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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2015, 03:08:17 pm »
I wish it weren't true and there was some sort of mix up, but unfortunately that isn't the case. His death was confirmed by the health department.

There wasn't an obituary as he had no family or anyone appointed to act on his behalf (or even be contacted in case of his death or health emergency), so there wasn't really anyone to arrange such a thing.

I know it's quite unexpected, and I hope healing to comes to all who are impacted by this.

It's still hard to believe he's gone,  :(

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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2015, 04:12:00 am »
nunca olvidaremos a DK. Buen amigo y seguramente guía para muchos que buscaban alguna ayuda en el camino.
 
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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2015, 01:02:57 pm »

Poetic justice—deserving to be the karmic character you habitually practice being—until YOU stop it.


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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2015, 12:10:18 pm »
Thanks, Pudgala.

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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2015, 12:34:32 pm »
Thank you for a wonderful post, Pudgala.  I had no idea DK had been struggling with a long-term illness.  Knowing that helps provide a bit of closure.

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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2016, 08:06:29 am »
Is this a serious matter? A zen monk passing away??

We should continue our practices!


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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2016, 02:10:50 pm »
Dharmakara was Dharmakara—a devoted Caretaker of FreeShanga.com and not a zen monk passing away. The absence of the breeze of his presence is quite noticeable to those of us who have spent anytime surfing the word waves of this forum.

I am surprised that Dharmakara-dust still moves in my mind. I am a Zen dust-devil made up of the uplifting veridical currents that arise from the Buddha fields of Original Mind and I am pleased to have his dust drift through my mind.

This is not a serious matter and condolences don't really apply. Guiding the energy released by Dharmakara's passing into our continuing practice as you suggest is exactly what Dharmakara would have said—so his compassionate breeze moves within you only it doesn't bear his name.

Poetic justice—deserving to be the karmic character you habitually practice being—until YOU stop it.


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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2016, 02:30:39 pm »
Just got word of DK's death a few minutes ago from another past member of FreeSangha.  May his rebirth be beneficial and of service to all those with whom he comes in contact.  May all those who have worked with and befriended DK in the past remember their interactions with respect and loving-kindness.  May all beings live to serve The Dhamma as well as was DK's intention.
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But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.


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Re: The passing of Dharmakara
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2016, 03:28:40 pm »
Just found out.
Feeling sad that I never got to patch things up with him.
Hope wherever he is, he's continuing to help sentient beings find their way to the Dharma.
He'll be missed.

 


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