Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge

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Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge

Post by pilgrim » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:15 am

This is tragic.
Practising Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge after pleas for help
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Re: Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:23 am

damn
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Re: Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge

Post by pilgrim » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:21 pm

Would anyone know the background behind this tragedy? For eg, the number of vassas, his monastery, if there are any reports regarding his meditation experiences. The intention is not to find faults but to identify any incidents that we could mark as red flags.

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Post by Dhammanando » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:02 am

I didn't know Colin, but to judge from the photos on his Facebook memorial page I would guess that he was relatively new to Buddhism, for as recently as 2015 he was pictured drinking and sea-fishing.

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Re: Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge

Post by binocular » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:02 am

That page isn't available anymore.

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Re: Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge

Post by chownah » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:53 am

binocular wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:02 am
That page isn't available anymore.
Good. This thread remings me of when people slow down at a traffic accident hoping to see some gore.
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Re: Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge

Post by binocular » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:55 am

chownah wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:53 am
This thread remings me of when people slow down at a traffic accident hoping to see some gore.
pilgrim wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:21 pm
Would anyone know the background behind this tragedy? For eg, the number of vassas, his monastery, if there are any reports regarding his meditation experiences. The intention is not to find faults but to identify any incidents that we could mark as red flags.

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Re: Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge

Post by Kusala » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:15 am

:candle: Colin :candle:

This monk was possessed by an "asura"(demon) and nearly lost it...

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Re: Buddhist monk jumped off motorway bridge

Post by chownah » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:19 am

binocular wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:55 am
chownah wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:53 am
This thread remings me of when people slow down at a traffic accident hoping to see some gore.
pilgrim wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:21 pm
Would anyone know the background behind this tragedy? For eg, the number of vassas, his monastery, if there are any reports regarding his meditation experiences. The intention is not to find faults but to identify any incidents that we could mark as red flags.
Still reminds me of the same thing.
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