In rememberance of jcsuperstar

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In rememberance of jcsuperstar

Post by Ben »

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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Gone but not forgotten.


The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

"Overcome the liar by truth." (Dhp 223)

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I see his facebook page sometimes and think oh theres james I should say hi, then remember
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Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.
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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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Post by sattva »

one 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. :candle:

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Post by Reductor »

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.


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"An inward-staying
unentangled knowing,
All outward-going knowing
cast aside."
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hear hear.

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:candle: :candle: :candle:

May he have had a fortunate rebirth and be in contact with the Dhamma
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"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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