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Death arises from life itself. I have millions of bodies to live in. Dec 01, Michaela rated it it was ok.

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

Bassui Death The body has to find a cause to go. However, after reading these stories one after another, the uniqueness seemed to loose some of it’s potency and had a tendency to become lost in the overall mixture.

We are biased observers of Eastern death rituals. Their respective original sources of the stories are cited. Paramahansa Yogananda Karma According to the law of karma, all beings experience the consequences of their actions— both mental and physical. Your email address will not be published. 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 was written.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here There is a venerable tradition in many Asian cultures that transfers positive life merits to mortal sushhila.

The stories sjshila easy-to-read and reveal a remarkable range of unique personalities and bits of humor, wisdom, joy, and grace. However, those with a Christian bent who do not or cannot respect and value the Eastern mind, bkackman would not be able to benefit from reading this unless they have the power of an open mind. She died a month and a half after finishing the book. Sogyal Rinpoche has a lot to apologize for. What happens to the people who are falling through the holes in our safety net.


Sushila Blackman places death–and life–in a truer perspective, by telling us of others who have left this world with dignity.

We monks are supposed to be detached from all things transitory. If we are in peace with time and follow the order of things, neither sorrow nor joy will move us.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of exis. Gadge Baba Sushila Blackman Having learned I had advanced lung cancer, the window of my life had become very short. Suzuki Shosan Suzuki Shosan was a samurai and became a Zen monk and often warned against the pursuit of honor and riches and said the most important thing is to look straight at death.

Many of these death endings of the Great masters blaackman sages were interesting and some even comical.

Fairly consistantly these stories are of masters who recently died; ” The lesson that grqceful 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 time comes. I which the selections had been written all in one neutral voice instead they are excerpted from other books which makes the reading uneven. The legacy we leave behind is similar to the legacies told in the book, beautiful teachings, heartfelt connections and inspiration.


If even one fiber of desire is sticking out upon death, the thread can jam in the aperture to heaven. A nice collection of the “death stories” of well known teachers of numerous eastern disciplines. On his heels, Ms. Blackman P Audible Inc. Present Practice means to do all activities with steady attention to the reality of the present moment.

All in all, this book is inspirational, but not for everyone. Over inspiring stories. How do spiritual men die? As we discover in the book these blaackman great beings had prepared for death their whole lives by living with great clarity, and deep understanding about blckman.

Is this a book for everyone? A must-read for anyone who’s gives a darn about spirituality. Pictures of many of these deceased masters are often provided. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Sushila Blackman’s Graceful Exits gracful a compilation of how great souls teach through their deaths.

May all who read this book experience the blessings of these extraordinary teachers in full measure.

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

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme; bkackman all mindful meditations, that on death is supreme. And so on goes the great play of God— from eternity to eternity.