Death and Dying: Spiritual Practices

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    Buddhists have a number of spiritual practices for dying. What does your tradition offer?

    Do you rehearse dying? That's a specific practice in Buddhism to see if your refuge holds.
     
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    The way i see it.... any practices revolving around the dead.... are not FOR the dead but for the ones left behind to feel good about themselves.
     
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    I'm talking about practices one can do while dying and to prepare one's mind for sudden death.
     
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    So who is dying on you sky?
     
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    What are you talking about? No one is "dying on me". None of us know the day and hour of our death.

    I spent yesterday at a P'howa retreat.
     
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    Just call it profiling. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Just call it blowing me off again. WTF do you mean by ""profiling"?

    Stay ignorant.

    Death and dying is a great spiritual topic. If you're not interested why post on the thread?


    Never mind. I often start threads with topics that no one else is interested in.

    Let the thread die. LOL, that would appropriate for it's title.
     
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    I see it as pretty much the same. After the body is all that is left, then it is time to honor and grieve with the body. We do believe that the spirit comes back for some time in order to grieve their loss as well.

    Loss means gone.
     
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    I'm not talking about practices for the dead, I'm talking about practices one can do for and with the dying.
     
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    The best thing you can do for the dying is to let them go. Tell them you love them and let them go. Simple.


     

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