Peaceful Death

Peaceful death is really an essential human right, more essential perhaps even than the right to vote or the right to justice; it is a right on which, all religious traditions tell us, a great deal depends for the well-being and spiritual future of the dying person.

–from The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying: A Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West, by Sogyal Rinpoche

The above quote has been one of the most profound things that I came across this year and undoubtedly “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” the most thought-provoking and life-changing book that I have read.

 

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