Monday, September 17, 2007

How To Die

Even if death were to strike you today like lightning, be ready to die without any sadness or regret, without any residual clinging for what is left behind. Remaining in the recognition of the view, leave this life like an eagle soaring up into the blue sky. When an eagle takes flight into the immensity of the sky, he never thinks, "My wings won't be able to carry me. I won't be able to fly that far." Likewise, when dying, remember your teacher and his instructions, and adhere to them with utter confidence. --Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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