Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby suriyopama » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:28 am

My best wishes to James, family and friends. I have learnt a lot from his contributions at this forum :anjali:
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby christopher::: » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:39 am

Wow, this is very sad news. Such a great loss.
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Reductor » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:15 am

Fare well, James. Fare well. :anjali:
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby salmon » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:51 am

One journey ends, another begins. May he find a rebirth conducive to his practise.
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Mawkish1983 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:55 am

I had deeply hoped he'd pull through. This is very sad news. My heart and thoughts go out to his family. He was a brilliant teacher, at least I learnt a lot from him. There'll be a large JC shaped hole here and I'm sure elsewhere now :(
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Goofaholix » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:28 am

JC will be missed here, and elsewhere too I'm sure.

Something like this happening suddenly brings home that even though we know our lives are impermanent it often doesn't really sink in, and we live as if we can be certain we have many years ahead of us.
"Whenever we feel that we are definitely right, so much so that we refuse to open up to anything or anybody else, right there we are wrong. It becomes wrong view. When suffering arises, where does it arise from? The cause is wrong view, the fruit of that being suffering. If it was right view it wouldn't cause suffering." - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby cooran » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:31 am

Such sad news.

Anicca vata sankhara ...

May James have a rebirth where he can hear and practise the Dhamma
May James have happiness and the causes of happiness
May he quickly progress on the path to Nibbana and never fall back.
May those he has left behind be free of mental and physical pain.

with metta and karuna
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby legolas » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:37 am

Such sadness that brings home the Buddha's call to urgency.

May his family be strong and remember his goodness.

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Annapurna » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:50 am

Goofaholix wrote:JC will be missed here, and elsewhere too I'm sure.

Something like this happening suddenly brings home that even though we know our lives are impermanent it often doesn't really sink in, and we live as if we can be certain we have many years ahead of us.


Very true....

such sad news. :weep:

Hard to believe.

My condolences to his family.
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Anders » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:44 am

I'm saddened to discover this. I worked with James briefly at e-sangha and always considered him a very genuine and kind fellow practitioner. He will be missed.

May he be happy and at peace wherever he goes from here. May his loved ones be happy and at peace.
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:51 am

From James' facebook page:
we just got home and Jamie in the operation room for take his organs out right now.It's gonna take him awhile.And thank you so much for all of you guys for support our family.
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Sekha » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:28 pm

Whatever change there will occur, may this change be for better with support of our metta
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby phil » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:27 pm

Terrible news. He had developed provisions for the journey, that enthusiasm for and understanding of Dhamma...

Metta,

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby andrewuk » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:58 pm

I second this beautiful verses.

May James have a rebirth where he can hear and practise the Dhamma
May James have happiness and the causes of happiness
May he quickly progress on the path to Nibbana and never fall back.
May those he has left behind be free of mental and physical pain.

May you be free from suffering, James.

With metta,

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Tex » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:09 pm

I just stumbled upon this news on Facebook. How tragic. I don't even know what to say. This sucks.

JC was an excellent poster and moderator. I learned a lot from him.

Much metta to James's family and friends in their time of loss.

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby acinteyyo » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:36 pm

May JC and his family be happy :bow:

edit: even now he taught me a lesson in Dhamma, I'm very grateful for it :anjali:
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Both formerly, monks, and now, it is just suffering that I make known and the ending of suffering.

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Vepacitta » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:36 pm

How fleeting is life ...

My sincere condolences to JC's wife and family.

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby Goedert » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:37 pm

May him find peace and be free from all suffering. Hope all his merits come to fruition.

May his family be free from atachmment, be free from suffering and honour him every moment.

May his condition serve as a teaching for many people.
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby salmon » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:37 am

Ben wrote:From James' facebook page:
we just got home and Jamie in the operation room for take his organs out right now.It's gonna take him awhile.And thank you so much for all of you guys for support our family.


Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu...even in death, he has made much merits.

May we all be grateful for this important last lesson that JC has taught us.

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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"

Postby shjohnk » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:47 am

Awful news. Thanks for your virtual friendship JC and may you find peace. Metta and Karuna to all those who knew him.
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