The Sacred Art of Dying: How World Religions Understand Death
Examines how each of the major religions looks at death by including stories, teachings and rituals that present a comparative religious meaning of death and afterlife. Written in textbook style with journal exercises at the end of each chapter.
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Abraham afterlife alive Allah answer Arjuna art of dying asked attitude toward death awakening bardo become beginning birth Bodhidharma body Book breath Buber Buddha Buddhist called Chapter Chinese Christ Christian Chuang Tzu confession consciousness created creation D.T. Suzuki dead death and dying Death Ritual deathless died disciple dying person earth Egyptian emptiness Enkidu enter Eros ESTRAGON eternal experience face father fear of death feel funeral Gilgamesh God's heaven Hindu Hui Neng human immortality Isaac Ivan Jesus JOURNAL EXERCISES karma karmic Krishna Lao Tzu liberated live Lord meditation mind monk mother Muhammad Nachiketas nirvana one's Osiris physical death practice prayer present Psyche question Qur'an realization rebirth reborn reincarnation resurrection sacred art sacred traditions sacrifice Socrates soul spiritual death story suffering Sutra Suzuki teaching tells Tibetan tion tradition tree Uruk Utnapishtim VLADIMIR Wakan tanka words Yahweh Yama yoga York
Page 21 - Astride of a grave and a difficult birth. Down in the hole, lingeringly, the gravedigger puts on the forceps. We have time to grow old. The air is full of our cries.