Passing Away

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Passing Away

Postby Still Searching » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:48 pm

Doctors have runned tests and I ain't got much time.
I have some gaestric/digestive complications.
My white cells have increased.

I'm sorry if this makes anyone depressed.
Thank you for the friendship.
I didn't make it to nirvana but I did some things for the community, I hope that was enough.

AJ
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Re: Passing Away

Postby Dan74 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:05 pm

Still Searching wrote:Doctors have runned tests and I ain't got much time.
I have some gaestric/digestive complications.
My white cells have increased.

I'm sorry if this makes anyone depressed.
Thank you for the friendship.
I didn't make it to nirvana but I did some things for the community, I hope that was enough.

AJ


AJ, I didn't know you were ill. I am so sorry. I hope you have face-to-face support there. Feel free to PM.
I will hold you in my prayers, for what it's worth.
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Re: Passing Away

Postby LG2V » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:22 pm

Still Searching,

I wish you the best. May you be well and at peace. Feel free to pm me.


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Re: Passing Away

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:04 pm

Are you sure it is terminal? Hopefully, the doctors can prescribe something to fix you back up.

Hope you get well.

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Re: Passing Away

Postby Ben » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:54 pm

Feel free to send me a pm here or on facebook so we can talk about it.
with metta,

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Re: Passing Away

Postby purple planet » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:12 pm

Hi its sad to hear

Hope your karma will change and you will get better if not just dont forget all is : anicca anatta dukkha and that its hard (but possible) to reach nirvana in one life so even if you cant make this time around thats normal and you still have a good chance to reach it

From the post i read of yours untill now (and dobule checked by reading a few now) you have right speech no doubt add that an intrest in buddhism which all here got and i think you defiantly have a very good chance to keep the practice next life


But of course i hope and wish you will stay alive in your current body for many years to come - and whatever your karma is -

I wish that for as long as you can you will advance as much as possible and develope all the factors that will stay with you - though sotapanna stage makes sure you will reach nirvana (not sure i think ) i defentliy read in lots of places that before you reach that stage you still have a big chance to reach nirvana even if your a begginer who is just intersted in reaching nirvana and didnt attain anything special and only meditated a little

plus just now i read this thing about noble heritage :

The heritage of a noble person consists of seven nonmaterial qualities: faith or saddhā; morality or sīla; moral shame and moral dread or hirī and ottappa, discussed at length in “Chariot to nibbāna,” the last chapter of this book; knowledge of the Dhamma, and generosity — one is very generous in giving up the kilesas, and in giving gifts to others; and lastly, wisdom, which refers to the series of vipassanā insights and finally the wisdom of penetrating into nibbāna.


But this is just an example - i read on lots of other stuff that can pass - im just not sure of them and cant remember what they were exactly

Anyway i wish you luck - in practice and dealing with the disease :group: :smile:
Please send merit to my dog named Mika who has passed away - thanks in advance
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Re: Passing Away

Postby cooran » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:47 pm

Have the Doctors given the illness a name?

May you live with ease and well-being, may you be free of mental and physical pain.

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Re: Passing Away

Postby Still Searching » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:07 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Are you sure it is terminal? Hopefully, the doctors can prescribe something to fix you back up.

Hope you get well.

:buddha1:


Hi David,

They've tried everything.
I suffered from stomach ulcers and my thyroid hormones were all over the place.
Due to the increase of self-harm attempts, my organs are slowly failing and my ulcers in the stomach have damaged my stomach lining causing me to not eat.

I've had blood tests, ECG scans and x-ray prints.

Nothing can be done unfortunately, especially with my blood group.

I take responsibility as this all could be avoided if I had not overdosed in the past and ate properly.

Thank you David & Ben as well and all of DW and the monks/nuns from Thailand.

Whatever happens to me, I love you all. I know it's awkward saying that and it may make you a little uncomfortable but I mean it in goodness. You were an important part of my life. You taught me to overcome some of my weak points and now I appreciate life for it's true value. I no longer care about being wealthy and successful. I already am, I was given a life.

DhammaWheel will have a place in my heart and the left over cash, I'm donating it to anxiety charities and mental health teams.

Thank you for getting to know me and accepting me for me. All of you, you're not gods, no one is the boss but you are heroes. You have made a difference in life. We'll always have suffering, like Buddha said, we all still have a problem even if we are almost perfect. You may not see it but all of you are going to save the world.

Metta,

AJ
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Re: Passing Away

Postby Reductor » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:41 am

Hi AJ, my name's Michael and I'm sad to hear of your failing health; I am sad that you have to face such a thing while still young.

But don't blame yourself too hard for the damage caused: it is so easy for us to rush ourselves and abuse ourselves to death. Almost every person alive will die earlier than they needed to as a result of their own choices, yet that short sightedness is a big part of being human.

Anyway, I have little to offer but my sympathy and good-will. May the remainder of your life be lived mindfully. May you let go easily when the time comes. And should you have another birth, may it be one conducive to the practice of dhamma.

:heart:
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Re: Passing Away

Postby khlawng » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:06 am

Hi AJ,

for some reason, i wrote this down on a piece of paper while on a business trip to europe last week.

i thought i share it with you:

In my next life:
May I be born into a buddhist family of modest means
May my parents be morally upright people and strict with my upbringing
May I have access to good education
May I be surrounded by good friends who will provide me guidence
May I be able to pursue the Buddha's teaching fully
May I reach nibbana

This is not good bye my friend. It is merely a transition to better things ahead.
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Re: Passing Away

Postby Kusala » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:53 am

Still Searching wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:Are you sure it is terminal? Hopefully, the doctors can prescribe something to fix you back up.

Hope you get well.

:buddha1:


Hi David,

They've tried everything.
I suffered from stomach ulcers and my thyroid hormones were all over the place.
Due to the increase of self-harm attempts, my organs are slowly failing and my ulcers in the stomach have damaged my stomach lining causing me to not eat.

I've had blood tests, ECG scans and x-ray prints.

Nothing can be done unfortunately, especially with my blood group.

I take responsibility as this all could be avoided if I had not overdosed in the past and ate properly.

Thank you David & Ben as well and all of DW and the monks/nuns from Thailand.

Whatever happens to me, I love you all. I know it's awkward saying that and it may make you a little uncomfortable but I mean it in goodness. You were an important part of my life. You taught me to overcome some of my weak points and now I appreciate life for it's true value. I no longer care about being wealthy and successful. I already am, I was given a life.

DhammaWheel will have a place in my heart and the left over cash, I'm donating it to anxiety charities and mental health teams.

Thank you for getting to know me and accepting me for me. All of you, you're not gods, no one is the boss but you are heroes. You have made a difference in life. We'll always have suffering, like Buddha said, we all still have a problem even if we are almost perfect. You may not see it but all of you are going to save the world.

Metta,

AJ


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Re: Passing Away

Postby Sanjay PS » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:28 am

Still Searching wrote:Doctors have runned tests and I ain't got much time.
I have some gaestric/digestive complications.
My white cells have increased.

I'm sorry if this makes anyone depressed.
Thank you for the friendship.
I didn't make it to nirvana but I did some things for the community, I hope that was enough.

AJ


Hi AJ,

May we all share each others merits , and may we all blossom on the path of knowledge ........

Grateful to your friendship.

May we be happy , well and true.

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