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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I highly recommend it. Practice means to do all activities with steady attention to the reality of the present moment. Truth Consciousness is the only truth. Graceful Exits offers valuable guidance in the form of stories recounting the ways in which Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen masters, both ancient and modern, have confronted their own deaths.

If you think of quitting mid-way, read the “Afterward” before deciding to send it back to the library. Blackman P Audible Inc. A magnificent book compiled by a magnificent person. May 15, Truejabber rated it liked it.

Sep 14, Darleen rated it liked it Shelves: Melissa rated it really liked it Oct 01, The Eastern traditions teach that death is an important transition to afterlife or enlightenment, and those last moments matter a lot, however one can’t decide to die a ce There’s a famous Gandhi quote that goes: Every story is a precious teaching on what it looks like to have a good death, in which the moments of leave-taking are a profound support for those who remain.


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Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die, Sushila Blackman | Excerpts & Essays

The comparison inevitably colors my review. I truly applaud her writing and ability to put such a collection together for herself and others who follow. We are biased observers of Eastern death rituals. Students with eastern interests and philosophies.

The lesson that this 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. Freedom Those who are entangled with the appearance of things cannot free themselves.

Bassui Death Blac,man body has to find a cause to go. If we are in peace with time and follow the order of things, neither sorrow nor joy will move us.

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

Wanted solely are the stories themselves, not the philosophical underpinnings for them. I was catapulted into a state of blackkman being present in the heart. It was a fearless state, without desire.

Ironically, there were of these “Graceful Exits” listed and, in the art of numerology, that number adds up to a “9”. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Buddhists and Hindus concur on one crucial point: Please try again later. Whether you are young or old, you should learn the lesson gracrful impermanence from my death.


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

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

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Make every effort to live, meditate and teach in accordance with the true teachings of Buddha. These masters see death as an integral part of life, and they accept it with dignity and gradeful. Cancel anytime and keep all your audiobooks. Sushila Blackman began to compile these stories without really knowing why.

However, even here, the fundamental message of accepting death with grace is preserved. Apr 29, Tiffany rated it liked it Shelves: December 9, Whispersync for Voice: 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.

I will sing my songs in susyila form of hill streams blackmzn brooks, in the form of the rolling waves; I will move on.