thank you for your kind words. My main setback is that I've never *felt* a true 
presence of anything outside this world.

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Leonard Blunk <lionine...@...> wrote:
>
> "Death", final and complete lack of existence, is a common Mid-Eastern 
> concept. It is a limited concept as their ideas about life are more physical 
> than spiritual.
>   In Tuetonic/Norse teachings, we accept spiritual life, within our clan, 
> people, as perpetual.
>   "Life" does not end---it merely shifts from spiritual to physical levels 
> depended, primarily, on how we wish to evolve. We also realise that once we 
> have reached as far as we can go in the physical life, we retreat to the 
> spiritual life. But AT NO POINT does "life" cease to exist.
>   All is one and one is all.
>                                         
>  LEN 
> 
> --- On Sun, 8/29/10, DP <dave.dplat...@...> wrote:
> 
> 
> From: DP <dave.dplat...@...>
> Subject: [Zen] Death
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Sunday, August 29, 2010, 7:59 AM
> 
> 
>   
> 
> 
> 
> ARe there any good meditations I can do which helps me deal with my fear of 
> death? I just finished Thich Nhat Hanh's No Death No Fear, and I liked it, 
> but I feel such a hard time getting around the idea of continuance - it's too 
> much for my materialist mind. So maybe I need a different tack...
> 
> How do I confront the reality of death with the aim towards lessening my fear 
> of this?
>




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