Reader comment on Zenju Earthlyn Manuel's passage ...

  • link
    On Jul 16, 2021 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

    No sane person will deny that things and we as sentient human beings are going to die one day. Seeing somebody dying or knowing that someday I will also die makes me realize that we all have a common thread running through outward differences and we all are interrelated.Death does not treat people differently. The merciless light of death shins on us all. Realizing this merciless truth awakens us to the underlying reality of oneness. Such realization makes us less afraid of outward differences.

    Chance, our dog, has been with us for the last 15 years. He has been having severe seizures for a couple of months. He has brain tumor. Seeing him going through the suffering is sadly very painfulto us in our family.Sadly but necessarily we have decided to let him go. Tomorrow the veteran is going to give him heavy sedation to let him die peacefully. The merciless light of death helps us remain awake and aware of the profundity of life. Death is a lighthouse that keeps me awake and aware of how to live fully and spiritually. When I will die is beyond my handsbut how do I live is within my hands.

    Self-awareness is the inner light that keeps me awake amd mindful of the transitory nature of life. The wise teachings of the Buddha about the nature of the worldly life has been very helpful to me. The worldly life is continuously changing-anityam, anityam, sarvam anityam. It is also momentary-ksanikam, ksanikam, sarvam ksanikam. Such awakening helps mevalue each moment of life and cherish it and be grateful for it. I keepthe light of awarenessshining to see things as they are.
    Jagdish P Dave'

  • link
    On Jul 20, 2021 Kgaisie wrote:

    UT what about the Buddhist notion that there is no birth and there is no death but that we simply manifest when conditions are right? I believe spirit created or destroyed, it is simply there and manisfestationis like bringing a receiver into room with already existing radio waves.

Reply To This Reflection:

Search Awakin Readings

Or search by year, author, or category.

Subscribe to Weekly Email

Every week, we send out a digest with a reading and inspiring stories to our global community of 93,436 people. Subscribe below.


Contact Us

If you'd like to suggest a thought or want to drop us a suggestion, drop us a note.