Friday, 12 August 2011

Mitagpa

"You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions and you yourself go with them. We are...transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment..."
 (Thich Nhat Hanh)

On monday night, 8th of August, 2011 i believe one of my students from the school i use to volunteer last summer committed suicide... I am still not aware of the reason why he decided to end his life. He was in grade 9 and had a very outgoing personality. I remember him to seek attention every now and then, he was a great dancer, spoke english better than some of the kids and use to tell me stories about his life...Actually I spoke to him a few days ago before the incident where he called me and said that i wasnt coming down to his area to see him...
After i heard the news, i thought about it and maybe i could have helped him out if he had problems but it's already too late now for me to go back and think i could have done something, this could have been avoided or how he could have still led his life... I dont think regret would be the best thing one could feel at this moment but rather take his life as an example of how impermanent it is and live everyday to the fullest with no regrets as such.

Life goes on now!! C'est La Vie~

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