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Prayers for children and rescurers in Thailand cave

Post by seeker242 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:27 am

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/ ... -boys-live

Please say a prayer for them. They have started the rescue of the children trapped in the cave in Thailand. It a very risky situation as they have to bring them out via scuba diving and none of the children know how to scuba dive. Diving in a cave is also much more dangerous than normal scuba diving. May they all be safe and not come to any harm. One rescuer, Thai navy diver Saman Kunan, has already died. May he have a very favorable rebirth because of such good karma he has made, risking and losing his life to save others.

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Post by amanitamusc » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:58 am

I hope they get all the help available.Elon Musk has made some effort and
with all that are helping and the one who died trying,may the efforts bring all
13 out safely.

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Post by Ayu » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:15 pm

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Post by shaunc » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:11 pm

Latest news I've heard is that 4 of the boys are out and in hospital and the rescue has been delayed for a while.

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Post by shaunc » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:22 pm

The rescue operation is finished and successful. Please remember the Thai navy seal that died in the rescue operation. May his next birth be a favourable one.

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Post by Miroku » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:08 pm

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/9/17548512/t ... n-buddhism

Quite an interesting article. I really do wonder how much it helped them. Anyway, I am very glad they got out of there safe as I didn't have much hope for that especially with the rain season comming.
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Re: Prayers for children and rescurers in Thailand cave

Post by Simon E. » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:47 pm

Miroku wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:08 pm
https://www.vox.com/2018/7/9/17548512/t ... n-buddhism

Quite an interesting article. I really do wonder how much it helped them. Anyway, I am very glad they got out of there safe as I didn't have much hope for that especially with the rain season comming.
Apparently this not accurate.
In reality, according to the BBC News site, the boys were heavily sedated to get them through the narrow spaces without their panicking and putting themselves and their rescuers in danger.
It is also why they were all taken straight to hospital for monitoring.

This does not in any way detract from the extraordinary feat in getting them all out alive.
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Re: Prayers for children and rescurers in Thailand cave

Post by Miroku » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:50 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Miroku wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:08 pm
https://www.vox.com/2018/7/9/17548512/t ... n-buddhism

Quite an interesting article. I really do wonder how much it helped them. Anyway, I am very glad they got out of there safe as I didn't have much hope for that especially with the rain season comming.
Apparently this not accurate.
In reality, according to the BBC News site, the boys were heavily sedated to get them through the narrow spaces without their panicking and putting themselves and their rescuers in danger.
It is also why they were all taken straight to hospital for monitoring.

This does not in any way detract from the extraordinary feat in getting them all out alive.
If I am correct the article does not mention the way out it seems to focus more on the stay in the cave. But I didn't know they sedated them to get them through. Quite interesting.
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Re: Prayers for children and rescurers in Thailand cave

Post by Simon E. » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:16 pm

No, you make a valid point..meditation may well have kept them calm during the days before the rescue attempt.
It would seem that an approach which combined mindfulness and modern tranquilisers proved effective.

These were young lads, and probably still just learning mindfulness techniques...
and the monsoon rains were just starting..there was a need for urgency.
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Post by Dorje Shedrub » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:33 pm

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Re: Prayers for children and rescurers in Thailand cave

Post by Queequeg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:27 pm

Miroku wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:08 pm
https://www.vox.com/2018/7/9/17548512/t ... n-buddhism

Quite an interesting article. I really do wonder how much it helped them. Anyway, I am very glad they got out of there safe as I didn't have much hope for that especially with the rain season comming.
This story is truly, truly remarkable. So wonderful that it ended well.

I've been reflecting on this story about the use of meditation to keep the boys calm. I can't imagine how hopeless that first week and half was for them.

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And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

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