Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Annapurna » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:40 am

I'm so sorry to hear this.

My best wishes to James and his loved ones.

Stroke patients can do unbelievable recoveries....

With metta,

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby jcprice » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:18 pm

Much metta to JC, his family and friends.

I don't post here often, but I do read quite frequently, and have come to know JC as one of the DW regulars.

Metta,

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby plwk » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:37 pm

An aspiration to the Triple Gem for James Brand aka 'JCSuperstar'
(Adapted from The Paritta Chanting)

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Homage to the Blessed One, the Consummate One, the Supremely Enlightened One!

By the protective power of all the Buddhas, May healing and recovery ever be his.
By the protective power of all the Dhamma, May healing and recovery ever be his.
By the protective power of all the Sangha, May healing and recovery ever be his.

By the power of the Buddha, May the comatose be rendered naught.
By the power of the Dhamma, May the comatose be rendered naught.
By the power of the Sangha, May the comatose be rendered naught.

May he be free from suffering.
May he be free from fear.
May he be free from grief.

By the assertion of this aspiration, May he ever be well.
By the assertion of this aspiration, May he be free from illness.
By the assertion of this aspiration, May all blessings be upon him.
By the protective power of all Buddhas, Pacceka Buddhas and all Arahants,
May he be secured with this Protection in every way.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:47 pm

karuna :heart:
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 Mawkish1983 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:56 pm

Such horrible news :(. I hope JC can recover.
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby beeblebrox » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:48 pm

That's awful to hear. I always liked his posts. Best wishes to him and his family.
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Shonin » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:58 pm

I'm sorry to hear this news.

I wish him and his family the very best
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:16 pm

Wow, shocking, very sad news. Thanks for keeping us updated. Much metta to James and his family . . . .

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby AlaskanDhamma » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:19 pm

Thanks to everyone for all your support. I'm going to print this out and give it to his wife. I appreciate you all taking the time to say something.
"Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace." -Buddha
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby plwk » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:28 pm

AlaskanDhamma wrote:Thanks to everyone for all your support. I'm going to print this out and give it to his wife. I appreciate you all taking the time to say something.

Please include this too... http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=2097 :anjali:
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Reductor » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:15 pm

JC is such a nice guy and I always enjoyed his thoughts here on DW. I sure hope that he recovers.

Metta JC, you're already missed.

Metta to his wife and family. I'm sorry for your circumstances :heart:
Michael

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:12 pm

So sad to hear that, metta to him and his loved ones. :heart:
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Nyana » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:48 pm

May James and his loved ones find some comfort in the dhamma during this difficult time.

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby SDC » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:19 pm

So very sad...

Much metta to him and his family.
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby octathlon » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:24 pm

I'm very sad to hear this. James will be in my thoughts. My best wishes to him and his family. :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby appicchato » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:40 pm

Recent postings to jc's wife on Facebook are saying 'Sorry for your loss'…hoping it's not so...
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby bodom » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:46 pm

appicchato wrote:Recent postings to jc's wife on Facebook are saying 'Sorry for your loss'…hoping it's not so...


Yes, Jc's dads fb page has his son James Brand 34 "now in heaven with jesus."

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:09 am

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

My heart aches for his wife. It's a great loss if it's true. I will be dedicating the merit of all of my practice to James. Sabbe sattaa sabba dukkha pamuccantu. :heart:
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby zavk » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:13 am

:anjali:
With metta,
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby BlackBird » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:22 am

May you be well JC, wherever you are, in whatever state. My heart goes out to you, your wife and your family.

metta
Jack :heart:

P.S. A look at JC's father's facebook page seems to confirm that JC has passed on:
Children: James Brand 34 years Gone to be with Jesus[8-30-2010]
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