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July 05, 2010

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puerhan

Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha!
_/\_
My condolences to your extended family and community.
_/\_

Genju

No coming, no going.
I hold you close to me
I release you to be so free
Because I am in you
And you are in me.

Namo botat quan te um
Namo botat quan te um
Namo botat quan te um

Barry Briggs

Thank you, Puerhan and Genju!

Joseph

My thoughts to you as well, Barry.
I don't need a much better excuse to get away from my computer and sit.

Jijang Bosal, Jijang Bosal, Jijang Bosal
지장보살, 지장보살, 지장보살

nathan

Peace and bows to you, Susan, and all beings.

Nathan

Uku

So sorry to hear, Barry. Truly sorry for your loss. All the best to you all.

Deep bows.

Relying on Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

David Clark

There are times when even poets find
That all words fail and come far short,
Then only prayer or silence serves.

I am very sorry for your loss.

Barry Briggs

Thank you, Joseph, Nathan, Uku, and David. I very much appreciate your kind words!

Marcus

"We enter this world with empty hands and we leave in the same way. But in the space between the coming and going, we have an opportunity to help."

Oh my goodness, this really brought a tear to my eye. Thank you so much Barry for sharing some lessons from Susan's life and for giving us all the chance to offer a little support.

May Susan be in a place of peace and happiness, may her family and friends find comfort and support.

Ji Jang Bosal Ji Jang Bosal Ji Jang Bosal...

Chong Go Sunim

My condolences, Barry. I'll be sure to keep her in mind.

with palms together

Barry Briggs

Thank you, Sunim and Marcus, for your generosity.

Joseph

I've continued thinking about this, and a great deal of my thoughts have gone to George. I hope he's doing as well as one could be in this situation.
Gwan Seum Bosal _/\_

Barry Briggs

Thank you, Joseph. George is a pretty remarkable man and, of course, this is devastating. He knows that it may take a long time before the grieving moves to the background. Fortunately, he has the support of family and friends to sustain him. Along with, of course, the memories of a wonderful woman.

Lynn & Bobby Cook

My condolences. Susan is my second cousin and we are very proud of her...she was a great person.
Lynn & Bobby

Barry Briggs

Lynn & Bobby - Yes, Susan was quite remarkable and I was always thrilled to see the happiness that she shared with George. Thank you for your comment.
Barry

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