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
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -