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christopher:::
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby christopher::: » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:49 am

Definitely a tragedy. Fare thee well brother Alex.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby starter » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:50 pm

Hello Individual/Alex,

I've been wondering why there aren't your posts anymore and I was thinking you might have gone to a long retreat ... Last night around New York time 7-8pm I was thinking about you after seeing your name on the website ...

You had been one of my earliest friends in this "sanga" who have been very helpful to my Dhamma practice. I'll certainly miss you ...

By your faith in the three gems and the good Dhamma practice and good kamma you've accumulated, I believe you'll have a more conducive place for your Dhamma practice. And no matter where you are, I believe you are independent enough of the outer circumstances to develop your mind, as you wisely advised me in November later year:

"Lastly, the conducive conditions are something you create in your mind. If you are too dependent on outer circumstances, you won't find freedom. Because everywhere you go, it is still just Samsara."

"He (the Buddha) also said:
"Monks, be islands unto yourselves,[1] be your own refuge, having no other; let the Dhamma be an island and a refuge to you, having no other. Those who are islands unto themselves... should investigate to the very heart of things:[2] 'What is the source of sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair? How do they arise?'" --http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .wlsh.html

Again, "be your own refuge, having no other; let the Dhamma be an island and a refuge to you, having no other." -- This is my prayer to you.

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Euclid » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:52 am

I am shocked. He was much too young and his death is most untimely. Such is life, I suppose. Samsara sucks.

Sabbe sankhara anicca :anjali:

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Dhammabodhi » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:40 am

I am shocked to hear the passing of Individual. First Jcsuperstar and now Individual, I knew neither of them but I'm still shaken up. I transfer all my merit to them. May they remain in peace and serenity.
"Take rest, take rest."-S.N.Goenka

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Prasadachitta » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:42 pm

I am sad to hear. He was so energetic and motivated to explore the life he had. I am glad to have known him and may he find peace wisdom and compassion.

May we all continue to pull for him.


Metta everyone

Gabe
"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Kenshou » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:18 pm

I'm always slow to notice these unfortunate threads.

Another potent reminder of the unreliability of life. Metta to everyone involved.

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Thales » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:43 pm

He seemed rather troubled. Given that and his young age, a heart attack appears rather unlikely to me. Whatever the case may be, I trust he is at peace and hope his friends and family are coping well. :anjali:
"Just as the ocean has a single taste, the taste of salt, so this Dhamma and Discipline has a single taste, the taste of release."

~Ud 5.5

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby BlackBird » Mon May 02, 2011 1:31 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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effort
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby effort » Thu May 05, 2011 2:34 pm

i thought he is in his 20s or start of 30s, who put the message on his wall? is this really true?

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Virgo » Thu May 05, 2011 3:59 pm

He was in his twenties. Only the good die young.

Kevin


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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Vepacitta » Fri May 06, 2011 5:41 pm

I wish there was a link to his wall, I cannot find it by search engine.

V.
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby bodom » Fri May 06, 2011 6:49 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby retrofuturist » Fri May 06, 2011 10:28 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby mikenz66 » Fri May 06, 2011 10:35 pm


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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby retrofuturist » Fri May 06, 2011 10:48 pm

Greetings Mike,

Yes, I suspected it might be like that... most people have their FB set up that way.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat May 07, 2011 12:05 pm

Hey Everyone,

Here is a page with links to memorial candles, condolences and a longer obituary:

May William enjoy a favorable rebirth and may he always meet with the teachings of the Buddhas.
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:
My Practice Blog:

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Vepacitta
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Vepacitta » Sun May 08, 2011 4:56 pm

Thanks to all who posted the link.

V.
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby andrewuk » Tue May 10, 2011 8:44 pm

I'm saddened to hear this.

May you be free from all sufferings and may you attain liberation.

Andrew
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby shjohnk » Thu May 12, 2011 12:35 am

I am also saddened to hear this: May he, and his friends and relatives, be happy and well.

On a positive note, I am very moved that at this forum there are so many outpourings of genuine care at the passing of a fellow being.

Thanks to everyone for being there for your fellow beings, I feel your invisible support though you don't know me or consciously think of me :bow:

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Ytrog » Wed May 18, 2011 8:23 pm

I just read this. It's sad to see someone dying so young. My thoughts go out to his family.


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