By Dalai Lama
"Everyone dies, yet nobody is dead," is going the Tibetan announcing. it truly is with those phrases that "Advice on death" takes flight. utilizing a seventeenth-century poem written by means of a sought after scholar-practitioner, His Holiness the Dalai Lama attracts from a variety of traditions and ideology to discover the phases all of us plow through after we die, that are the exact same phases we event in lifestyles after we nod off, faint, or succeed in orgasm (Shakespeare's "little death"). The phases are defined so vividly that we will be able to think the method of touring deeper into the brain, at the final trip of transformation. during this method, His Holiness indicates us the way to arrange for that point and, in doing so, the right way to enhance our time on the earth, die with out worry or disillusioned, and impression the level among this lifestyles and the subsequent in order that we might achieve the absolute best incarnation. As continuously, the final word objective is to improve alongside the trail to enlightenment. "Advice on demise" is an important device for reaching that everlasting bliss.
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Out of the remaining twenty years, sorrow, complaining, pain, and agitation eliminate much time, and hundreds of physical illnesses destroy much more. To make life meaningful, acceptance of old age and death as parts of our life is crucial. Feeling that death is almost impossible just creates more greediness and more trouble--:-sometimes even deliberate harm to others. When we take a good look at how supposedly great personages-emperors, monarchs, and so forthbuilt huge dwelling places and walls, we see that deep inside their minds was an idea that they would stay in this life forever.
Today; in desperation, Beijing has reverted to the Guomintang fabrication. Tellingly; despite the fact that Tibet has large monastic universities delving into all manner of philosophical issues, there has never been a word in the Tibetan language for a country that includes both Tibet and China. The policy of the present Chinese government toward Tibet is based on disregard and neglect of the needs and wishes of the Tibetan people. This must be reversed by indicating to Beijing in clear terms that the world does indeed take this issue seriously.
The same is true when old age is not accepted as part of life but taken to be unwanted and deliberately avoided in thought. This leads to being mentally unprepared; then when old age inevitably occurs, it is very difficult. Many people are physically old but pretend they are young. Sometimes when I meet with longtime friends, such as certain senators in countries like the United States, I greet them with, "My old friend," meaning that we have known one another for a long period, not nee- 40 AWARENESS OF DEATH essarily physically old.