Impermanence and Death

TaranathaTngkhaNothing stays the same. Everything changes.

Many have died, both young and old.

I am of the same nature.

My body, my affairs, and my enjoyments are ephemeral.

I do not know the circumstances of my death.

If my mind is in a non-virtuous state,

I will experience terrifying suffering.

I will fear my next birth, and will wander

without direction in a mysterious place.

I must take up pure spiritual practice.

To fulfill the aspirations of others and my own happiness,

I will engage in faithful Dharma practice

and sustain it from this moment until death.

-Jetsun Taranatha

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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