Goenka died today

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Goenka died today

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We just received the news that our dear Dhamma father, Goenkaji, passed away peacefully at the ripe age of 90 at his residence in Mumbai on Sunday, 29th September, 2013 at 10:40pm, Indian Time.

May he be happy, peaceful & liberated.

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I was not a follower of the Goenka style of practice, but I hope all of those who look up to him and practice in the style of Goenka's teachings are happy and well.




With metta.

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:candle:
:anjali:

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:candle: Much respect to him, for all the good he did, helping so many in the practice of Buddhist meditation. A life truly well-lived. :anjali:
“It would be better for the uninstructed run-of-the-mill person to hold to the body composed of the four great elements, rather than the mind, as the self. Why is that? Because this body composed of the four great elements is seen standing for a year, two years, three, four, five, ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, a hundred years or more. But what’s called ‘mind,’ ‘intellect,’ or ‘consciousness’ by day and by night arises as one thing and ceases as another." - SN 12:61 (excerpt)

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Although not a follower, he offered me the opportunity to have the most profound experience in my life. Forever grateful.
"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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I was inspired by reading his books.
His contribution to spread Buddha Dhamma is invaluable!
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I have much respect for him. He has made great contributions to spreading Buddhist teachings for the welfare of many. :candle: :anjali:
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Oh NO! A true legend of the Dhamma. If there were a Mount Rushmore of modern Buddhism, he would have to be on it.

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Anicca vata sankhara
Uppada vaya dhammino
Uuppajjitva nirujjhanti
Tesam vupasamo sukho

All things are impermanent.
They arise and pass away.
Having arisen they come to an end.
Their coming to peace is bliss.

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Respect and gratitude
:candle:

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So passes a Dhamma giant.
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My beloved Dhamma "father", SN Goenka.
My debt of gratitude to him is beyond measure.
To him I dedicate my merits.
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The impact of Goenkaji is undeniable. :candle:
"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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I tried adding this news to Wikipedia Main page, but it doesn't allow edits to the Main page, so made an entry under recent deaths:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2013#29
S. N. Goenka, 89, Burmese-born Indian Vipassana Teacher whose courses are attended by over 100,000 each year.[5]
He was certainly famous and notable, so hopefully other Wiki editors won't delete this.

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I am grateful for a teaching that changed my life, the well-organized retreats in which the teaching was presented, and a venue for Dhamma service that has had an amazing impact on my happiness. May all beings share in his merits.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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David N. Snyder wrote:I tried adding this news to Wikipedia Main page, but it doesn't allow edits to the Main page, so made an entry under recent deaths:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2013#29
S. N. Goenka, 89, Burmese-born Indian Vipassana Teacher whose courses are attended by over 100,000 each year.[5]
He was certainly famous and notable, so hopefully other Wiki editors won't delete this.
David, i know that this may not be the right time or place to ask but ...
Could we have a subforum or a sticky to bring together some of the legacy that he has left?

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