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Farewell Blackbird!

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Ben » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:30 am

For one of my dear friends on Dhamma Wheel, Blackbird (Jack),

Wishing you the very best as you embark on your journey for ordination.
While I don't think we have seen the last of you, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful contributions on Dhamma Wheel.
Happy Days my friend!
And I'm sure we'll catch up again somewhere down the path!
metta

Ben
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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.
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Dan74 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:01 am

Slowly and surely, one step at a time, one breath at a time...

Go Jack!!! :clap:
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:16 am

Greetings Jack,

I am very pleased for you and this rare opportunity.

Along the lines of what Dan said, just remember that there is only ever this moment, here now.

Good luck in hopefully getting the added opportunity to visit and learn from venerable Nanananda, while he is alive, if circumstances permit.

Do keep in touch if you get a chance, as we are greatly interested in hearing how you are faring.

:anjali:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:22 am

good luck M8,

stay safe and persevere


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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 …
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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: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby plwk » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:25 am

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Sadhu!Sadhu!Sadhu!

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby BlackBird » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:50 am

Thank you so much Ben, Dan, Retro, Manapa, Plwk and anybody who posts after this.

I'd like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who posts here at Dhammawheel for making it such an excellent discussion forum. There's a lot of merit in what goes on here and undoubtedly it is a great place to learn the Dhamma and become established in Right View. I think special thanks are in order for the administration and moderation team, you all do an excellent job, and I am very much reminded of a passage from DN 16 - Mahaparinibbana Sutta where the Buddha extols the virtues of the Vajjan republic.

I think most of you are aware, but anyway I am leaving on Tuesday for Bodhinyanarama in Wellington where I will spend a month gearing up for the full on striving and dilligence that is expected of anyone who wishes to stay at Nissarana Vanaya (Meetirigala, Sri Lanka) long-term. Because of this, I expect I will only have sporadic access to the internet. When I do have access, much of this time will probably be spent sending and responding to emails so I must regretfully inform you that my postings here will more or less trail off. However I'll do my very best to stay in touch and you will no doubt here from me in future.

I must say that it is such a rare occurance for an online community to have so much harmony and metta. I think that's indicative of the progress that everyone here is making in their practice. On that note, I wish you all the very best and the greatest success in your aspirations in Dhamma.

May you all find true satisfaction in your lives
May we all come to realization in our practice

With maha-metta
Jack :heart:
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:03 am

You will be missed.

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:57 am

And just a bit of advice. Since you will be wearing what is essentialy a long skirt with no underwear underneath, do be mindful not to accidently flash whomever might be in front of you when you are in the process of sitting and standing. It is a small thing that guys sometimes give little thought to, not having grown up wearing kilts or skirts or such.

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby shjohnk » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:59 am

Bon Voyage, Jack! May you grow in the dhamma and make great strides in this life towards liberation.

John

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Goofaholix » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:07 am

Best wishes, no doubt I'll bump into you at Bodhinyanarama.

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby cooran » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:09 am

Hello Jack,

We all anumodana with your kusala cetana! :clap:

Looks a nice place:
http://images.google.com.au/images?um=1 ... +Sri+Lanka)&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=21

May you quickly progress on the Path to Nibbana and never fall back!

with metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby zavk » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:12 am

May your aspirations come to fruition! :bow: :bow: :bow:
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:45 am

May you meet with true happiness in this lifetime! Metta.

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:13 pm

This noble undertaking makes me very happy. I'm glad to be witness to it. I hope to hear of your progress along the path of liberation.

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby altar » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:15 pm

Good luck!

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby meindzai » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:05 pm

Fantastic! Good luck!

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby bodom » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:26 pm

Best wishes Jack! May you reach Nibanna in this very life and return to show us all the way as well!

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