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When it rains it pours part two.....

300 H and H

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On New Years eve a 17 year old I have known for years, a neighbor kid half mile away was badly burned in a cabin fire..
3rd degree over 90% of his body. He is in University of Iowa hospital's burn unit.
Currently they are working daily to remove dead skin and flesh, only doing what his body will stand each day. The goal is for him to get stable enough
to be moved to a Shriners burn hospital as soon as he is stable enough for a private jet flight. We were hoping Houston Tx would be the place as the facility in Ohio is currently full. Yesterday it is looking like Boston might be the first available.

Harley is a tough kid with an an iron will and great character. Our whole community is stunned at what has happened. He has a friend who was his hero that night, and woke up and drug Harley out of the cabin or else he would not have survived.

In all my years I don't think I have shed this many tears since the death of my twin brother in 1981. We all have our stories, we all have pain in our lives that are not in our control.
This one hurts the most as this young man has his entire life before him......

I forgot to mention this in this mornings post. Please pray for a farm kid here named Harley McDonald.
 

Misa

Member
This is so unfortunate. 😓 God has a purpose for his life here on earth, which is why he was saved by his friend in just the right time.

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I offer this prayer for your dear friend, Harley McDonald:

O, All my ten directions three times family, near and distant relations
May I make a gift of my life
May my life, and this practice benefit Harley McDonald
All living beings pervading all existences every mind, every body, every cell, earth and sky
May this practice surely benefit Harley McDonald, extensively
May all my past, present and future selves benefit from this and
May Harley's past, present and future selves benefit from this
By this practice, may he be completely free from illness, spirit harm, and from all the afflictive emotions forever
May he be free from all samsaric states forever
May we all completely realize the Dharmakaya
May this practice be the medicine that frees Harley from his suffering
May this prayer bring health wherever he needs it
May this bring about the firm establishment of true health and well being, long life, and happiness for Harley McDonald

Sending him love & light for his Healing

~ Misa
 

Misa

Member
The Good Lord took Harley home last night.
May he rest in peace.
I hope they have dirt bikes in Heaven....
:)

I'm so sorry that your dear friend Harley passed away. 🥺 His wounds must've been too much for his body to overcome. He is now happier and more at peace than he has ever been in his human life, because now he has reconnected with Amaterasu. All of Harley's burdens, fears, worries, stress and all of the suffering he has endured because of his injuries has now completely vanished.

I offer this special prayer for your beloved friend, Harley McDonald.

I hope this brings you some comfort, however small 🌺


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Oh great, compassionate Buddha!

Today we gather in front of you in mourning,

To pray for your deceased disciple, Harley McDonald.

Today we pray not only that the deceased be reborn in the Pure Land,

But also that the surviving family members

Restrain their grief and accept this change.



There must be a great deal of wistful longing and emotional attachment between them;

There must be a lot of hesitancy about and hope for the future;

Thus we pray to you, Buddha,

With your great, compassionate power,


To bring reconciliation to their emotional attachment

And to give them the support to be liberated and at ease.



Oh great, compassionate Buddha!

You once taught us that,

"All things born must die,

All unions made must separate!"

And that, "Whatever we acquire we cannot take with us;

Only our karma never leave us!"

The surviving family members must realize:

That the coming and going of life passes in endless succession;

That the flame of life will never cease;

That the change from life to death is like changing residence; and

That the master of the life is still the same.

If in birth, life has not yet been born,

What is there to celebrate and rejoice?

If in death, life has not yet ended,

What is there to be sad and anguished about?

It is most important:

That we bring the light of virtue to illuminate the world;

That we do our best to shelter all beings.



Oh great, compassionate Buddha!

During this lifetime your disciple, Harley McDonald

Was the pillar of the family and supported it

With his diligent sweat;

Was a powerful force in society and contributed to it

With his precious blood and tears.



What he offered in life has nurtured fragrant flowers


And borne fruit for his family and friends,

And created beautiful memories for this world.




Oh great, compassionate Buddha!

We pray for your support and protection:

Please wipe away the tears of this family


With your gentle-breeze-like compassion;

Please illuminate the true meaning of life

With your warm, sun-like wisdom.




May everyone remember the good counsel of the deceased disciple, Harley McDonald;

May everyone praise the kindness and merits of the deceased disciple, Harley McDonald;

May the brilliance of his life continue into the future;

May the garden of his life proliferate endlessly.



Now, we would like to urge the deceased disciple, Harley McDonald:

Your connection with this world has ended,


Your responsibility in this life has been completed.

Amitabha Buddha is here to receive and lead you,

You should be reborn in the Pure Land at this moment,

Or take a vow to come back again.


Your family will be cared for

By all Buddhas and all bodhisattvas,

Your relatives will be protected and supported

By the Triple Gem and Dharma guardians.



Oh great, compassionate Buddha!

We sincerely pray to you,

May the deceased and his bereaved family find comfort,


May the deceased and his bereaved family find refuge.




Oh great, compassionate Buddha,


Please accept our sincerest prayer!



 

echo

Active member
When I lived in the Asian countries, I always rubbed Buddhas stomach at the start of a new day.

It helps you land with one and a half wings.
 
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