A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Today's Daily Dharma: Overcoming Our Fear of Death
Overcoming Our Fear of Death
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.