Mods; an appreciation.

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Mods; an appreciation.

Postby PeterB » Wed May 19, 2010 7:12 am

They come here of their own free will.
They donate their time.
They share their knowledge.
They receive no remuneration..
Being a mod must need the wisdom of Solomon at times. Their lightness of touch and sense of responsibility are admirable.

I think we all owe them a round of applause as we sit in front of our pc's
All together now....

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby Annapurna » Wed May 19, 2010 7:47 am

I'll chime in!

A heartfelt thank you! :heart:


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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby christopher::: » Wed May 19, 2010 8:30 am

:bow: :anjali: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :anjali: :bow:
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby Anicca » Wed May 19, 2010 12:20 pm

Thanks for your wonderful :tongue:


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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed May 19, 2010 12:38 pm

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! Thank you guys for making this place what it is!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby Dan74 » Wed May 19, 2010 12:39 pm

The mods here suck big time! :guns:

They are self-opinionated, dismissive and pompous. :tantrum: And what is worse any idiot can come and join this forum and post nonsense, start a suck-fest or trash mods and nothing gets done about it. :jumping:


(ok just to make sure people don't get the wrong impression - Dan is trying is be :quote: funny :quote: trying being the operative word...)
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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby Prasadachitta » Wed May 19, 2010 1:04 pm

Thank you for your time and effort.

I appreciate the space the mods keep here.


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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby tiltbillings » Wed May 19, 2010 1:26 pm

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby Ben » Wed May 19, 2010 1:30 pm

“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: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby bodom » Wed May 19, 2010 2:17 pm


To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby Cittasanto » Wed May 19, 2010 2:24 pm

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: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed May 19, 2010 2:45 pm

I also agree that it is the whole DW community that makes this work. There are many forums with little activity for one reason or another, but this one is doing great! And it is thanks to all of you!

But I would also like to thank the moderators here. I am technically one of the mods. as an admin. and one of the founders here, but I actually do little moderating. I have left most of it to the rest of the team since they have much better competence and experience in those matters. And they are doing a great job! Sometimes there are reported posts or other matters that take much time to deliberate and they do so tirelessly with much patience, karuna, metta, mudita, and uppekha.

And probably most of us here have seen what no moderating can do with the disaster that was 'Buddhist Community.'

:thanks: Thanks again, mods. and the whole DW community.

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby PeterB » Wed May 19, 2010 2:54 pm

Many of us have also seen what overmodding can do David.. :roll:
And more recently some of have seen a kind of laissez-faire modding that stops short of allowing abuse but allows any random view to be identified as Buddhist without challenging it.

By contrast Dhamma Wheel does a remarkable job in following the middle way.

Sadhu !

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby sukhamanveti » Wed May 19, 2010 4:05 pm

Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.

Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614

Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby nathan » Wed May 19, 2010 5:00 pm

Those of us who have participated in other forums can well appreciate how thoughtfully and considerately this forum is managed. My thanks to both those who administer and manage it and to those who participate in Dhamma Wheel discussions. I agree that it is the wholesome and beneficial qualities of all those involved here which together make this a very pleasant and instructive place to read and post. Thank you to everyone.
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby Monkey Mind » Thu May 20, 2010 2:57 am

I am impressed with how well DW operates. Thank you mods and admins.!
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 20, 2010 3:28 am

"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)

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Re: Mods; an appreciation.

Postby zavk » Thu May 20, 2010 4:06 am

Hear, hear!

Having met two of them, it's remarkable how they juggle work and family and still find time for DW.

Well done! :bow:
With metta,

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