Friday, October 30, 2015

Today's Daily Dharma: Overcoming Our Fear of Death

Overcoming Our Fear of Death
If we ask ourselves questions like 'What is my death?' and 'Where do I go after I die?' we may be able to come up with some interesting ideas. But in the shadow of death, we shall need more than fascinating explanations to sustain us. Our salvation lies in sustaining holy ignorance, the open, receptive mind of bare awareness. This requires faith, courage, and determination, because when we penetrate beyond ideas about dying, we uncover what we really fear, and with good reason—our feelings about dying.
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