Pulling for Individual...

The latest news and updates about the Dhamma Wheel forum.
User avatar
Vepacitta
Posts: 299
Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 3:58 pm
Location: Somewhere on the slopes of Mt. Meru

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Vepacitta » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:59 am

O I am so sorry to hear this - I really like (liked?) Indie - and always worried about him like a mother-hen - he seemed to have such mental difficulties. But he was a sweet, intelligent fun kid (to me he was a kid). A heart attack - he's so young ... it's really a shock. His poor Mum, he took such good care of her.

Indie, wherever you are, may you be happy, may you be safe and may you be at peace.

Thank you Bhante for letting us know. And thank you also Bhante for your strong support of Indie.

With Love from Mt Meru,

Vepacitta
I'm your friendly, neighbourhood Asura

User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 9917
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:17 am

Here is a photo he posted of himself here at Dhamma Wheel back in Nov. 2010

Image

Here is the link to the post: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2553&p=101854#p101842

lojong1
Posts: 580
Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:59 am

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby lojong1 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:20 am

Sad. He has sort of been asking for it recently, praying for death and all. Painful.
I was worried about the effects of that half-experiment on him...automatically reading 'discovered I'm ineligible' as 'weaseled out of liability for probable results.'
Who knows.

User avatar
Kim OHara
Posts: 3987
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:02 am

To me, Individual was someone doing the very best he could in a very difficult situation which seemed to be (mostly, anyway) not of his own making. That's all anyone can do, and I liked and respected him for it.
:meditate:
Kim

User avatar
Dan74
Posts: 3012
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:12 pm

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Dan74 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:37 am

I keep hoping that Alex will log on and tell everyone that this was just a stupid prank...

He is/was a very bright kid, afflicted like many these days with addiction and mental health issues. I liked him a lot and we exchanged PMs back in the early days when he had some interest in Zen.

In case this is true, may he have a more fortunate rebirth, may his family and friends find peace and strength in this time of loss.

He liked the Diamond Sutra (in his sig), so here are a few lines that may be appropriate:

Thus shall you think of all this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A flash of lightening in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.
_/|\_

User avatar
tiltbillings
Posts: 23012
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:44 am

Níl sa saol seo ach ceo
Is ní bheimid beo ach seal beag gearr.

There is not in this life but mist
And we will not live but a short hard time.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

      >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
      -- Proverbs 26:12

User avatar
catmoon
Posts: 369
Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:59 am

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby catmoon » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:15 am

Travel happily, my brother, and may the Dharma bear you swiftly to safer shores.

User avatar
imagemarie
Posts: 420
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:35 pm

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby imagemarie » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:38 pm

But when, having gone
to the Buddha, Dhamma,
& Sangha for refuge,
you see with right discernment
the four noble truths —
stress,
the cause of stress,
the transcending of stress,
& the noble eightfold path,
the way to the stilling of stress:
that's the secure refuge,
that, the supreme refuge,
that is the refuge,
having gone to which,
you gain release
from all suffering & stress.
— Dhp 188-192


Such sad news. Bless you "Individual"

:bow:

User avatar
Viscid
Posts: 930
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:55 pm
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact:

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Viscid » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:59 pm

He was a kid. A good one.

Considering his post history, I doubt it was a simple "heart attack."

Awful news, if true. His mother had issues also, if I recall.
Last edited by bodom on Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Innapropriate comment removed.
"What holds attention determines action." - William James

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 5413
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby bodom » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:32 pm

Very sorry to hear. He was a good kid, just lost in this crazy thing we call life, as we all have been at one time or another. Much metta to William and all his family and friends.

:anjali:
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

Reductor
Posts: 1364
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:52 am
Location: Alberta, Canada

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Reductor » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:25 pm

His was a hard life. Now a hard end. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

In spite of his troubles, I found many of his posts sharp and insightful.

Good bye Alex.

User avatar
adeh
Posts: 215
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:42 pm
Location: Mexico City

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby adeh » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:47 pm

Sad news...may he have a fortunate rebirth.

