Attacked by a stranger...

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Attacked by a stranger...

Postby DGA » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:32 pm

While I was on retreat last week, my father was attacked in a parking lot by a stranger wielding a claw hammer. He was struck first in the back of the head, then in the face, and finally one of his hands as he attempted to protect himself. This is a link to a news article that gives more details on it.

http://goo.gl/0Eph1

Let's pray for an end to poverty, the disease of drug abuse, violence, hatred, and despair, in this and all situations.
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Re: Attacked by a stranger...

Postby Indrajala » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:41 pm

Terrible

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Re: Attacked by a stranger...

Postby kirtu » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:56 pm

May your ad be well, happy and peaceful and recover quickly with no lasting effects from the attack. May the attacker be come to see his actions as violent and unacceptable and may he develop the tools to work though bad situations. If his mind was clouded may the causes and conditions for that delusion dissolve and never return. May we put a swift end to drug abuse, poverty, hopelessness, violence and dispair.

OM TARE TUTARE TURE SOHA
THADYATA OM BEYKANZE BEYKANZE MAHABEYKANZE RAJA SAMUGATE SOHA
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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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Re: Attacked by a stranger...

Postby Seishin » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:55 am

Wow! I'm so sorry to hear this Jikan. I hope and pray your father makes a speedy recovery and I hope and pray all people everywhere realise the dangers of drugs.

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