Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby sattva » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:31 am

I didn't really know James, but having lost family members and Dharma friends, I understand how some of you may be feeling. Sending metta....

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby mettafuture » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:52 pm

I should probably check on announcements more often. :(

This is terrible news.

I wish him peace and metta from this life into the next.

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Raga Mala » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:06 am

Wah, I am speechless.

Had no idea this had occurred. Silly that I happened to visit a forum I'd not been on in months to hear this news.

I met James a few times. He was an extremely warm and genuine person, and he loved the Dhamma. Doubtless he has a few positive rebirths in store.

Best wishes to James' family and all.
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:10 am

Raga Mala wrote:Wah, I am speechless.

Had no idea this had occurred. Silly that I happened to visit a forum I'd not been on in months to hear this news.

I met James a few times. He was an extremely warm and genuine person, and he loved the Dhamma. Doubtless he has a few positive rebirths in store.

Best wishes to James' family and all.
Unquestionably, he was one of the good guys. He is, indeed, missed.
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:39 am

He is. :heart:
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Prasadachitta » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:57 pm

I am thankful for his practice and thankful to Eknow him. May he and his loved ones be well.


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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Hanzze » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:01 am

Birthdays are great days, they are always her to remember the gift we have been given by an other person.

I didn't knew him, but here are a lot of people who like to celebrate: JCSuperstar

So party for JCSuperstar where ever he may be around actually!
Just that! *smile*
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BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby bodom » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:07 am

Happy Birthday JC...

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Modus.Ponens » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:00 am

May JC be well wherever he is (surely in some deva realm)
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:30 am

Modus.Ponens wrote:May JC be well wherever he is (surely in some deva realm)
Better a human realm in a Dhamma practicing family.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:11 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Modus.Ponens wrote:May JC be well wherever he is (surely in some deva realm)
Better a human realm in a Dhamma practicing family.

Indeed!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

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sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Euclid » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:21 am

Sabbe sankhara annica :anjali:


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