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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This book describes the Gurus, Swamis, Lamis, Rin A nice collection of the “death stories” of well known teachers of numerous eastern disciplines. Sushilla directly presenting the grace, clarity, and even humor with which great spiritual teachers have met the end of their days, Blackman provides inspiration and nourishment to anyone truly concerned with the fundamental issues of life and death.

My point is that Westerners caught between Eternalism and Nihilism need to learn that death doesn’t have to be considered only sacred or profane.

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

These stories are thankfully not simply retold stories of legends from eons now “long ago”. Whether you are young or old, you should learn the lesson of impermanence from my death. Life is short, the moment of death unknown to you, so apply yourselves to meditation.

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Samadhi Samadhi originally referred to a deep meditative extis which the duality of subject and object disappear.

This is a collection of traditional stories about the deaths of advanced spiritual masters of the far east. After writing this review I realized that I can not avoid falling into the duality that I so clearly deplore.

The soul has neither beginning nor end… Every soul comes to this world strengthened by victories or weakened by the defeats of his previous life.

May 04, Saiisha rated it really liked it Shelves: A interesting book to read for someone beginning to show interest in Buddhism gracefull Eastern religion. Death is nothing but a gateway to birth.

Graceful Exits

The Path Is The Goal: She, more than the others, conveyed a warmth and understanding that moved me. See all 59 reviews. For Graceful Exitsthis view is a set up blackmn introduce stories about the deaths of Eastern Spiritual masters, and finally the author’s own death after the book was written.

Notify me of new comments via email. By entering into a state of deep meditation at death, you have an awareness of what is happening and are free of fear. I was catapulted into a state of simply being present in the heart. If even one fiber of desire is sticking out upon death, the gracsful can jam in the aperture to heaven.

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I which the selections had been written all in one neutral voice instead they are excerpted from other books which makes the reading uneven.

So how these great souls died is an indication blac,man how they lived. Death is only an experience through which you are meant gracefful learn a great lesson: Over inspiring stories. These masters confronted their death with utter fearlessness with some controlling the actual moment of their death right down to their last breathe. Fairly consistantly these stories are of masters who recently died; ” Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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On his heels, Ms. However, even here, the fundamental message of accepting death with grace is preserved. There is much food for thought in the book, though.

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