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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby 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...

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:17 am

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

Here is the link to the post: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2553&p=101854#p101842

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby 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...

Postby 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...

Postby 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...

Postby 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.

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby 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...

Postby 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 —
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...

Postby 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...

Postby 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.

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...

Postby 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...

Postby adeh » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:47 pm

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

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby 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.
---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...

Postby 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...

Postby clw_uk » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:05 am

Bit of a shock

Very sad news
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby Hanzze » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:29 am

Just that! *smile*

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

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

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Re: Pulling for Individual...

Postby 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...

Postby 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
And meaning

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