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jcsuperstar (james brand) was a moderator here at Dhamma Wheel and passed away suddenly on August 30th 2010 leaving behind a young family.
It would have been james' birthday today.
Please spare a moment to remember our dearly departed dhamma friend.
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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.Anguttara-Nikaya: Ekanipata: Ekadhammapali: PañhamavaggaWBB TBHT HBM AC My Page
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Gone but not forgotten.
I am on extended leave until further notice. Please refer all moderation issues to our other moderators or administrators.
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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)'We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go' - Phra PanyapatipoDharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum)
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This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog - Some Suttas Translated.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.
mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments
If you see any unskillful speech (or other action) from me let me know, so I can learn from it.
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I am very grateful for all the work he did here in the early days of Dhamma Wheel and for all of his contributions with his posts. It is only so appropriate and lucky that he was the one who started:the great rebirth thread
now with over 2,600 posts.
Every time that thread gets bumped up, another reason to remember him.
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one year...how fast it goes
may the forces abandoned/set forth after death be guided by the light and the love of the Dharma. May his family's hearts continue to heal.
Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be at ease.
---from the Metta Sutta
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Whenever I read (or read) his posts, I always think "well, there's a pretty swell guy".
I'd have liked to have known him better.
The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.
And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72
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All outward-going knowing
--Upasika Kee Nanayon
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---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
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The sentence in my signature is false
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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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All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)
By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
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I'm your friendly, neighbourhood Asura
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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.
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