Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

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Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:15 am

Dhamma Wheel member and bhikkhuni, Ayya Dipa passed away on July 18, 2014. I heard from another member here and was waiting for a link to post before making this announcement. She was a nun at Mahapajapati Monastery in Southern California. I had the pleasure of meeting her and (abbess) Ayya Gunasiri a few years ago.

http://www.dhammadharini.net/dhammadhar ... es-july-22
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dhammadh ... 2334340869

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Re: Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

Postby JeffR » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:05 am

So sad. I didn't get the chance to meet her, although came close a couple times. A friend of mine spoke highly of her.

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Re: Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

Postby sattva » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:41 am

I did not know her, but I applaud her efforts and commitment to the Dharma and hope that if not nibbana, her efforts propel into the most favorable conditions for it :buddha1: .

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Re: Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

Postby Kusala » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:53 am


"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:45 am

My merits I dedicate to Venerable Dipa. May she be liberated.
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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