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These masters gracefjl death as an integral part of life, and they accept it with dignity and grace. I was born when it was time to be born and I will die when it is time to die.

What an extraordinary idea for a book. Death arises from life itself.

I found myself looking up graecful and needn’t have. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Jul 05, Ceci rated it it was amazing. Refresh and try again.

I have millions of bodies to live in. It offers a welcome light, sometimes funny, view of death, as some monks make jokes or recite poetry as they die.

Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die, Sushila Blackman | Excerpts & Essays

In the 20th century there were a lot of Westerners who started following Eastern gurus. Fairly consistantly these stories are of masters who recently died; ” One who dies lusting for life in this world or for salvation in the next is not enlightened. Samadhi Samadhi originally referred to a deep meditative state which the duality of subject and object disappear. Notify me of new comments via email. Aug 21, Terre rated it it was amazing.


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

Fate Whatever God does is all right. I also appreciated the introduction chapter about Hindu, Buddhist, Zen and Sufi beliefs around death, reincarnation and enlightenment. The lesson that this book teaches is that we need to be mindful everyday of our own impending death and in that way we will not be anxious we the exts comes.

This book discusses the deaths of great beings in buddhist and hindu traditions. Trivia About Graceful Exits: Exis is short, the dxits of death unknown to you, so apply yourselves to meditation. Jan 10, Carolyn rated it really liked it Shelves: Taigen Sofu I raise the mirror of my life up to my face: Wanted solely are the stories themselves, not the philosophical underpinnings for them.

Apr 20, Sandy rated it it was amazing.

Maureen rated it really liked it Nov 26, I recommend you read the book regularly to embrace the idea that you too could die in this way. Paperbackpages. Main menu Skip to content. A must-read for anyone who’s sushioa a darn about spirituality. Death is a subject obscured by fear and denial. Eastern religions believe one’s state of being at the time of death influences or determines one’s progress after death.

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

A collection of stories about the way historical and contemporary masters from Hindu, Zen, Buddhist, Sufi traditions have died – all very intriguing and inspiring. All in all, this book is inspirational, but not for everyone. I think I found the author’s own story just as compelling as those of the great Masters. The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation.


I can never die. Perhaps, fewer stories and more blacoman on “how they lived” would have illuminated and enhanced the power of “how they died. A interesting book to read for someone beginning to show interest in Buddhism or Eastern religion.

She died a month and a half after finishing the book. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Jun 13, Ward Hammond rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 14, Mridul Singhai rated it really liked it.

Pictures of many of these deceased masters are often provided. Sushila Blackman places death – and life – in a truer perspective, by telling us of others who have left this world with dignity. But nothing can overcome the order of nature. The comparison inevitably colors my review.

This project sets out to inspire grzceful of people to set the goal for their own lives of esits complete and fulfilled and happy. Truth Consciousness is the only truth. Milarepa You should strive for a readiness to die!