February 21, 2008

"Your work here is finished, there is nothing you can take with you"

From a Buddhist hospice, the Signs of Dying with Suggested Cares as well as After Death Care

A simple practice for the dead that is appropriate for Christians, Buddhists or a person of any spiritually, is to visualize God, Buddha (or who ever) on the top of the head of the deceased and while saying out loud or silently to the deceased "Now you have died and will leave your body, your work here is finished, there is nothing you can take with you, let go of everything including all regrets and be your true self, a being of light and love for all those you have known and not known. Now you can learn everything you need, generate supreme faith and devotion to your refuge and the wish to be unified with your (divine source, your God, your spiritual master, the Dharmakaya, or Amitabha Buddha).

Posted by Jill Fallon at February 21, 2008 11:47 AM | Permalink