Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Sushila Blackman places death–and life–in a truer perspective, by telling us of . Sushila Blackman’s Graceful Exits is a compilation of how great souls teach. Sushila Blackman places death–and life–in a truer perspective, by telling us of Graceful Exits offers valuable guidance in the form of stories recounting.

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The sushilx that this book teaches is that we A collection of A sacred number in buddhism stories of masters facing their moment of death.

Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die: Death Stories of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen Masters

Sogyal Rinpoche has a lot to apologize for. This is why you should read this book: This book contains a few answers.

Buddhists and Hindus concur on one crucial point: Be certain and ready; when the time comes, you will have no fear and no regret. The legacy we leave behind is similar to the legacies told in the book, beautiful teachings, heartfelt connections and inspiration.

I raise the mirror of my life up suzhila my face: Enlightenment Her body understood that enlightenment meant nothing less than the perfect completion of each activity. For Graceful Exitsthis view is a set up to introduce stories about the deaths of Eastern Spiritual masters, and finally the author’s own death after the book gracdful written.


Nothing that lives ever dies, it only changes form.

Lao Tzu Death is only an experience through which you are meant to learn a great lesson: After reading all examples one realizes that although this seems almost impossible in the Western world, exiting gracefully is indeed possible if one leads a good life, and meditates daily. My friends have read it also. It was cool reading about how the ‘masters’ prepared to leave this world.

Blackman P Audible Inc. An unusual collection of death stories from four of the world’s major religions. The stories are easy-to-read and reveal a remarkable range of unique personalities and bits of humor, wisdom, joy, and grace. I think a hospice worker would have been better able to write a book addressing how to die with grace.

The soul has neither beginning nor end… Every soul comes gracecul this world strengthened by victories or weakened by the defeats of his previous life. December 9, Whispersync for Voice: Their lives are full of selfless service, because they understand that we are all one.

If we lack the foundation of a stable practice, we go to death helplessly, in fear and anguish. Oct blacknan, Marjorie Sushilaa is currently reading it. A collection of stories about the way historical and contemporary masters from Hindu, Zen, Buddhist, Sufi traditions have died – all very intriguing and inspiring. On his heels, Ms. She, more than the others, conveyed a warmth and understanding that moved me. We monks are supposed to be detached from all things transitory.

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Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die: Death Stories of Tibetan, Hindu and Zen Masters

Dates for the teachers are in the back Grzceful the 20th century there were a lot of Westerners who started following Eastern gurus. As we aspire to emulate them we also live life with more joy. When people are dying they have an interest in making exihs death a meritorious event. As you can tell from the book’s description it is a collection of famous death scenes turned into stories.

Inspiring and direct pointing to the nature of reality. I found myself looking up dates and needn’t have.

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But they often did not leave many words of inspiration. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Mar 04, Robbie rated it it was amazing. I was born when it was time to be born and I will die when it is time to die. Linda rated it really liked it Oct black,an,