Dying Can Be a Period of Great Opening and Peace

July 15, 2014 Death Awareness

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9781570628788Dying Can Be a Period of Great Opening and Peace
from Boundless Healing by Tulku Thondup

Death can be a fearful time, because we are leaving behind our bodies and everything else that we know. But it can also be a time of opportunity. Even though pain and fear may be part of death, dying can also be a period of great opening and peace, and even enlightenment.

Buddhists believe that death and dying are ripe with possibility. The bardo, as Tibetan Buddhists call the transition between life and death, is a highly charged time when we greatly need healing. For the dying and dead, healing meditation can be very helpful.

Actually, there are a number of bardos, or transitional states. Life itself can be seen as a bardo, since it is the transition between birth and death. The best preparation for the great bardo of dying is to develop a peaceful mind in this life. Then, when the body dissolves at death, we will be ready.

If we have cultivated positive and peaceful habits of mind while we are alive, then we will take these habits or cyclic causations (karma) into death and any future life to which we may be born. Even for those who are not Buddhists or do not believe in reincarnation, developing a peaceful mind in this life can make death easier and more peaceful. At the time of death, when our minds are vulnerable and open, meditation and prayer can help us tremendously.

Disclaimer: Use of the information and data is to bring awareness of death and dying. Spirare does not own the information or profit from its use. Source & Photo: Tulku Thondup 

Words of Inspiration

"I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it."
Mark Twain
“They say that a part of you dies when a special Loved One passes away...I disagree...I say a part of you lives with your Loved One on the other side.”
Daniel Yanez

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