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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by Vepacitta » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:59 am

O I am so sorry to hear this - I really like (liked?) Indie - and always worried about him like a mother-hen - he seemed to have such mental difficulties. But he was a sweet, intelligent fun kid (to me he was a kid). A heart attack - he's so young ... it's really a shock. His poor Mum, he took such good care of her.

Indie, wherever you are, may you be happy, may you be safe and may you be at peace.

Thank you Bhante for letting us know. And thank you also Bhante for your strong support of Indie.

With Love from Mt Meru,

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by DNS » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:17 am

Here is a photo he posted of himself here at Dhamma Wheel back in Nov. 2010

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by lojong1 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:20 am

Sad. He has sort of been asking for it recently, praying for death and all. Painful.
I was worried about the effects of that half-experiment on him...automatically reading 'discovered I'm ineligible' as 'weaseled out of liability for probable results.'
Who knows.

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by Kim OHara » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:02 am

To me, Individual was someone doing the very best he could in a very difficult situation which seemed to be (mostly, anyway) not of his own making. That's all anyone can do, and I liked and respected him for it.
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by Dan74 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:37 am

I keep hoping that Alex will log on and tell everyone that this was just a stupid prank...

He is/was a very bright kid, afflicted like many these days with addiction and mental health issues. I liked him a lot and we exchanged PMs back in the early days when he had some interest in Zen.

In case this is true, may he have a more fortunate rebirth, may his family and friends find peace and strength in this time of loss.

He liked the Diamond Sutra (in his sig), so here are a few lines that may be appropriate:

Thus shall you think of all this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A flash of lightening in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.
_/|\_

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:44 am

Níl sa saol seo ach ceo
Is ní bheimid beo ach seal beag gearr.

There is not in this life but mist
And we will not live but a short hard time.
>> 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.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by catmoon » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:15 am

Travel happily, my brother, and may the Dharma bear you swiftly to safer shores.

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by imagemarie » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:38 pm

But when, having gone
to the Buddha, Dhamma,
& Sangha for refuge,
you see with right discernment
the four noble truths —
stress,
the cause of stress,
the transcending of stress,
& the noble eightfold path,
the way to the stilling of stress:
that's the secure refuge,
that, the supreme refuge,
that is the refuge,
having gone to which,
you gain release
from all suffering & stress.
— Dhp 188-192


Such sad news. Bless you "Individual"

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by Viscid » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:59 pm

He was a kid. A good one.

Considering his post history, I doubt it was a simple "heart attack."

Awful news, if true. His mother had issues also, if I recall.
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by bodom » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:32 pm

Very sorry to hear. He was a good kid, just lost in this crazy thing we call life, as we all have been at one time or another. Much metta to William and all his family and friends.

:anjali:
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


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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by Reductor » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:25 pm

His was a hard life. Now a hard end. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

In spite of his troubles, I found many of his posts sharp and insightful.

Good bye Alex.

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by adeh » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:47 pm

Sad news...may he have a fortunate rebirth.

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by cooran » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:21 am

May he have happiness and the Causes of happiness
May he have a fortunate rebirth and access to the Dhamma.
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---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: Pulling for Individual...

Post by phil » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:26 pm

I will echo Cooran: "May he have a fortunate rebirth and access to Dhamma."
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by clw_uk » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:05 am

Bit of a shock


Very sad news
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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by Hanzze » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:29 am

William was very different and he was somebody how really had drunken the Dhamma.
A very special being and I would wonder if his time here wouldn't have pushed him real high, nothing to worry about him. May it, that his parents had participate on the realizations he had a little, as this was his biggest wish.

What would he had say here? Thanks!

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The Beginning Is the End

When we're born we're already dead, you know. Aging and death are the same thing. It's like a tree. Part of it's the base; part of it's the end at the tip. When there's a base, there's an end. When there's an end, there's a base. When there's no base, there's no end. When there's an end, there has to be a base. An end without a base: That can't be. That's how it is.
So it's kind of amusing. When a person dies, we're sad and upset. We sit and cry, grieving — all kinds of things. That's delusion. It's delusion, you know. When a person dies we sob and cry. That's the way it's been since who knows when. We don't stop to examine this carefully. Actually — and excuse me for saying this — it appears to me that if you're going to cry when a person dies, it'd be better to cry when a person is born. But we have it all backwards. When a child is born, people beam and laugh from happiness. But actually birth is death. Death is birth. The beginning is the end; the end is the beginning.

by Ajahn Chah
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by daverupa » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:57 am

The Beginning Is the End

When we're born we're already dead, you know. Aging and death are the same thing. It's like a tree. Part of it's the base; part of it's the end at the tip. When there's a base, there's an end. When there's an end, there's a base. When there's no base, there's no end. When there's an end, there has to be a base. An end without a base: That can't be. That's how it is.
So it's kind of amusing. When a person dies, we're sad and upset. We sit and cry, grieving — all kinds of things. That's delusion. It's delusion, you know. When a person dies we sob and cry. That's the way it's been since who knows when. We don't stop to examine this carefully. Actually — and excuse me for saying this — it appears to me that if you're going to cry when a person dies, it'd be better to cry when a person is born. But we have it all backwards. When a child is born, people beam and laugh from happiness. But actually birth is death. Death is birth. The beginning is the end; the end is the beginning.

by Ajahn Chah
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  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by plwk » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:34 pm

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by kirtu » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:24 pm

May our friend Individual have a happy rebirth, connect with the Dhamma at birth, attain perfect liberation and by his example and emmulation of our Teacher Shakyamuni, guide numberless beings to the further shore.

May Individual's family remember him with love and may they be comforted in their sorrow, May they be filled with joy and love at his memeory in the coming years. May all errors be forgiven and may all virtues be rejoiced in. May Individual's memory be a wave of goodness to bring happiness and joy to everyone.

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Post by Phra Chuntawongso » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:34 am

My thoughts go out to Individuals family at this time.
May the power of the Triple Gem sustain you all at this time.
With metta, Phra Greg
And crawling on the planets face,some insects called the human race.
Lost in time
Lost in space
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