User avatar
cooran
Posts: 8491
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby cooran » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:21 am

May he have happiness and the Causes of happiness
May he have a fortunate rebirth and access to the Dhamma.
:anjali:
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

User avatar
phil
Posts: 785
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:08 am
Location: Tokyo

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby phil » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:26 pm

I will echo Cooran: "May he have a fortunate rebirth and access to Dhamma."
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

User avatar
clw_uk
Posts: 4537
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:36 am
Location: Wales, United Kingdom

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby clw_uk » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:05 am

Bit of a shock


Very sad news
The dogmatists have claimed to have found the truth, others say that it cannot be apprehended; the Sceptics continue the search.
Sextus Empiricus

User avatar
Hanzze
Posts: 1906
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:47 pm
Location: Cambodia

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Hanzze » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:29 am

William was very different and he was somebody how really had drunken the Dhamma.
A very special being and I would wonder if his time here wouldn't have pushed him real high, nothing to worry about him. May it, that his parents had participate on the realizations he had a little, as this was his biggest wish.

What would he had say here? Thanks!

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/1752/1003243.jpg

The Beginning Is the End

When we're born we're already dead, you know. Aging and death are the same thing. It's like a tree. Part of it's the base; part of it's the end at the tip. When there's a base, there's an end. When there's an end, there's a base. When there's no base, there's no end. When there's an end, there has to be a base. An end without a base: That can't be. That's how it is.
So it's kind of amusing. When a person dies, we're sad and upset. We sit and cry, grieving — all kinds of things. That's delusion. It's delusion, you know. When a person dies we sob and cry. That's the way it's been since who knows when. We don't stop to examine this carefully. Actually — and excuse me for saying this — it appears to me that if you're going to cry when a person dies, it'd be better to cry when a person is born. But we have it all backwards. When a child is born, people beam and laugh from happiness. But actually birth is death. Death is birth. The beginning is the end; the end is the beginning.

by Ajahn Chah
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_

User avatar
daverupa
Posts: 5975
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:58 pm

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby daverupa » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:57 am

The Beginning Is the End

When we're born we're already dead, you know. Aging and death are the same thing. It's like a tree. Part of it's the base; part of it's the end at the tip. When there's a base, there's an end. When there's an end, there's a base. When there's no base, there's no end. When there's an end, there has to be a base. An end without a base: That can't be. That's how it is.
So it's kind of amusing. When a person dies, we're sad and upset. We sit and cry, grieving — all kinds of things. That's delusion. It's delusion, you know. When a person dies we sob and cry. That's the way it's been since who knows when. We don't stop to examine this carefully. Actually — and excuse me for saying this — it appears to me that if you're going to cry when a person dies, it'd be better to cry when a person is born. But we have it all backwards. When a child is born, people beam and laugh from happiness. But actually birth is death. Death is birth. The beginning is the end; the end is the beginning.

by Ajahn Chah

:goodpost:
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

plwk
Posts: 1395
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:14 am
Contact:

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby plwk » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:34 pm

Image
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: Pañhamavagga
Buddhanussati SC VSM VMM BS

kirtu
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:14 pm

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby kirtu » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:24 pm

May our friend Individual have a happy rebirth, connect with the Dhamma at birth, attain perfect liberation and by his example and emmulation of our Teacher Shakyamuni, guide numberless beings to the further shore.

May Individual's family remember him with love and may they be comforted in their sorrow, May they be filled with joy and love at his memeory in the coming years. May all errors be forgiven and may all virtues be rejoiced in. May Individual's memory be a wave of goodness to bring happiness and joy to everyone.

:namaste:

User avatar
Phra Chuntawongso
Posts: 274
Joined: Sun May 02, 2010 11:05 am
Location: Wat SriBoenRuang,Fang,Chiang Mai
Contact:

Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:34 am

My thoughts go out to Individuals family at this time.
May the power of the Triple Gem sustain you all at this time.
With metta, Phra Greg
And crawling on the planets face,some insects called the human race.
Lost in time
Lost in space
And meaning


Return to “Announcements”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine