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These masters see death as an integral part of life, and they accept it with dignity and grace. Stephen Levine Buddhists and Hindus concur on one crucial sushial I can never die.

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

I’d like to th Very insightful and calming to my soul. This book contains backman few answers. Jan 10, Carolyn rated it really liked it Shelves: The number “9” translates to “a completion” and it was after all, snippets of life’s completion The Path Is The Goal: Over inspiring stories.

Jul 24, Tim rated it it was ok. Product details Audible Audiobook Listening Length: Jun 11, Ken rated it really liked it. Preview — Graceful Exits by Sushila Blackman. One of the most inspiring books about a topic that is normally treated with the most unconsciousness.

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

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. After writing this review I realized that I can not avoid falling into the duality that I so clearly deplore.


How Great Beings Blackmna Open Preview See a Problem? Main menu Skip to content. Sogyal Rinpoche has a lot to apologize for.

Her body understood that enlightenment meant nothing less than the perfect completion of each activity. Is this a book for everyone? Sushila Blackman began to compile these stories without really knowing why. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

I also appreciated the introduction chapter about Hindu, Buddhist, Zen and Sufi beliefs around death, reincarnation and enlightenment.

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I truly applaud her writing and ability to put such a collection together for herself and others who follow. One drawback though perhaps necessary? Believers die not; they merely depart from one habitation to another blackmn. As Blackman writes at the end of the introduction: Quite worth the read for westerners, for whom this sort of death is largely unknown and even inconceivable.

I which the selections had been written all in one neutral voice instead they sushial excerpted from other books which makes the reading uneven. Dec 01, Michaela rated it it was ok. Death they say, is not death but liberation, and it should be approached with simplicity and discipline. We all gotta go some day. I’d like to think so. Samadhi originally referred to a deep meditative state which the duality of subject sushilaa object disappear.

I think I found the author’s own story just as compelling as those of the great Masters. With a swing I smash the reflection— the world as usual; all in its place. O death, go and strike my body: Not much to learn from this book. Let this book serve as a guidepost for you. I will review the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying when I finish it, but I can already say that by addressing in depth the question of how we should live in order to overcome the fear of death, it is a better choice.


And so on goes the great play of God— from eternity to eternity. I highly recommend you read the afterword: I will sing my songs in the form of hill streams and brooks, in the form of the rolling waves; I will move on. This project sets out to inspire millions of people to set the goal for their own lives of dying complete and fulfilled and happy.

I realize that the author was paving the road of acceptance for her own death and these stories were a means of allowing her to gracefully exit her own life.

A trip to the hospital for chest pain revealed she had terminal lung cancer: This book discusses the deaths of great beings in buddhist and hindu traditions. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Dying is perhaps the most personal event of our lives or rather the ending of our livesand the ability to deal with that event in a graceful manner takes a special individual, no doubt!