ;)

Other new sites have popped up but aside from this forum and Zen Forum International, membership is still very small .;)

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Zack » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:24 pm

To all those responsible, Thank You.
I am of nature to decay, I have not gone beyond decay.
I am of the nature to be diseased, I have not gone beyond disease.
I am of the nature to die, I have not done beyond death.
All that is mine, dear and delightful, will change and vanish.
I am the owner of my kamma, heir to my kamma, born of my kamma, related to
my kamma, abide supported by my kamma. Whatever kamma I shall do,
whether good or evil, of that I shall be the heir.
Thus we should frequently recollect.
- Upajjhatthana Sutta, Anguttara Nikaya v.57

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400 members!

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:55 am

Greetings,

400 members today!

:hello:

This is a special milestone for me, because we're at the point now where Dhamma Wheel has become established in its own right, and not just "the place where the Theravadins from E-Sangha went" at the start of the year. Most new members now I do not recognise from other forums and it is wonderful to have these "new faces" joining us at Dhamma Wheel to discuss Theravada Buddhism.

I hope your Dhamma Wheel experience has been rewarding so far, and don't hesitate to drop us a note in the Suggestion Box if there's things you think can be done better. We're always open to new suggestions.

Many thanks to you all.

:buddha1:

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Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: 400 members!

Post by Cittasanto » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:44 am

I was the first non-e-sangha member :)
lol
but on a new toolbar I have it shows the ranking of the site I am on according to Alexa.

769989 is the rank there!


retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

400 members today!

:hello:

This is a special milestone for me, because we're at the point now where Dhamma Wheel has become established in its own right, and not just "the place where the Theravadins from E-Sangha went" at the start of the year. Most new members now I do not recognise from other forums and it is wonderful to have these "new faces" joining us at Dhamma Wheel to discuss Theravada Buddhism.

I hope your Dhamma Wheel experience has been rewarding so far, and don't hesitate to drop us a note in the Suggestion Box if there's things you think can be done better. We're always open to new suggestions.

Many thanks to you all.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Ben » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:32 am

Indeed, its a great achievement!
Thanks to everyone for making Dhamma Wheel such a great place to discuss the Dhamma!
Metta

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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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by DNS » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:34 pm

Row Your Boat made the 20,000th post today!

See: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 330#p20330" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:28 pm

Ben wrote:Indeed, its a great achievement!
Thanks to everyone for making Dhamma Wheel such a great place to discuss the Dhamma!
Metta

Ben
Ben, we owe you a thanks. Thanks for all you do here :anjali:

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Cittasanto » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:55 pm

TheDhamma wrote:Row Your Boat made the 20,000th post today!

See: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 330#p20330" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
wasn;t it only a few weeks ago it was hitting 10,000 posts?

Sheesh how the time flies
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:57 am

40,000 today!

Thanks everyone for your wonderful contributions and thereby making Dhamma Wheel a wonderful place to discuss the Dhamma and be inspired to further one's pursuit of the Noble Eightfold Path.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Dhammanando » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:02 am

:toast:

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by catmoon » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:08 am

Why are Buddha Chat and Esangha listed so high when neither of them is functional?

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by mikenz66 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:19 am

catmoon wrote:Why are Buddha Chat and Esangha listed so high when neither of them is functional?
You mean on Google, etc?

Probably because they use information from the past few months to rank things and those sites were high-traffic.

You can see how DhammaWheel has increased traffic since E-Sangha stopped:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dhammawheel.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Here's the E-Sangha (lioncity.net) traffic history:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.lioncity.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by ground » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:47 am

I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations

Very auspicious!

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Sanghamitta » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:02 am

By far the best Buddhist website.

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:34 am

Greetings,

Today Dhamma Wheel's post count passed 50,000 !

Thank you all for your continued participation and interest in Dhamma Wheel.

I like it here.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Reductor » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:06 am

retrofuturist wrote: I like it here.
So do I and I thank all that run and moderate this place.

Michael.

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by LauraJ » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:28 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Today Dhamma Wheel's post count passed 50,000 !

Thank you all for your continued participation and interest in Dhamma Wheel.

I like it here.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Awesome! :thumbsup:

I like it too!
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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by appicchato » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:39 am

retrofuturist wrote:Thank you...
Thank you Paul...and Ben...and David...well, everyone... :group:

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Re: From little things big things grow...

Post by Dan74 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:02 am

Good Work and much appreciated!!!!!!!

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