Goenka died today

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Re: Goenka died today

Post by cooran » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:16 am

The world is a poorer place with the loss of this inspiring Teacher.
:candle:
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Re: Goenka died today

Post by appicchato » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:32 am

:candle:

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Re: Goenka died today

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:39 am

cooran wrote:The world is a poorer place with the loss of this inspiring Teacher.
:candle:
And the world is far richer for his having been here.
>> 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

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: Goenka died today

Post by cooran » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:57 am

tiltbillings wrote:
cooran wrote:The world is a poorer place with the loss of this inspiring Teacher.
:candle:
And the world is far richer for his having been here.
Well said!
---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 ---

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Re: Goenka died today

Post by Mr Man » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:44 am

:candle:

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Re: Goenka died today

Post by Myotai » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:27 am

:candle: :anjali:

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Re: Goenka died today

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:34 am

:candle:
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Re: Goenka died today

Post by Dhammabodhi » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:19 am

Boundless gratitude to beloved guruji! No matter how much I learn about impermanence, its never enough....tears were inevitable.

:(
"Take rest, take rest."-S.N.Goenka

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Re: Goenka died today

Post by mikenz66 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:27 am

:candle:

I have much gratitude for creating the opportunity for my first long retreat...

:anjali:
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Re: Goenka died today

Post by nekete » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:33 am

One of the reasons I'm in England trying to learn English is because I wanted to go to India and try to meet him. I took this decision in my last and third ten days retreat. I knew he was ill. Today is a sad day.

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Re: Goenka died today

Post by beforewisdom » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:34 pm

S.N. Goenka passes away at 90
http://www.dhamma.org/en/passing.shtml

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Re: Goenka died today

Post by beforewisdom » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:38 pm

Like many people, he made meditation retreats accessible to me. When I got interested in Buddhist meditation I was a student. There was no way I could have afforded one of the IMS retreats. I also saw both documentaries about his program to teach vipassana meditation to people in prisons. No doubt he helped many with that program alone, to reduce the misery in their lives.

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Re: Goenka died today

Post by Dhamma Bandhu Nitin » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:46 pm

I have much respect for our Guruji,
We all miss our great teacher of Dhamma.
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Re: Goenka died today

Post by Dan74 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:47 pm

My heart goes out to all his students.

He brought the Dhamma into the lives of many people who would otherwise have had no access to it. I am thinking especially of the prisoners (Dhamma Brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA8XFEyeMi8) and the untouchables.

A life well-lived and an inspiration to all.
_/|\_

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Re: Goenka died today

Post by Sanjay PS » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:53 pm

A beautiful video titled " Pilgrimage to the Sacred Land".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=albRE0Gme94

Takes one through what Goenkaji cherished most , and shared with so many innumerable beings across the world tirelessly .

An ever inspiring footage , in the galaxy of the shinning stars of Dhamma.

sanjay
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The path of Dhamma is no picnic . It is a strenuous march steeply up the hill . If all the comrades desert you , Walk alone ! Walk alone ! with all the Thrill !!

U S.N. Goenka

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