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Pulling for Individual...

Postby appicchato » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:14 pm

Just saw a message on another board that Individual suffered a 'massive' heart attack yesterday, and is being referred to in the past tense...he is/was not everyone's cup of tea but I personally like/liked him and would encourage those feeling the same to send some good vibes his way...

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:19 pm

Oh no... do you have a link, bhante?

All the best, Individual... wishing you well.

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:22 pm

May you be well, may you be free from disease.
May you be liberated.
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby appicchato » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:27 pm

retrofuturist wrote:...do you have a link?...

From Facebook...

'This is Alex's Aunt Jacquie, Alex had a massive heart attack early this morning. John Hopkin's did everything possible for him. He fought so hard to stay with us. Pls pray for his mom, he was her only child. Also remember life is short, hug the ones you love and never take the small things for granted. God be good to Ale
x!'

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:30 pm

Wow, that is sad. He had so many posts here, he was definitely a part of our community in spite of some of his colorful posts and doubts about the Dhamma, etc. he seemed to mostly enjoy his time here. He will be missed. May he be well and happy in the next life.

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:31 pm

Sad news. Thank you Bhante for passing it on.
“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.”
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:33 pm

Greetings bhante,

Thanks for sharing... I'll pop a note onto his Facebook wall for support next time I have access to FB.

Metta,
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Fede » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:49 pm

Perhaps Retro, to save swamping, you could add everybody's good wishes to yours.

May he soon enjoy a life that will free him from Samsara.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:59 pm

Greetings,

Fede wrote:Perhaps Retro, to save swamping, you could add everybody's good wishes to yours.

Good thinking - I will do. In fact, when I do it I'll append a link to this topic...

Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

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Never again...

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:02 am

:anjali:
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby kirk5a » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:48 am

I am sincerely quite saddened by that news. Surprisingly, to me, as I hardly knew him or related much directly with him. Perhaps I was "pulling for him" as well. May it be that his faith in the Dhamma brings him to favorable circumstances in the next life.
"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Lazy_eye » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:50 am

Are we sure this is the right guy? I thought Individual's name was William, not Alex.

Whoever it is, may he be well and may his family find the strength they need.

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:00 am

Greetings,
Lazy_eye wrote:Are we sure this is the right guy? I thought Individual's name was William, not Alex.

One and the same.... if venerable Appicchato found out through his Facebook account, it's certainly him.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

Never again...

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Modus.Ponens » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:03 am

May he have a fortunate rebirth where he can learn the dhamma and be liberated.
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby zavk » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:10 am

Buddho
Dhammo
Sangho

:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:
With metta,
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby appicchato » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:17 am

Lazy_eye wrote:Are we sure this is the right guy? I thought Individual's name was William, not Alex.

He goes/went by both...

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Lazy_eye » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:22 am

Well, this is very distressing news to say the least. Individual was one of the first people I met on e-sangha and I appreciated his intelligence and insight. Was hoping we'd hear from him again. Difficult at times, but he will be missed. i feel terrible for his mom and those who were close to him.
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:30 am

Anicca vata sankhara
Uppada vaya dhammmino
Uppajjitva nirujjhan'ti
Tesam vupasamo sukho

May he have a favorable rebirth... :heart:
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Tex » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:45 am

Oh, no.

May all who love Individual find comfort wherever they look for it.

As with James last year, a grim and sad reminder: sabbe sankhara anicca

May we honor those we miss by using these reminders well.
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby octathlon » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:51 am

Oh, I am really saddened to hear this.

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