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Resignation

Post by DGA » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:43 pm

Hi everyone,

I am resigning as admin of DharmaWheel. I am making an announcement about it to anticipate any speculation before it starts! My reason for resigning has to do with my health and family obligations. I've been asked to spend MUCH less time staring at a screen, and I have promised to do just that, starting now.

Overall, while I do regret my mistakes and shortcomings, I take some pride in contributing a little bit to this excellent discussion board. I will be around as a regular member from time to time.

Yours in Dharma,
Jikan

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Re: Resignation

Post by smcj » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:49 pm

Thanks for all your help. I hope you continue to participate occasionally as a poster.
:namaste:
1.The problem isn’t ‘ignorance’. The problem is the mind you have right now. (H.H. Karmapa XVII @NYC 2/4/18)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post by Fortyeightvows)

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Queen Elizabeth II
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Re: Resignation

Post by Queen Elizabeth II » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:18 pm

Thanks for all the good and selfless work.

May you enjoy a long and fruitful retirement!

:thanks:

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Re: Resignation

Post by Punya » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:16 pm

Thank you for your contribution to dharmawheel Jikan. I hope your time away from computer screens has the desired effect on your health. Glad to hear you will drop in from time to time.
We abide nowhere. We possess nothing.
~Chatral Rinpoche

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Re: Resignation

Post by WuMing » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:47 pm

Thank you, Jikan! :bow:
Life is great and death has to be just as great as life.
- Mike Tyson
People not only don't know what's happening to them, they don't even know that they don't know.
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Re: Resignation

Post by Simon E. » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:00 pm

Although I understand fully your reasons I am saddened. You are a consistent source of good sense and in-depth knowledge of the Mahayana/Vajrayana..
I wish you well Jikan..

Sadhu ! Sadhu ! Sadhu !

:namaste:

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Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to me.

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Re: Resignation

Post by conebeckham » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:16 pm

Sad to see you go, but wishing you all the best!
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Resignation

Post by Fruitzilla » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:03 pm

Nevermind your mistakes and shortcomings, dweliing on them does no good. Thanks for your work and spending a lot less time at the computer screen is probably a good idea for everyone

Goodbye and thanks for all the fish!

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Re: Resignation

Post by Grigoris » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:28 pm

A big-ass thank you is definitely the rule of the day here! Good on you for all the work you did here. I hope your extra time with the family goes well. I hope your health issue pans out! :bow:
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

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Re: Resignation

Post by LastLegend » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:53 pm

Please come again. :twothumbsup:
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Re: Resignation

Post by Rakz » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:40 am

You were a decent admin, hopefully you can make it back. :thumbsup:

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Re: Resignation

Post by Seishin » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:12 am

Jikan, you have done admirably and your reasons for standing down are completely understandable. Good luck in your new adventure! :-)

Gassho,
Seishin

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Re: Resignation

Post by DGA » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:36 pm

Thank you for the kind words. I'm going to lock this thread, since I'd never meant it to be a discussion anyway--just an announcement. (Let that be a mark of my competence online these days.)

Again, I apologize to all for the short notice. The truth is that my eyes just can't handle the strain anymore (with this and work tasks), and my wife and family have had more than enough of listening to me complain about it.

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