The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34

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The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34

Post by pilgrim » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:39 am

Aaron Lee died on Saturday, October 21, at age 34, after fighting cancer for more than a year. Aaron was known to many for his blog, Angry Asian Buddhist, where he wrote anonymously under the pen name “Arunlikhati."

https://www.lionsroar.com/aaron-lee-the ... ed-age-34/

His last blog post, "Be the Refuge"
https://medium.com/be-the-refuge/

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Re: The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34

Post by DNS » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:13 pm

Oh no!

:candle:

I read some of his articles, they were pretty good. Although I didn't agree with all of his arguments, I liked the way he brought it out into the open how Asians do meditate and participate in retreats, etc.

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Re: The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34

Post by mikenz66 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:30 pm

Thanks for posting that, Pilgrim.

I found Aaron's final blog “Be the refuge” very practical and inspiring.

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Re: The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34

Post by perkele » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:24 pm

By some random happenstance I just googled him yesterday, just because this phrase "angry asian buddhist" popped into my mind, wondering: who was that again? I had never paid much attention to his writings. Now I read a bit of his last blog post. And today I learn that he just died a few day ago.
May he have a fortunate rebirth, angry or asian or buddhist or otherwise, and meet the triple gems once again.
:anjali:

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Re: The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34

Post by Kusala » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:04 am

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Re: The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34

Post by bodom » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:53 pm

:candle:

:namaste:
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


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

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Re: The “Angry Asian Buddhist,” has died, age 34

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:04 pm

Rest in Power Aaron Lee, the Angry Asian Buddhist
http://www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org/ ... -buddhist/
“There is a stereotype, not just of Buddhists, but of Asians, that we are passive and we don’t really act up, and we sit on fluffy meditation cushions and gaze on our navels, and smile, and do something focused and we’re not angry. So just having this ‘Angry Asian Buddhist’ in the title challenges you to think about what it means to be Asian and Buddhist. And I think that’s important, to have some sort of icon which can counter stereotypes.”
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