Bhikkhu Samahita has passed away

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Bhikkhu Samahita has passed away

Post by The2nd » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:38 am

Dear Friends,
Bhikkhu Samahita ( https://what-buddha-said.net/ ) ,who was living in Denmark has passed away. His funeral is being held today.
The details of his passing are unclear at this point.

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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita has passed away

Post by robertk » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:33 am

Thanks very much for informing us.
Please pass on further details as you learn of them if you can.

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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita has passed away

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:18 am

:candle: :candle: :candle:

I really appreciated his regular offerings here on DW.

That's very sad news.

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Post by SarathW » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:10 am

I was shocked to hear the news.
I loved to read his teaching with a lot of graphics named Daily Dhamma Drop from Ceylon.
I think he is a very young monk
May he attain Nibbana in his next life if he is not attained it in this very life!
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Post by dharmacorps » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:31 pm

I am sorry to hear this. I appreciated his presence here. :candle:

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Post by SDC » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:46 pm

Very sad news... :candle:

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Post by Bundokji » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:25 pm

Ven. Samāhita Thero (born 1960) was educated as a Medical Doctor at the Copenhagen University in Denmark, and became Associate Professor in Bioinformatics at the Technical University in Denmark, working with theoretical biology, and artificial intelligence. Cooperating with grandchildren of Danish Physicist Niels Bohr (Noble Prize 1922) stimulated a long cherished interest in Quantum Physics, and Einsteinian Relativity.

He arrived in Sri Lanka 2001, was ordained as novice at Maharagama Bhikkhu Training Center in 2002 by the late Ven. Madihe Paññasiha Mahanayaka Thera and fully ordained as Bhikkhu the same place in 2003 by Ven. Ñāna Ratana Mahanayaka Thera. As a monk of the Theravada Araññavasin Forest Tradition, then he meditates mostly alone in a remote mountain forest hermitage in Bambarella, near Hulu Ganga, Panwila ~ 56 km from Kandy.

His main philosophical interest is the convergence and congruence of ideas within Early Buddhism, Orthodox Quantum Physics, Einsteinian Relativity, Information Theory, and Thermodynamics.
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This was the last word of the Tathagata.

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Post by Idappaccayata » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:23 pm

Very sad to hear. He seemed quite young still. I wonder what the cause was.
A dying man can only rely upon his wisdom, if he developed it. Wisdom is not dependent upon any phenomenon originated upon six senses. It is developed on the basis of the discernment of the same. That’s why when one’s senses start to wither and die, the knowledge of their nature remains unaffected. When there is no wisdom, there will be despair, in the face of death.

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Post by DNS » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:02 pm

The2nd wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:38 am
Dear Friends,
Bhikkhu Samahita ( https://what-buddha-said.net/ ) ,who was living in Denmark has passed away. His funeral is being held today.
The details of his passing are unclear at this point.
I googled but could not find any news about this. Do you have a link to any further information?

Sad news. He was a regular poster here for many years. I remember his health was declining and heard that he went back to Denmark, not too long ago. He told me he was going to try and establish a vihara there in Denmark. He was born in 1960 so that makes his age at death at about only 59 years.

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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita has passed away

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:04 pm

Idappaccayata wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Very sad to hear. He seemed quite young still. I wonder what the cause was.
He was in his late fifties, it seems. He was quite ill a few years ago, and people got concerned about his welfare and were trying to contact him.

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Post by DNS » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:07 pm

It looks like his last posts on twitter, facebook, and youtube were all on October 3, 2019 just 22 days ago.

He has hundreds of videos on his youtube page.
https://www.youtube.com/user/BhikkhuSamahita

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Post by Lucas Oliveira » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:55 pm

:candle:
I participate in this forum using Google Translator. http://translate.google.com.br

http://www.acessoaoinsight.net/

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Post by form » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:33 pm

https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Bhikkhu_Samahita

Medical doc and highly educated.

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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita has passed away

Post by The2nd » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:54 pm

DNS wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:02 pm
The2nd wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:38 am
Dear Friends,
Bhikkhu Samahita ( https://what-buddha-said.net/ ) ,who was living in Denmark has passed away. His funeral is being held today.
The details of his passing are unclear at this point.
I googled but could not find any news about this. Do you have a link to any further information?

Sad news. He was a regular poster here for many years. I remember his health was declining and heard that he went back to Denmark, not too long ago. He told me he was going to try and establish a vihara there in Denmark. He was born in 1960 so that makes his age at death at about only 59 years.

:candle: :candle: :candle:
I was searching for Bhante Samahita and was informed through the grapevine of some of his Sri Lankan supporters that he took his own life about 2 weeks ago in Denmark, which was a few weeks after his father passed away with cancer.
Nobody seems to have posted any comments on his websites or social media.
I am not close enough to know any detailed information but I am hoping that someone closer will gives us confirmation of this event.

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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita has passed away

Post by SarathW » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:58 pm

"Artificial intelligence is dangerous because it does not have the consciousness."

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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