The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - Appendix 3: "Two Stories" and Appendix 4: "Two Mantras" Summary & Analysis

Sogyal Rinpoche
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Appendix 3: "Two Stories" and Appendix 4: "Two Mantras" Summary

In 'Two Stories,' Sogyal tells of two Buddhist students who pass away using the Buddhist teachings. In the first story, that of cancer stricken Dorothy, Sogyal stresses the woman's energy radiation and careful planning for death. When she entered the hospital, she took few possessions, created a shrine in the hospital room, practiced every day, regardless of her failing health, and relied on her Master. When death approached, she requested a removal of all pain medication, curled into the sleeping lion position, and passed away gazing at the sky. In the second story, that of AIDS stricken Rick, Sogyal tells of Rick's adherence to the teachings. Rick takes responsibility for his illness, applies his meditation practice to life, uses mantras and meditation daily, and rests in...

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