FULL MOON – Reflecting on Death

Published Sunday, 02 July 2023

As you approach death
none of your fond attachments will protect you.
See this, then with wise restraint and unwavering effort,
hasten to clear your path to liberation.
Dhammapada v.288-89
Those committed to finding happiness by way of clinging, dread death and are desperate to avoid it. The Buddha recommended we regularly reflect on the inevitability of our death and focus on that which dispels fear and desperation. We only have a limited amount of energy. On what do we spend it? We could invest in the gratification of casual desires, or we could cultivate understanding and warmth of heart.

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