--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Peter <drpetersutphen@> 
> wrote:
> > --- Rick Archer <fairfieldlife@>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > > From a friend. Anyone know the answer to this?:
> > > 
> > > I've heard that there is some phrase that helps
> > > someone passing  on.....that
> > > is to be whispered to them as they pass.  Do you
> > > know  of this?
> > >   
> > >   Looks like we will be leaving for () tonight as my
> > > husband�s dad won't be
> > > around much longer....maybe not even 24 hours.
> > >   
> > >   I don't think I can do a puja there but I remember
> > > someone somewhere
> > > telling me about this phrase.
> > >   
> > >   Thanks.
> > 
> > This is just "sorcerer's apprentice" nonsense. Be
> > authentically present with the person and finish-up
> > anything that's not complete with them. Let them know
> > you love them by both your verbal and non-verbal
> > presence. 
> 
> And maybe pick up a copy of Chris Moore's "A Dirty
> Job" to read on the way there and while there. Chris
> has said that his biggest influence while writing
> the book was sitting with a couple of people close
> to him while they were dying.
> 
> Unless you're one of the rare people on the planet
> trained to work with the dying and give them instruc-
> tions that actually help during the Bardo transit,
> it's probably best to just try to convey a sense of
> non-fear about the impending adventure and a sense
> that it *is* an adventure.  IMO, of course.
>

Unless you're trained as a cleric in some religion or another that 
has specific instructions about what clerics should say/do while in 
the presence of dying.

Shall I quote Roger Zelazny's Possibly Proper Litany to you?





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