andrewuk wrote:I second this beautiful verses.
May James have a rebirth where he can hear and practise the Dhamma
May James have happiness and the causes of happiness
May he quickly progress on the path to Nibbana and never fall back.
May those he has left behind be free of mental and physical pain.
May you be free from suffering, James.
pt1 wrote:Sad news indeed.
Ever so often when it's a particularly cold morning here, I remember jc saying - no such thing as cold, only inadequate clothing. Always puts me in a good mood.
Will miss his Dhamma contributions.
Metta to his family
'Enough, Ânanda! Do not let yourself be troubled; do not weep! Have I not already, on former occasions, told you that it is in the very nature of all things most near and dear unto us that we must divide ourselves from them, leave them, sever ourselves from them? How, then, Ânanda, can this be possible--whereas anything whatever born, brought into being, and organised, contains within itself the inherent necessity of dissolution--how, then, can this be possible, that such a being should not be dissolved?'
jcsuperstar wrote:yeah esangha is where we first chatted, i wanted to come see you in Thailand and get that beginning meditation teacher thingy. i still need to do something like that, i'd like to start a group here at my temple for non Thais, or Thais who would like to learn in English. many times when i was actually living at the temple i had to give instructions to americans who came by, but it was sugested to me by one monk that i get "certified" i have no idea how to do that except in the IMS tradition but they dont interest me much. my wife is thai, i practice in thai settings, i would be leading the group in a thai temple so...
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