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Namo Bhante, Guru Urgyen Sangharakshita
You opened up the meaning of what it is to be human, vast horizons of possibility. I will be for ever grateful for the beauty of the vision that you shared with us.
You showed us by example that it is possible to live from Sraddha, and gave us the teachings, practices, inspiration and means to do that. Above all perhaps, you gave us the courage. I am for ever grateful, and bow deep to you for the life you led as I follow that same ancient path.
Because of you I know Sangha and have so many good friends, with whom I share so much that is of meaning and of value. It is a great source of happiness for me, and I thank you for having been a friend of friends.
I rejoice in you and your life. You are forever in my heart. Now I will do my best, along with so many others, to keep alive the mysterious and indefinable spirit of Dharma that, thanks to you, lives on in our Order.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti