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By Dalai Lama

"Everyone dies, yet not anyone is dead," is going the Tibetan asserting. it really is with those phrases that "Advice on loss of life" takes flight. utilizing a seventeenth-century poem written by way of a widespread scholar-practitioner, His Holiness the Dalai Lama attracts from a variety of traditions and ideology to discover the levels all of us struggle through after we die, that are the exact same phases we adventure in existence after we nod off, faint, or achieve orgasm (Shakespeare's "little death"). The phases are defined so vividly that we will be able to think the method of touring deeper into the brain, at the final trip of transformation. during this method, His Holiness indicates us the way to arrange for that point and, in doing so, the best way to enhance our time on the earth, die with no worry or disillusioned, and impact the degree among this existence and the subsequent in order that we might achieve the very best incarnation. As regularly, the last word target is to develop alongside the trail to enlightenment. "Advice on loss of life" is a necessary instrument for reaching that everlasting bliss.

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You are your own protector; comfort and discomfort are in your own hands. THE STATUS OF THE LINEAGE OF THE PANCHEN LAMAS The First Panchen Lama, whose name was Losang Chokyi Gyeltsen, was a tutor of the Fifth Dalai Lama in the seventeenth century. Prior to that time, even though he was an ordinary monk, the local people and his own teacher considered him to be an incarnation of a great Tibetan yogi, Ensaba. He may not have been one of the greatest scholars, but he was a great practitioner. Like his teacher Sangyay Yeshay; he had genuine respect for the other lineages of Buddhist practice.

When the enthronement of the Dalai Lama took place on February 22, 1940, the Chinese emissary; Wu Zhongxin, was treated like the other envoys from Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, and British India, and had no special role to play. The Guomintang made absurd 33 fOREWORD claims that the boy bowed to Beijing and that the Chinese emissary set the boy on the throne. " Today; in desperation, Beijing has reverted to the Guomintang fabrication. Tellingly; despite the fact that Tibet has large monastic universities delving into all manner of philosophical issues, there has never been a word in the Tibetan language for a country that includes both Tibet and China.

Feel, "Yes, that is so, but Indeed, you have become accustomed to afflictive emotions throughout your beginningless cyclic existence, but now you have added on the very practice of superficiality This makes the situation even worse, turning you away from what will really help. Driven by such lust, you will find no comfort. You 49 ADVICE ON DYING are not making others happy-and certainly not yourself As you become more self-centered-((my this, my that," "my body; my wealth" -anyone who interferes immediately becomes an object of anger.

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