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Pulling for Individual...

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Just saw a message on another board that Individual suffered a 'massive' heart attack yesterday, and is being referred to in the past tense...he is/was not everyone's cup of tea but I personally like/liked him and would encourage those feeling the same to send some good vibes his way...

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Oh no... do you have a link, bhante?

All the best, Individual... wishing you well.

:hug:

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May you be well, may you be free from disease.
May you be liberated.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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retrofuturist wrote:...do you have a link?...
From Facebook...

'This is Alex's Aunt Jacquie, Alex had a massive heart attack early this morning. John Hopkin's did everything possible for him. He fought so hard to stay with us. Pls pray for his mom, he was her only child. Also remember life is short, hug the ones you love and never take the small things for granted. God be good to Ale
x!'

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Wow, that is sad. He had so many posts here, he was definitely a part of our community in spite of some of his colorful posts and doubts about the Dhamma, etc. he seemed to mostly enjoy his time here. He will be missed. May he be well and happy in the next life.

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Sad news. Thank you Bhante for passing it on.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Greetings bhante,

Thanks for sharing... I'll pop a note onto his Facebook wall for support next time I have access to FB.

Metta,
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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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Perhaps Retro, to save swamping, you could add everybody's good wishes to yours.

May he soon enjoy a life that will free him from Samsara.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Greetings,
Fede wrote:Perhaps Retro, to save swamping, you could add everybody's good wishes to yours.
Good thinking - I will do. In fact, when I do it I'll append a link to this topic...

Metta,
Retro. :)
"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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:anjali:
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I am sincerely quite saddened by that news. Surprisingly, to me, as I hardly knew him or related much directly with him. Perhaps I was "pulling for him" as well. May it be that his faith in the Dhamma brings him to favorable circumstances in the next life.
"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Are we sure this is the right guy? I thought Individual's name was William, not Alex.

Whoever it is, may he be well and may his family find the strength they need.

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Greetings,
Lazy_eye wrote:Are we sure this is the right guy? I thought Individual's name was William, not Alex.
One and the same.... if venerable Appicchato found out through his Facebook account, it's certainly him.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"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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May he have a fortunate rebirth where he can learn the dhamma and be liberated.
"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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