Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

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Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by Dan74 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:59 pm

I've just heard that Grigoris has had to urgently fly to London to see his brother who's had a massive heart attack. The prospects are not good.

Some may be moved to say a few words of prayer or send a personal message of support.

May they both be well.
May Greg's brother, if he passes away, encounter a fortunate rebirth.

_/|\_
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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by Mantrik » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:06 pm

How awful.

I'll dedicate some practice.
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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by Tiago Simões » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:08 pm

May they both be well. Wherever they go, may they always be protected by the Buddhas compassion, in this life and the next. 🙏
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by pemachophel » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:28 pm

oh dear, sorry to hear this. i will include both in my afternoon session. ma they have happiness and the causes of happiness. may they be free from suffering and the causes of suffering, may they never be separated from the sublime happiness that is free from suffering, may they rest in the boundless equanimity that is free from attachment (to those they hold) near and aversion (to those they hold) distant.
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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by justsit » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:43 pm

So sorry to hear this, Greg. May your brother heal quickly, and if that is not possible, may he receive an auspicious rebirth.

Prayer To Be Reborn in Dewachen:

May we take birth in Dewachen.
Once we’re born there, may the lotus open;
In that body, may we be enlightened.
Thus fully awakened, may our emanations
Guide living beings ’til the end of time.

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All you sentient beings, I have a good or bad connection with,
As soon as you have left, this confused dimension,
May you be born, in the west in Sukavati,
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Post by kirtu » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:12 pm

May all be well.

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Post by Simon E. » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:15 pm

_/\_
Back to fishin' folks... :namaste:

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Post by shaunc » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:17 pm

I hope that things work out for you and your brother.
Good luck and best wishes.
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Post by arch » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:03 am

Thinking of you. Sending strong nen.

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Post by Lucas Oliveira » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:31 am

we talk a lot about suffering, illness and death, but when it happens near people it is difficult.

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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by Knotty Veneer » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:14 pm

Sorry to hear about your brother, Greg.

You're both in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by Tiago Simões » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:46 pm

My condolences Grigoris.
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by fuki » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:56 pm

Dan74 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:59 pm
I've just heard that Grigoris has had to urgently fly to London to see his brother who's had a massive heart attack. The prospects are not good.

Some may be moved to say a few words of prayer or send a personal message of support.

May they both be well.
May Greg's brother, if he passes away, encounter a fortunate rebirth.

_/|\_
May they bask in the Light of unconditional Love.
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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by Ayu » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:13 am

Best wishes. May the brother and the family be fine and peacefully help eachother.

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Post by Quay » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:48 pm

:heart:
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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by Pema Rigdzin » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:53 am

Praying for your brother, Greg, and for you and your family!

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Post by Grigoris » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:40 am

Thank you for your wishes people.

Unfortunately my brother ended up dying on Monday morning. Actually, I believe his dying was the better of the two options available, as the other one was that he remained a "vegetable", something I am sure my brother would never have wanted.

Still in London sorting out the final details before his body is shipped back to Greece for a (Greek Orthodox) burial. Something I am also sure my brother would never have wanted, but we are doing it mainly to ease my parents suffering.

OM AMI DEWA HRIH
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OM TARE TOUTTARE TOURE SOHA
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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by Tiago Simões » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:28 am

OM AMI DEWA HRIH

How are you dealing with your brothers passing Greg?
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by Grigoris » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:52 am

Tiago Simões wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:28 am
OM AMI DEWA HRIH

How are you dealing with your brothers passing Greg?
I have more issues dealing with my parent's grief, than my brother's death. I did the requisite prayers and said my goodbyes, so...
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

Post by Tiago Simões » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:16 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:52 am
Tiago Simões wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:28 am
OM AMI DEWA HRIH

How are you dealing with your brothers passing Greg?
I have more issues dealing with my parent's grief, than my brother's death. I did the requisite prayers and said my goodbyes, so...
It's always shit to outlive your kids. May your parents find solace in their own faith, and may your brothers funeral be peaceful.
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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