Prayers for Jonno and his Wife

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Prayers for Jonno and his Wife

Postby sattva » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:01 pm

Long-time e-sangha member and member here, jonno needs prayers and merit dedicated for his wife, Pat (and for him). She suffers from MS and has contracted pneumonia. She's in the hospital, very weak, and on oxygen to help with her breathing. She is also the love of his life and he hasn't been able to sleep for a week because of his concern for her.

Someone sent me this before my surgery. I am changing a few words without changing the thought:
Dear friend, I dedicate my merits to you and to Pat. May my metta, karuna, upekkha and mudita envelop and protect you both. May the Dhamma and all Dhamma-loving beings protect and guide you through this difficult time.
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Re: Prayers for Jonno and his Wife

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:06 pm

Thank you Louise for letting us know.
I will keep Jonno and his wife in my thoughts.
May they both be well!
with Metta,

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Re: Prayers for Jonno and his Wife

Postby jonno » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:00 pm

Thankyou Ben and Louise for your prayers and support. I am overjoyed to report that Pat came out of hospital today and although she is extremely weak and tired is getting better. Thankyou Ben for the lines from Little Gidding .The four quartets is my favourite piece of poetry. LOVE JONNO

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Re: Prayers for Jonno and his Wife

Postby cooran » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:04 pm

Just seen this... :(

Wonderful news Jonno! :clap:

May your wife become healthy and strong, may you both be happy of heart and mind and may you live with ease and well-being.

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Re: Prayers for Jonno and his Wife

Postby Ben » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:16 pm

That is great news, Jonno.
I am wishing your wife a full recovery.
with Metta,

Ben
“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: Prayers for Jonno and his Wife

Postby sattva » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:32 am

Glad she is back home, BB. I hope she continues to recover and gain her strength back!
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Re: Prayers for Jonno and his Wife

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:32 am

Thanks for posting this sattva! I am wishing you all the best as well! Bhavatu sabba mangalam - rakkhantu sabba devatâ! :heart:
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Re: Prayers for Jonno and his Wife

Postby sattva » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:32 am

jonno informed me today that he is now ill and on antibiotics, as well as, trying to take care of Pat.

Prayers and metta still needed for the two of them, i think.
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Re: Prayers for Jonno and his Wife

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:18 am

Sattva,

I was just about to sit down for my night's meditation and will make Jonno and Pat the objects of my metta-bhavana. Thank you again and may all beings be happy and well! :heart:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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