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Ben
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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by Ben » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:58 pm

Consider it done, Sattva!
Wishing you health and long life.
With metta

Ben
“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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octathlon
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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by octathlon » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:05 pm

I will be happy to. :anjali:
May you be well and free from suffering. :heart:

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by bodom » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:11 am

:group: :heart:

: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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:25 am

:heart:
:anjali:
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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cooran
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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by cooran » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:40 am

May Louise be safe and protected

May Louise be healthy and strong

May Louise be happy of heart and mind

May Louise live with ease and well-being

May Louise be free of mental and physical pain.

with metta
Chris
---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: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by Ytrog » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:28 pm

Metta :hug:
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.
mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments
If you see any unskillful speech (or other action) from me let me know, so I can learn from it.

mlswe
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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by mlswe » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:02 pm

may you be always mindful and may your confidence in the triple gem be strong and supportive whatever the outcome may be, may the outcome be to your benefit

may you be healthy, content, surrounded by reliable support and liberated from dukkha

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Dhammabodhi
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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by Dhammabodhi » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:57 pm

Truckloads of Metta ! :heart: :hug:
"Take rest, take rest."-S.N.Goenka

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by sattva » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:58 pm

Thanks everyone for all the support. I appreciate it so much :heart:

I went to the surgeon's yesterday and the news was worse than expected. I was quite bummed out, although i am in a better frame of mind today. He is concerned about my kidneys which are not working perfectly and he says i have a 50% chance of being on dialysis afterwards, at least temporarilly, and possibly permanently. I had just come from my regular doctor who hadn't seemed all that concerned about the kidney numbers, blaming it on one of my meds and the dye i had to take for the cardio cath. We are lowering the med and he seemed to think that my kidneys would come back, but the heart surgeon says that the operation will stress my kidneys further.

He also wants me to get an MRA (it's like an MRI) on my neck. He thinks the arteries there may be clogged as well. I am scheduled for that on Friday. My insurane company is balking about paying.... We have tentalively scheduled the bypass for June 29th. It is farther away than the cardiologist wanted, but it is what it is. If my arteries in my neck are clogged, that will be done right before the heart. It will take at least 3 hours, maybe more.

Yesterday, i questioned whether i should not get it done. I may die during the operation. I may end up on dialysis. I shutter at the thought. If i don't have the operation, i will probably die soon of a heart attack. They say i have had a silent one in the past which has probably caused all these problems i have been having.

This is my conclusion. If i live and end up on dialysis, i will still be able to practice Buddhism even in a limited form. I cannot choose definite death over a limited existence with the possibily of any continued practice.

i will try to let you all know as much as possible the exact time and expected length of the operation.

Thank you again :anjali:

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by mikenz66 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:11 pm

Dear Sattava,

I admire your courage. Be as well as you can be.

:anjali:
Mike

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by Reductor » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:43 pm

My heart goes out to you sattva. It cannot be easy to face these problems. Be at peace and recall that all things go their own way.

Karuna!

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by cooran » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:20 pm

Dear Louise,

I have a close relative, in his sixties, who had a quadruple bypass in his forties, then, in his fifties, he had a triple bypass, this was followed in later years by four stents, and an angioplasty. He is also diabetic. This man still drives daily, shops, does the washing, volunteers at a charity one day a week, and cares for his elderly mother full-time. He had his initial quadruple bypass over 20 years ago. Keeping in regular touch with your G.P. after the Op is essential and supportive.

With metta :console:
Chris
---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: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by bodom » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:28 pm

A Dhamma talk from Upasika Kee Nanayon that everyone should read:

A Good Dose of Dhamma:
For Meditators When They Are Ill

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... ddose.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

: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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Post by fig tree » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:29 am

This is Sattva:
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