Nine Contemplations on Death

atisha1. Death is inevitable

2. Our life span is decreasing continuously

3. Death will come, whether or not we are prepared for it

4. Human life expectancy is uncertain

5. There are many causes of death.

6. The human body is fragile and vulnerable

7. At the time of death, our material resources are not of use to us

8. Our loved ones cannot keep us from death.

9. Our own body cannot help us at the time of our death.

—Atisha Dipamkara, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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4 Responses to Nine Contemplations on Death

  1. Upāsaka says:

    Sadhu! I can never hear this enough.

  2. paulfarma says:

    Thank you.PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年08月6日 (週三) 8:03 PM 寫道﹕

    WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: “1. Death is inevitable 2. Our life span is decreasing continuously 3. Death will come, whether or not we are prepared for it 4. Human life expectancy is uncertain 5. There are many causes of death. 6. The human body is fragile and vulnerabl”

  3. Yonten says:

    Tashi la,
    That definitely puts perspective on living the present moment. This life is a gift. Thank you.
    Humbly – Yonten

  4. Darren Robinson says:

    Thank You. Reflecting on this is a reminder of the Preciousness of Human Birth, and to practice Dharma diligently

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