Good advice Mayka. That's certainly the way I see it, that meditating
on death makes one appreciate how incredibly incredibly lucky one is
to be alive, to have actually lived at all. What an incredible
tremendous blessing! Just think about those countless millions of
sperms that didn't make it!
On Oct 5, 2008, at 8:11 PM, Mayka wrote:
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi Mayka,
> Suffering after death, if there is any, is part of 'not dying in
peace'. If there is none, thank god.
Let's not worry too muich about if there is suffering or not after
death. Let's do worry about what is happening right here and now.
It's ok to meditate in death because that is unavoidable. On the
other hand meditation on death does have the advantage that after a
deep meditation one feels very grateful to life. One feels like
loving and appreciative towards all surroundings, including family,
friends, plants, minerals an even to the boss job!. The psycological
effect meditation of death has on one can be very positive. The
times I have done that meditation, believe or not I usually feel very
full of joy and appreciative to the present moment life. It has also
helped me to live in a deeper way my life and be a little be
I believe that when we live our life in the best of our
possibilities, capabilities and facing all the fears that daily come
to our lifes...then it's possible we may not be as worry about what
is after death.
I love the conversation and jokes Edgar and Yourself are having. You
both are making me laugh a lot. It's good to have a good sense of
humour. Thank you both for that.
> --- On Mon, 6/10/08, Mayka <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> From: Mayka <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: [Zen] Re: Come back to "Aging and Zen"
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Monday, 6 October, 2008, 6:35 AM
> --- In [EMAIL PROTECTED] ps.com, Anthony Wu <wuasg@> wrote:
> > Here is the question: What comes after the process of death? You
> cannot say there will be nothing, or just like sleep without a
> I would thank God for that. But nde indicates there are a lot
> after death. So even we can die peacefully, how do we avoid pain,
> after death?
> Hello Anthony;
> You asked; "What comes after the process of death". What about if
> you sit down and meditate about life and death?. Or just meditate
> about the impermanence of life and death if you prefer. These are
> the kind of things that need to be experienced by oneself alone. I
> can only share with you some of my direct experience (insight
> meditation and helping to die a close friend and my father) on this
> matter .
> What comes after the body dies is a disolution of the body self.
> self gets interbeing with other life and new forms of life starts
> be manifested. It's as simple as that. In reality there is no death
> but just a disolution of the self body.
> As I was saying to you it doesn't bother me much what happens after
> death but what really worries me is the process of death itself and
> not dying in peace.
> Thanks for writing
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