Every day as we wake up it is as if we make the bet that this day will not be the last, and generally speaking, even though we know that we will have to leave this life one day, don't we tend to make all our decisions as if we will always live? It is said that such a way of thinking is the source of many drawbacks, while a more correct appreciation of our impermanence and that of all things would be of great benefit to us. These teachings invite us to discover it.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THESE TEACHINGS?
With much sensitivity, Rinpoche invites us to become more aware of our mortality and to integrate it little by little into our lives. He thus describes the many disadvantages of not thinking enough about death, the profound benefits of remembering it, and the very way of thinking about it. It comes down to realizing with a new clarity that death is inevitable, that its moment is uncertain and that nothing, when leaving this life, could be of use to us except our spiritual practice.
According to the Buddha, death is not annihilation but a simple step, and Rinpoche acutely depicts the processes of birth and death, as well as the intermediate state between them. It thus offers us priceless advice for going through these decisive moments, as well as for lovingly and wisely accompanying people at the end of their life.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Through these different meditations, you will take a different look at your existence, you will acquire a more accurate sense of priorities, your spiritual practice and your relationships with the world will gradually become more sincere. Your life will gradually take on a deeper meaning and when comes the time to leave it, you will be able to move towards your new existence peacefully and without regret.
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