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All About Meditation

The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to discover your true nature, and so find the stability and confidence you will need to live, and die, well. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Meditation Is . . . Some people meditate for spiritual reasons, but most practice meditation for a better quality of life. …

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What Happens After Death of A Buddhist Monk – Part V

Death brings the soul into a free form that would be propelled to the next station of rebirth by the power of karma. Karma cannot be interfered with; and this would decide in which realm you are to be reborn. At the time of death if the Buddhist monk manages to push his life out through the crown on his head, it would be possible to get a better deal in whichever realm karma pushes the soul. For example, if …

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What Happens After Death of A Buddhist Monk – Part IV

The whole life of a Buddhist monk – and Buddhist believer – is geared towards one and only one goal – NIRVANA. This is the point where the higher consciousness or soul escapes the cycle of rebirth and unites with the source of all life – the Almighty God/ Universe/ Cosmos. In other words this enlightened soul becomes a Buddha – one that attained Nirvana. According to Buddhist teachings, after death, if the soul has not achieved NIRVANA, it will …

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What Happens After Death of Buddhist Monks – Part III

According to Buddhists, death is a passage to the next life; hence, nothing to feel sad about. They believe that the mind is bound by karma to keep going through the cycle of birth-death-birth until the mind is able to gain control over the process and gains liberation. The Buddhists believe that every action, every word we speak, every thought we have leaves a permanent karmic imprint or marks. These marks are indelible and stay with the sublime mind until …

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Death is Definite

Death Meditation of Tibetan Buddhists – Part II

Death meditation helps the Buddhist realize how priceless life is and at the same time conquer all fear about death. The premise is that you are given this life as an opportunity to develop your spiritual and mental awareness so you can move towards Nirvana – the ‘no more rebirths’ phase. Until Nirvana is achieved, the best that one can do is use the life towards that purpose. The meditation on death’s certainty has nine components: three roots; and each …

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What Happens After Death of Buddhist Monks – Part II

Buddhist teachings say that death as a passage is very important to gain good re-birth or even deliverance or liberation. This is why at the time of death Buddhist monks prefer to have someone experienced to assist the dying onto the journey of death. The Buddhist monk would fill the room of the dying person with prayers, chants of God and generally peaceful and calming words. No one is allowed to cry or lament around the dying person. Remember the …

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Death Meditation of Tibetan Monks – Part III

The death meditation is very challenging for it brings the body within a hair- breadth of death, while keeping the mind in enough control to reverse this process at will. It speaks of the phenomenal power mind has and the even amazing capacity of the higher consciousness to control the power of the mind. In the previous posts we have seen how the monk would feel as he reaches and crosses each one of the 8 cycles of death. As …

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Death Meditation of Tibetan Monks – Part II

The Tibetan Buddhist monks practice the death process carefully and thoroughly. Each phase is mastered to such as extent that it can be achieved and reversed at will. The following eight cycles are observed: First Cycle of Death The factor that dissolves in the first cycle of death is the wind of the earth element. Externally, one can see the body shrinking. Limbs literally shrink in size; become loose and lifeless. The body looks frail and powerless; at first sight …

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What Happens After Death – The Buddhist Belief Of Rebirth Cycle

Death, according to the Buddhists does not occur when the heart and breathing stops.  This is when the mind enters the “Clear Light” a state where the Budhhist monk can sustain for minutes or stretched upto 3 days. This is why it is recommended that the body may not be moved for three days. An experienced monk would like to remain in the clear light for as long as possible and try to gain liberation at this stage. If the …

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Death Meditation

Death Meditation Of Tibetan Buddhists – Simulation Of Death Process – Part I

The meditation that simulates death is difficult and takes a lot of practice and tremendous control on one’s psychic powers. This meditation involves a series of yogic exercises modeled on death itself and the intermediate state that follows immediate after death. Mastering this process helps the Buddhist monk to control the death-rebirth cycle and ensure a better rebirth option or directly Nirvana (freedom from rebirth) as per the karmic rules applicable. The Process Of Death And Its Manifestation In The …

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